Youth Ministry

Espoir Congo’s missionary training program motivates young adults to engage in the community and become mentors and role models. In a country ravaged by decades of civil unrest and unrelenting poverty, students are encouraged to engage in their communities with missionary initiatives such as hospital visitation and disaster relief. They receive a basic Bible Training Course called the 12 Foundation Stones, which enables them, after graduation, to teach their own group of students, thus fulfilling the vision of 2 Timothy 2:2. (Watch Espoir Congo Presentation Video--Part 3)

Clotilde Volpe counseling Bible student

Clotilde Volpe counseling Bible student

Gino Volpe teaching Bible Class

Gino Volpe teaching Bible Class

Gospel Seminar in university

Gospel Seminar in university

Maurice preparing for his Bible examination

Maurice preparing for his Bible examination

Cedric praying for patient in Central Hospital

Cedric praying for patient in Central Hospital

Huguette praying for patient in General Hospital

Huguette praying for patient in General Hospital

Etienne singing Gospel songs to encourage patients in General Hospital

Etienne singing Gospel songs to encourage patients in General Hospital

Etienne distributing goods to patients in hospital and praying for them

Etienne distributing goods to patients in hospital and praying for them

Some of the students launched out into various humanitarian initiatives, such as hospital visitation, using musical therapy.

 Once students complete the Basic Bible Knowledge Course, we hold a graduation ceremony and a 3 day retreat for the laureates. Each graduate student receives a package with a CD and other needed materials that will enable them to become mentors and launch their own programs.

Bible students graduation ceremony

Bible students graduation ceremony

Graduation Ceremony for Bible Students

Graduation Ceremony for Bible Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A training seminar further empowers those who wish to begin evangelistic work to become teachers of the Bible Course.

Training Seminar for Bible Course graduates

Training Seminar for Bible Course graduates

Training Seminar for Bible Course graduates

Training Seminar for Bible Course graduates

Thierry Levo and Clotilde Volpe leading opening class for Training Seminar

Thierry Levo and Clotilde Volpe leading opening class for Training Seminar

Etienne singing Gospel songs for refugees in Brazzaville

Etienne singing Gospel songs for refugees in Brazzaville

Huguette encouraging refugees after explosion disaster in Brazzaville

Huguette encouraging refugees after explosion disaster in Brazzaville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2012, a disaster relief missionary team went to Brazzaville to assist refugees from the massive March explosion. They also visited the wounded in two of the main hospitals using musical therapy, praying for the patients, and distributing faith-building Gospel literature.

 

Etienne with children in Brazzaville after explosion disaster

Etienne with children in Brazzaville after explosion disaster

Several of last year’s graduates have become teachers and are now holding new Bible Study sessions for other young people in various parts of Kinshasa, as well as visiting hospitals and bringing help to the needy.

Gains giving Bible classes to teenagers in orphanage

Gains giving Bible classes to teenagers in orphanage

Olivier teaching Bible Class

Olivier teaching Bible Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thierry teaching Bible classes to his group of students

Thierry teaching Bible classes to his group of students

Thierry at the keyboard leading praise and worship

Thierry at the keyboard leading praise and worship

Thierry distributing donated supplies and tracts to handicapped patient at General Hospital

Thierry distributing donated supplies and Gospel tracts to handicapped patient at General Hospital

Handicapped patients in hospital received donated goods from Thierry Levo

Handicapped patients in hospital received the Gospel, prayer, and donated goods from Thierry Levo

Thierry distributing hygiene products as well as Gospel tracts and magazines to hospital staff

Thierry distributing hygiene products as well as Gospel tracts and magazines to hospital staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of 2013, Espoir Congo has been running an English Conversation Club with our Bible students, using Christian magazines such as "Activated", Gospel songs and other faith-building materials to enable them to progress in their professional life while getting strengthened spiritually.

English Conversation Club

English Conversation Club

Gino Volpe teaching English pronunciation

Gino Volpe teaching English pronunciation

Jessica practicing reading in English

Jessica practicing reading in English

Gino Volpe teaching Bible Class

Gino Volpe teaching Bible Class in English

 

 

 

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