Prayer, Worship and Healing through Artistic Expression
It is a proven fact that the arts such as dance, drama, music and painting, are key to the healing process. Congolese are rich in arts and culture, but the war has stolen so much of that and unfortunately the religious system in the country rarely gives opportunity to people (especially youth) to innovate through the arts.
The House of Prayer (HOP) is the foundation for every project and ministry through Global Outreach Foundation - Congo, because we believe that in the place of prayer and intimacy with Christ, peoples' hearts are stirred for justice, peace and reconciliation.
The HOP is far from where we want it to be. But we do see the vision coming to pass. Congolese are getting vision for their lives and their country. They are creating and innovating new songs and taking those songs to the people who need it. They are taking the songs to the war zone.
"I think my vision is bankrupt," said Elijah, a university student studying law. "When I worship, another person comes out of me. But how can singing and justice go together?"
It's amazing to see God working in people's lives and to gently guide them into their destiny.