Training Centers double as houses of prayer, a place of healing and the artistic expression of worship through the arts.
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Prayer, Worship and Healing through Artistic Expression
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. 

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 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. 

Johan teaching members of the Training Center about community transformation
It's increasingly obvious that we cannot expand much more without other long-term missionaries on the ground.

Johan Verhoef has traveled to more than 25 countries using prayer and intercession in a developmental context. He is prayerfully considering taking on the House of Prayer aspect of our ministry in Congo along with a more formalized micro-finance program that can benefit the work in rural villages.  

Johan taught the entire Holy Spirit Weekend for our leadership-training course students. We felt a deep connection and a kindred spirit with his vision and hope that this will bloom into more long-term work together. 
Amethyst and Andrew Roth | Missionaries in Congo (DRC)
Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.
-Isaiah 42:1-3
Andrew and Amethyst Signature
Amethyst teaching a Congolese to play the keyboard
Pulling All-Nighters
We have another all-night prayer meeting on Friday. This is our second all-nighter by the request of the Congolese. They also requested to watch the film "Fireproof" in French before the meeting. So, we guess we'll be having movie night and then prayer night. 

At this point, we are working with the minimal equipment that we have: speakers, microphones, a Congo drum, guitar and keyboard. But we hope that in the future, our training center will have an entire recording studio along with video editing equipment, where Congolese can learn to take their stories of hope, healing and redemption beyond their borders. 

But it starts here. It starts with a voice, a rhythm, a melody and a body thats willing to move.
Working together with Congolese to make new music
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