International Ministries

Equipping Pastors' Wives in the Congo

This project seeks to raise $63 per pastor’s wife for a year of tuition to the Literacy and Biblical Studies program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Goal: $63 per woman

About this Mission Project

Western churches are often fully aware of the role a pastor’s wife takes within the community and the congregation. Often she is seen as an extension of the work that her husband does in spreading the gospel and fosters relationships within the women’s ministries of their congregation.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, three quarters of pastor’s wives are completely or functionally illiterate. The Women’s School of Kikongo is a unique program that prepares them for the demands of rural ministry. This program seeks to educate wives in reading and writing as well as in biblical studies and evangelism while their husbands are trained in a partner program. The women gain confidence and the skills needed to become spiritual leaders in their communities.

Mission Project Specifics

This project seeks to raise $63 per pastor’s wife for a year of tuition to the Literacy and Biblical Studies program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This project will be managed by missionary Rita Chapman.

It is anticipated that, as a result of being able to read their Bibles, these women will be able to teach one another in women’s fellowship, meetings and village gatherings. It is hoped that this will be an ongoing project if it continues to be funded by generous donors like you.

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Women who attend the Women’s School of Kikongo will become literate and will participate in biblical studies to minister to their communities. The school also provides instruction in skills related to health and hygiene; sewing; and making bread, donuts and soap to help the women begin small businesses to support their families after they complete the program.