How is this site strategic?
Located in the heart of Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo is uniquely positioned to impact large parts of the continent. Kinshasa, the capitol city, is a city of over 15 million people. With high unemployment, and poor education, many struggle to survive from day to day. Life can feel very dark. By empowering local churches to minister to people in their communities, we have the opportunity to see God bringing His light to their lives as individuals are transformed. We invite you to hear and share some of these stories for yourself, but most of all to encourage the ministry leaders and participants with your presence.
The team in Kinshasa desires to be involved in gospel-centered ministries throughout the city. One example is with children who need to learn not only to survive but to thrive in Christ, despite the difficulties they face on a daily basis. Another is with vulnerable young women who need to know that they have value while receiving a means of providing for themselves. A third opportunity is with empoverished young men who need tools to improve every area of their lives through skills training and discipleship.
Interns will learn more about each of these ministries and then decide which one they will immerse themselves in to expand the capacity of national leaders and prepare themselves to tell the stories. They will spend time learning Lingala, the local trade language, in order to build relationships. Their ability to speak English may also open up opportunities to reach out to those studying that language.
Depending on the number of interested applicants, interns will either stay in Emily H.’s home or at a nearby retreat center (with Cathy and Mark K.).
If you have a heart for orphans and other vulnerable children, this may be an opportunity God wants you to explore further!
Our team will be thrilled to welcome interns to experience first-hand the ways God is working in Kinshasa!
- June 5-8 - Apex Orientation in Chicago, IL
- June 29 - Fly to your Apex site from your home
- July 25 - Return from your Apex site to your home
How you'll serve:
- Discover what God is doing in Kinshasa
- Gain knowledge of the Congolese culture and the local language
- Build relationships
- Communicate testimonies (through video and the written word- for sponsors, social media, and blog posts)
- Share your testimony, Bible lessons or life skills-based on your skills and experience
Students will be staying in a missionary home or nearby retreat center/hostel.
What’s included in the price:
- On-site ground transportation
- Most ministry expenses
- Orientation and Debrief
- Travel Agent
- Apex Shirt (we know you want one!)
Not included in the price:
- Visa fees
- Passport fees
- Plane Tickets
$75 application fee due when you submit your application. (The fee will be put toward your trip when accepted, and returned if not accepted.)
- First payment of $450 due April 1st, 2023.
- Full trip cost is due June 1st, 2023.