At the heart of the Christian faith and service is a love for those considered by society to be different or even outcasts. Ephphata School in Lubumbashi, Congo (DRC), teaches over 200 deaf children, giving them opportunities to learn valuable skills in computing, sewing, tailoring and carpentry. These opportunities help them move beyond feelings of isolation and loneliness, showing what is possible for their future. As well as an education, they are shown love and care and are valued as people made in the image of God.
On the school premises, there is a newly built workshop for young, qualified deaf carpenters, which will offer technical support and a sheltered working environment. The potential for a new workshop was highlighted when student finalists were asked to make bedside lockers for a local medical centre, as well as other furniture to order.
The Deaf Christian Fellowship meet in the school building, where they worship the Lord and learn more about Him. Pray for the young people who attend the school and those who teach them, as well as the carpenters in the workshop, that God would work by His Spirit within them and through them.
…they are shown love and care and are valued as people made in the image of God.