Congo Team

The LOPC Congo Mission Team formed in response to the tragic conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly the suffering of women and children.

The team works with Presbyterian Church (USA) mission co-workers in the DRC and the Congo Mission Network on a number of support programs, including: financial support for Build Congo Schools, teacher training, textbooks, supplies, and special English and computer skills training for girls; financing implementation of the Healing Hearts curriculum; advocating for people of the DRC through contact with U.S. government officials; and building relationships with members of the Congolese community.

The Congo team is always seeking new members to provide new ideas and to assist LOPC is carrying out its Mission work to help the DRC. There are numerous ways for you to become involved.

Click here to donate to Build Congo Schools

Click here to donate to Healing Hearts (If giving by check, write “Healing Hearts – Congo” in the memo line)

If you would think that you would like to get involved with our team, please come to one of our meetings. We meet monthly, usually on the first Sunday of the month. If you have any questions, contact Herb Long, 925-948-5113 ( or Bobbie Dodson, 925-254-7743 (

Healing hearts in Congo: The church as instrument to mend children’s wounds of trauma

Funds raised by the Congo Necklace team go toward building new schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are excited to have received photos of a recently completed school – built with help from LOPC donations!


Old exterior

New exterior

Old interior

New interior

Update on Healing Hearts Expansion