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PCP's mission is to is to catalyze the growth of self-sustaining families and communities in places of deep poverty in Central Africa. Working together with partners in Africa and elsewhere, we invest in local efforts in medical and economic development.
We catalyze development by supporting the ideas and initiatives of local partners. Our local partners contribute time, money, and resources to all the projects that they run. We join these projects through regular conversations, visits, and ongoing prayer.
We create partnerships within and between Congo and North America. We partner with local leaders in all of our projects. Our Congo Clinic Initiative seeks 108 partners for 108 clinics, to support improved medical care while receiving materials to develop a knowledgeable heart for Congo.
We prioritize multiplied impact. Our Medical Ambassadors 'Train the Trainers.' These North American medical professionals partner with their Congolese peers to equip them to train and lead others. Agricultural initiatives train farmers, who work with associations to spread improved techniques.
Focusing on relational capacity building, we contribute to the development of individuals and organizations who are committed to sustaining growth. Additionally, we support projects that can grow to support themselves through production and sales.
PCP has a 50-year history in Congo. In November of 1964, Covenant missionary Dr. Paul Carlson was martyred in Congo by Simba rebels. Today we honor his legacy by serving the same medical system, run by the Covenant Church in Congo (CEUM).