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Jackson & Moise | Celebrating Life



Jackson is a graduate of EI’s programs from several years ago. He is now a skilled carpenter! Jackson has a successful business, built his own home, and works part-time at EI’s center in Congo teaching carpentry to youth there.

Two EI graduates from last year learned carpentry skills from Jackson and they are now thriving entrepreneurs. These former students now teach a carpentry workshop with EI’s youth in a different village.

By teaching viable skills to youth in EI’s programs, Jackson is giving them opportunities to succeed and thrive in their communities just like he has!

This is only one of the ways that we are seeing God multiply the gifts of former soldiers of war to make them leaders for peace.




When Moise was 10 years old he escaped a rebel group and found his way to Exile International’s program in DR Congo.

Moise was born into a vulnerable family that was not able to take care of him and his siblings. But, by being in Exile International’s program, he was able to attend school, and is now finishing secondary school!

Moise enjoys spending time with other children in Exile’s program and through the Trauma Healing program he is on a path toward rehabilitation. He now reads the Bible, speaks French, sings, and shares God’s word with other children!

Moise was given the chance to not only survive, but to thrive.


From Surviving to Thriving

No longer constrained by the traumas of their past — they are becoming the leaders who will heal and transform communities, and we love celebrating their stories.

Youth in EI’s care programs are not only healing their wounds, they are being educated and empowered through leadership development programs. Why? Because these youth, these survivors, should have every opportunity excel.

Thank you for your support and for cheering them on from afar.









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