Esther Lubemba

Esther's Story

Esther's Story

Western Seminary student Esther Lubemba was 11 years old when rebels came to her home in Congo and shot her father, brother, and sister. Her father and brother survived their injuries, but her sister did not. Not long after that, her father married another woman and abandoned Esther’s mother and her four children to face an uncertain future in a region of the world ravaged by war, poverty, and disease.

And yet, surrounded by so much suffering and sorrow, Esther did not give up hope.

Listen to Esther share how she received a full scholarship to study counseling at Western, and her vision for returning to minister to the people of Congo:


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