Rally International Corp. is a global alliance that assists communities in their response to injustice within closed and conflict regions of the world.
We work in the Democratic Republic of Congo through a local church called Nouvelle Communaute de l'Esperance. The church exists as a safe place for the community to mobilize for transformation and social development through education, social business and leadership development.
Pastor Euclide returned to Congo in 2007 after living as a refugee in Kenya and Mozambique for nine years. He came with a vision to start a church in Goma, a city he had never been to. He started Partners in Harvest Church in 2008. Andrew and Amethyst Roth moved to Goma in 2009, only four months after their wedding. They wanted to create places of refuge within northeast Congo, in the most desperate places.
The two couples worked side by side for five years. Euclide and Lilian built and strengthened the church. Andrew and Amethyst worked with multiple churches and local organizations to launch social action projects. It was a time of learning by trial and error. Euclide and Lilian’s house was burnt by fire and two years afterward, the church was also burnt to the ground. Their family was ridiculed for not bearing children earlier in life, they suffered five miscarriages and lost their first child a few days after birth due to doctor error. Andrew and Amethyst also faced many challenges related to integrating into a new culture and working without an already established organization on the ground. They moved to the city of Goma with a monthly budget of $400/month, no experience working in a war zone and no knowledge of the language. They learned Swahili and French and managed to make a new life. But, it didn’t come without large amounts of isolation and betrayal along the way: armed robberies, lawsuits and coerced corruption.
Partners in Harvest became a thriving church in the midst of a slum city "Birere" that survived attacks by the M23 rebel group and managed to grow to more than 150 members from more than thirteen ethnolinguistic backgrounds. Euclide and Lilian worked to build schools in war zones and also sent multiple children in their own congregation to school. Andrew and Amethyst established a community center in town that sent more than fifty former child soldiers back to school, wrote a leadership curriculum that served more than 500 leaders and also started multiple small businesses to sustain Congolese who were looking for work.
The two families decided to form a covenant after five years of working parallel to each other. They tied the vision of the church and the community center together and formed a new name. The name was Nouvelle Communaute de l’Esperance (New Hope Community.) After starting NCE in Congo, they launched Rally International in the U.S. Rally International and Nouvelle Communaute de l’Esperance work together as to create places of refuge in areas of high conflict. Nouvelle Communaute de l’Esperance establishes the local church. Rally International builds the capacity of the church through education, leadership development and social business.
Rally International is U.S. based 501-C. We work in exclusive partnership our affiliate Nouvelle Communaute de l'Esperance, a registered church in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Our other partnerships include the Hope Restored International, Dynamic Church Planting International, The Congo Tree, Forerunner Foundation and Hope and Future for a Child.