For showing specific articles or the latest articles (as the blog displays), you would need to do some custom coding, although a plugin method would work best. One possibility is using a page builder plugin which lets you create various layouts (columns) and put almost anything in your page…including posts. Might want to check ot page builder plugins, otherwise the only other method would be to create a custom page template and code in what you want to display…but this is not easy if you are not familiar with coding.
The 4 images on the encounters home page is done with a text widget and then all four are placed into that with a code snippet. Although you can do these with individual text widgets with a snippet like this one from the site:
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You can use that as a guide…change out the image and text for your own. Add a button below each text with a text link (add the class “btn” to the link to get a button) and link this to anything.