The vision of this project is to see Bible-based, transformative healing take place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) among those who have been traumatized by horrendous tragedy.
In northeastern DRC, rampant violence has been the norm ever since the nation’s civil war began more than 20 years ago. Sexual assault, illness and death are a common part of life.
As a result, many people are depressed, angry and violent. They are filled with vengeful desires and have nightmares because of their torment.
To meet the pressing need, churches in the region are partnering with Wycliffe Canada (and other organizations) to train and equip church leaders with the biblical understanding and mental health resources they need to help thousands of trauma victims.
So far, wounded people in nine Congolese language groups are receiving trauma healing care.
Through your generosity and prayer, you can help up to 2,000 more Congolese find healing!
YOUR PARTNERSHIP IS KEY
You can help make an impact for eternity for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Your financial gifts will enable DRC Trauma Healing to:
- Reintegrate survivors of sexual assault and people living with HIV-AIDS back into society
- Train pastors how to walk alongside trauma survivors, through intense two-week-long workshops
- Guide survivors of violence, severe poverty and bereavement towards healing by pairing them with trained companions
- Continue to provide the book, Healing the Wounds of Trauma, in 10 languages
The focus for this year is to pass the baton to the churches of the region through the continuity of the program in the biblical training structures and the various structures of the local churches. Pray for the church to see the benefits of trauma healing and to be able to integrate it into their ministry.
- Visit the project regularly to monitor progress, address challenges and help ensure good stewardship of resources
- Send you regular updates to keep you informed of DRC Trauma Healing’s progress, financial need and prayer requests
- Send you an annual tax receipt for your donations
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