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Project Details

DRC Trauma Healing

Ministry:
Community development, Education/training, Health, Prayer/spiritual life
Location:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Timeline:
2012-2019
Funding Need:
$47400.00

DRC Trauma Healing is a ministry that aims to provide comfort, hope and healing to people who have been traumatized by violence, sexual assault, disease, death and destruction of homes and property in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Some of those touched by trauma are Christians who are working to translate God’s Word for their people, even as they struggle to find healing for their own pain.

As a partner with the trauma healing project, you will enable trauma healing workshops to be held in the country’s eastern region, where Bible translation and literacy work are being carried out.

Trauma healing books are also being translated and distributed.

Imagine...

  • Surviving one of the deadliest conflicts since the Second World War 
  • Living below the poverty line of $1.25 a day
  • Being displaced
  • Losing loved ones
  • Trying to pastor congregations where most members are trauma survivors

You can help. Your gift can:

  • Reintegrate survivors of sexual assault and people living with HIV-AIDS back into society
  • Train pastors on how to walk-alongside trauma survivors through intense two-week-long workshops
  • Guide survivors of violence, severe poverty and those who have lost loved ones towards healing by pairing them with trained companions
  • Continue to provide the book Healing the Wounds of Trauma in 10 languages

Make an impact

“My name is Belvie, a widow left with 10 children when my husband died. The members of my husband’s family pillaged everything we had when their brother died.

Furthermore, they weren’t interested in caring for the children that my husband had left behind.

Unfortunately . . . I had no money to feed, clothe, provide medical care and educate my children. Initially, I moaned, I cried, I complained and was angry with people.

One year ago, I went through the course on how to heal the wounds of the heart, to overcome grief, to forgive and to plan for the future. I decided to look for a job. By God`s grace I found work, and this has enabled me to build a house and care for my children.”

 

Another participant says, “Before I had a chance to take this training, I suffered tremendously.

Since I’ve put into practice the decisions I made during the trauma healing course, I am living joyfully with my husband and children… I no longer have the desire to return evil for evil.”

To learn more, read the project profile and Word Alive magazine

Get involved

Pray

Please pray for unity, health and God's protection on all nationals and staff affiliated with this work (Ephesians 6:12). For more ideas see our prayer resources.

Partner

Wycliffe Canada facilitates 'Kingdom Friendships' between Canadian churches and field partner organizations engaged in Bible translation around the world. To learn more, visit friendship.wycliffe.ca.

Join 

Skilled staff and long-term volunteers are needed now—in Canada and around the world.  To learn how you can be involved, visit joinus.wycliffe.ca.

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