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Healing trauma in community

On November 19 Steve and Celestia Tracy, the founders of Mending the Soul (MTS), joined us for our Sunday services. They described their model for helping people heal from trauma and abuse within a community that fosters safe, restorative relationships. While MTS' Biblically-based, trauma-informed model was first developed in the US, it has been proven to work equally well in other cultures throughout the world.

In 2007, Mending the Soul began its work to equip and train global leaders to bring healing to the most traumatized populations of our world with the fewest resources. God led Mending the Soul first to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has some of the highest abuse rates in the world. Learn more about MTS' global work here.

We have committed $60,000 per year for the next 3 years to provide funding for a Mending the Soul field office in the Congo. MTS staff will teach and train mentors in this field office, which will be a launching point and hub for trauma care and discipleship across the country.

We invite you to join us in supporting MTS' transformative work in the Congo by making a donation to our Missions fund below. If you would like to receive updates from MTS, including global prayer reports, you can sign up here.

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Here is a sampling of some of the expenditures Mending the Soul will make using the $60,000 donation we have committed to the operation of their field office in Congo for each of the next 3 years:

  • $10,000 will provide a used car for Mending the Soul's master trainers to travel throughout the region to conduct trauma healing trainings, support front-line workers, and provide disaster chaplaincy
  • $5000 will provide trauma training and income generation projects for 7 cohorts (groups) of refugees
  • $3000 will provide trauma training and income generation projects for 4 Congolese orphanages
  • $2600 will allow Mending the Soul to translate an entire healing book into a new language
  • $75 will scholarship a Congolese pastor to attend a five-day abuse trauma healing seminar and receive a set of healing workbooks for his or her church
  • $50 will cover the monthly costs for radio broadcasts on trauma healing for an estimated 20,000 listeners
  • $25 provides healing workbooks for 5 Congolese churches