“I Think My Life Will Be Changed Forever…”

“Before, I felt that if the people who hurt me ever again came within my reach I would kill them! No one ever told me how to forgive. But now I know, and I think my life will be changed forever.”…Ana

“Today I feel it is a new day. I am free.”…Mary

“I had so much bitterness. I never knew that really only I am the one carrying the burden. The ones who hurt me have moved on. Now I know how to forgive and move on.” …Awar

“I have learned so much…things I never knew before. Now I understand that not forgiving only hurts me.”… Jon

These are the words of some of the South Sudanese refugees who have completed the Healing the Wounds of Trauma groups.

Discussing "How to Live as Christians in the Midst of Conflict".
Discussing “How to Live as Christians in the Midst of Conflict”.
Mark demonstrates a lesson on the burden of unforgiveness.
Mark demonstrates a lesson on the burden of unforgiveness.
Participants in the Trauma healing groups write down their pain (using words, pictures, or symbols) on pieces of paper then take them to the cross.
Participants in the Trauma healing groups write down their pain (using words, pictures, or symbols) on pieces of paper then take them to the cross.
The papers are burned to symbolize God's work of healing and restoration. Beauty from ashes...
The papers are burned to symbolize God’s work of healing and restoration. Beauty from ashes…

Now that we have graduated three healing groups (over 150 people), the next step is to identify community leaders from these groups who will be trained as facilitators to lead future healing groups in the South Sudanese refugee community. We plan to hold an “Equipping Session” for a week this Summer to train these new facilitators.

Please pray for all those who have attended healing groups, that they will experience continued restoration. Pray also that God will raise up the local Sudanese church to lead in this training for their hurting community.

 

One thought on ““I Think My Life Will Be Changed Forever…”

  1. Steve Wright

    We are praying for you and all of the people you are helping. I thank God for you all and the many works He is doing through you!

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