Several countries in the Middle East/North Africa region are known for heavy conflict. While some groups provide physical aid, survivors in the MENA region find help for their souls from local believers.
“If you look at our region, from Syria and the conflict that’s been going on now 10 years; Iraq, 40 years of war; in Yemen, as well,” Samuel* of Redemptive Stories says.
“So many countries have been negatively affected by war, and with war comes trauma.”
Redemptive Stories uses a 12-week curriculum to help people process their pain and loss. “The curriculum is adapted from something that they’ve been using in Africa for a number of years, as well as here in the U.S. with victims of trauma,” Samuel explains.
“It is designed to walk them through a 12-step process [covering] what their trauma is, how they’ve experienced it, why they’re feeling the way they are; ultimately, walking them through that to help them lay their pain at the cross.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask the Lord to heal individuals and families scarred by war and violence.
- Pray believers throughout the MENA region will find opportunities to be hope-bearers in their local community.