Mending the Soul Ministries provides community based research and resources for global needs. Founders Steve and Celestia Tracy’s life passion is to extend the healing love of Christ to the oppressed, abused, and marginalized by training and equipping global leaders with biblically and scientifically sound resources that address:
—Abuse & Trauma
—Sexuality & Intimacy
—Marriage & Family
Since 2005, Mending the Soul has partnered with international organizations, denominations, churches, and community leaders to train caregivers and survivors of sexual and physical trauma, pastors, and community leaders in East Africa, particularly eastern Congo (DRC). In DRC alone, experts estimate that 5.4 million people have died in the last decade of conflict related causes. Violence against women is one of the leading factors in female injury, death, and poor health worldwide (World Health Organization).
Mending the Soul is developing indigenous leadership teams that will be certified, equipped, and resourced with the healing models of MTS and will serve as the training and teaching hub for their particular region. There is an exponential demand by churches around the world for sustainable and holistic healing models for the vulnerable populations within their communities.
MTS’ community-based healing models are contextualized and translated by well-trained international partners around the world. Once a specific healing model has been field-tested by the local caregivers and leaders for a given region, MTS then customizes the photography, images, and stories as needed.
Mending the Soul international partners include:
- African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM)
- African New Life, Rwanda
- Congo Initiative
- Congolese Baptist Association
- Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold
- Global Justice Mission
- Global Training Network
- Heal Africa, DRC
- In Dependence Studios (Volviendo)
- Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo