Abuse & Children Category

May 30

Congo Reflections

  It was apparent from the beginning that each of us on the Congo MTS team felt that God had a significant purpose in our being there.  The effort, time and money invested, along with the uncertainty of what was to come allowed a commonly felt trust in that purpose.     Sharing our questions & […]

Feb 23

Why MTS Goes to Democratic Republic of Congo

The incredible Time article below helps shed some light on why MTS goes to the Congo. We go to help prevent and heal the intergenerational cycle of sexual violence and injustice in one of Africa’s most beautiful but traumatized countries. Our brothers and sisters in the DRC are doing just that—with courage and humility and perseverance. We […]

Feb 10

Do Street Children Go to Heaven?

Following is an email Abby’s father (Steve Tracy) wrote in response to her questions and concerns regarding Yahaya’s death. (See blog post “Yahaya ” for Abby’s email regarding Yahaya’s death.) There are countless street children who die everyday from the direct effects of the trauma and deprivation they’ve experienced.  Yahaya was one of those children. […]

Feb 10


Following is a letter Abigail Kakeeto wrote February 2, 2014 about one of the street boys in their Kampala, Uganda street programs. She and her husband David founded A Perfect Injustice in 2010. Mending the Soul Ministries resources and trains their volunteers and caregivers with the MTS Basic and Vulnerable Child models. This is a […]

Jan 29

What’s Your Story?

I walked early this morning in the bitter cold, my fingers stiff and red. Frosty clouds of silver surround and I cannot see beyond the next house. Bare branches, like gnarled hands bending low. Barren yards, in monochromatic tones of grey, brown. Empty. Houses, once teeming with life, appear abandoned. Shutters closed, windows dark in […]

May 15

Caring for the Vulnerable Child

The Vulnerable Child Project Mending the Soul Ministries is pleased to announce the development of our latest resource for churches and organizations—The Vulnerable Child Project. Since 2009 MTS has been interviewing, assessing, and treating children and young women who have been forced into child prostitution. We have spent countless hours interviewing and supporting survivors and […]