Mending the Soul has been traveling to Africa for over 12 years, training leaders and pastors across six countries. Some of the most inspiring stories come from the methods in which Mending the Soul spreads across the continent via lay leaders and professionals whose heart for the hurting propels them to share the work of Mending the Soul with thousands.For the people of Africa, the light of healing and gift of redemption shines brightly in the darkness of trauma and the abuse that surrounds them.

Mending the Soul is excited to announce a new way you can get involved with our work in Africa: Comfort Campaigns. These in-home fundraisers will equip you to share the work that Mending the Soul is doing in Africa, shed light on the oppression these people face, and provide sustainable resources to the trauma healing and training we do on the other side of the globe.

Our heart has always been for the oppressed populations of Africa. The abuse and trauma is so rampant there it can feel like an impossible mission that God has tasked us with. Thankfully, He has also equipped Mending the Soul and the leaders of Africa with the ability and desire to share this gift in powerful ways that exercise a leveraging of Mending the Soul that we could never even imagine.

With your help, you can be a part of the movement to provide love, care, and comfort to our African brothers and sisters. 

How to Get Involved

Consider hosting a fundraiser in your home using our Comfort Campaign Kit, and share the reality of the deep trauma and abuse many African countries face, but also the hope and healing that Mending the Soul offers through leadership training and curriculum. Our in-home kit provides everything you need to host a small gathering and share with people in your own community. Expanding partnerships and increasing awareness will bring hope and healing to waves of survivors that can change the story, stop the generational trauma, and bring restoration to the nations.

 

With your help, we have trained over 85,000 African people in the Mending the Soul model in 2019 alone. 

Want to Give?

Would you prefer to give a gift that will provide hope and healing to Africa? Partnering with Mending the Soul brings more resources and trauma-care training to the underserved community and faith leaders of Africa. There are many organizations and church leaders waiting on the kind of support that only Mending the Soul brings. Your donation is far-reaching and provides incredible hope to hurting communities. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.

Become a Prayer Partner

We are grateful for the prayer support from people all over the world. Your prayers are vital to this ministry! If you’re interested in receiving specific updates regarding our work in Africa please let us know and we’ll add you to our growing list of prayer partners.

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FAQs

Q: What is included in the Comfort Campaign Kit?

If you request a Comfort Campaign kit, you will receive the following:

  • A 2019 Fact Sheet and Africa brief that details the work of Mending the Soul and the trauma and abuse in Africa
  • The By His Wounds Workbook and Textbook to share with your community
  • A Program Devotional
  • A Program Flow timeline with step by step instructions on hosting a fundraiser
  • Mending the Soul Video links to use in your home fundraiser
  • Giving Cards for all participants
  • Powerpoint and Keynote slideshows with all your presentation materials preloaded
  • Handmade Africa beads to give to all those who join the movement to support trauma work in Africa!

Q: Why Africa?

Mending the Soul is passionate about seeing wholeness restored throughout the world in underserved communities experiencing high levels of abuse trauma. There are few places in the world that have suffered more trauma than the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and South Sudan. The help and resources survivors there receive from the UN and aid organizations cannot fully equip them for the level of psychological trauma they have experienced. Mending the Soul resources are the first, truly healing curricula many of these people have ever experienced.

Q: How do you handle the sensitive cultural and religious differences?

Africans are very spiritual, and thus they desire and enthusiastically respond to a Christian, faith-based approach. However, the work is not easy. Many of the training exercises bring up the conflict of biblical and cultural views and practices which create an internal struggle between what is biblical and what is not. This struggle also challenges us as westerners to reconsider how our cultural biases have tainted our reading and application of Scripture. Our approach is to walk alongside our African brothers and sisters, listening to them, so that together scripture becomes our guide.

Q: What international organizations does Mending the Soul partner with?

MTS international partners include, but are not limited to:

  • African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM)
  • African New Life (Rwanda)
  • Congo Initiative
  • Congolese Baptist Association
  • Global Justice Mission
  • Global Training Network
  • Heal Africa (DRC)
  • In Dependence Studios (Volviendo)
  • Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo
  • The National Rehabilitation Centre (Uganda)
  • Reach Global (The Evangelical Free Church)
  • CEPIMA Mental Health Rehabilitation Clinics (DRC)
  • Gratia Counseling Centres (DRC and East Africa)
  • A Perfect Injustice (Uganda)

Q: Does Mending the Soul go into other countries?

Mending the Soul’s founders, Steve and Celestia Tracy, are passionate about extending the healing love of Christ to the oppressed, abused, and marginalized globally wherever there is intense need. There is an exponential demand by churches around the world for sustainable and holistic healing models for the vulnerable populations within their communities. Mending the Soul develops indigenous leadership teams that are certified, equipped, and resourced with our holistic, trauma-care models and who will eventually serve as the training and teaching hub for their particular region.

 

Once a specific healing model has been field-tested by the local caregivers and trainers for a given region, Mending the Soul then customizes the content, images, and stories as needed. Currently Mending the Soul trauma resources have been translated and are being used in over a dozen languages in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. You can help bring Mending the Soul healing models to a hurting world by partnering with us in prayer, financial support, and telling others about Mending the Soul!