Antoinette’s Story

I was only a child when the abuse started.  The anger and degrading words.  The venom that spewed from my father’s mouth, only...

Mending the Soul Releases New Book!

After three years of contextualization, the By His Wounds: Trauma Healing for Africa Workbook will be available for purchase in...

Empathy: 5 Tips for Taking the Plunge

Seven years into my first pastorate, a young lady in our church told me her story of being sexually abused as a little girl....

Epstein & Justice: A Survivor’s Perspective

I got the news yesterday morning that Jeffrey Epstein had committed suicide.

 

Update and Prayer Requests for August Mending the Soul Africa Trainings—Nora Poling

Nora Poling flies to Uganda today where she will join Jumah and Emmanuel in conducting 3 weeks of trauma ministry. Listed below is her and...

Following Jesus to the Gates of Hell

Now that Celestia and I have been back from Africa for about 6 weeks, we’ve had time to reflect more deeply on our...

Africa Presentation

Here is the link to the presentation of Steve and Celestia discussing their stories from Africa as well as a casting of their vision...

You Are Invited

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth. Psalm 65:5 You are...

We lose a friend; Heaven gains a saint

Dear Mending the Soul friends and partners, Celestia and I are finally back from Africa. God gave us an incredible month there. I’ll...