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MTS Update: Fall 2017

MTS Update: Fall 2017

God is moving both through and within Mending the Soul in BIG ways here and abroad, and we are excited as we look forward to 2018, believing in Him to do great things! Here are just a few updates and ways you can be praying for Mending the Soul as this year draws to a...

Go-Go Boots, Dreams, and Desires

Like most little girls, I loved to play house as a child.  Growing up in the 1970’s, this often meant putting on my big girl white vinyl go-go boots, using sheets and clothesline to construct the “house” in the back yard, and making sure my essential baby doll and tea...

Churches as a Haven for Whom?

  “If I want to find an abuser, I go to church.” These words emphatically stated by my attorney, Diana, seemed to hang in the air between us as I looked quizzically at her while simultaneously recognizing the veracity of her statement.  Mumbling something...

Is it anti-Christian?

Is it anti-Christian to admit the church sometimes fails abuse victims? Is it anti-Christian to admit that abusers often misuse the Bible? My published research is very rarely referenced by the secular media, particularly a journal article I wrote almost a decade ago....

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...

Congo Update #9 – Final

Vulnerable Child Conference & Final Update Today was our final day of the conference and our last day in Congo! This morning we started our day asking the caregivers to tell us about their experiences with the kids yesterday. A pastor shared this experience, I...

Congo Update #8

 Vulnerable Child Conference It is so exciting to be a part of the first wave of Caring for the Vulnerable Child here in Africa. God is doing so many amazing things, and the conference just builds on itself each day. It’s an honor and a privilege to watch what God is...

Congo Update #7

Caring for the Vulnerable Child Conference The second day of the Vulnerable Child conference was a huge success! We are caring for 40 children and resourcing and training 75 caregivers! We had a mix of children from local churches and a large number of children from...

Congo Update #6

Last Day of Trauma Conference Today was the final day of the By His Wounds conference! All morning the teaching was on the MTS healing model and forgiveness; both were received very well. It was a blessing to be able to discuss the topics of forgiveness and...