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Nehemiah's Hope is now a 5013C Non-Profit Organization as designated by the IRS
This spring and summer has been eventful as we have begun to build networks of relationships, lay the foundation for our work, assess needs, and establish areas of service.
Some highlights thus far have been:
South Sudan: Assisting with a training for pastors in Southern Sudan, working with two other organizations, providing a framework to understand the impact of trauma and support those who experienced the trauma of war.
What a privilege to meet these men and women who desire to be instruments of hope and healing in a land devastated by continued violence and displacement. Over 1.4 million people have been displaced since the violence erupted in December, and many are suffering from hunger and disease as a result of the conditions they are enduring. Pray for peace and for hope for the future for our dear brothers and sisters in South Sudan.
Uganda: Visiting the Village of Hope in Uganda, observing the holistic model for healing of children impacted by the violence of the Lord's Resistance Army, and gaining an increased awareness of the process of healing for children impacted by war.
The Village of Hope is a wonderful place where children are healing, learning, playing, growing and preparing for the future. After a week at the Village of Hope, Karen facilitated a trauma recovery seminar sponsored by PEACE International, working with Sudanese refugees who are living in Northern Uganda. The impact of the trauma they had experienced was profound, as evidenced by several people who had a difficult time recalling a place or time where they ever felt safe. Yet throughout the days of the workshop, the participants began to share to find ways to provide support for one another. One attendee was the pastor of a church of over 500 refugees and was a leader in his denomination. He was encouraged during the week and said, "I will share what I have learned with the other pastors so that they can experience healing as I have." Although this was one step on a journey, we were so grateful to be a part of that step. Our hope and prayer is that our small offerings of support will be multiplied throughout the communities that we visit.