Thursday, January 6, 2011

East Africa Holistic Care Training

Holistic Care Conference in Kenya
November 2010

What a joy it was to participate in World Orphans first Holistic Care Training in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2010. Our focus was on emotional care and our holistic care team spent a week with pastors and care givers from three of our Church to Church partnerships in Kenya and one in Uganda. Many of the orphaned children have serious emotional issues to work through to include rejection, abandonment, physical, and sexual abuse. What a blessing it was to help equip and encourage those already caring so well for the orphaned and vulnerable children within their communities. As a recipient of God's great mercy, salvation and rescue in my own life, it is with great joy that the spirit of the Lord is allowing me to bring good news to the poor, bind up the broken hearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, the opening of prison doors that are bound, to comfort those who mourn, to see beauty come from ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, praise instead of a faint spirit...that they may be called Oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that HE may be glorified. (Isaiah 61)

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