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Congo Can Heal

Goal:

 USD $19,880

Raised:

 USD $9,920

Campaign created by Lisa Branton

Campaign funds will be received by Lisa Branton

Congo Can Heal

Follow what God is doing through Congo Can Heal here

The ministry of health reports, "In the eastern Congolese provinces like North and South Kivu, we think the rate of sexual violence is about 10 times more than officially recorded.”

Sexual violence is rampant and is used as a weapon of war. Survivors of sexual violence go into hiding. There is deeply held stigma for those who have been sexually violated and it is common for victims to be blamed and for perpetrators to go free. Yet some are finding their way to care. The caregivers feel the weight and need to be cared for themselves. They welcome training and support.

In addition, the civil unrest creates constant insecurity and fear which leads to more trauma. To deal with the life hijacking effects of trauma, there are high rates of substance abuse. There is a great need for rehab centers and substance abuse training for healthcare workers.

In 2018, Lisa was contacted by the Congo Initiative to consider partnering with Noe Kasali for mental health training for counselors in Beni, DRC. At the same time, coincidentally (ha!) Lisa was receiving graduate trauma training through the Global Trauma Recovery Institute with Diane Langberg and Phil Monroe and began praying for the Congolese. This led to further training in the Healing Wounds of Trauma (HWT) curriculum and the question of how and where to offer my training and experience to the most vulnerable.

100% of your giving will fund:

-The cost of trauma healing workshops (food, space, servers, materials, travel for attendees)

-Trainings for counselors

-Educational seminars and workshops on parenting, marriage, substance abuse

-Housing and travel as I offer intensive personal mental health therapy to leaders and missionaries

-Travel expenses, insurance, food and housing for us

-Needed supplies for YAYA Connect, a popular ministry to the youth led by David Bakwanamaha

Better than going solo is bringing a community. That's where you come in. Would you join me as I serve the Congolese and consider supporting this important work. You're giving will have a far reaching impact.

Follow what God is doing through Congo Can Heal here

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Anonymous Giver
$ 200.00 USD
9 months ago

Continuing to pray for your work and those being trained.

The Clode Family
$ 200.00 USD
9 months ago

Lots of prayers

Bruengers
$ 50.00 USD
9 months ago

Matthew Janke
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The Johnsons
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Anonymous Giver
$ 700.00 USD
10 months ago

we are praying for your trip!

Anonymous Giver
$ 2500.00 USD
10 months ago

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 ❤️🙏

Katie
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10 months ago

Anonymous Giver
$ 1000.00 USD
10 months ago

The Lord bless you and keep you while serving in the Congo

Chelsey
$ 75.00 USD
10 months ago

Anonymous Giver
$ 100.00 USD
10 months ago

Lisa & Rachel, Thank you for inviting us to partner with you in this work. May God provide, protect & bless you both. May his love, peace and healing power be at work in and through you. Joe & Cathy

The Turner Family
$ 100.00 USD
10 months ago

Jaiswals
$ 100.00 USD
10 months ago

Praying!!

Anonymous Giver
$ 200.00 USD
10 months ago

Praying for all the details of your missions trip, may God lead you & guide you & protect you both!

Anonymous Giver
$ 300.00 USD
10 months ago

Blessings

Updates

Ongoing Congo Can Heal partnership

December 29th, 2023

Update #1 This campaign will be ongoing and will fund Noé Kasalis work in Goma, Kivu Care, and Lisa's future partnership.  

Please consider an ongoing donation to this needed work.

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