It’s been twenty years since Jacqueline witnessed violent militants attack her family home, killing a beloved sister. At only four years old, Jacqueline fled her native Democratic Republic of the Congo with her parents to Nyarugusu, a permanent refugee camp in Tanzania that hosts 150,000 Congolese and Burundians—most of whom have faced similar atrocities.
Two decades has turned machete wounds and bullet holes into faded scars, but only Jesus can heal their ragged hearts and weary souls. That’s why In Touch is working with Fred Otieno, a young Tanzanian who’s using Messengers to bring comfort and healing to refugees like Jacqueline.
In addition to the original Messenger content—the New Testament and dozens of Dr. Stanley’s most essential sermons—these Messengers come preloaded with an additional SD card that contains special trauma healing content from the American Bible Society.
Thanks to your support, those who mourn are finding comfort in Jesus Christ. And as their hearts are mended, these wounded healers are spreading the good news of the gospel throughout their communities.
Like many ministry leaders, Pastor Kiula Pendaeli experienced symptoms of burnout as he pastored his church in Shirati, Tanzania. But a healing seminar that uses the In Touch Messenger helped him recover his strength in the Lord. Now he’s helping others do the same.
Thanks to one man’s commitment, a new movement is bringing fresh hope for the body of Christ in Tanzania. Fred Otieno knows God holds the answer for his countrymen, many of whom suffer from unresolved emotional trauma. He’s using In Touch Messengers to spread the healing power of God’s Word and in the process, reignite the church.
For refugees encountering God’s comfort, healing is only the beginning of redemption.