About Trauma Healing
The wounds of trauma are apparent in families, communities, and nations around the world. This includes trauma created by wars, conflict between people groups, civil disturbances, crimes, natural disasters, and epidemics.
SIM Trauma Healing is a church- and community-based outreach that equips believers with Bible-based and mental health principles to care for victims of trauma in their communities. Our vision is to overcome gospel-barriers created by trauma through biblical, compassionate trauma care and to see every person experience healing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Compelled by God’s great love and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we seek to equip the church to contend with brokenness and to proclaim the crucified and risen Christ.
Trauma Healing’s first lessons were drafted in 2001 by SIL members, mental health professionals, Bible translators, Scripture engagement consultants, and church leaders from war zones across Africa. Now, they have spread to every continent and have been translated into many languages.
In 2014, SIM members were trained in Trauma Healing and the lessons were implemented among the South Sudanese refugees in Kenya. This was soon followed by the training of leaders in Liberia in response to the spiritual and psycho-social crisis after the Ebola outbreak. God is using this ministry to engage people with the gospel in deeply meaningful ways.
SIM is a member of the Trauma Healing Institute Alliance, a group of organisations that is deeply committed to healing the wounds of trauma and working collaboratively through coordinated activities and shared resources.
Come and serve
Many people want to help those who are hurting. SIM uses Trauma Healing Institute (THI)’s model that applies scripture and mental health principles to spiritual and emotional wounds. SIM is looking for facilitators to lead healing groups and train others around the world. Healing groups help people find healing for heart wounds, engage with scripture and become resilient. These groups meet in several sequences and locations to accommodate the attendees needs.
Our lessons address scriptural examples of suffering and questions that arise from various forms of trauma. Topical lessons include:
• Domestic abuse
• HIV and AIDS related effects
• Care for caregivers
• Childhood trauma
Facilitators will learn how to guide healing groups, create safe places for people to talk and equip church leaders to help their members. The primary resource for training is Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help.
If you are interested in learning more about trauma healing or becoming trained as a facilitator, contact us today.
Pray with us
By prayer is SIM’s motto because it is truly by prayer that we praise God, seek his direction, request resources, and call upon the Holy Spirit to empower our ministries. By prayer is a call to action emphasizing important work to be done. We must intercede for those living outside of a saving relationship with Jesus, many of whom have never heard his name.
Please join us in praying for the following four things:
Pray that the Lord will raise up Trauma Healing Facilitators that are needed for the ministry.
Pray that the Lord will raise the resources needed, both financial and otherwise.
Pray that we will stay in step with Jesus all the way, led by his Holy Spirit and guided by his Word and his love for all people.
Pray that broken and wounded hearts will be healed through the ministry of Trauma Healing as people are pointed to Christ.
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Curiosity after class
SIM worker Wade* found himself with a rare opportunity after he offered to discuss the Kingdom of God with his elementary level English class. One of his students, who is Muslim, said, “This is a really interesting topic ... Could we discuss this in the morning?”
The Mabaan Church stands for peace
In early December 2020, fighting broke out in the southern region of our Mabaan County between two groups of young men. Pastor Andrew felt called to intervene by asking for peace.
Running water today, living water tomorrow
Faithful Witness worker Peter noticed a need for safe drinking water in his new West African home. By providing a source, the team believes God is using this to open people’s hearts to the gospel.
Luis finds hope in our Redeemer
Luis struggled with alcoholism but found support in a local church and SIM. Read about how he began to understand who God is and started to heal.
Joy in the face of death
SIM worker Walter serves with Life Challenge Africa in Kenya, which seeks to show Christ’s love to Muslim neighbours. He recounts his unique experience as a COVID-19 patient and the grace God provided him during suffering.
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Other Ministries from this Country
Our goal as a ministry team is to see missionaries flourishing with quality administration and member care.
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Americas Leadership & Development Conference
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Creation or translation and printing and making available of Biblical literature in the north of Mozambique.
This ministry provides quality Christian education for the children of missionaries and others who seek to make a kingdom impact in Ethiopia.
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Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango Womens Health Centre
The intent of Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango (CEML) is to build and equip a Women’s Health Centre on the hospital site.
Childrens Outreach and Discipleship
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Christian Camp Ministry
Camp is an important tool in reaching and discipling youth and leaders in Paraguay. It is the hope to develop more effective camps, utilizing the location, size and design of the camp property and buildings.
The Christian Education ministry seeks to reach children, one of Niger’s most vulnerable groups, with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Christian School Ministry
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SIM Canada is embarking on a long-term strategy to boost missionarynumbers in our churches through several objectives.
Church Leadership Training
Train servant leaders who love the Lord Jesus and who are competent in various ministry skills.
To facilitate more churches in Australia to fulfill Christ’s global mission and cross-cultural mission locally.
Our focus is to plant churches among the urban poor in Colombo, especially amongst the Tamil-speaking people
Church Planting Among the Yao
Our aim is to plant indigenous churches among the Yao people group.
Church Planting in Thailand
Looking for church planters with long-term perspectives.
We desire to see the number of inquiries for missionary service grow through the strategic use of social media.