Trauma Healing | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Trauma Healing

  • August 20, 2009

According to the International Rescue Committee, more than 5.4 million people have been killed in the Congo since fighting broke out in 1998. This is the largest death toll associated with any conflict since World War II. Survivors in the wake of this ongoing tragedy carry not only the physical scars of war, but also deep-running emotional wounds. Working with minority language speakers, Wycliffe Bible Translators has created trauma healing materials that help facilitate grief and forgiveness counseling among the 223 spoken languages in the Congo. While these concepts can be taught in languages of broad regional communication, they often touch peoples' thoughts and feelings best when translated into local languages.