We live in times where we are faced with a myriad of traumatic experiences ranging from situations like war,
genocide, criminal activity, sexual abuse, human trafficking, urban violence, abandonment, disease, loss of a loved one and natural disasters.
Bible Society of Kenya started the Trauma Healing program in 2010 with an aim of bringing healing to children and adults who have gone through traumatic situations in their lives as well as equipping local churches to care for people with deep emotional and spiritual injuries.
The Society hosted a team of trauma healing facilitators on 1st March 2017. The meeting was attended by the General Secretary Mrs. Elizabeth Muriuki, Bible Advocacy and Scripture Use Manager Mr. James Kathuraku, Programme Officer for Trauma Healing Rev.Dedan Kamau, representatives from Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), Serving in Mission (SIM) and other facilitators trained on how to conduct trauma healing in Kenya.
The meeting reviewed the audio trauma healing program being aired on Hope 93.3 FM to assess its effectiveness and impact. The team noted that Trauma Healing is a very important tool to meet the needs of many Kenyans who are undergoing difficult times and hardships caused by the ongoing drought, unemployment and other social ills. The team appreciated BSK for its initiative to reach out to people who are hurting.
Feedback received from listeners shows that the program is touching people’s lives and they are getting help from qualified trauma healing counsellors.
The trauma healing programme continues on Hope FM every Friday at 7:30 PM. Staff and members are encouraged to listen to the program and invite their friends to listen so that more people may get healed of their pain, and get renewed hope from God’s word.