This past month we have received some wonderful reports from Celebrating Children Seminars in Tanzania and South Africa. Read more below!
Reuniting a Family!
In the Nshupu village of Tanzania, Social Innovators Carol and Joe were asked to come and run a focused training on trauma for members of a church. Their focus group was couples, but when Carol and Joe arrived, the pastor said that many single parents had requested that they also have a day of teaching. On the first day, the room was filled with single parents and Carol and Joe presented their information on trauma.
At the end of their first day, a single mother named “Nina” asked to talk to Carol. She had a history of a lot of trauma in her life and as a result, she had rejected three of her children – sending them to live with relatives. She led a children’s ministry in the church and never mentioned that she had three other children. The teaching opened her eyes to why she had rejected her children. For the past month, Carol has been working with Nina and she has decided to get her children back. As Nina receives healing, she is able to bring healing to her children!
CCW South Africa
Anna is a second generation facilitator and has done an extraordinary job of multiplying the CCW. For this Celebrating Children Workshop she recruited three former participants to teach different modules. She provided a testimonies from a few participants:
- “CCW has been one of the best things that has happened to me this year. I thank God for the lectures and new friends. Above all, the lessons and the impact it has brought in my daily life. I have found hope and more reason to do what I can and love doing. I feel good and alive again.“
- “It’s been a great experience so far. I really love what we have been taught and learning to see children in a different light. It has also helped in my spiritual journey a lot and reflected on myself as a person who can help children in the way God intended.”
- “I am grateful to be part of CCW. It has opened my eyes in so many different ways that now see differently when it comes to dealing with children in general and in the ministry.”
Note: last month’s CCS update mistakenly attributed a report to John Mukolwe instead of Jeff Mukolwe. We apologize for the error!