Couple Provides Trauma Care for Victims of Boko Haram

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Nigeria (Mission Network News) It’s no secret that Nigerian Christians are a major target of Boko Haram’s terrorism. But the militant Muslim group’s attacks and murders leave more than physical scars.

We recently spoke with Ray and Denice with Voice of the Martyrs, Canada. They serve as field officers and developers in the ministry’s numerous projects in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Nigeria, and will be speaking at the upcoming Momentum Conference in Oakville, Canada on November 19.

Ray says part of their Gospel ministry in Nigeria is trauma care for victims of Boko Haram.

“Many of these people who have come out of the villages and who have witnessed horrific things—things that are almost unspeakable to talk about on radio—we bring them into these trauma response ministries and we pray for them, we minister the Word of God to them, we cry with them, we hold them. And you know, it’s not just about the physical relief we bring them, but it’s also the spiritual and emotional—we call it soul care.”

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