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Songs of Thankfulness

Woman at WoW center in DR Congo
25Jul

Songs of Thankfulness

I have just returned from my first trip to Africa as director of the Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry. I was fortunate enough to visit the Women of Wellness (WoW) Center, in Goma, DR Congo, for the graduation ceremony of quite a few talented and truly special young women. This place is filled with treasures of inestimable worth; beautiful women who have overcome great hardship, poverty and oftentimes tragedy. But they never cease to inspire me with their tenacity as they face each new day with thankfulness.

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Representative picture of "Sarah" for Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry
28Apr

Hope for the Silenced

The Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry works in many poor nations around the world to help those who have been sexually exploited and abused, but this kind of tragic victimization also happens right here in the US and other developed nations. So when the Lord recently opened a door for a partnership to be forged between the VOSV Ministry of Heaven's Family and the organization of longtime friend Julie Rigsby—right here in my native Texas—it immediately felt like the Lord's leading.

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08Apr

A Grateful Graduate

Having just returned from Goma, DR Congo, with my husband Bob, where we witnessed the graduation of many women from the Women of Wellness Center (WoW), their faces and stories still flood my mind. Ladies with horrific tales of sexual abuse who had been treated as castaways, believing themselves to be worthless and lacking the strength, self-esteem, and hope to care for themselves and their children, who are often the unwelcome fruit of the violations they've received.

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17Mar

Carole’s 2015 Video Report: In My Words [A Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry Mini-Update]

In January, each of Heaven's Family's 21 Focused Ministry Directors gave a short, 10-minute presentation about their accomplishments in 2015 and their upcoming goals for 2016. We're excited about what the Lord has done, and what He has in store for the remainder of this year!

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01Mar

Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry

The dead don't smile. Neither did Safi, who felt dead on the inside. Most of the women who arrive at the Women of Wellness (WoW) Center in the city of Goma, DR Congo, look and feel just like Safi; broken and numb. So when Safi walked into the center with that same look, her story wasn't hard to guess.

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