Help Fund International Trauma Training!

Dr. Emily Hervey has been to Nigeria five times, training seminary students and “frontline” pastors in trauma response and psychology. One seminary in Kagoro has an MA program in Psychology and Counseling, but has no permanent faculty. The vast majority of students are pastors who are constantly dealing with problems presented by their congregation members. In a country in great need of mental health care, the church recognizes the need for counselors!

She has also worked with Voice of the Martyrs to equip Nigerians working on the “frontline” with how to address trauma from a holistic perspective. The “Tree of Life” program has been received openly, with repeated requests for additional training.

A trip to the Middle East in October has shown tremendous needs among refugees and displaced people from Syria and Iraq. She returned in May, spending time with refugee families dealing with a disability, providing service to NGOs, and finding potential opportunities to provide training in the Fall.  There is an openness for more equipping, but time and resources are limited.

Please pray:

  • For the many who are hurting and in need of help. There over are 2 million internally displaced people in Nigeria, most having experienced trauma. Refugees have poured into Lebanon and Jordan, while Northern Iraq also houses hundreds of thousands in tent-cities.
  • For the future counselors and leaders who have a heart to provide care.
  • For the seminary in Kagoro, Nigeria, with its limited funds, few books, and lack of faculty in the psychology department.
  • For Emily Hervey’s upcoming trips, including the finances and logistics.


If you would like to support this trip, visit Allegro and specify this account: Worldwide-Hrvy.EGH

Donate HERE

Donations are tax deductible.

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