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February 2024 Update & Immediate Prayer Needs February 2024 Update Increased Fighting in DRC Displaces Millions A dramatic increase in violence from the armed rebel group M23 continues to wreak havoc on Eastern Congo — worsening this week as the rebels advance towards Goma, a major city home to over a million Congolese people. Clashes…

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Exile’s Peace Lives Rehabilitation Center severely damaged in a devastating fire. No one was injured, but parts of the residential headquarters were completely destroyed.  On December 4th, Exile’s Peace Lives Rehabilitation Center caught fire while the children were at church. We praise God that every staff member and child were safely worshipping, but much of…

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Have you heard about Exile’s latest partnership? Working in over 50 of the world’s most vulnerable nations, Tearfund empowers local churches to transform their communities — tackling extreme poverty and global injustice — knowing that all things are possible with God. We are honored that Tearfund recently launched a partnership with Exile to inspire peace in DR Congo,…

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Uncover History You Won’t Find in Your Textbooks 46 years ago, 10,000+ students marched the streets of Soweto, South Africa, peacefully protesting for better education. Students rallied to learn in their own languages, but government officials met their demands with sheer brutality. As a result, thousands lost their lives that afternoon. Today, we remember the…

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A prominent rebel group advanced in Eastern Congo, displacing 72,000+ children & families. Thousands of children and families recently fled their communities to avoid rebel activity near a major city in DRC. These uprisings stretched across the surrounding communities, several of which are home to Exile peace programs, forcing 665 youth and foster families in Exile’s…

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Goats in a child’s healing journey! Did you know that even goats can play a role in a child’s healing journey? In addition to the art-focused trauma care that each child receives, many of the children in Exile’s programs take care of livestock as a part of their holistic rehabilitation. You may ask “Why animals?”…

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When God’s grace meets the selfless dedication of our teams overseas and the faithfulness of partners just like you, hope abounds in the stories of thousands of child survivors of war. While their restoration warms our hearts, we must remember that not every story has the same hope-filled ending. What happens when the story doesn’t end in…

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Red Hand Day — February 12 Take action & elevate awareness on the Int’l Day Against Child Soldiering The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers adopted the “red hand” symbol in 1998 as part of its worldwide campaign against the use of child soldiers. Since the treaty banning the use of child soldiers…

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So much restoration… and so much more to come! As we step into a (greatly anticipated) new year, we are taking a moment to remember and celebrate all God has done in Exile’s 13 years of life and invite you into the vision He is leading us to for the next 20 years! Why? Because…

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