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From War to a Life of Healing

The courageous story of one young man’s fight to survive and his remarkable journey to healing. Told by Solomon himself. My name is Solomon. I am 22 years old. This is my story.    I was 5 years old the first time the rebels took us. We were hiding and sleeping in the bush [forest] […]

Once a slave. Now a peacemaker.

 . “Then I was forced to kill. I remember the first time… it changed me.” My name is Baraka. I was 14 years old when I was abducted and taken into the forest. I was trained to fight, trained to shoot, I was forced to kill. I remember the first time… it changed me. […]

DRC Ground Update

In short — things were quite hairy for a while!  For a week, DR Congo echoed with riots and demonstrations over a controversial law-change its government was attempting to push through that would lengthen the unwanted tenure of DRC’s current President. In response to demonstrations, the government shut down internet connections across the country (just today being restored). Many […]

“The Color of Grace” by EI’s Founder, Bethany Haley Williams

A LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR Greetings from Congo… where UN helicopters are flying overhead, hot water and electricity are scarce, and joy abounds! I have some exciting news! For the past year, I have been working on a book, The Color of Grace. It is almost hard to believe that it’s now complete and available to order! […]

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