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Honoring International Day of the African Child

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 […]

Christianity Today & Exile Int’l Presents “Faith in the Face of Bullet Fire”

What Happens When Steadfast Faith Collides with Wartime Trauma? By Bethany Williams First appeared in the February Globe Issue of Christianity Today “Deep breaths, Beth.” I repeated the words as I stood above the hospital bed. “Deep breaths.”  I had met Joseph Ndekezi 12 years earlier when my life had already profoundly changed. Experiences of trauma […]

Thousands Displaced | Emergency Relief Needed

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 […]

Goats as a tool for healing!

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?” […]

What happens to the child no one sponsors?

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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