"The Spirit of the Sovereign
LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to
the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim
freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners."
For Their Tears - Hope Project
is a comprehensive faith-based multi-purpose rescue
and restoration center designed to provide a safe haven for children of
sexual exploitation, trafficking or abuse; women and their children escaping
domestic violence, and animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Our goal is to provide
a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic space, where these victims can become overcomers,
by coming to know the love of God and understanding the healing He can provide
through Spirit-filled believers called for this purpose. It is movement
for wholeness in a fragmented world, unified by our common faith and in our
common call to justice and service in the ways that God calls us to serve,
so that these overcomers can become what they were always meant to be, children
of the living God filled with hope, purpose, and love.
Learn more about the Talitha Cumi House for children rescued from
ritual abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking...
Combating the Effects of
Trauma Specialists report that the time frame of just beginning
to recover from these types of complex trauma events takes a minimum of 4-5 years.
The essential psychological effect of Trauma, an assault to a person's biology
and psyche, is a shattering of innocence. Trauma creates a loss of
faith that there is any safety, predictability, or meaning in the world,
or any safe place in which to retreat. It involves utter disillusionment.
Because traumatic events are often unable to be processed by the mind and
the body as other experiences are, due to their overwhelming and shocking
nature, they are not integrated or digested. The trauma then takes
on a life of its own and, through its continued effects, haunts the survivor
and prevents normal life from continuing until the person gets help.
Difficulty sleeping and concentrating, irritability, anger, agitation,
panic attacks, intrusive memories, nightmares, flashbacks and other hyperarousal
and re-experiencing symptoms often lead to a disconnection from feelings and
from vitality, which is replaced by numbness or a sense of deadness. Victims
lose interest in life and other people, feel hopeless, isolated, and avoid
any thoughts and feelings associated with the traumatic event. They
literally are like the walking dead.
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