Restoring Broken Lives
In addition to tangible helps and resources, there needs to be a well thought out strategy to help survivors rebuild their lives internally. Without a systematic, logical progression in the restoration process, they cannot reclaim what was destroyed by their trauma or find emotional healing.
What was destroyed by the trafficking?
- The ability to trust, both people and God
- An accurate view of God, Himself
- An accurate view of themselves
- Hope is destroyed thus their view of the future is distorted
- The sense of safety
- The will and the power of choice is compromised
- The feeling of what it means to be alive and to be human
- The normal stages of emotional growth and development
- The sense of stability is replaced with an often well hidden fear and inner confusion
- The desire to live
- The view of what real love is
Suggested outline for discipleship:
- Getting to Know the Father – 8-week study
- This Changes Everything: Learning How to Trust God – 12-week study
- Katie’s Secret – 12 week study
Equipping the Helpers
We believe complete healing is possible and are here to help equip individuals who are serving those devastated by human trafficking. We encourage anyone in a helping role to engage with our How to Be a Barnabas online training. This will not only help a mentor to understand and address some of the emotional issues they may encounter, it will also help to prepare their own hearts and minds to serve in a healthy way.
Understanding is an important first step so that we do not inadvertently harm those we are seeking to help. Please click HERE to learn more about these significant trafficking related topics: dissociation, satanic ritual abuse, appropriate discipleship.
We stand beside the hurting and we stand beside the helpers. If you serve in the anti-trafficking field, we know that this work can be difficult and we are here to support you and to pray for you. Dr. Pakkala offers consultations for ministry leaders and counselors on a limited basis please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Questions about Suffering
In this video interview with Rich Miller, Alaine shares about her thoughts and perspective on the topic of suffering.
Resources to Share With Someone in Recovery: