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Exile International - Congo & Uganda

Exile International exists to restore former child soldiers and war-affected children to become leaders for peace through art therapy and rehabilitative care. In Central and East Africa, armed forces and rebels have abducted more than 100,000 children.

Children as young as 7 are kidnapped and forced to fight in rebel armies.  Many are psychologically tortured and brainwashed to commit atrocities against their own families and communities.  If these children finally escape or are released, they are left with deep and lasting emotional scars from the violent acts they have seen and been forced to do and many are unable to return home.  Exile International is providing comprehensive care (physical, emotional and spiritual care, education and leadership development) - restoring and empowering children of war to become leaders for peace.

Contact: Matthew Williams

Website: www.exileinternational.org

Ways to Serve:
- Provide healing and restoration to child survivors by giving a one-time or monthly donation
- Sponsor a child - provide a child with education, food, housing, counseling and medical care
- Become an Ambassador for rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war

Ways to Pray:
- Pray for the thousands of child survivors of war in DR Congo and Uganda
- Pray for those who have been emotionally abused and/or physically traumatized - pray the Lord will bring healing (physical, emotional, spiritual) and restoration
- Pray for child survivors to not only be healed but for each to become Godly leaders of peace who will tranform communities
- Pray for many people to come to know Jesus as their personal Savior out of this suffering.  Specifically pray for rebel fighters and corrupt leaders to know the Lord and turn away from their evil ways (Rom. 5:8; Luke 1:37)
- Pray for the gospel to spread and for the transformation of communities
- Pray for the staff in D.R., Congo, Uganda and the US - that God would enable, equip and sustain each one of us to pursue His mission in these regions (Phil. 10-20)
- You can see current prayer needs on the Exile International's website here.