Paulin was only 15 when his parents were killed by rebels in the town of Eringeti. He was brought to Bethesda Counseling Center by his aunt because Paulin had become socially disengaged at school.
The Bethesda team provided trauma care to Paulin through expressive arts. He was able to talk about his pain in a safe place and started to feel more peace within himself. While at Bethesda, Paulin found other teenage boys with stories like his own. Today, he attends the Healing Music service, a weekly community outreach Bethesda program with his aunt and many other kids.
Recently, Paulin’s aunt shared “Paulin is now back at school and his ability to engage has improved. Thank you for all you do for him.”
There are many other children like Paulin in Beni who have witnessed atrocities and survived terrible things. Many of them suffer from PTSD and need intentional care and healing. By the grace of God, Bethesda Counseling Center is a local resource available to Paulin and others, to bring comfort and healing to some of these children and their families.