In a heartfelt effort to alleviate suffering and provide holistic care, Ambassadors Biblical Counselling and Care Inc. (ABCs), based in the U.S., has reached out to widows in Jos, Plateau State, offering trauma healing sessions and distributing essential food items.
The initiative, part of ABC’s ongoing Ambassadors Cup Bearers programme, commenced on January 18 and concluded on Thursday, leaving a profound impact on the local community. President and founder of ABCs, Dr. Arllen Ade, expressed the organization’s commitment to following the compassionate example set by Jesus Christ, not only preaching the gospel but also attending to the practical needs of the people.
The programme saw the participation of 2,600 widows who received trauma healing sessions, aimed at providing emotional and psychological support to those grappling with loss and grief. Additionally, 2,500 widows were beneficiaries of assorted food items, offering much-needed relief to vulnerable individuals facing economic hardship.
“Ambassador cup bearers is a ministry that is not only involved in counseling and care and training people to counsel and care, its also a ministry and a work that is intent on helping people know the gospel of Jesus, we don’t impose our religion on anybody but provide food and other kinds of recourses”. “last year we provided for for about 2000 widows and this year we are doing so for over 2500 widows using the basic model that we have” Dr. Arllen stated
In addition to these vital services, ABCs conducted a free medical outreach, administering treatments to 1,000 individuals for various ailments. Mr. Ade emphasized the organization’s holistic approach to ministry, drawing inspiration from Jesus Christ’s compassionate acts of feeding the hungry and healing the sick alongside sharing the gospel message.
The event also served as an opportunity for ABCs to equip local Church leaders with essential skills in soul care and counselling. A total of 120 Church leaders received training, empowering them to provide Christ-centered support and guidance to their congregations.
Daniel Dogo, ABC’s country director, highlighted the pressing need for trauma healing and soul care in light of the prevailing insecurity and its detrimental effects on mental health. He emphasized the importance of ABC’s training programmes in helping individuals navigate trauma, depression, and anxiety, offering a path to healing and restoration.
Reflecting on his extensive military experience, retired U.S. Army Colonel Basil Catanzaro underscored the global prevalence of trauma and depression. He emphasized the significance of addressing the root causes of mental health challenges, advocating for a holistic and compassionate approach to care.
ABCs has been actively involved in providing counselling and training programmes since 2018, striving to empower individuals and communities to overcome adversity and embrace healing. As the organization continues its mission of compassion and service, its impact on vulnerable populations in Plateau State serves as a beacon of hope in challenging times.