While the world continues to reel from the Covid-19 pandemic, not to mention the ongoing racial crisis, we continue to seek out ways to support national workers and students around the world to reach out to the most hurting in their communities, with a special emphasis on trauma and genocide. This fall, Brent will be teaching a course on Trauma Psychology for LCC University in Klaipeda, Lithuania. With the university’s pandemic plan, it made the most sense for the course to be delivered 100% online, so Brent’s designing and preparing to teach this new course for LCC University. We are so grateful with our relationship with this wonderful institution, and we believe they are cutting edge in so many areas, including their awareness of, scholarship around, and sensitivity to trauma. They are true leaders in terms of being a trauma-informed institution, and we’re delighted to offer this course on the firm foundation they have already built at the school.
We continue to be in touch with seminaries in Ukraine to teach there as well. With travel being a little up in the air right now, we’ll wait and see what happens, but we are excited about future prospects to equip Ukrainian leaders to address trauma and suffering in life-changing ways. We had a tentative trip planned with our whole family to visit Ukraine in the fall, but, like everyone else in the world right now, we are waiting on the Lord to guide us in these plans. We also have been sourcing out other opportunities to serve in other contexts: more to come about this in the future!
Please pray for:
- Our family as we wait to hear about our tentative plans to travel to Ukraine in the fall.
- Brent as he prepares the Trauma Psychology course in the midst of his busy schedule.
- The students of the LCC course, as well as the Ukrainian students we hope to work with in the coming months.
- The spiritual, social, and financial needs of LCC University, Korosten Seminary and Poltava Seminary as they deal with the impact of the pandemic on their academic programs and student bodies.
Thanks for your interest in our work!