Yaounde is a beautiful city carved out of jungle plateaus in central Cameroon. With warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, it's summer year-round in Yaounde! Home to 3 million people and growing, Yaounde is the busy political capital of Cameroon. The Cameroonians are friendly, open, and fun-loving with a great sense of humor, making Yaounde a wonderful place to live.
Yaounde is also a strategic center for ministry initiatives. Situated in the most stable and education-focused nation in the region, Yaounde is a great place to develop, empower, and release Cameroonians into ministry. Multiplying our impact is natural in this environment and we’re already seeing our influence spread as people we have trained are engaging others through their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual abuse is so common in Cameroon that it is often ignored as a normal part of life. Yet, ignorance, denial, repression, and avoidance of trauma’s consequences is damaging to victims, families, and society in general. God has a different perspective: “the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” (Isa 30:18).
Recovery from trauma is the ability to live in the present without being overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings of the past. Helping people through the stages of recovery requires sensitive, patient understanding and empathy. Africa is generally underserved in providing trauma recovery resources. Employing the growing science of trauma recovery represents enormous opportunities for ministry in Cameroon. Goers will have the opportunity to multiply God’s healing work by equipping Cameroonian churches in trauma recovery ministry.
• Ability to assess and connect with existing ministries working to help with trauma recovery.
• Compassion to minister to people with evident physical, emotional, social, spiritual needs.
• Identify and creatively assist in providing recovery resources and training.
• Experience in counseling, social work, and spiritual warfare would be extremely relevant and worthwhile.
• Ability to design and facilitate training for trauma recovery workers.
• Patient yet confident cultivating relationships in diverse religious backgrounds.
• Comfort with mentoring one-on-one or in small groups.
• Commitment to acquire necessary language skills.
• Become active part of the Yaounde city ministry.