American Bible Society

Hope Rising/Church

Around the world, more than 1 in 7 people have experienced the horror of a traumatic event.

Hope Rising: Stories of Trauma and Healing shares stories of trauma survivors in the Democratic Republic
of the Congo who have found hope and healing through the Bible’s message of forgiveness and restoration.

The best way to share the story of Hope Rising is in the context of the church community. We need churches to facilitate discussions, spur people to action, and share God’s heart for the hurting.

Enter your email address below to download the suite of resources that you can use with your church, family or community to start discussions about trauma, learn more about the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and understand how the Bible can bring hope in the midst of pain and suffering.

This suite of resources will contain: sermon topics, discussion starters, a 14-day Scripture-based journey, fact sheets about trauma in the DRC and the US, a link to download the half hour and hour version of the Hope Rising documentary, a prayer card download, bulletin inserts, and more!

Visit if you'd like to watch the full documentary online, sign up for a 14-day Scripture-based Hope Rising devotional, or join with us in a prayer campaign.

If you’re interested in learning more about Trauma Healing or requesting a session in your church or community, please visit the Trauma Healing Institute website.

Hope Rising