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Plateau Massacre: U.S. group treats 2,600 widows for trauma

ABC’s gesture was part of its ongoing Ambassadors Cup Bearers programme, which commenced on January 18 and will end on Thursday.

• February 7, 2024
Mass burial photo used to illustrate Plateau Massacre (Credit: Sahara Reporters)
Mass burial photo used to illustrate Plateau Massacre (Credit: Sahara Reporters)

Ambassadors Biblical Counselling and Care Inc. (ABCs), U.S., has conducted trauma healing for 2,600 widows and distributed assorted food items to 2,500 other widows in Jos, Plateau.

ABC’s gesture was part of its ongoing Ambassadors Cup Bearers programme, which commenced on January 18 and will end on Thursday.

President and founder of ABCs, Allen Ade, said the programme also featured free medical outreach, where 1,000 people were treated for different ailments.

According to Mr Ade, ABCs, through its ambassadors’ cupbearers, was following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ by not only preaching the gospel but also meeting the needs of the people.

He said apart from preaching the gospel, Jesus Christ fed thousands and healed many people of different ailments.

The president further said apart from addressing physical needs and leading the people to Christ, ABCs also trained 120 Church leaders on caring for souls in a local Church.

He said the vision of ABCs was to help local and global churches realise their unique ability to provide holistic, biblical, Christ-centered counselling to the leaders to care for their flock’s souls.

Daniel Dogo, ABC’s country director, said because of insecurity in the country, many people were traumatised, depressed, and anxious, and described the trauma healing and soul care as timely.

According to Mr Dogo, the ministry’s training helps people escape such situations.

The country director said ABC organised its first counselling and training programme in Nigeria in 2018.

Also speaking at the event, a retired colonel of the U.S. Army, Basil Catanzaro, said that he spent 34 years with the Marines, and in the course of his assignment, he traversed the world, and that was when he knew the trauma and depression people were going through.

Mr Catanzaro noted that the world had been making efforts to address trauma and depression through worldly means but added that without knowing the cause of the problem, the right diagnosis would never be made.

(NAN)

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