Earlier this month, a 'Heart of the Matter' training workshop took place in Calabar, Nigeria. This is a hugely significant step because Nigeria is a hotbed of witchcraft accusations against children, and SCWA has been making plans for several years to work with local church leaders to address the issue. At last, SCWA has connected with quality people on the ground and is supporting them to provide clear, authoritative training.
It was so good to see the event happening, so well attended and so expertly delivered. Around 30 church leaders attended and they seem highly motivated to return to their communities and share their learning. As the dust settles on the workshop, please pray: for positive and meaningful outcomes in making local communities places where children are safe from accusations and abuse.