Mission Bite #102: Listening Ears for Those Experiencing Trauma

Indonesian Baptist Aid worker, Maria, was early on the scene in Palu, Indonesia after a 7.5 earthquake, tsunami and soil liquefaction triple disaster struck the coastal city.

Her team brought food, water and blankets for the survivors whose homes had been destroyed. She also ministered to their hearts.

Maria reported, “When I go into a disaster zone, I don’t just bring food, water, and supplies, I offer the survivors a chance to talk and share their trauma and fears. After recounting their experience during the earthquake and their fears, these two women spontaneously reached out to hug me.”

Eddy Ruble, CBF field personnel serving in Malaysia