Once somebody’s self-image is spoiled, it is very hard for that child to understand God, because when you tell them Jesus cares, they say, ‘But where was he when I was undergoing all this?Pastor Johnny at Good Samaritan Center, Uganda

Our strategy to bring healing to traumatized, vulnerable children is a two-fold approach.


In order to effectively heal hurting hearts, we strive to maximize our reach by equipping caregivers. The average indigenous caregiver will provide housing and care for approximately 26 orphans. So, by equipping caregivers with biblically-based trauma healing, they can in turn bring that hope to the vulnerable children in their care.


Vulnerable children can struggle with finding the words to describe their painful trauma. In order to engage with vulnerable children, RiverCross is currently developing a program designed to communicate God’s love and healing through engaging drama episodes.