Flame International is a UK based charity with a vision to see people set free from the pain and trauma of war, terror or oppression. Our mission is to release God’s healing, forgiveness and reconciliation to individuals and their land: healing, equipping, training, and supporting local leaders to make a positive and sustainable impact upon their communities and nations.
We are a Christ-centred organisation and seek to follow Him and discern the Father’s plan for our work; we believe in the truth of the Word of God and this underpins all of our relationships, teaching and ministry; we believe in the power of prayer and seek to intercede for every nation where we work, for the church and its leadership, the government, and the people; we believe that individuals are important to God and to us; we seek to build unity at home and overseas; we believe that love and compassion for the poor in spirit are key to binding up the broken-hearted, proclaiming freedom for the captives and release from darkness for prisoners; we aim to serve others in humility; we believe in God’s healing power.
How we work:
Teams of volunteers deliver programmes in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Armenia and the Middle East. Through healing conferences, trauma workshops and prayer ministry we equip and train leaders in the church, the military and in the wider society, to impact their hurting communities. We go at the invitation of an established church of the country. Earlier in 2017 we ministered to 73 chaplains in the SSPDF SPLA (South Sudanese People’s Defence Forces – formerly SPLA) and we are hoping to return later this year to minister to the ‘top brass’ in the Sudanese military. We have a vision to transform the culture of the military in these countries with long histories of violence and abuse, this then will change the nation. To complement our work to transform the militaria culture we train up counsellors in war torn areas to work with women who have been victims of violence and abuse.
Our week-long conferences cover the fundamentals of the Christian faith and give delegates the Bible-based tools they need to help people to recover from trauma, to forgive, and to release God’s healing in their lives. We use drama, visual aids and activities to overcome language and cultural barriers and employ local people to translate. We train delegates to pass on the teaching to their own communities.
‘Flame International are one of the most extraordinary Kingdom ministries I know. They fearlessly carry the torch of Christ’s love and power into some of the world’s darkest places bringing transformation, healing and deliverance.’
Reverend Simon Ponsonby