[Jesus] stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
Luke 4: 16-19
Flame International is a UK-based charity that takes teams of trained volunteers from around the world to bring hope through reconciliation and healing to communities suffering the effects of post-conflict trauma.
We work mainly within Africa at the request of, and in partnership with, the national and local church and we are now being invited to extend the work in Africa and expand into Europe and the Middle East.
Six projects in three countries were run during 2008/9 and attended by 51,487 people. 68 volunteers from nine countries joined our teams that trained 387 church leaders, 100 government officials and 200 officers and soldiers, and helped to build on our NGO status in Uganda.
It’s very challenging to offer medical aid to someone that believes themselves to be under the spell of a witch doctor, and land will not be cultivated for farming by a community that believes it to be cursed.
Flame International’s passion is to see people healed and set free from the pain and trauma that have held them in bondage, often for many years. We teach them about the love of God and pray with them, so that they may be healed and restored.
Matthew Parris writing in The Times newspaper says, ‘Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.’
When overseas, Flame International delivers conferences and workshops on freedom from trauma, forgiveness, reconciliation and church leadership, thereby equipping local church leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to minister more effectively to their own widespread and often hard to reach communities.
We also recognise the spiritual culture in which we operate and provide extensive demonstration of, and coaching in, prayer and healing ministry to those in need.
When at home, we support intensive UK based training for selected African leaders, run day conferences and church weekends, have regional prayer groups and run a 24/7 ‘Prayer Carpet’.