A nation at the crossroads
Daphrose has a pressing vision to offer healing to a whole generation of ‘war children’ around the nation. With two thirds of the population under 25, this is the generation that will grow up either perpetuating war and conflict, or building a more peaceful future. She is also involved in mentoring some of the young people and believes that she has already met some of the the country’s future leaders and peacemakers.
‘I want to prepare them as leaders, as models, and also to be a solution for the challenges we are facing now in our country. This generation are the future life of our nation.’ She talks about one young person she calls Arthur, who had joined one of the militia groups as a teenager.
‘He got saved and was able to confess the sins he made when he was in the rebel group, – killing people, burning some alive. And he went on to get medical training, and now he has a degree in helping people. And when he was being trained, he was sharing a healing session with former rebels who were in the hospital.
‘Now we have a team of 10 ex-members of other rebel groups who meet each Sunday, all thanks to Arthur and his testimony. We are leading healing sessions with them so that they can also find forgiveness and help others like them, in turn.’
‘This generation are like a fire. If they are healed and mentored, this fire can be used to prepare food and we will all eat as a nation. But if we don't protect or guide the fire it will just destroy.’
Pray that Daphrose’s vision for the future is the one that wins out as a generation of ‘war children’ takes the reins of power in years to come.
Daphrose Muteho is an Inspired Individual. Tearfund’s Inspired Individuals programme exists to identify, develop and connect new leaders who are aspiring to live like Jesus and whose dreams have the potential to transform some of the most needy places and people in our world.