Traumatic events, like those experienced in combat, affect the mind, body and the soul. Upon returning home, many veterans face the most difficult challenge of the war. Many return home with the silent wounds of mind and spirit. Soul Care’s mission is to address the needs of the whole person as they journey towards well-being and healing.
You have gifts, talents, and resources available right now within yourself, your congregation, and your community. We believe that if you can map the assets of your particular faith community it will better equip you for a veterans’ ministry. The Soul Care Toolkit offers ways in which you and your team can begin the process of designing a ministry. It offers particular questions for you to explore and engage each tool, so that it is specific to the needs and assets of those who served and the community.
War changes all who step onto the battlefield. For many of our veterans, when they return home they face the biggest challenge of the war. They have experienced the invisible and silent wounds of war, in mind and spirit. Soul wounds often result in the diminishment of what is meaningful to the veteran. Soul care begins a journey with the veteran and family toward healing and restoration.