Awaken International is working to bring healing to the people of Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq through the power of media.
This media helps them practically, emotionally, and spiritually.
The Levant includes several countries in the Middle East mostly centered around Israel. It has a total population of nearly seventy million, but only 6% of the people are Christian. The persecution is hence quite severe.
On top of this, the are has been plagued by violence, leaving many in poverty, traumatized, or both.
Awaken works with a local production ministry to create media that meets both spiritual and psychological needs.
This series aims to teach kids practical morality using the Bible. There are segments that teach Bible stories, focusing on the regions in the Middle East where the historic Biblical events took place. There are other segments that put music to Bible verses to help kids memorize scripture, and a lot more.
We are working to create an animated curriculum for children who are victims of war and other traumatic events. These children suffer psychologically with symptoms of PTSD: flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, isolation, guilt, shame, fear, and much more. The curriculum will be a series of books and animations that kids can read or watch on tv, the internet, with a parent or care-giver, or in a church, school, small group, or refugee camp. The series will use stories to teach them that they are not alone or going crazy. And that there is hope for healing. They will learn practical techniques to relax their muscles, control their flashbacks, and more.