Professor Shares Hope and Healing with African Women

Chené Tucker, ORU behavioral sciences professor, spent two weeks traveling in the African countries of Uganda and Kenya where she was part of a team that ministered to women in the area through the Ugandan Woman Arising Conference and the Kenyan Lady Arising Conference.

"The conferences were designed to confront the issues that are impacting women in Africa, both in the church and in secular society. Some of these issues include domestic violence, rape, AIDS, incest, divorce, poverty, child abandonment, the aftermath of war," said Tucker.

Hundreds of women attended the conferences, where Tucker gave a talk titled Forgiveness and Breaking Free from the Past. "It was a powerful time of healing and deliverance as the team and I laid hands on and prayed for nearly 800 people that came through the prayer line," said Tucker.

Tucker was also asked to speak at Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda. She spoke on the subject of healing from emotional abuse and trauma to approximately 500 students.

During the Kenyan conference, there were afternoon workshops where the women could find a safe place to interact with each other. Tucker led four workshops on healing from abuse and trauma and co-led a workshop with a trained therapist from Nairobi, Kenya. Tucker was excited to allow God to use her as a minister as well as her training as a clinical social worker and therapist.