Healing Hearts Transforming Nations


Your Questions Answered

From time to time we get asked all sorts of questions about our ministry – especially regarding the training we offer and who might be suitable for it.

In anticipation of that, we have gathered together some of the most common questions and answers and put them here. That being said, if you have a specific question that is not answers on this FAQ page, please do not hesitate to get in touch by clicking the button below and we will be delighted to get back to you.


As each part of the workshop builds on the previous session, full participation is essential.

The goal is to have a fresh encounter with God and one another in order to discover God’s plan for unity in diversity, and to experience healing from any wounds inflicted by division and hatred in an ethnic or racial situation.

Preferably Christian leaders or people of influence in the community who are able to put into practice what they have experienced.

Priority is given to countries where there has been significant conflict or division in recent years, and where there is a group of local people who have the motivation and capacity to take this ministry forward.

The aim is always to equip local people to be agents of healing and reconciliation in their own countries, rather than running one-off events. The best case would be for someone in your country to attend the International School of Reconciliation in Rwanda (Look out for flyer under Events) preferably a small team of 2 or more representing the different sides of the conflict/division.

They can then assess the workshop and go back to present it to various Christian leaders in your country. Someone could then possibly come and hold an introductory workshop in your country.

No, this is not the same workshop. The American Bible Society uses some of our material with our permission, but there are significant differences. We thank God for all the ABS is doing and believe the two ministries can complement each other.

We praise God for anyone He is raising up for this needed ministry.

A ministry of reconciliation takes a lot of preparation, because first we must make sure we are fully reconciled to God, to others and to ourselves.

We recommend that you check the Events page so you can be informed of any upcoming training events which you would need to attend first.

The International School of Reconciliation held in Rwanda every 2 years is especially recommended, which combines a workshop and a training event.

Of course - but take note of which country you have in mind to do the training. There are HHTNs being held in many places now, but usually in local languages, although some are held in English.

The best thing would be to attend the International School of Reconciliation in Rwanda, which is held every 2 years. See our Events page for dates of the next one.

You could read Rhiannon's book "Fire Lilies", obtainable as an e-book on Amazon kindle (see here); or "Hope of a Thousand Hills" by Emily Bankhead obtainable online from selwynshore.com/books/hope

This is a huge subject which this website is not able to get into here unfortunately.

We suggest you contact your local library or check online for any information on the history and geography of the nation. To get you started, try www.gov.rw (the official government website)

For reconciliation training, see our Events page.

We do not train in trauma counselling though our friends at The Member Care department at Le Rucher, Geneva, do offer trauma counselling training, usually once per year. See www.lerucher.org for information about this.

For other resources to do with trauma counselling, take a look at www.mmct.org.

Rhiannon would say...

"Suffice to say that it was not planned by me at all! But I can see now that God had been preparing me my whole life. I was invited into Rwanda by Medair, a Christian relief organisation, with the idea of training the church how to cope with the aftermath of genocide. It became clear that this was not God’s plan, but that his plan was to heal the church so that the church could then become an agent of healing and reconciliation.

If the church had been the church as God intended, the genocide would never have taken place. In meeting with church leaders and listening to their story the idea was born of a workshop which would help them find healing and change their attitude to the other ethnic group. And that’s where it all started."

For the full story, read her book Fire Lilies

Rhiannon's calling was to help the church deal with national and regional conflict.

We at HHTN Global are doing that now and although many of the principles in our ministry can be used in varying situations of conflict, local church issues are not the focus of our work.

Read our FAQs for answers to the most common questions