When Alex and Jess Garcia, IMB missionaries in London, experienced burnout five years ago, it shook them to the core. They pleaded for God to make sense of the strange chapter in their lives and sought true healing in Him. “As we prayed, the Father showed us an overall sense of depression in Europe. A lot of people are struggling with it, and there is a spiritual element to it,” Alex said.
Though not professional mental health experts, the Garcias have been able to facilitate discussion and help people seek Christ. They started a website, held their first training and began forming groups of three to five people called “well groups” that focus on mutual prayer, accountability and renewing the mind through learning stories of hope in Scripture.
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PRAY for the Garcias as they continue to experience spiritual healing and teach others how to seek their own healing in Christ.