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"Right when the easy thing to do is disengage, I hope we write the books and preach the sermons and take the classes and start the businesses and feed the poor and welcome refugees and listen to the oppressed and make room at the table and climb mountains and run for office and pester politicians and protest and apply for jobs above our pay grade and lean in first for the kiss of desire and open our lives and challenge the system and imagine a new way forward and leap over the thresholds and take the step out of the boat onto the water and to ENGAGE with this beautiful hurting glorious mess of a world with the power of the Holy Spirit and the fearlessness that comes from being loved."


-Sarah Bessey

“And your people will rebuild the ancient ruins;
You will raise up and restore the age-old foundations.
You will be called Repairer of the Breach,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." Isaiah 58:12



Havilah Collective is a group of wounded healers on the journey of wholeness and reconciliation.  This journey is facilitated through love, joy, acts of service and being present in pain and trauma. 


We are wired for repair. Whether it is women and children who are living in an unsafe area, who need food and comfort, or whether it is women living between war zones, clutching children and family mementos--there is space here for everyone. 

We all need healing. We want to go to the women and mothers who are most vulnerable, who are suffering. We can't promise life-changing fundraisers or the reversal of systemic oppression.


But we can offer presence and community. 

From there, the beauty unfolds. The repairing can begin after the damage is seen. Restoration begins only when the harm caused is acknowledged. Then the healing, then the restoration, then the dancing on new streets. 


Currently partnering in Cape Town, South Africa

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