Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Breath of Life
After months of work our Breath of Life workbook is finally complete! I made the final edits this morning and sent it to our partners in India to review and translate.
The workbook encourages interaction with the health workers, journaling, demonstrations, activities and field trips. The lesson plans cover topics of nutrition, kitchen gardens, bonding, spiritual and emotional care for mothers, hygiene, water sanitation and more. Each section has 1-3 scriptures related to the topic to help us bridge the cultural gap and work from a shared foundation.
Recently they sent us our itinerary for a two week course in July. We will teach Breath of Life to nursing students in the morning, health workers in the afternoon and do rounds at a prenatal clinic in the evenings! This will take place in two different areas 30 kilometers outside of Madurai and these health workers cover an area of 18 villages. And that's just two weeks!!
God is opening so many doors. His grace and provision is overwhelming at times. Who are we to be blessed with such amazing opportunities? Whatever His logic is for trusting us--I'm honored.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other. John 15:16-17