Children learn to walk one step at a time. Parents are quick to swoop them up when the fall and they are quick to encourage their child to keep trying. It isn’t an option for able bodied toddlers to choose not to walk. It’s a part of development that washes over a child when they are ready and no sooner, and next thing you know they are running. But it all started with one step.
Our hearts long for mission work. Yes, it can be done here in the city, but there is a deep passion within us for a place not our own. We hope to be running into missions soon by combining Josh’s A&P certification (airplane mechanic) with Anna’s medical missions passion, sprinkled with inherent community development work and desire to be in community and making disciples. Mix all those things together to send us to reach the unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
But it all starts with a step. That step for us is education so that we can bring needed skills and training with us. Our next step is a midwifery program for Anna to become a certified professional midwife (CPM). The course is located in Hawaii, and will take close to two years to complete.
Why this course?
This course is biblically sound and is under good leadership. It has a focus on training midwives for the mission field. Anna wanted an apprenticeship style program to learn instead of spending a lot of time and money to go through university (8ish years). Many other US based apprenticeship programs that Anna looked into were not faith based and were focused on retaining midwives to keep their birth center running well.
Although this course is in Hawaii, it won’t be a vacation. Anna’s course is about fifty hours of week worth of work. Josh will need a full time job as Hawaii is one of the most expensive states to live in. Although we are looking forward to close proximity to the ocean and good weather year round.