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 the normal 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 kingdom change and justice. To see neighborhoods transformed in equitable ways and for the dehumanization of people groups to stop.
But it all starts with a step. That step for us is education so that we can address specific injustices. Our next step is a midwifery program for Anna to become a certified professional midwife (CPM). The course is located in Hawai’i and will take close to two years to complete.
Why this course?
This course is biblically sound and is under good leadership. Anna wanted an apprenticeship-style program to learn instead of spending a lot of time and money to go to a university and be mostly classroom settings. 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 is working full time 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.