after lots of paperwork, filling of applications, waiting, scanning of documents, more applications, many emails, more waiting, more waiting, bumps in the road, confusion, waiting and slight frustrations with the 13 hr time difference.. Plane tickets and visas granted.. We are all cleared to go!
July 1, 2012 I (Heather) start the Birth Attendant school with Youth With A Mission in Perth Australia! June 24th our adventure as a family begins as we board our first flight for the long flight down under.
For those of you who have not heard what this is all about.. Bruce and I have had a semi-structured plan over the past 5 years with the end of that plan being attending this school... from here we will complete the school and then see where the Lord will lead us. We are so thankful to have a sending church and so many great friendships to continue as we jump out into the great unknown. God is so faithful to us and we are so grateful for our family and friends!
The school is 11 months long. 3 months studying in Perth and then 8-9 months on a practical field assignment outreach in 2-3 developing nations. We are still waiting to hear which ones but as an example this years team went to India, Uganda and Tanzania.
For those who are interested in seeing a little more what this school is about you can click here. A day in the life of a YWAM Midwife its a 6 min video.. this just gives a small overview of a day on field assignment.
Now starts the giant task of widdling our lives down to 8 suitcases (storing a few irreplaceable things) We look forward in the next few months to spending time with and sharing with you all as we take this major step!