Did you ever wonder how to set up your own electrical system? Or maybe how to build an outhouse that doesn’t stink or fill up too fast, or how to best purify your water in a disease ridden environment, or how to help the indigenous people get good water.
As we get ready to go over to the field, knowing this is vital to having an efficient ministry. We cannot learn language if we are constantly sick from bad water. (Not to mention if we are dead from it!) Electricity is extremely useful to have, if only to run the computers that streamline the process of language learning and translation work. And who wants a smelly outhouse, anyway?
This is the driving force behind our new class, “Technical Tips for Missionaries”. They want us to learn how to live in a third world country and know how to make use of things that will allow us to spend more time in ministry and less in surviving.
And yes, the class is fun! We get to make small projects as they teach us to work with electricity (to a certain extent), strip wires, solder, etc. Yes, even the wives! (You know everything will break down whenever the husband is not around!)
Here is a clip of Nancy hard at work, practicing her soldering skills! (click here)
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers,
Michael & Nancy Dore
(with Titus and Emma!)