A friend from our church is going to Nepal for the first six months of 2012 to work with CMS in a school that provides education for children of missionaries. She has just graduated as a secondary school teacher and has decided to do this as her first teaching position.
I'm really excited that she's decided to do this. Chris and I are hoping we can support her both in prayer and financially over the coming months. We also support a friend we met way back in Toowoomba days through SIM. He translates the Bible into the local language in Burkina Faso.
While I was looking at the CMS website, I noticed there are lots of opportunities for allied health professionals to be involved in mission work, in Nepal and lots of other places in the world as well. I even found a story about a young woman here who is about to begin work as an occupational therapist in Pokhara. After reading My Seventh Monsoon last year, and getting to know Wendy through blogging, I've learned lots more about what allied health professionals can do in a mission context.
I just wish I'd known all this back when I was younger and less encumbered...
But it's great that we can still help out financially so that others can go.