Basically, more training of the doctors, nurses, and midwives to they can train others.
Today was a continuation of training, although today was Helping Babies Breathe.
After the training in Jakarta, we took a 3 hour train straight east to Cirebon. The terrain was SO different than our usual train ride to Bandung. The Bandung trip is through jungle, terraced rice fields, and mountains, rivers and gorges. This trip was totally flat with endless rice fields.
The training was at the Hotel Santika – very nice.
The MNC team is here, so we are accompanying them in their training meetings with Perinasia, the Indonesia Pediatric Association. The US team trains Indonesian doctors, midwives and nurses in special baby and mother-care techniques, and then they in turn train others in the more remote villages.
First we had a kickoff dinner:
The first day of training was at the Perinasia offices in Jakarta.
Being Humanitarian Missionaries for the LDS Church and representing LDS Charities been one of the great blessings of our lives. It has changed our lives forever. Doing what we believe the Savior would do if He were here has strengthened us in so many ways. Hopefully, the lives of people we have served have been blessed, but if not, it has at least changed the way we look at the world.
If you’ve read the blog, you know the scope of what we do in Indonesia. It is a microcosm of what the Church does worldwide, but the Church does so much more as highlighted in this article from World Religion News:
And for those of you who have not seen the Church website on its Humanitarian efforts, please check it out:
Those of you who are LDS, we can’t encourage you enough to consider serving in this effort. As a full-time missionary, it’s beyond rewarding! (Note: if you are not LDS, you might have trouble getting the Church to let you serve an LDS Mission – surprising I know!)
So LDS or not, full-time missionaries or not, you can still make a difference! There are so many places that could use your help a few hours a week or month: homeless shelters, libraries, community food banks, adult reading academies, refugee centers, etc., etc., etc..
We have loved doing what we have been doing. We encourage and invite you to do what you can – you’ll love it too!
And there’s a million more pictures just like this…..what a WONDERFUL experience this has been!