Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Education Day

We had our last education day of the year yesterday. It was cloudy and cool and only a few of the volunteers could make it because of various end-of-the-year activities. But, we enjoyed the company of the ones who did make it.

Our lesson was on worry and anxiety--something as common here as it is everywhere else. The lesson plan led us through verses like Philipians 4: 4-9, 13, II Timothy 1:7, Psalm 56:3-4 and Matthew 6:25-31. The class divided into groups to present the biblical advice. It was definitely good counsel for all of us and to share with our patients.

Here is the homework assignment we left with.
1. Present you requests to God (actively list them) in prayer and petition with thanksgiving.

2. Make a list of things in your life that are TRUE, NOBLE, RIGHT, PURE, LOVELY, ADMIRABLE, EXCELLENT OR PRAISEWORTHY (think of an example of each one). Keep this list in your Bible or desk or anywhere handy, and review it often--"think on these things"--especially when worries or anxieties creep in.

3. Encourage others to put this into practice when they struggle with fear and anxiety or worry.

What great advice.


Mo&We said...

Hi Loves,
I was impressed with your class lesson, Hita. I had read Sheri's blog about the class you prepared and the photos were great. God bless you all in Guatemala. Love, Mama

Kemmel and Lisa Dunham said...

Gracias! It was a pre-prepared lesson from the Community Health Evangelism Program material. We have so many good ones to choose from and are practicing with our volunteers first to tweak them a little.