For the last seven years, I've wanted to be a midwife. When we lived in England for three months while Dad attended a tropical medicine school, I read straight through one of his textbooks--a very large book about midwifery. In fact, I read it twice and have been fascinated by midwifery ever since.
Last summer I started searching for good midwife schools. Newlife International School of Midwifery (NISM), a school based in the Philippines, particularly stood out. NISM is a Christ-focused school that provides health care to the poor while striving to be a witness for Christ.
I could hardly believe it when I later found out that the director of this school actually grew up in the same town where I live--way out here in the boonies of North Idaho!
So, I was just officially accepted. Wahooo! I'll be leaving sometime during the last week of August of this year, and will be gone for two years, although I'll hopefully be able to come home for a month in between those two years. I'll be sure to post plenty of pictures of the Philippines in about six months...