Dear Charis Family,
This month I attended my third birth as a doula, and I'm spending
time gathering the necessary paperwork to turn in to take the final
exam for Charis childbirth educator and doula certification.
Reflecting back on my months of studying this part of my Charis
studies, I have many happy, fulfilling memories. I have loved the
hours of reading and study, and I’m so thankful for the knowledge
and support Kristin and Susan and other graduates and students have
given me. Studying with Charis has opened up opportunities for me to
teach four couples about childbirth and be a doula for three births
and even “doula” a friend during her miscarriage. And the varied
situations arising from my clients have spurred me on to continue
being a diligent student.
Looking forward to the future, with putting this intense study and
certification time behind me, I am shifting into another phase of
ministry. I would dearly love to begin training other Ukrainian
women to teach birth preparation classes and to perform doula work.
One person is so limited in outreach and the need is so great. The
potential is tremendous—and not just for Ukraine! How I would love
to see Charis reaching into the nations surrounding Ukraine as well!
Pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood are such open times;
people are so eager to learn and make changes, not just physically,
but spiritually. It’s an incredible way to reach into the lives of
unsaved people, as well as providing invaluable service to brothers
and sisters in Christ.
Translating Charis’ materials into Russian is very do-able. I can’t
do it myself, but I am eager to facilitate the translation and
starting of this program in Russian-speaking countries. If the Lord
burdens you, maybe there is something He would have you give towards
the translation of Charis materials into the Russian language.
Our International Charis
Your stories from around the world touch us and we pray for your
Thanks, Love and Blessings to every one of you!
'Behold, I will bring them from the north country, And gather them
from the ends of the earth,
Among them the blind and the lame,
The woman with child and The one who labors with child, together,
great throng shall return there...And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD.'
Jeremiah 31:8, 14
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