A month or two had gone by since I received an invitation to bring Saline to Papua New Guinea and despite many e-mails I still didn't have a PNG or other Pacific assistant trainer. Then I met Jill, a NZ nurse who with her husband had worked in PNG and Nigeria as missionaries. She attended a Saturday morning shared training with HCFI trainer Leonora van Tonder. Jill heard about my uncertainty - God had led me ('Don't be afraid to follow me into the Pacific') and here was the invitation on a plate, but where were the assistant trainers? I had to give some new local trainers this opportunity. Jill said, 'I and my husband will be in PNG in August at a theological college very close to Kudjip -- can I help?' So I spent some time with Jill and her husband. They gave me valuable insight into PNG thinking, and I decided to ask Jill to teach the 5 C's even though she had never done a full Saline or TOT (Sorry if I broke the rules!) Once that step of faith had been taken, God answered prayer and over the next few weeks one Fijian and two PNG nurses all agreed to assist -- Praise the Lord!
At Kudjip Nazarene Hospital witness training Jill took question 3, and she did it very effectively. She knew she needed to emphasize the importance of cultivating our relationship with the Lord Jesus by regular Bible reading and prayer, in order to exhibit the 5 C characteristics. She had prepared a poster of the Vine -- Jesus, and the five grapes - the 5 C's -- they must be attached to the Vine to grow. People were clearly thinking hard. And I was thinking too. I was learning another way to present Q3. And I was thanking God that Jill had volunteered to help.