As my first official job with the Emerge team, meeting Bethany and recording an interview with her set a high bar for things to come. Not having met her before (and being new to the ‘missions scene’ myself), I had no idea what to expect from some girl who catches babies in the Middle East. I found out quickly that I had a stereotype, and my ‘nun-ish’ expectations were shattered when I met Bethany; a nose-ringed, dreadlocked, bare-footed earth-girl (am I establishing another stereotype?), who seemed to be all that on the inside as well. She quickly introduced us to her parents’ backyard crabapple tree, which we enjoyed snacking on while we set up for our interview. As I said, the bar was set high, and I took for granted the level of passion for Jesus and our hurting world that I was witnessing as Bethany poured her heart out to our cameras.
Midwife in the Middle East is a 4min video which is featured on Engage, a multimedia DVD package designed to inform, motivate, and encourage a new generation to engage in the world of missions.