My role as an Environmental Educator enables me to witness the life-changing impact on both children’s and interns’ lives.

One common question voiced by interns during their study sessions is, “Why have I never heard the biblical mandate (Genesis 2) to preserve and care for creation spoken about in my church?” We engage with churches on this issue, and encourage interns to make significant contributions in their own communities.

A day-long forest walk in our local watershed has been a big hit with kids and leaders, with stops for stories, games, finding plants and eating berries. A six-year old boy took my hand as we walked, and said earnestly, “I would like to do the job you do!” Moments like these affirm that this is not only life-giving work for me, but also life-changing for the people we welcome in.

Ruth Education Team