Rosalia supervising the students preparing beeswax for adding to ointments

News from our travels with our Natural Medicine teachings

In February, Roger travelled with Rosalia to Kwale which is near the coast in Kenya. They went to facilitate a five-day Natural Medicine seminar at the Kenya School for Integrated Medicine.

We covered the usual topics that we train on. However, the participants were different from our usual participants making this an interesting and affirming experience. Most of the participants were students at the school, so they were much younger than those we normally train. It was a positive opportunity to introduce students, who are involved in alternative medicine, to the wealth of medicinal remedies easily available to all. Participation in the practicals was great.

The garden walk was a particularly helpful tool. It proved to show how many useful plants are already available. By the end of the week, we were encouraged by the questions which reflected a growing understanding of what we teach as Natural Medicines.

In mid-March, we will be taking the same general teaching to a group of students at the Africa Inland Church Missionary Training College in Eldoret. These are Bible students preparing to take the gospel message to remote parts of the country and beyond. We have trained there every two years for some time now.

Rosalia supervising the students preparing beeswax for adding to ointments
Rosalia supervising the students preparing beeswax for adding to ointments
Students cleaning groundnut shells ready for making medicinal charcoal
Students cleaning groundnut shells ready for making medicinal charcoal
Rosalia teaching on making chilli ointment
Rosalia teaching on making chilli ointment
Roger demonstrating on how to use unripe pawpaws for treating difficult wounds
Roger demonstrating on how to use unripe pawpaws for treating difficult wounds