Todd Beaverson shares this report after being trained in Joplin and then conducting NOMaD training in Haiti. He offers encouraging insight about the impact of project NOMaD!
By guest blogger Todd Beaverson,
member of Timber Lake Christian Church
in Moberly, Missouri
The Haiti trip went well, and I survived the driving of the Haitian version of Mario Andretti.
My class consisted of six students, one woman and five men. The students ranged in age from 16 to 34. Most of them had superior computer skills already, particularly the 16-year-old.
The oldest of the students, Rosemond Francois, is the tech expert there at the church and school. He had done some video work before, but on a very basic program. It made it much easier to teach the actual editing, since he had some basic knowledge of how a timeline works. It was just a matter of showing him where to find the various functions of the program, and he and the others took to it very quickly.
The Solar Kit with the lessons already loaded on it in French and Creole will be used quite a lot, even before the class is able to complete their own productions. The lessons have already been copied to several other computers and are being distributed and watched.
One of the things about the NOMaD program that I began to realize during my class time is the fact that the impact of this program will never be known in this lifetime. How many videos will be produced? What will they be about? Who will see them? How will their lives be changed? These are some of the questions I realized I would never have answered, but I also realized that’s okay. One person plants, another waters, but ultimately, it is God who gives the increase. All I can hope for is that the tools and knowledge that I left there can produce fruit.