In many regions where ACM works, children are the church. Scores of Sunday school teachers have been trained and equipped at ACM’s Sunday School Teacher Training seminars.
While the first emphasis is Bible teaching, Community Health Evangelism training covering basic hygiene and preventive health care is also part of the seminar. Many of these teachers are from remote regions where healthcare is scarce and ignorance kills. Teachers learn about:
- Washing hands properly
- Preventing malaria and other diseases
- Preventing and treating worms
- Making water safe to drink
- Making your own toothbrush and toothpaste
- Brushing teeth properly
This life-saving information often goes hand-in-hand with simple Bible lessons that can be taught to children — for instance, we can wash dirt and disease away, but only Jesus can wash our sins away.