Fallbrook missionary talks to women in Malawi church

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“You knit me together in my mother’s womb” I begin, reading from Psalm 139. “Munandiumba ndisanadwe ine,” Thoko Nzunga reads from the Chichewa Bible. Her version translates closer to “You knew me before I was born,” which is no surprise, considering that Chichewa words for reproductive organs are considered so vulgar that Christians should never say them. More than 60 school-aged young women and 40 married ladies filled the church. I know that talking about women’s health is taboo in many villages, and I’m about to project a picture of a womb on the church wall, so I know I need to start this off well. “The psalmist was a man, but even he knew that the womb was a place where important, even sacred processes happen. David says, ‘I praise you because I am fearfull
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