You've probably heard the old proverb that says, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I recently changed it to “Give a girl a measurement and she makes one thing. Teach a girl to measure and she can make a billion.”
Although it took me a while to figure it out, I eventually realized that most of the Peace House ladies had no idea how to use a ruler or measuring tape. We needed to have measuring camp! First, we tackled the basics of using a tape measure and the difference between length, width, and depth. Next, Heather and I challenged the ladies with a scavenger-hunt-type list of things to measure, including tables, doorways, floor tiles, people, and more.
The funniest moment was when Dorcas, who’s about 6 months pregnant, asked someone to measure her. She claimed she’d be the biggest thing we measured all day.