The following is the introduction to the unit on the value of Guarding.
When Adam and Eve were created, God placed them in the Garden of Eden brimming with beautiful trees and natural resources, instructing them to “work it and protect it” (Genesis 2:15).
Ever since then, human beings have been entranced by the beauty of nature and the sustenance it provides for us, experiencing the wonder of Creation and a sense of deep interconnectedness with the natural world. However, respecting the natural world and understanding our place in it has also been an ongoing challenge. What is the right way to enjoy this world? How can we guard our tendency to take it for granted, or to carelessly waste natural resources and destroy the world around us? How can we be responsible stewards of this great gift we have been given?
The Year of Growth book enriches the Momentum year-long journey. Most Partner Organizations build on Year of Growth resources to deepen group learning. Mothers use the book to share learning with friends and family and to bring the learning back to their children.
Year of Growth is given in Israel to all Momentum trip participants in English, Russian, Spanish, or Hebrew as of 2020.