Friday, April 1, 2011

Adventures in Review - Week 28

On Missionary Monday, we learned of and prayed for a young woman named Somchi. She and her mother were the only Christians in their Khmu village in Laos and they faced many hardships because they refused to back down from their faith on God. To learn more about Somchi, please visit the Kids of Courage on-line newsletter. It is free.  It is through the Voice of the Martyrs.  

Tuesday was our day to volunteer at our local crisis pregnancy center. The kids love to help sort, straighten, and fold the baby clothes. They even help bag up the items for the ladies.

On Writing Around the World Wednesday, we each wrote a letter to Debabrata (our Compassion sponsor child) in India. His birthday is coming up in May (he'll be 8 years old) and in order for the cards to get to him in time, we had to send them out in March. 

In our Adventures in My Father's World, we finished up Parts 3 and 4 of 'Honest Abe'. The kids were amazed at all the things he had accomplished and they especially liked the muddy pig story. Their notebook pages are below.



During Bible time, the kids are also learning that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. (John 10:14)

Other than that, we've caught up on a few episodes of Liberty's Kids via Netflix (The Midnight Ride and Washington Takes Command). *Thanks, Jennifer*

Liberty's Kids: The Complete Series

And we liked the Blast to the Past books Mrs. Jennifer let us borrow so much, we decided to purchase a set for ourselves. One of which includes, Lincoln's Legacy. Jase will read books over and over and Aleeya can read them when she is older. Thanks again, Jennifer!

Lincoln's Legacy (Blast to the Past)

To check out what others are doing in My Father's World, click the link below.

To check out what other homeschoolers have done this week in general, click the link below.

weekly wrap-up


  1. Can I just tell you that I *love* your Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday? I mean LOVE them!!! You are awesome mom, and you're doing an amazing job training the hearts and minds of your kids!!!

    Glad you're enjoying Liberty's Kids and Blast to the Past!! :)

  2. I couldn't agree with Jennifer more! That is so awesome. Your an inspiration to me. Great week!

  3. Thanks ladies...y'all are so sweet :)

  4. I love that your kids are helping in the volunteering! I want to do more of that, but most places seem to not welcome little ones helping, which frustrates me.

    We just sent our very first letter to our Compassion child this week!

  5. Jamie - I know exactly how frustrating that can be :-/ Other than Sunday school (lol!), I had a really hard time finding places that would allow me to volunteer *with* my kids too. Actually, last year was the very first year any place said yes to both me *and* my kids coming. I think it is wonderful that you have a willing heart for volunteering. I would suggest checking back every now and then with those places you are interested in. Who knows? As our kids get older, as the people, management, and policies at those places change, they may allow you to volunteer with your kids. This is what happened in my case at the crisis pregnancy center.

    Congratulations on your first letter! If you haven't already done this, I would suggest saving all the correspondence you receive from your sponsor child in a binder. My husband and I have been sponsoring a yound lady in the Philippines for 12 years now. She is almost ready to graduate out of the Compassion program :( I find myself going back and looking through all the pictures, papers, and letters from time to time. It has been an amazing journey. I am so excited for you guys as you begin your journey with your sponsor child :)

  6. Isnt it great what Netflix has to offer? We watched a Liberty Kids, but my kids are just a little young to appreciate it. Fun week!


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