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Homeschool Q&A

You do what? You homeschool? All of them? How?!

Astronomy Project

Astronomy Project

How, indeed.

Construction
Construction

While some days it is by the grace of God and the skin of our teeth (leaning a little more heavily on the grace than on our dental structures), for the most part, there is more involved to raising and schooling godly children in a 24/7 family environment than just a wing and a prayer…and a prayer…and a prayer.

Building a space station

Building a space station

Although we school year-round, most children in America are heading back to school within the next couple weeks. In honor of the mass engine revving of school buses throughout America, I am devoting the next several entries to answering the vast array of questions people pose to us about homeschooling. If you have a question, please add it to the comment section and I will address it directly. Please do not be afraid of offending us; trust me when I say that we (and most homeschoolers) have heard it all.

I look forward to sharing a glimpse into our schooling lives with you. It would be even better if you were here to participate in the schooling…while folding a pile of laundry on the couch beside you. Perhaps later….

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Bagasao Children’s Prayer Club: Greenland

From the children:

Every week we learn about a different culture or people group needing prayer. We study their situation and pray for them throughout the week.

Please join us in prayer for Greenland.

The country:

Greenland's National Flower

Greenland's National Flower

Greenland is the biggest island in the world. Greenland is about 840,000 sq miles and is covered mostly in ice. The population is only 56,156. Erik the Red was from Iceland and found Greenland. Even though he knew it was ice-covered, he called it Greenland so that his family and friends would come and live there.

Their faith:

Erik the Red’s son, Leif the Lucky, first became a Christian when he went to Norway. He then came back and told everyone in Greenland about Jesus. Many people then became Christians. In 1751 a missionary came to Greenland from Denmark hoping to find Christians there. Instead he found that nobody believed in Jesus anymore. Christians then came to Greenland from Norway and Denmark and many of the Greenlanders came back to faith.

Spring Games in Greenland

Spring Games in Greenland

Even though they are a Christian country, most Greenlanders only go to church on Christmas. People are trying to change this. Many Greenlanders now have the opportunity to watch Jesus films and others are going to Christian camps and schools. They are learning about truly living for Christ, which can be hard when those around you live for the world.

Please pray:

Hannah prays that the Greenlanders will continue to watch the Jesus films and go to the Christian camps and schools, and that they will stay in faith and teach about Jesus to others. Marissa prays that the Christian Greenlanders will tell the non-Christians about Jesus. Elisabeth prays that the Greenlanders will stay as Christians forever. Emily prays that the Greenlanders that aren’t Christians will learn about Jesus. Elijah wants them all to have enough Bibles.

Learn more:

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Thank you,

Hannah, Marissa, Elisabeth, Emily, and Elijah Bagasao

I Timothy 2: 1, 3: I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

You may be interested in previous Bagasao Children’s Prayer Club entries.

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Bagasao Children’s Prayer Club: Zimbabwe

From the children:

Every week we learn about a different culture or people group needing prayer. We study their situation and pray for them throughout the week.

Please join us in prayer for the Zimbabweans.

Zimbabweans

Zimbabweans

The people and their lives:

Zimbabwe is a country in Africa. They used to be ruled by whites, and the blacks worked for them. After much fighting they gained independence in 1980. When the Africans took over their own government, all of the black Africans got a piece of land. The bigger pieces of land were split up. The plots they got were so tiny, the people could not grow many crops, so they would starve. In 2000, some thugs threw the few remaining whites away from their homes and destroyed their homes. Even though that land remains empty, the farmers cannot live on it, because nobody will help them learn to farm properly. The people are very, very poor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bagasao Children’s Prayer Club: Gond

From the children:

Every week we learn about a different culture or people group needing prayer. We study their situation and pray for them throughout the week.

Gond tribal village

Gond tribal village

Please join us in prayer for the Gond.

The people and culture:

The Gond is one of the largest tribes living in central India. The people live in houses made of bamboo, leaves, and timber. Many of them are farmers. Illiteracy is a huge problem.  Some Gond, especially the older tribe members who do not know how to read or write, are cheated by others at the market. :( Read the rest of this entry »

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Bagasao Children’s Prayer Club: Garifuna

Every week we learn about a different country or group of people needing prayer. We study their situation and then pray for them throughout the week.

Please join us in prayer for the Garifuna (gah-ree-foo-nah).

Garifuna drummer in church

Garifuna drummer in church

The people and their history:

The Garifuna people are descendants of slaves that now live in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize.  In the 17th century, Spanish and British ships carrying slaves from Africa were shipwrecked, and some of the slaves escaped to St. Vincent.  Others were set free by their masters.  Many married Carib Indians.  They caused trouble, so in 1797 the British shipped them off to Roatan in the Caribbean.  They eventually made their way to their current homes.

There are now around 100,000 Garifuna.  These black Caribs mostly farm and fish.  Although they speak Spanish, Garifuna is the language they love.  They are now learning to read in Garifuna.

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Bagasao Children’s Prayer Club: Fiji

Sugar CaneFrom the Bagasao Children:

Every week we learn about a different country or group of people needing prayer. We study their situation and then pray for them throughout the week.

Please join us in prayer for the country and people of Fiji.

The country and people:

Fiji is a group of 300 islands in the South Pacific, east of Australia.  Only 112 of the islands are inhabited.  The chief exports are sugar, gold, fish, and corpa (dried coconut which is used for extracting coconut oil).   The main language is English.

The religion:

Christianity first came to the islands 150 years ago when Christian missionaries came.  Christian Fijians thought the news about Jesus was so wonderful that they went to tell other people.  Dr. Brown was a missionary in Fiji who wanted to bring the Word of God to Papua New Guinea.  He went to the missionary school to see if there would be any volunteers to help him on his dangerous mission, traveling in deep-sea canoes to other islands.  Everyone wanted to go.  All 84 students said that if they lived, they lived, if they died, they died, but they were going to serve God. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parachutes, prayer and planes

Because my darling site manager spontaneously seeks to improve this little blog world of mine, things get a little topsy turvy.  I used to follow behind and sweep up the mess, but that takes hours if not days.  He inevitably finds time to improve things again, and the cycle continues.  If he ever settles on a somewhat more permanent design, I will reorder things such as this page.  In the meantime, please accept my apologies for anything amiss in this Wonderland.  My site manager, by the way, works for pie and cookies and is a dream.  That’s why I married him.  
(1) Gather your supplies and cheerful helpers.
(1) Gather your supplies and cheerful helpers.

Parachutes, planes, prayer, and homeschool children. The combination hints strongly of a potential visit to the emergency room. Ah, not so! In this case, the combination represents little missionaries at work.

The Voice of the Martyrs supports a missionary pilot who attaches Bibles and short-wave radios to small parachutes and drops them into guerrilla-controlled areas of Columbia. He needs tens of thousands of parachutes to continue his mission.

We decided to help. While the Bagasao Children’s Prayer Club studied and prayed for the Columbians, we also put our hands to work measuring, cutting and sewing these parachutes.

Would you like to get involved? Follow these simple instructions, or follow our steps below! Read the rest of this entry »

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