Monday, November 15, 2010

Around the World with a Missionary


Last Christmas, my oldest son (currently 6 years old) received a globe from his grandfather. Taking its place in the middle of the dining room table, it has facilitated some great discussions about this world in which we live.
He was, and continues to be, so enchanted with it, that we take every opportunity to incorporate it into our homeschool lessons. You can read about some of the ways we have done this here.
Most people don’t think much about geography when planning lessons for preschoolers and kindergarteners. If our kids know their own address and can tell the difference between a five minute trip to the grocery store and a five hour trip to grandma’s house, that should do until they get a little older.
On the other hand, there is something to be said for opening a little child’s eyes to a world so much bigger than their own corner of it–a world filled with oceans, mountains, valleys, deserts, and people. People created in the image of God. People who are very different from us in many ways, yet the same in many ways.
People who desperately need to hear the gospel.
And so, we teach them about missionaries.

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I'm a Stay-at-Home, Christian, "crunchy" mama. I have been blessed with the calling to be a godly wife and mother. I am passionate about bringing up my children in the discipline and instruction of the LORD, through home education and discipleship. Helpmeet to my best friend and soulmate, Christopher since 1/29/2000, and mama to four little blessings, including a tiny, precious, newborn baby girl.

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Bible--Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos, Apologia Biblical World View Book 1, "Who is God and Can I Really Know Him?"
Catechism-- "Training Hearts, Teaching Minds" by Starr Meade
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Geography and Missions-- "Hero Tales" by Dave and Neta Jackson, as well as various other missionary biographies, incorporating globe and map study
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