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WALKING WITH THE WAODANI — PART 4 — LIFE LESSONS

WHAT ABOUT SOCIALIZATION?

We hear it so often that it’s become cliché. But I suppose, if you don’t homeschool, there’s no way to know how many “social” opportunities are available to homeschoolers….

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Russell poison fishing

WALKING WITH THE WAODANI — PART 3 — POISON FISHING

As Russell explains in this video, his family typically spends their Sunday afternoons playing frisbee together or watching a movie. However, the Waodanis’ Sunday afternoon activities are a bit different from his.

Have you ever heard of poison fishing? If not, you’re about to hear Russell explain it….

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Russell spear fishing

Walking with the Waodani – Part 2 – The Lost Spear

(This is part 2 in our Homeschooler Adventure Walking with the Waodani series. Click here to start the series at the beginning.)

A CHANGE IN PLANS

When I first interviewed Russell Winter back in November of 2014, I thought it would be helpful to record our session so I could refer back to the video when I wrote the one blog post I had planned. However, the longer we talked (we talked for 2.5 hours!), the more captivated I became by Russell’s storytelling!

As you may already know, that “one” initial blog post morphed into a blog series … which morphed into a series with a few worksheets … which morphed into our newest release: Walking with the Waodani.

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Leaving and landing

Walking with the Waodani – Part 1

The Invitation

Imagine you have friends of all ages (and you do, don’t you?). One friend in particular — who happens to be 70 years old — is thinking about moving to Ecuador when he retires. He wants to explore the country, and he invited you to travel with him.

You’ve always wanted to explore the world. Ecuador seems like a fine place to start, so you accept his invitation. As your departure date approaches, you decide to learn everything you can about this exotic country. …

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preparing our children to leave the nest

Preparing our children to fulfill God’s purpose


We pour our hearts into preparing our children to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.

We love them deeply, intimately, sacrificially. We know there is a time to shelter, a time to prepare, and a time to release. Yet, when the time comes, it can be incredibly hard to let them go…. …

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Elisabeth Elliot

In Memory of Elisabeth Elliot’s Homecoming

A humble hero went home.

On June 15, 2015, Elisabeth Elliot went home to be with the Lord.  Inspiring tributes to this humble hero abound.

(See below for links to some of our favorites.)

The impact of her life—lived faithfully for Christ—reaches across borders and generations.

When she returned to Ecuador to minister to and live among the people who had brutally murdered her husband and four other men, she courageously demonstrated what it means to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matt. 5:44). …

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