When my teen-aged sons told me they wanted to play airsoft at an event hosted by a young man named Russell, I immediately started asking questions:
- Who was he?
- Where did they meet him?
- Who else would be there?
My husband and I have homeschooled Roger and Ryan from the start. They’ve been blessed with amazing friends. Over time, I’ve come to appreciate their ability to make wise decisions about relationships. That said, I’d never met this young man, and I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about dropping them off at his house and driving away. However, my apprehension soon turned to delight….
Meeting Russell launched me into two years of researching and writing to tell the story of his 7-week adventure in a land that is home to one of the greatest missionary stories every told!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT WALKING WITH THE WAODANI
“Do you want your children to have a heart for missions? Walking with the Waodani is a great way to let them see the grandest adventure of all – being a conduit of God’s grace to the ends of the earth. History, geography, creative writing, and worldview studies will make parents happy — and anacondas, grubs, and piranha will spice it up for the kids. But everyone will finish up with a deeper understanding of Ecuador … and of grace and truth. This is a study your boys, especially, will love!” —Hal & Melanie Young, authors of Raising Real Men
“As one who has led numerous missions trips to various nations, and so I often look for books to promote interest in missions in families, Walking With the Waodani is unique. Author Stacy Farrell has turned the story into a fascinating course of study that will bring many a student back to the book again and again. With a collection of outstanding illustrations and numerous study questions and helps, here’s a book that is likely to stir interest in gospel mission work even among families that have not been captured by the subject before.” —Dennis Gundersen, President, Grace and Truth Books
FROM THE COMMUNITY OF HOMESCHOOL BLOGGERS
Thank you so very much for writing this curriculum and for sharing it with us…. My kids loved the first two sections and have been pestering me for the rest. It has fundamentally changed the way my children think and deepened their understanding of the concept of forgiveness.
We couldn’t put it down for the first two lessons, so my boys and I are excited for the next ones!
I wanted to share with you my teen daughter’s reaction when we started reading it together yesterday: “This is fantastic! This is the best thing ever!” And she is always the biggest critic in our family.
Walking with Waodani is coming!