As homeschooling parents, how can we ensure that our daughters are ready to go wherever God calls them? Listen to the experience of a father and his daughter, on today’s Home School Heartbeat with Michael Farris.
Today I want to welcome my second daughter, Jayme Metzgar, to the show. Jayme, I’m glad to have you on the program.
I’d like you to tell us about your academic preparation and where that has led you since graduating from high school.
Well, I was able to graduate early from high school, and when I graduated, I followed my interests in art and in English and apprenticed as a graphic designer and an editor. I gained some marketable skills that way and was also able to work in that field for a few years. Then, at age 18, I began to explore whether God would have me get involved in missions. So I went on a short-term trip to Romania, and felt strongly that I should return. I returned to Romania at age 19 and lived there for a year, working as the English-language secretary for the president of an evangelical college there in Romania. And on the weekends I was volunteering at a home for abandoned babies. When I returned to the United States after that year in Romania, I was home for a while, helping my mom homeschool several of my younger brothers and being very active in my church, but I knew God had more for me to do in Romania. So I founded a non-profit organization at age 20, and began raising funds for the small orphanage that I had worked at in Romania. Today, I’m now married and I have three children, but I’m still able to run that ministry from my home. And even though my primary role is that of a wife and mother, I’m really thankful to have the opportunity to stay involved in God’s work in Romania, even from my home.
Jayme, thanks so much. I’m Mike Farris.