Homeschooling has changed the face of America. But how has homeschooling made a difference in the world? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Farris talks about how homeschoolers are making a global impact for Christ.
My daughter Jayme spent a year in Romania working for a pastor named Paul Negrut and also with a small private orphanage. She is my guest today on Home School Heartbeat. Jayme, welcome to the program!
Jayme, as you think about the time you spent in western Romania, can you share your personal experience of how homeschooling gave you the practical preparation you needed for that experience?
Well, as a homeschooler I had been given a good education but I had also done a lot of basic day-to-day service at home for my parents and all my siblings. And this came in handy in Romania because my day job, as you said, was working at a large Baptist college where I served as the liaison to the English-speaking world for the college president. So I was doing a lot of communicating with dignitaries, and businessmen, and religious leaders both from the U.S. and the United Kingdom. But then on the flipside, I was working at a private orphanage changing diapers and feeding toddlers their spinach and rocking babies to sleep. So there really was a wide variety of ministries that God gave me to do, and I’m really grateful that my years at home equipped me for all of them. But most importantly, Dad, it really was the solid, spiritual foundation that you and Mom laid for us that allowed me to do anything worthwhile so I’m very grateful to you for that.
Well, Jayme, thank you so much. I’m Mike Farris.