Thinking of ways to approach lessons in contemporary world issues in your homeschool program? This week, Mike Farris talks about several non-traditional ways that homeschoolers are making a difference in the world for Christ.
My guest on Home School Heartbeat is Michael Shipe. Michael is a homeschool graduate who works as a business consultant with Bajalia Trading Company. Bajalia is an organization that partners with artisans and entrepreneurs in underdeveloped parts of world in order to stimulate economic development. Michael, welcome to the program!
It’s my pleasure. Thanks for having me.
Michael, what are some ways the homeschool experience that you went through prepared you for the demands of working in other countries?
Well, homeschooling provides an education where biblical truths can be combined with academic excellence, and godly wisdom. It’s a great environment for the Holy Spirit to make clean vessels. Parents have that unique opportunity to see the subtle cues from their children and stop everything. They can stop all essays and all math problems and they can take the time to teach their children lessons on character or spirituality. And capitalizing on those moments will really produce a well-founded adult who has the fear of the Lord and has a strong, moral fiber. The homeschool student graduates with a good education, and more importantly a solid foundation rooted in the Word of God. Both qualities are invaluable for adapting to the challenges of missions.
Michael, thank you so much for sharing how homeschooling prepared you for really a interesting way of serving in missions. I’m Mike Farris.