Annie is optimistic – like her mother!

Annie's two teachers this year.  Miss McGuckin standing and Allison kneeling on the ground in front of the white marker board.

Annie’s two teachers this year. Miss McGuckin standing and Allison kneeling on the ground in front of the white marker board.

Our daughter Annie likes to encourage others.  She drew this picture for Allison to let her know she liked homeschooling with her over the summer.  Annie attended the Spanish Language Institute missionary kids school, Sojourn.  Her teacher was Miss McGuckin, and Annie loved her.  Over the summer, Allison did some homeschooling in a makeshift classroom with a marker board leaning against the wall, everyone sitting on the floor including Allison.  In general, the kids loved having Allison teach them at home.  I am glad, because depending on how the school in Curahuasi progresses, they may have some years of this in front of them.

Allison’s Last Trimester – also a good family picture!

From left to right, Annie, Will, Peter, David, Allison, Sarah

From left to right, Annie, Will, Peter, David, Allison, Sarah

As a continuation of Sunday’s and yesterdays posts. . .  I, Allison, will not take regular classes, much as I loved them, for the next term.  I will continue to work on my Spanish with a tutor on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for an hour each session.  We are going to talk about hispanic culture and literature.  My tutor, Laura, is from Chile, and has a Master’s degree in Latin cultural studies or something like that, and so I am looking forward to her South American perspective.

Please pray for me to have patience and wisdom as I homeschool the kids.  Please pray that God will help me to continue to foster the friendships He has given me here even though I won’t be on campus as much.  Please pray for me to have understanding and unflagging support as Will may need more time for school with his new FARO route.  Please pray for me to embrace my role here at home and to relish the time I will have with the kids.  Please pray for me to learn how to have solitude when the kids are home all day.  Please pray for me to learn how to pray more.  Please pray for me to be humble. 

Thank you so much for your prayers.  I don’t know where we would be without them.

The Last Trimester for the Kids

From left to right, Peter, Annie, Sarah, David

From left to right, Peter, Annie, Sarah, David

Will wrote yesterday about how this upcoming term (trimester) is going to change for him and promised an update on the others of us today.  Here it is, as far as we know thus far.  I have learned again that our plans are at the mercy of the Lord! Continue reading