What’s Up at Our House

It was never my intention to launch my blog and then leave it and you somewhat abandoned, but a huge project that I’ve been working on for the better part of three years needed some last minute attention. Let me explain…

My dear friends Jim and Sheila own a curriculum company, Living Books Curriculum, in case you want to check it out. It just so happens to be the curriculum we’ve used for years, and we love it! All the proceeds go to support their mission project which, in part, works to provide curriculum and training for teachers in areas where there is no or inadequate access to education. So far they have established seven schools in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Over the years our family has done what we can to support the project because we believe it is a wonderful, valuable thing. Several years ago, K and one of her friends organized a book drive to help build a library in one of the schools. They packed up the books and shipped them to Nigeria.

For years I felt a nudging to do something more to support the project. Finally, when the time was right, I approached Jim and Sheila and shared my idea, they were totally on board. Well, God works in funny ways, and that initial project idea is still on the drawing board. I’ll save you all the twist and turns that this project has taken over the years, and tell you that the finished project is a curriculum that will be used in the LBC-schools. As hard as it is to believe, it is my understanding that there are no books on Nigerian history, geography, literature, and famous people in the schools there; not just the LBC-supported schools, but NONE of the schools!

Last year around Thanksgiving, the first unit, Geography, went to Nigeria.

In a few weeks, a unit on History and Government will be going to Nigeria along with a volume on Notable Nigerians. I have frantically been preparing the books to go and be printed. The person who normally does the layout and design work is off on an adventure, so I offered to step in and get them ready. I worked my way through college as a graphic artist and have done lots of projects over the years, so it wasn’t a big deal, just lots to get done with everything else on my plate. I am happy to report that they are completed and on their way to be printed!

There are at least a couple more units in the works, but I won’t be picking those back up until after the holidays.

If you are so inclined, please pray for this ministry. If you are interested in learning more, check out Worldwide Education in a Box.