Many missionaries homeschool their children. There are as many reasons for this as there are missionaries since each one's circumstance and field is unique.
One of the biggest reasons we are homeschooling missionaries is to include our children in ministry and disciple them to the point that they also develop a servants heart and desire to minister to others.
Kristine Lien, a missionary wife in Indonesia, has written a great three-part series about missionaries and homeschooling on the Baptist Missionary Women blog. Kristine says:
Our family defines ministry as being the channel through which God meets the needs of others by His grace. When I homeschool my children, my purpose is to prepare them for ministry.
Whether you are a missionary or not, I highly recommend that you read her articles. You may be enlightened, encouraged, and challenged. I know for me it was all of that and more! I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think you will too!
If you are a homeschooling missionary struggling through this season of homeschooling on the field, you may also want to read Homeschooling on the Mission Field, an article I wrote for Homeschool Survival.com.
My prayer is that you will be encouraged today!
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