The Things I Love about America:
- friendly, helpful people
- meeting new people/cultures
- opportunities for the boys
- sledding, skiing
- cost of living and expenses LESS here
- clean environment, services offered to communities, everything works!!
- GREAT library!
- Burger King with enough burgers to feed our family for $10 (no cooking for me)!
- friends, hearing from friends
- coffee in a REAL mug at restaurants and not in a disposable
- Summer days, being outside, sun sets, sounds of the African bush
- the Zambezi, camping, fishing
- the bush and animals and all our pets we left behind (I so miss all our furry creatures)
- our Ladies Bible Study
- the elderly folk at Borrowdale Trust
- living in a small community - being involved, interacting with people as you go along in your day
- cleaner food - grass fed cows, cage free chickens/eggs/ fresh raw milk, less perservatives/chemicals in our foods
Going to church. The boys go to a teen Bible study at the youth pastors house on Wednesday and then have Sunday school at 9am on Sundays and then youth group at 5-8pm on Sundays. Sunday is a real busy day with study groups for them. They really love it and go willingly every week.
School. The boys do quite a bit of school on their lap tops. Duncan does an online English and math course where I help with his assignments but it is great as it is all set out for him. He has a spelling course on disc called Excellence in Spelling. Luke is doing Saxon math, various English workbooks and an online computer course. Then I do science Apologia with both Duncan and Luke where we study science from a Christian perspective as well as looking at evolution. We all do History and Bible together. We are studying Christian History and I read historical novels like "the Apostle Paul" told in a novel. So we have been reading Acts and then will go on to studying Revelation again, which we took a break from because we were studying Christian History, this brought us to the book of Acts.
Murray is preparing for his SAT so he works on tests and videos for Math and English. He is also doing a Diploma called Electrical Fundamentals through the U.K. For his Filming course, he needs to complete 5 modules of theory before he completes his practical in May. I love being able to choose according to his interests and that`s why I love the flexibility and choices that we have as home schoolers. He is not sure what he will do after his diploma but possibly a trade, so he can begin that in the next few months.
We also watch lots of movies on various wars, especially World War 2 and the Haulocast. These bring many discussions about the many intolerances in the world. So, what we go through in Zimbabwe is really happening all over the world, so we shouldn`t be surprised. Intolerance of people groups is still going on and will continue until man`s attitude changes and people start to see people the way God sees people.
This has not been the coldest day. The coldest day has probably been about -14 Celsious.
We look forward to some letters and feedback! (either email, skype, blog) Miss you all and pray for all our friends as you go through another election in Zimbabwe. God knows. God is in control. Trust in Him Only!