How You Can Grow Your Child’s Heart for the World {Guest Post by Britta Stromeyer Esmail}

  How You Can Grow Your Child’s Heart for the World In 2015, we took our two daughters Maya and Anya to Kenya. For our oldest (then 6 years old) it was her fourth visit but the first she would remember. Her father grew up in Kenya and we have family there. Besides fun tourist activities, visiting the national park and going to the beach in Mombasa, we believe it is important for our daughters to see how other children {Read More}

Growing Mission-Minded Hearts

One of the most important directives of the Bible is Mark 16:15, which says, “[Jesus] said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” How do we know it’s one of the most important? Because these are Jesus’ parting words to His disciples. He was leaving the earth for heaven, but He wanted the work to continue. Jesus has a heart for missions, and He wants us—and our children—to have the same. I’m a {Read More}

Last Day to Enter Ray Vander Laan’s Experience the Bible Giveaway!

Our task as Christians is to bring “lost sheep” back into the love and safety of His kingdom. How are you doing at welcoming the strangers and prodigals the Lord longs to embrace? Learn how to work on your task with Ray Vander Laan’s Israel’s Mission, volume thirteen in the That the World May Know® DVD series. Discover the mission that can give your life—and the lives of those around you—greater meaning than you ever imagined. Filmed on location in the Middle {Read More}

What I Learned About Homeschooling from the Kibera Slums

I had a chance to travel to Kenya with AWANA International (www.awana.org/). I knew my heart was going to break seeing the children living in poverty in the slums of Nairobi’s Kibera, but . . . I never expected to learn so much about homeschooling from the teachers and students I met. First, the slums are a hard place to visit. Over one million people live in a community of make-shift shacks, unsafe power lines, and filth. Channels of human {Read More}

Family Volunteering: Tips & Tricks

  Family Volunteering: Tips & Tricks Give back. Together. You know the old saying, “It is better to give than receive.” For many families the best gifts they can give is the gift of themselves … through volunteering. Family volunteering has been an interest to homeschooling advocates for years. Raymond and Dorothy Moore recommend an hour a day of home or community service. Can you imagine how your family (homeschooling or not) could impact the community by volunteering an hour {Read More}

What I Learned About Homeschooling from the Kiberia Slums

What I Learned About Homeschooling from the Kiberia Slums Before I left for my summer trip to Nairobi with AWANA, I knew my heart was going to break seeing the children living in poverty in the slums of Nairobi’s Kibera … but I never expected to learn so much about homeschooling from the teachers and students I met. I never expected to learn so much about homeschooling from the Kiberia slums. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet First, the slums are a {Read More}

3 Questions About Giving Every Parent Should Ask

3 Questions About Giving Every Parent Should Ask   This summer I was blessed to travel to Kenya to meet with some amazing men and women who are using AWANA clubs (www.awana.org) to disciple children to know Jesus and know His Word. We visited six schools, each with 200+ students. My heart was drawn to the kids who praised God with smiling faces, even though many of them were orphans and had little or nothing of their own. It was easy {Read More}

July’s Instagram Round-Up!

I’m a pretty avid Instagram-er.   So I thought I’d share some photo highlights from the past month of summer travels and fun with the Goyer clan. If you’re on Instagram too, let’s connect! Family Photo at the Dixie Stampede! The Girls Love Exploring Iva’s Farm Summer Days Swimming with Goggle Friends! From Our Trip to The Living History Museum – Dress Up is So Much Fun! I Loved Catching Up With Joanna Weaver! A Beautiful Montana Rainbow! From our {Read More}

An Update from Kenya

An Update from Kenya At age 17, I became a teen mom… During my pregnancy it seemed that wherever I went I felt labeled. People noticed my “mistake,” but they didn’t see my heart. Few noticed how I was seeking God, and trying to make changes. My large, round stomach was all that they noticed. They are called slums because that’s why they are. It’s easy to overlook what’s truly important. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet It’s easy to overlook what’s {Read More}

Awana Get Involved!

Awana Get Involved! My older kids have been involved in Awana since 1997 or so. And now my young kids are involved! I’ve always loved the mission focus and their scripture training. Tomorrow I’m flying to Kenya to see how Awana International is reaching hundreds of thousands of kids in Kenya with the message of Jesus Christ. But even before the trip photos arrive, there are a few things that I wanted to share! Awana Stories Resources for Parents Awana’s Spiritual {Read More}

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