The Missional Mom

Most of you probably know I am a bit of a Missional Mom…being a missionary full time qualifies me I suppose!  If you are new to my blog, you can visit my Welcome Page to learn a bit more about our family and what we do.

Today I want to tell you about a very special book, read on to see exactly why it is SO special!

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I received a call last year which turned into a 2 hour phone interview with an amazing woman who I felt such a connection to.  The woman was Helen Lee, the author of this book.  She was given my name as someone who might be good to feature in her book and we set up a phone date to see where God led.  I am honored to be featured in this book, both in chapter 5 focusing on our missionary family, and in chapter 9, focusing on my calling to the moms out there finding my homeschooling blog and websites online!

I knew I loved the topic of the book but obviously had no clue if I would actually like the entire book, but I have read the entire thing and I LOVE it!  It is a perfect book for so many moms I know, targeted mainly towards suburban moms who feel a calling to be focused on living a missional lifestyle.  In this day and time, it is so difficult. 

Even for me ~ as a full time missionary ~ I face many similar struggles. 

Living in America {or other similar country} presents a unique challenge for us as parents, no matter what our “job” is. 

Here is a small video clip about the book…

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You can also visit Helen’s website for more info and could even use this book in a women’s group at church.  She provides study guides, videos and more on her site, all you have to do is register and the materials are free!

I am extremely honored to be a part of this book and highly recommend it to YOU.  Helen also has a homeschooling blog, as she homeschools her 3 boys!!!

Helen has NO clue that I am writing this post, I am doing it truly because I love the book, and the message she shares. 

Amazon sells the book in both paperback and Kindle, currently Kindle is less than $9!

On another note…

As many of you know, we are a missionary family serving in the inner city . We don’t publicize our exact details on this blog, for various privacy reasons. However, we have recently created a brand spankin’ new ministry blog/website and would love to share it with you if you are someone who is interested in learning more about our ministry!

If you are interested in having me email you the link because you want to learn more about our ministry, please just send me an email telling me a tiny bit about who you are {mainly so I know you aren’t a crazy online spammer}. I will gladly send you the link. We use this site to keep our supporters {both financial and prayer} updated.

Not sure what we believe…see our statement of faith here. Read a bit more about our beliefs also on my Welcome page.

My other job

My readers here know me as homeschooling mom, but elsewhere I take on a different role in life! Up until 1 year ago I was the Children’s Ministries Director at our church where we are staff missionaries (meaning the church itself can’t afford to pay us). I passed this official title on last year after MUCH prayer and a very hard year of realizing I can’t do it all. I decided to put my family and homeschooling first and see where everything else fell. It has fallen in place nicely now that I have stopped trying to do it all. Praise God for helping me realize this.

There is one thing I still do and am in charge of at our church and it just wrapped up last night! Each summer I, along with a team of a few other wonderful women, lead a summer reading program called Reading Rocks. We developed this program at Cornerstone 4 years ago and it has been a highlight of the summer for our inner city kids ever since! This year was no exception, I feel it was our best year yet!

Last night was our finale party where each child got to choose a brand new backpack, new socks, new underwear, and a BIG bag of school supplies.

The party was a lot of work, it always is. But it is SO worth it. A bonus is that Pac-Man gets to participate and loves it so very much. AND it has him reading TONS in the summer months!Even Krash got a little backpack last night…he was SO proud of his red bag that he picked out himself!!! As fun as it is and was, I am glad it is over so I can go back to my #1 role as wife, mom and homeschool teacher!