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Expanding Worldviews

Living in another culture brings different kinds of challenges.  In the moment, they can be embarrassing or even horrifying, but later they can actually bring a smile.  When learning a new language in a new culture, you have to give yourself a little grace, and even learn to laugh at yourself.  Sometimes you just have …

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  Living in a third world country can be crazy at times, different at others, or just plain exhausting!  Have you ever wondered how your life would be different if you lived overseas?  This is your chance to walk in another person’s shoes! 10.  SHOPPING Shopping can take it’s toll when you have to go …

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The Brinkman Adventures Radio Shows are such an entertaining and educational way to practice listening with my children, that when I heard about the new curriculum that accompanies these shows, I was ecstatic!  These Adventures go right along with what Teach Me Joy is all about.  These based on truth stories expand your child’s world …

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Most people wouldn’t even dream about living in a remote town in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia that is only accessible by air.  But that is exactly what the Jongkind family has done!  Jaap-Jan, Willeke and their four children, Jonathan, Naomi, Jerusha and Juda are from Holland, but they live, work and homeschool in Wamena, …

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