One change that we're making in our homeschool comes from my reading Radical by David Platt. He challenges believers to pray consistently that the gospel will be spread around the world. One tool he suggests is Operation World, so that we can be focused in our prayers and make sure to cover all the people groups of the world. Our prayer guide and map came in the mail today and I'm so excited! Can you tell someone else is excited, too?
We'll be utilizing this tool in two ways:
1.) Prayers during morning devotions. Normally we pray according to our character studies. For example, if we're studying grattitude, then we pray that the Lord will help us to be grateful and to show grattitude to Him and others. We'll be adding the Operation World prayer calendar to our morning prayers. From now until the end of the month we'll be praying for Asia, in general. Then beginning Feb 9th we'll start praying for individual nations alphabetically as outlined in Operation World.
2.) Geography. We normally study geography along with history and we're studying American not World History this year, but I just can't pass up this opportunity to discuss the culture and location of these nations while we're praying for them.
I'm just so excited about this and have no idea why we haven't been doing it all along in our home. Well, better late than never, right?
Oh, and for the record, our adorable Prince charming pictured above came to us from Kazakhstan, less than 2% evangelical Christian. This little boy loves to pray and his precious prayers would just melt your heart. He's such a blessing!
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.