Lee’s Life Update

I have always been vague about where we lived overseas and what our family did. I still don’t want to put too much online, but I do want to share what’s going on with my family right now as things are kind of topsy-turvy for us.

Until this summer my family had been living in southeast Turkey near the Syrian border. I’ve actually seen ISIS members. They recruited in our neighborhood. Our city faced the brunt of the influx of refugees from Syria to the point where now a quarter of the city is refugees. We ended up being support to a school for Syrian refugees and my husband discipled Syrian, Afghan, and Iranian pastors leading fellowships in the city.

This spring we found out that our residence permits were not going to be renewed to continue living anywhere in that region of Turkey. As we had felt called specifically to that city and not to Turkey in general, we didn’t feel right just choosing another city in Turkey to live in. We sought the Lord as a family and two weeks later found ourselves moving to eastern Germany, really east, like a stone’s throw from Poland, or as they say here, a cat’s leap.

We moved in with a family who had been strangers before we arrived. We were at their home for six weeks until we moved into our apartment just this August. Yes, we just moved in. When we went to apply for our residence permit in Germany, we were met with a letter saying our application would be denied unless we enrolled our children in school. They had been told by a German friend of ours that we would be homeschooling. (He had been trying to be helpful.) The Lord has not changed our minds on homeschooling, and so we began speaking with this official and that official and sending letters, etc. In the end we were not given permission to homeschool, and we have to leave. We’ve only been in our apartment for less than a month. This weekend my husband will leave with my two oldest to find our next home, and I will be traveling by plane a week later with the youngest four children.

Where are we going? We are headed to Macedonia. It’s the first foreign country the Lord brought us to years ago. We were there for 6 years, living and working among the Roma, better known as Gypsies. I love Macedonia, and I have not been for a visit since 2008. We are allowed to stay three months there without a visa before we either need to get permission to live there or get out.

We do plan on coming back to Germany in three months (we can re-enter after being out 90 days) and will keep doing the work we’ve begun here and we’ll see what comes of it. We have friends here who will continue to seek an exemption for us to homeschool. We don’t know what God’s plan is for all of this.

Please be praying for me and my family through all the transition. I love being home, so it’s hard for me to not have a place to settle into.

149 thoughts on “Lee’s Life Update

  1. Leah hucks August 24, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    As we sit and use all your hard work for our own homeschooling, we will be praying for you and the ministry God has you in. Praying for provision and safety.

  2. Rosemary stolle August 24, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    Sending prayers for your family

  3. Summer August 24, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    Praying.

  4. betsyzenz August 24, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    Lee, thank you for sharing your update. My three daughters and I just started using your excellent curriculum and we love it! We are thankful for you and your family, and we will be praying for you during this significant transition.

    • Mindy August 28, 2015 / 9:40 pm

      These are my feelings as well. I have just started using this site with my two sons, and it is so wonderful. Thank you for all you have done here, and all you are doing in other countries! God Bless!

  5. dee August 24, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    My family will pray and stand in agreement with your family.

  6. lmariebyrd August 24, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    We will be praying for you and your family during this transition in your lives! May God continue to protect and bless you.

    • yasmine February 17, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      my family We will be praying for you and your family .

  7. Trisha Wichlaz August 24, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Sending out prayers and if you don’t mind is like to add you to our missions and missionary prayer list at church !

    Regards
    Trisha Wichlaz
    – from my iPhone

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    • Cecilia Morris October 4, 2015 / 5:11 am

      Thank you so much for sharing. This is my first year doing EP, thank you for give us the opportunity of doing this curriculum God bless you for that. I will be praying for you and your family.. Thanks a lot for all your help

  8. Tam August 24, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    I will certainly pray for you. God bless you and keep you.

  9. Rachel August 24, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Please be careful in Germeny Lee! They can be hostile to homeschoolers and just Christians in general. My family wil be praying for you

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool August 24, 2015 / 1:38 pm

      They can be hostile to any foreigners as well. But we have met wonderful Christians and there’s even a German woman translating EP’s Learn to Read book. She’s homeschooling until the compulsory age. There are others who live just over the border in order to homeschool. Who knows, maybe we can help them with materials somehow too?

  10. Tamara R August 24, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    We are praying for you here in North Carolina. I will put some prayer requests in my church groups and church for more prayers.

  11. Heather Baxter August 24, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    Praying for you and your family to be able to do God’s mighty work which includes homeschooling your kiddos! God has a plan and though we all may not know the why at the time…someday the why will be shown to us and we can rejoice in it. Keep up the Godly fight!

  12. tracydelahuerta August 24, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing it makes me very grateful that I have the freedom to homeschool. I will be keeping you and your family in prayer.
    So grateful we have a loving Heavenly Father who never leaves us or forsakes us. He established our footsteps. I pray He opens doors that can’t be opened and closed the ones no man can shut. I pray He continue to bless you and your family mightily, in Jesus name. Amen

  13. Shirley Gray August 24, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I will be praying for you and your family, and thanks for all of your work it helps so many people. May God keep and protect your family.

  14. Erika August 24, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Lee, we are so thankful for your curriculum. It was an answer to many prayers. We are missionaries in NE Brazil and do not have access to books, etc unless a kind person comes to visit from US. It took us 6 months and 7 moves to settle in a home for more than a few months. We also have 6 children and I feel your concerns and hardships most deeply. May God continue to strengthen you and bless you richly for the obedient sacrifices you and your family makes. We are lifting you up.

  15. tracydelahuerta August 24, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. We will be praying for you all.
    I just started homeschooling my 13 year old two weeks ago with this curriculum and I absolutely love it.
    I pray or Abba Father ,our great and mighty God make a way where there is no way. I pray He would continue to guide your footsteps and blessed you all mightily. That He would open doors no man can open and close those no man can shut. That He will be the soft voice encouraging and guiding you. I pray that He will be your protection. I thank you Gather that you complete the good works you started. I thank you and praise you in advance. In Jesus name Amen

    • tracydelahuerta August 24, 2015 / 1:51 pm

      I meant open doors no man can close and close doors no man can open. Lol.

  16. brendaob6 August 24, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Dear Lee, I will definitely be praying for safety and God’s will for you and your family. I pray that you also will not have to give up the blessing of homeschooling your family. Thank you for all that you are doing for so many families, including my own, to allow us this wonderful curriculum. God speed on continuing your work where the Lord leads. In Christ love, Brenda

  17. VanessaxGrace August 24, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Praying Numbers 6:24-26 over you and your family. May His grace comfort and keep you while you wait for the open door!

    In His Love,
    Vanessa Harris

  18. Kathy Berger August 24, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Ah our Heavenly Father sees it all! He has a great and mighty plan and your lives are bearing much fruit for Him, His Kingdom and all our families because of your obedience. May your family be strengthened and protected during these uncertainties. And may the doors swing wide open for where your home-making, home-schooling, home-loving feet shall be planted! I declare and decree in Jesus’ name that you will prosper…abundantly more than you could ask or imagine! Thank you for always putting others before yourself! For Him, Kathy in GA

  19. Mandy August 24, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    I cannot imagine what you are going through. Trust in the Lord. He will be with you. He promises that.

  20. Debra August 24, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Lee,
    I pray that your every need is met and you are surrounded by God’s protection, peace, love and grace. The Lord Bless and keep you…Numbers 6:24-26.

  21. Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool August 24, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Thank you, everyone. It means so much. I’m sitting here crying reading through your comments and prayers of encouragement. Don’t stop praying. 🙂

  22. Tamara C August 24, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    I’m so glad to be a part of this ministry, in a small way, every month. If you need anything, will you let us know? Our family is praying for you and yours.

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool August 24, 2015 / 2:27 pm

      Need anything? Ha! We need everything. Mostly we need the Lord to come through in a BIG way on many, many front. The good thing is that the Lord is faithful. 🙂

  23. renemccarty August 24, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    Oh my goodness! I cannot fathom what you all are experiencing right now, but I am so grateful for His protection, especially from ISIS. I am praying right now!

  24. Tara August 24, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    I really hope it all works out for you and your family! Your teachings helped me get through my first year homeschooling, and my daughter thrived! My thoughts are with you ❤️

  25. Brooke August 24, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story. I always say that everything happens for a reason and there may be a reason you are to be where you are for now. The lord knows our needs and our wants but the power of prayer is above all. Your journey is in his hands. Trust in him and he will lead you. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  26. Kim August 24, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    I adore your love for homeschooling. Such an adventure for your family. I totally understand needing a home…..I’m a homebody, so is my son. My family will be praying for your family, peace, wisdom and protection. Enjoy the adventuring while you can, an extended fieldtrip!

  27. Paola August 24, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    Lee,
    I just want to let you I’m going to keep you in my prayers so you and your family could adapt to all the changes and you are facing right now. Also, that you give grace to each other while adapting to all these sort of new places, culture and people. I know a little bit how you feel. We lived in a garage room the five of us for four months in the another missionaries’ home, with our belongings in a storage room and some clothes in our suitcases. Adapting to being uncomforted, new routines, culture and place was not easy at all.

  28. Dulice August 24, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    Oh Lee! I am so sorry to read this. I unfortunately can relate to a life in total flux as we have been at it in the US for over 3 years now. I am desperately looking forward to planting our roots and setteling down so that not only can I begin to thrive again but for now we have to trust in our Fathers plan for us. I will have you and your sweet family in our prayers! You are a blessing in our lives! ❤

  29. Christina August 24, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    My family will be praying for yours! We are so blessed by your efforts with easy peasy and so thankful for this Avenue to homeschool. Praying your transitions are quick and smooth.

  30. Luisa August 24, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    Praying for you!!! God bless you !!!
    We are a family of 4 doing homeschooling in Japan and I just began to use your curriculum with my little ones… I just read what you shared and knelt down to Jesus to pray for you family…
    Everything will be all right … Yo know …. HE IS FAITHFUL!!!
    Luisa

  31. al August 24, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Bless you and your family. We are new preschoolers and very excited. We truly appreciate all you have done for this cause and the struggles you endure. Sending many prayers for a safe journey now and in the future.

  32. katy August 24, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Just found your site and it is an answer to prayer. My husband is a pastor and I home school four of our five children. With tow now in high school, I needed more guidance to make sure they were getting what they needed. Your site will help us so much. We will definitely be praying for you, you family and what God is doing in your ministry!

  33. hallfamilyschool August 24, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    Praying for you, & your family in this difficult time. I thank the Lord for all you do for us moms who also homeschool.

  34. Cheryl August 24, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Prayers for your family!

  35. Camille August 24, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    You and your family have brought a huge blessing, amazing resources and much needed encouragement to our homeschooling family. You and your family are in our prayers.

  36. Susan August 24, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    My family and I will be praying for all of you.

  37. Cindy LeClercq August 24, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Prayers for God’s protection and blessings!!

  38. Kaelyn R. August 24, 2015 / 4:10 pm

    I, like many others, feel unbelievably blessed by your curriculum and am so grateful for all you have done for others. I don’t know you at all and already know you have a heart after the Lord’s own. You sharing this tiny bit of your story has inspired me so much today! I needed this! I came online to get organized and print out everything I needed for the next couple of weeks (a task I was dreading as I’m a bit ADD and struggle with the admin part of schooling). My family also has been dealing with 5 years of a very chaotic life on many levels, although on a totally different front. The past couple of months I have been seeking the Lord as much as I ever have, being disciplined and intentional in my time with Him and my emotional/mental state seems to only be getting more chaotic, even though things around seem pretty calm for the first time in a long while giving the circumstances. In a weird way the peek into your own “chaos” spoke to me (along with the chapter of Ransom for Many I just finished which spoke of Jesus’ divine ability to calm any and EVERY chaos in our lives). It was just a bit of confirmation in what He’s speaking to me. “With God all things are possible” and He has already overcome this world!! We will be praying (and I mean that!) for peace in your chaos and for you all to see His face through everything! Thank you so much for all you have given to others. Whether intentionally or not.

  39. Tiffany August 24, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    We stumbled upon your site the week we started school. (This is our 2nd year of homeschooling.) I scratched my original plan, and we are now using your site as our backbone!! we LOVE this site and all you offer!! I can’t believe that you can still do this with all the struggles you are facing! You have been such a blessing in my life, alleviating so much stress & helping me to plan our curriculum! Thank you so much for all of your time & hard work!! Your family will be in our prayers!!

  40. Esther van Niekerk August 24, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Hi there

    I didn’t know you guys left Turkey…. But we are here in Macedonia. Would be great to meet up with you. Or to help you in any way we can. We have not been here for long but who knows maybe we can help in some way. Let me know… Otherwise it will be great to finally meet you after emailing each other for the past 4 years.

    Regards Esther

  41. kristih526 August 24, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Prayers for your family! I commit to pray fervently for your situation. And thank you for the amazing gift you give to families via your free curriculum. My son was so defeated in public school and diagnosed autistic. We started homeschooling last year using EP which was all we could afford and he is a different person. He began 7th grade today with excitement instead of agony for the first time. People recently commented about him having a new personality and seeming less stressed and having the gleam back in his eyes. Thank you for the opportunity you have provided that we were able to homeschool when it otherwise may not have been possible. You are truly a blessing to our family!

  42. Robyn Allison August 24, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    God bless you and your family! You are most definitely in our prayers.

  43. Rebecca August 24, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    We have been using your site for a year now! Thank you so much for all the had work you have put in to this! My children and I love all of it. We decided as a family after much prayer, that homeschool was the right thing for us, and we were brought to your site! We are so thankful for you and your family and your dedication to homeschool families! We will pray for you and your family to continue to stay safe in your travels and that God will reveal His plan to you

  44. The Crump Family August 24, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    Our family is lifting yours up in prayer. Praying that God will open all of the doors that need to be opened, that He will bring your family peace and calm even though everything seems chaotic, that He will provide for each of your needs, and most of all the He will provide you with the protection and guidance you need as you continue to be His witness.

  45. Blessedmomma August 24, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    Our family is praying and will continue to pray daily for your family. You are doing amazing things for our Lord! I encourage you in your efforts as you follow the path our Heavenly Father has set before you. March on Christian soldier!

  46. Kathy Sapinoro August 24, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    Lee, you and your family are amazing! What you have created, shared and endured for the benefit of so many others is unbelievably selfless. I cannot even begin to imagine those kinds of hardships. You are such a blessing! I read your post to my children who have been using your curriculum. We will be praying for you and your family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your servant’s hearts.

  47. alexismccabe August 24, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Wow Lee. When you mentioned ISIS my heart jumped in my throat.

    I was curious about Germany and the homeschooling issue when you first mentioned moving there.

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  48. Rebecca August 24, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing your situation. The children and I pray for missionaries we know in the morning after breakfast. We will be praying for you in the months to come! May God give you a spirit of peace while you are in transition.

  49. Gina August 24, 2015 / 5:51 pm

    You are amazing! I know the Lord will guide you whether you are in Germany or elsewhere. Continue your greatness, Lee! You and your family are in my prayers.

  50. Jenifer Cabaniss August 24, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Wow! Praying for the Lord’s mighty angels to protect your family and for the Holy Spirit to continue leading you in the direction that He has for you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, practical resources, insights, wisdom and discipline to all of us with your wonderful home school curriculum. You are a blessing to me and my three little boys.

  51. beadmoms August 24, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    We are so grateful to know your family, if only virtually. Grateful for the ministry you do in the world and through your blog. Praying for you! The Clark family.

  52. Sharon johnson August 24, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I am new to EP and my whole family loves it. We will have number 6 join us end of December :), we in ministry here in the states. So happy to meet you and your family through this post. I will be definitely praying for you all. And knowing that the Lord will use our donations to your ministry to further the gospel is so wonderful to know. Makes me love EP even more 🙂

  53. Deanna Boehmer August 24, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing your life & prayer request with us. I’m in agreement with Jeremiah 29:11 for your lives. God has a purpose & a plan for each of your lives. I’m also praying that you & your husband are Spirit-led in all situations that peace is the referee in your hearts. I’m praying that God’s protection be over each of you in every second of every day.
    I’ve personally found that taking communion as a family will strengthen you & help settle in your hearts that God’s promises are yes & amen. His faithfulness endures & His love never fails!
    God bless you & your family throughout this journey & be of good cheer! If God is for you who can be against you?! Hallelujah!

  54. Mylinda August 24, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    God keep you and your family. One thing I know is God is not dead. He is alive and will continue to put favor in you life. God bless and keep you safe.

  55. Linda herring August 24, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    We will praying for you all, thank you for sharing.

  56. Heidi August 24, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Praying!! Thank you for sharing!

  57. Sarah Tarr August 24, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    We will definitely be praying for all of your family during this transitional period. God is always aware of what is happening to His children, and he will not fail to direct your steps.

  58. cathey cook August 24, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    I will pray for you and your family!

  59. Kim August 24, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! It’s refreshing to hear real life challenges wrapped in faith and hope. I’ll pray for God’s favor with the homeschooling in Germany and how amazing when it comes through how many other families will be blessed because of it. ❤️ From your sister in Christ.

  60. Doug & Crysti Sullins August 24, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    We love you with the love of the Lord. Can we post this email on Facebook for prayer support? We are praying for you and your family and your circumstances.

  61. Nicole James August 24, 2015 / 11:39 pm

    Praying for you and your family, Lee. The King will make a way!😊
    Sending Love,
    Nicole

  62. Stephanie August 24, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    My whole family will be praying for your family. Every day when we open our Genesis curriculum book we will be praying!

  63. Jessica August 24, 2015 / 11:57 pm

    That’s amazing! I will pray for you all.

  64. Aubrey August 25, 2015 / 12:50 am

    Wow. That is a huge mountain that we will pray for Gods Favor and His divine intervention over it all. We will pray for safety, clarity and direction under the umbrella of Gods Will. Thank you for sharing with us.

    • Kim August 25, 2015 / 6:26 am

      Thank you sweet momma for sharing and for allowing us to cover your family in prayer.

  65. Belinda August 25, 2015 / 12:54 am

    Praying for favor, wisdom, & safety!

  66. Nicholas Hostetter August 25, 2015 / 12:57 am

    Lord have mercy on you and your family.

  67. Ana August 25, 2015 / 2:31 am

    My prayers that God answers your prayers. Praying that your family is able to homeschool without conflict. Prayers for all the struggles your family is facing. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  68. Jean August 25, 2015 / 2:44 am

    The Lord will fight your battles! He is faithful! He is bigger than any situation and He loves you and your family dearly. Standing with you in prayer, Lee

  69. Jaime Bell August 25, 2015 / 3:00 am

    God bless you

  70. hicamie August 25, 2015 / 4:34 am

    My prayers are with you as well. May God bless you and your family in all that you do and wherever you live.

  71. racergirl10 August 25, 2015 / 6:04 am

    Prayers sent for peace, protection and guidance.

  72. albanyaloe August 25, 2015 / 6:44 am

    Praying for you and yours from South Africa. May the Lord continue to bless the works of your hands as you reach out to others in the work you do, wherever you are, pilgrims on earth. I pray that you will settle into a home to call your own soon. We, in our sheltered lives, cannot imagine what you are going through, but He knows and cares.. And thank you for all you have done for us homeschool families across the world.

  73. priscytomanek August 25, 2015 / 7:53 am

    I have great joy that God is doing a wonderful work in you and your family. I pray that peace go with you to the place you are to be in with your family. That peace will surpass all that may come before you. It will guide you and bring you always into God’s perfect will for your lives. May you richly be blessed in the things that most matter, eternity!

  74. Patricia Varga August 25, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Bless you and your husband for your faithful service. I am in Budapest serving orphan children for 23 years. I have been homeschooling the only way we are able here as my son has dual citizenship and that is with the Hungarian curriculum. We are going into the seventh grade this year. We will finish the eighth in Hungarian and then if theLord wills continue High School in English. Although I speak fluently, it has been a great challenge in which God has proven faithful. My son is ADHD and he has mainraibed good grades this way! Thank you so much for making a way for others! I do believe He will water you as you and your hysband have watered the lives of others!

  75. Leonor Ramirez August 25, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Have not cease praying for you in your family since yesterday when I saw the email! God will provide a way! Your labor of love with EP has been a tremendous blessing for me to be able to homeschooled! May God walk your family through this uncertainty time with abundante grace and favor for His name sake! In my heart and prayers!

    In His care

    Ramirez Family

  76. mistie August 25, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    praying for you and your family- God will provide a way for you all to be where he needs you! Praying He gives you the strength for the upcoming moves!

  77. KATHY August 25, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Sending prayers.

  78. Toria August 25, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    God give them knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the next season in their lives. Allow the Holy Spirit to direct them in the path in which they should go. Allow the angels to watch over and protect them while in this transition. Keep them safe from harm, danger and all evil. In Jesus name we pray……Amen

  79. michelle myers August 25, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Praying for your situation . God has a plan for your family, He will lead you where you need to be in order to recieve his blessings, Keep your faith and your beliefs. He is protecting you bu haveing you move around, follow his voice

  80. Heather Tearman August 25, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Certainly will be praying for your family. I am sure your sacrifices are having a great impact for the gospel.

  81. Priscilla Williams August 25, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    God’s Will will always be done. Praying for His Peace, Understanding and Protection as you all make this transition. In His Love, The Williams Family.

  82. Julius August 25, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Let the all migty God be upon you & your family amen.

  83. Judy August 25, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    Prayers are going up as I write! May the Lord continue to guide and protect your family!

  84. Amber Reece August 25, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    Hi my name is LoisReece I am Amber’s mom and I will be praying for you and for God’s will to be done for you and your lives, I know the Lord has a plan for you you have not seen it yet. If you feel you need to move where you have been before that is the Lord’s plan for you, to be safe. As the angel came to Joseph in a dream when Mary had Jesus to leave the place that they lived and go to another place they went by night and they were safe.

  85. Tanya August 26, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Wow! Challenging times. But God is faithful. So glad that he sorts out the steps as we follow his leading. We have just begun using this curriculum as we prepare our children to return to the US after living in Israel for 4 years. I was a second grade teacher at an international school in Jerusalem, of all things, and our children were in an Israeli school in which they speak Hebrew. We knew that the wise choice was to homeschool them, particularly through this transitional time back to the US. Living and ministering here has been precious. I was so encouraged to see that you live, work and minister overseas as well.

    My children are really enjoying this curriculum, and I wanted to let you know. Our mornings are busy and productive as they learn. One of the greatest features is that they are forced to pay close attention and read the instructions thoroughly. Developing this skill is paramount. They have done a bit of extra work a few times because they didn’t pay close attention. I find that this experience is one of the greatest teachers. 🙂 Do that a few times and you will be sure to be thorough!

    I’m excited to follow your journey and see where the Lord takes you. I have a German friends who homeschools her children in the US (her husband’s job relocated him to the US). She told me how difficult it is to homeschool in Germany. I pray for God’s will to be done in your lives and that he will make it clear.

    Blessings,
    Tanya

  86. Destiny Ingram August 26, 2015 / 9:10 am

    Praying for you dear sister! We are in Southern Germany, but our SOFA allows us the homeschool. However, the missionary families we have here have had the same dilemma. I hope God reveals his purpose for you all in this soon! Thank you for sharing this resource with the world and for loving the Lord!

  87. Ginger Bennett August 26, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    Wow! What a transition….I cannot begin to imagine! Praying for you to land softly wherever God takes you

  88. annamarieasha August 26, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    My family’s prayers are certainly with yours. I am so grateful to you for this curriculum that you have become a regular household name around here. I sure hope that things work out for you and your family and that you stay safe!

  89. jill August 26, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    I will be praying for you an your family! Being a military family, I have an idea about the moving around and new cultures, new rules and laws, not having a home home and living out of suitcases for months! It can be rough! I will be praying for God’s will to come to pass without a ton of friction!! I will also be praying that you will feel settled with a peaceful sense of home while you wait.

  90. Natalie August 27, 2015 / 10:42 am

    Sorry to hear you are going through so much transition. Me and my husband are in ministry in the states and transition and waiting on the Lord is always challenging. I know that God will direct you to the best place He needs you and where you can be the most influential. Praying for you and your family. Blessings to you!

  91. Jan Nieves August 27, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    What a storm you are enduring, and yet with Christ all things are possible. He always finds a message in our mess! Not only have you impacted the lives where you have lived but worldwide through this creation of yours as well. I will be praying for you and your family Lee. Remember, Grace abounds in deepest waters. I am excited to see what God has planned for you and your family, because based on the trials you are going through, IT IS GOING TO BE BIG!!! Keep looking upward! Love coming your way from West Virginia!

  92. Beki Nobles August 27, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    Our family is praying for peace, safety and settlement. Thank you for all you do to help my family with homeschooling.

    In Christ,

    Beki Nobles

  93. Kyla Webb August 27, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Hi this is Kyla again and I just wanted to let you know that you did a great job setting up all these programs for allot of families and especially my family me and my mom really need this program, by the way it is better than public schools, trust me I have been in a public school before and it is not all that fun or great, so keep up your good work and you’ll be better than public schools in no time! Just giving you a life update.

  94. Ashley August 28, 2015 / 4:29 am

    Hi Lee.. Praying for you and your family. We just moved to Germany. Spangdahlem is where we are stationed for 3 years. Thankfully because of the status of forces agreement we are still allowed to homeschool. Thank you for your wonderful website. It is a blessing to us. The McCormick’s

  95. Tosca Cerva Kuhne August 29, 2015 / 7:06 am

    Thank you for sharing that. What a blessing you are to so many people.
    God is faithful and we pray that the peace of Yahweh will rest on your lives at this difficult time.
    We also pray for strength and wisdom, discernment and His grace over your family.
    We pray Shalom and every thing that that word means for you,
    with much love and appreciation,
    Paul, Toscah, and Jody

  96. Waynel August 29, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Dear Lee, we as a family have put your family on our prayer list and will be praying daily for you folks. Interesting that you are in Macedonia – haven’t we all had such a love for them especially after Paul saw his vision. Bless your hearts as you seek to please the Lord.

    We have friends in Cappadocia. U might know them. They have nine kids. The eldest came to the U.S. for college lately. And our pastor is in Bangladesh this week discipling pastors there.

    We are about to begin our year with Easy Peasy and are so thankful for it. We did a little last year starting in the middle of the year. We are grandparents raising four of my daughters kids: 13 and a little special, 11, 4 and 3.

    Blessings over your heads Rich and Waynel Walker

    Sent from my iPhone

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  97. Carol Moon August 30, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    I am sitting here, about to look over your curriculum, and then I saw this post. Now my heart and eyes are all mixed up in a puddle. May the Father fill you with the deepest joy and surround you with peace that is so profound it goes beyond reason. In the midst of so much chaos, may you see beauty, may you know the reality of His presence, and may you have a little fun along the way. (We were gifted with fun and laughter during my dad’s cancer journey, so I know this is possible, even though it sounds crazy. Ha!) Lifting you UP!!! -From a sister-in-Ch**s* in South Carolina

  98. Mary August 31, 2015 / 2:11 am

    Wow, God bless you in all your journeys. I am so glad that you are out of Turkey! I know that the very safest place is in the center of God’s will. But, reall, ISIS is terrifying. Thank you for all of your hard work. I’m so thankful for this website. My husband has recently been called to preach. I have no idea what God is going to do or where He will send us, but I have a lot of peace that at least I won’t have to worry about packing up loads of curriculum! 😀

  99. Kim August 31, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen

    God Bless your sweet family as you seek His will for the next period of your lives. He is faithful! Lifting you all up in prayer.

  100. Noni-Ayanna Roach August 31, 2015 / 11:46 am

    I will definitely keep you and your family in prayer 🙂

  101. Michele August 31, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing with us what has been going on in your lives so that we may better pray for all of you. I have prayed often for you and your family but will do so now more in earnest. We never face a difficulty where God is not involved and has a plan to do His work. Your testimony is an encouragement to so many and your dedication to this curriculum and helping people around the world be able to homeschool their children has benefit beyond what you can imagine. Thank you for your sacrifice for us and for the Kingdom of God. Praying for you! ~ Psalm 37:3-6

  102. Angela Horton August 31, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story. We will be praying for you. I am so thankful for your curriculum as we do not have a lot of money for schooling and it has been a wonderful blessing to our family. I am learning so much as well.

  103. Stefanie Brown August 31, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Lee,
    May the peace, joy and love of God continue to surround you and your family’s destiny. We will continue to pray for God’s favor and grace as this trial is resolved. Thank you so much for your awesome, effective and proficient resources. They have been of MAJOR help as we begin our first year of homeschooling. Be Blessed!

  104. Angie August 31, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    My family and I are moving to Berlin, Germany next summer and having to enroll our children in the public school there. We are using your curriculum this year for the first time. Thank you for creating something something free and assessable for people. God bless you and bring you to the next place to call home as you seek Him.

  105. D M September 1, 2015 / 4:29 am

    You are appreciated…and you will be prayed for often. Isis, Germany, Macedonia… much to pray over. Thank you for all of your efforts that have blessed my son. Thank you for sharing your struggles. I do see a beautiful tapestry that God is weaving in your lives…and through your lives…but I know it isn’t easy.

  106. Wendy Mak September 1, 2015 / 4:41 am

    Thank you for sharing with us your latest status and the comprehensive homeschooling materials. I will pray for you and your family. May God’s face shine upon you!

  107. caributler2012 September 1, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Wow, your story is encouraging to those of us who struggle to homeschool in accepting conditions. I pray the Lord will bless you and guide you on your journey.Keep fighting the good fight!

  108. JP Dunbar September 1, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    Lee thank you for sharing with us the temporary road blocks that you and your family are currently faced with. The amazing thing though is that through it all our God is faithful and MIGHTY! I am interceding for His favor in all things concerning you. Let me also thank you. I am so grateful to have found your homeschool resources. As a single mom and black woman I am able to give my son something that is not common among black families – a Christian Homeschool education. May you receive God’s best blessings soon!

  109. KD September 3, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Lee,

    Thank you for sharing your story and also for sharing this amazing curriculum. May you all be richly blessed in your journey and please keep us updated as time and resources permit.

  110. Missy Cuneo September 4, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Hello there, I was just handed your website address by one of my Christian sisters to help keep my 5 year old busy while I work with our 7 year old who needs one on one. I’ve just read your recent message about what you all are going through, and you know this is how God works! My “peasly” problem with my 5 year old is nothing compared to what your family is going through, and yet you are providing my solution!

    Thank you for doing this, and we are going to pray as a family and a church for your families situation. God has a plan, and he is in control. I praise him for your faithfulness!!

  111. 2dksijabat September 5, 2015 / 8:53 am

    thanks for your sharing and we will pray for you n your family

    Regards from us in indonesia

  112. 2dksijabat September 5, 2015 / 8:55 am

    thanks for sharing Lee, we will pray for you n your family…God Keeps

    Regard from us in Indonesia

  113. Jessica Bennett September 7, 2015 / 2:57 am

    We have dear friends who are also missionaries in Iraq. They are helping many displaced refugees. It is a hard situation to live in, but God will continue to lead you and your family. May God continue to keep and protect your family as you serve Him!

  114. Amy Mackie September 8, 2015 / 4:08 am

    Our family is praying for you! We did not have a home for all last year. It was hard enough being without a home when we had family to live with, I can’t even imagine the added uncertainty that you find yourselves in. With everything in an upheaval Easy Peasy was such a blessing to us. I am praying for peace and guidance for your family! Thank you for your service.

  115. Angie September 8, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    Thank you and your family for doing God’s work. Your curriculum is a prayer answered and saved us from going back to public school. Your missionary work is saving souls.
    You are all warriors for Jesus.
    Thank you!! My family and I are praying for you all!!
    Love and prayers from us to you

  116. carla September 8, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    WOW your family has been through so much! Thankful for God’s protection and guidance! We’re praying for your family as you are faced with these transitions.

  117. Danielle September 9, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    Lee, God has truly been leading and guiding your family through out this whole ordeal. He is FAITHFUL and he will see you through. Prayers are going up for you and your wife and children. We have been truly blessed by your site and the helpful ideas in homeschooling our children

  118. Angie Vallejo September 9, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing what you are going through so that we can pray for you and your family! I have shared your updated to our homeschool group, in order that more can be praying for you during this transition.

  119. Alyson September 11, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    You are an inspiration. Not much more I can add to that. Is 42:16 has promises I cling to. Powerful. Hugs from an unknown sister this side of Eternity.

  120. mdyer321 September 12, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    We are praying for you, I feel for what your going through… really as if it were us. Stay strong and the Lord will prevail, he always done. You all are a huge blessing and it’s amazing you get to travel at the same time but I’m sure it has its days. Keep your heart on the Lord and the things of the world will grow dim. God is fighting the good fight for you, God bless you all and you have our support through prayer and petition! Amen 🙂

  121. Sue September 14, 2015 / 9:33 am

    Lee…….thank you for being so ‘selfless’.For giving everything to the Lord and in turn blessing all of us. Keep strong . I have a word of encouragement for you. Isaiah 43:1-4…….possibly till 8. Please pray and ask the Lord to confirm. Just in case you haven’t a bible to hand here’s part of it:- 2 When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.

    When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched.
    Nor will the flame burn you.
    For I am the Lord your God,
    The Holy One of Israel, your Saviour:
    I have given Egypt as your ransom,
    Cush and Seba in your place.

    Since you are precious in My sight,
    since you are honoured and I love you.

    please be encouraged. I was thinking about you and the above scripture came to mind. It’s scripture the Lord gave me when my heart was heavy. He confirmed it to me again and again because at the time I wasn’t in the right place to except it. He actually arranged for us all to go to a Christian camp and there the Pastor said that the Lord had given him the above word along time ago and had reminded him of it that day.They actually sang the words…..it was then that I accepted the words from the Lord……… I’m sure He has everything organised for you, although you might not be able to see it yet……stay strong and remember that He is always Faithful…….We will pray for the Lords protection over you.

    Many blessing

  122. CarisM September 14, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Lee, Thank you for sharing. Sometimes I struggle with my everyday things. I found your sight quite early in your development but, my daughter wasn’t even old enough for school yet. I wanted to homeschool my now 20 yo and was unable do to circumstances. I get another chance with my now 5 yo. I kept your resource on the desktop of my computer for when I knew she would be ready. I have recommended your resource so many times to struggling parents that do not have much money. Last year I finally talked my sister (in FL) to get on your site and just look it over.her son is now going into 5th grade. She is now using EP! it really fits her lifestyle as a part-time post(wo)man. My 5yo daughter really likes the simplicity of it. She is just about done with GR2 and really wants to get into the 1st level “red book” as he calls it. We have been SO blessed by all that you have passed on to us and to all those that help you support the program and update the different links. My husband really likes the flexibility of this program too! Thank you and you are in our thoughts every night when we pray for our extended family.

  123. towerofshelly September 14, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    My goodness. You and your family are just amazing. May God’s love and peace continue to sustain and guide you.

  124. Ria September 18, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    I appreciate your site as well as you sharing your story, I believe everything will fall into place for you, everything has its purpose… And this journey is another example of that. Stay positive and never lose faith, take care!

  125. edditablog September 22, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Wow! Praying for you and your family.
    Thanks so much for your curriculum.

  126. Lisa September 24, 2015 / 1:12 am

    Do you know how I can get the links to open on my kindle? A friend just told me about your site and we are so excited to start working with it! What great detail and directions you have. I can not wait to utilize every part in my little boy’s education. Thank you so much! Good bless you 🙂

  127. Bama October 1, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    Praying for you and your family. BLESS YOU

  128. Carla October 2, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us, I will be praying for you daily!!

  129. A eddy October 5, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    We will be praying for you. Thanks for sharing. What a journey your family has been on!

  130. Suzanne Cook October 7, 2015 / 2:06 am

    Germany, unfortunately, has a terrible record with homeschoolers. I know a family who left Germany as refugees because of fines, threat of imprisonment and threat of removing children from the home if they continues to homeschool. Thankfully, they were granted asylum here in the US after a long battle in the courts represented by HSLDA. I would be very cautious taking my children there. I will pray God gives continues wisdom and keeps you safe.

  131. Audrey October 8, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing your faith and work that you and your family are accomplishing for the Lord. My family is praying daily and when the Lord brings you and yours to our hearts for God to move these obstacles and make a way. Jesus is so good at making a way when there seems to be no way. I would love to read your book if you ever find the time to write one. God’s blessings upon you all . Traveling Mercies.

  132. marnimacaroni October 19, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    thank you for telling us about that, very inspirational

  133. Cecilia December 2, 2015 / 4:23 am

    Dear, my family and I we will be praying for you and your family. God will provide and help you in all that you and your family will do. God is faithful. Thank you so very much for all that you do in these website EP, we have been so bless with this curriculum. Praise God for you and your family

  134. Robin January 3, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Prayers for your family. God will wrap his arms of safety around you all. Many blessings.

  135. Rosetta Davis April 28, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Sis Lee, I’m in agreement with Deanna above for God’s tender mercies upon you and your family during this trial. Here is the ministry, I’d like to share with you to help keep and comfort your family during this time. It’s 24 hrs 7 days a week and has by this time I pray reached into every nation. May God be with you and thank you for this website that He led you to compose for us. It truly has been a blessing to me. Maranatha http://overcomerministry.org/

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