Lee’s Life Update May 2016 Edition

Our paperwork was denied by the Macedonian Embassy. We’ve now been turned down for visas in three countries. It’s time to head back to America.

We’ll be there for at least a year and a half as we had already planned on being there next year to help my daughter transition to college. We don’t know what comes after that.

Please pray for me as I pack up for our fifth international move this year, say goodbye to friends I may never see again, and keep work and family in balance.

68 thoughts on “Lee’s Life Update May 2016 Edition

  1. luna May 6, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    You have our prayers.

  2. Amanda May 6, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    God’s plans are rearly what we expect, but they are greater than we can could ever imagine. Praying for you and your family as you endure this transition.

  3. Carrie Gordon May 6, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    As a believer in open boarders and much smaller government, I am so very sorry !! I also believe that the universe is correct in it’s path for us 🙂 There is a very good reason a happy reason you will be returning to the States. xoxox

  4. Court May 6, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I will be praying for you as you begin prepping for the move…prayers for peace and strength during this transitional time, and wisdom and direction as you look to the future….that God will clearly show the path you and your family are to take next….in Jesus’ name

  5. Jackie Murray May 6, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I’m so sorry, God has a different plan for you, it will be exciting to see it unfold. You are in my prayers.

  6. Kaisma Penn-Titley May 6, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Oh my, so sorry to hear that.

    God is in control and will work everything out for your good.

    mobile On May 6, 2016 10:21 AM, “Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool” wrote:

    > Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool posted: “Our paperwork was denied by the > Macedonian Embassy. We’ve now been turned down for visas in three > countries. It’s time to head back to America. We’ll be there for at least a > year and a half as we had already planned on being there next year to help > my da” >

  7. bleison May 6, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Prayers for you all!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  8. renemccarty May 6, 2016 / 2:38 pm


  9. Kristy May 6, 2016 / 2:38 pm


  10. VanessaxGrace May 6, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Wow, Lee. The Lord put you on my mind yesterday with regard to moving. Now I see why.

    May God give you grace, peace and, His perspective as you help your family through this transition. I encourage you to prioritize your fellowship with Jesus so you stay built up during this time. It’s so easy to focus so much on others to our own neglect, and then everyone suffers. God bless.

    Grace and peace,

  11. Amy May 6, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    ~ I’m keeping you on my thoughts and prayers as you make this move.~ I hope all goes smoothly and happily. ~❤

  12. Sharon May 6, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

    Jesus has great plans for you and your family. Trust him 🙂

  13. Kim Little May 6, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    May the Lord equip you and your family with additional strength and travel mercies. You are such a blessing.

  14. Lori May 6, 2016 / 3:01 pm


  15. Zachary May 6, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    I will pray for you!

  16. Cindy May 6, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Prayers!! God is good!!

  17. Nancy Drew May 6, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I will pray for sure! Why did they deny your papers?

  18. Susan Peterson May 6, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    My prayers for strength and wisdom are with you. May the Lord bless you and your family on this journey.

  19. Belinda May 6, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    Prayers, prayers, prayers. God has a plan.

  20. Leonor May 6, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    May the God of all grace guard and equip your heart
    for this journey. You and your family are such a blessing! We thank God for you and pray that all is need it be provided, He is always good!

  21. Crystal Smith May 6, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    Prayers spoken. <3

  22. kittylove10 May 6, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that. We will keep on praying for you, Lee. <3

  23. Paola May 6, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Hi Lee…
    Thank you for sharing… Thank you for reminding me that I am not the only one facing unexpected changes. May the Lord give you peace and strength during this transition time…

  24. Tara Derr May 6, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Praying for you!!

  25. MissMimi Dickerson May 6, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Praying for you and your family. We’ve done international moves and they are rough. Can’t imaging several in one year.

    You have blessed so many people with your efforts! Surrounding you with prayer.

  26. Carrie Hart May 6, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    I’m sorry, Lee. Praying for your family during this time of transition for you, and wondering what God will use you in next! He is sure using your family and your website to encourage and help our family with homeschooling. I have been feeling overwhelmed and sorry for myself since we just moved, but wow, five times in one year, and international? I can’t imagine. Prayers for you in all the unexpected things God is doing!

  27. Jennifer H Page May 6, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Praying for you and your family!

  28. Jackie May 6, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Pray for you all

  29. Rachel Oden May 6, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    We were on deputation to be missionaries in Germany. After 2 1/2 years we ended deputation because we could not get support. I do understand how hard this is. God has His reasons. We also know another family trying to increase their support to get back to Germany and they are struggling to get back. It is a hard time.

  30. Waynel May 6, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Bless your hearts as you transition back into America. Where are u going to end up? It would be interesting to know a little more about your family and ministry. Waynel Walker

    Sent from my iPhone


  31. DeAnna Myers May 6, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    i pray for you and your family,,,im so sorry that yall are denied the right to live where you want too in this world that GOD has created. its a shame that we have to have permission from “man” to live ANYWHERE in this world,,, our FATHER created this world for all his children,, i pray for yalls safe return ,,and hope that you will eventually be able to live and travel to the places you want to ,, you help so many people around the world ,,,GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

  32. Cheryl Lima May 6, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Prayers and blessings on this huge time of transition. Thank you so much for all your work on curriculum! You have changed our lives!

  33. Jonhas Sakthson May 6, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    I’ll be praying for you! -Benjamin, 7th grade EasyPeasy User

    Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 14:20:23 +0000 To: benjamin_jr14@hotmail.com

  34. Dawn Sodini May 7, 2016 / 12:30 am

    Wow, blessings and peace and prayers to you and your family!

  35. Gina Hood May 7, 2016 / 12:57 am

    Heart breaking Praying for you!! Gina Hood

    On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 9:20 AM, Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool wrote:

    > Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool posted: “Our paperwork was denied by the > Macedonian Embassy. We’ve now been turned down for visas in three > countries. It’s time to head back to America. We’ll be there for at least a > year and a half as we had already planned on being there next year to help > my da” >

  36. Lisa May 7, 2016 / 1:48 am

    Praying for you and your beautiful family, you are precious to many in this homeschool journey!!! God is with you all!!!

  37. rowlett1 May 7, 2016 / 6:33 am

    You and your family are in our prayers 🙂
    You are doing an awesome work for the Lord and remember, Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV). I always turn to that scripture for comfort. 🙂

  38. Janet Stuesse May 7, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Praying for you. Where in the states will you be?

  39. Tracy May 7, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    I’m so sorry, but this is our gain – I can’t wait to see what you unfold here in the states! We are in dyer need and homeschooling is gaining momentum while the powers to be keep trying to suppress. It’s rather crazy. I can’t wait to see how God will use you here!! God bless and safe travels…

  40. Tracy Swanson May 7, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    I hope this goes through – our friends just moved to Bulgaria – it’s a thought? They are Christian homeschoolers…

  41. Robyn Allison May 7, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    Praying, where in the states are you moving to?

  42. Kim Hake May 7, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    May God keep his hands on your family and watch closely over you. I will keep you in my daily prayers. Godspeed.

  43. marianna basson May 7, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    We wish you and your family all the best. God have a purpose with it so embrace this move.

    Sent from my Samsung device

  44. beckyvickyc May 8, 2016 / 12:45 am


  45. Monica DiBuono May 8, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    I want to thank you for making it easy to homeschool my kids with this program. We are planning for next year an international move to Spain. I wanted know how you did it when you first moved out of the U.S.?

    Thank you and have a great Mothers Day.

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool May 8, 2016 / 7:04 pm

      We are much lighter packers now than when we first left the States! You don’t need everything you think you need, and with Easy Peasy, you can have everything you need for school without packing anything. 🙂

  46. Comien Horn May 9, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Praying, praying, praying!!

  47. kwilliams8205 May 9, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Your family is in our prayers!

  48. Stephanie Holliday May 9, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    You have blessed us this past year as we homeschooled for the first time. Even though I’m a school teacher, I felt overwhelmed at all the choices out there. We are on a tight budget and chose Easy Peasy to help us through a tough time. I’ve been happy with what we’ve accomplished this year.

    Praying for you and your family as you make the transition back to the States. God is so good and that’s been evident in our lives. I know He has great plans for you as well.

  49. vanz24 May 9, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    So sorry that is crazy what happened. I love your homeschool curriculum it’s so fun and cool. praying 🙂

  50. T Maxwell May 10, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    I am praying that God will help you and your family to have smooth transition. I am also praying that God will give you peace through it all. Take care…………….

  51. pinkiepieandbabysafari May 11, 2016 / 7:02 am

    God bless to you!!. I am 5th homeschooler and I really think this school is really fun. I hope God would bless you and your family for putting so much work here. 🙂

  52. Erin May 12, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Thoughts and prayers your way!

  53. Heidi Christensen May 13, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Prayers!!! You are such a huge blessing to our family! Welcome back. Thank you for all you do.

  54. Janett Reed May 13, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    So sorry for this disappointment, and the move up of your return to the states. My family (3 kiddos, husband and I) have always lead the kids to pray for “Teacher Lee” and her family. Now and again they ask where you are; your adventure with immigration as been a touch point for them to learn about missions, the Syrian crises and how it is a ripple effect through Europe, and now immigration.
    Thank you for the beautiful resource of Easy Peasy, we never would have been able to continue without finding you, God directed me that day to you when I was in complete desperation of how we would manage 2 years ago. My daughter hated reading with the online school but adored you/your recordings/and the McGuffy primers.
    More prayers coming your way!

  55. Mrs. Moody May 15, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    You and your family are in our prayers. We pray you find comfort in knowing that God has a very special plan for you all. We also pray that the peace that surpasses understanding will encompass you on this new journey. Many blessings to you. Thank you for all your work, time and effort in the easy peasy website you have maintained to make homeschooling more manageable and pleasurable for everyone.

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  57. Erin Benavidez May 18, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    I am praying !

  58. Melissa May 19, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Praying for you and your family.

  59. Joanna @ MumsKidsJesus.com June 2, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Oh Lee, I’m so sorry. These verses have spoken lots to me recently. Praying them for you too. Isaiah 43: 18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
    19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
    20 The wild animals honor me,
    the jackals and the owls,
    because I provide water in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
    to give drink to my people, my chosen,
    21 the people I formed for myself
    that they may proclaim my praise.
    (Just popped over to check out your site again to recommend to a friend. Looking great. You are doing a fantastic job!)

  60. Theresa Fritz June 15, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    We will be praying for you. We would like to invite you to come down and check out Ecuador! We live along the coast and love the weather and people. The cost of living is Great! We were affected by a BIG earthquake in April and have been trying to volunteer and help others as much as possible. There is a great need for help here, with over 33,000 families living in tents and temporary shelters due to their houses being knocked down. But, the weather here is warm and beautiful, so they are not freezing. Again, we would like to invite you to come down and see if it works for you. Theresa Fritz

  61. Colleen June 17, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Dearest Lee:
    Thank you for the labor of love which you have bestowed upon so many of us across the land😊.
    My family is in another country, just since February, for missions work. We started school late because of moving. We have moved 8 times within two counttries; we can relate. Your school days have helped us out immensely! My one son imparticularly, is thriving because of Easy Peasy and when we have a lull in “perfect school days” easy peasy lets us start right up again, and not feel remiss or like we missed a beat.
    My heart I soften praying for you and your family and praising HIM for these good things that you share. I hope and pray that your heart is at rest as you follow Jesus closely. He is with you and He is able. Isaiah 26:3.
    In His Grip

  62. Kyla Webb July 7, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Bless your family, you did a great job on helping me in homeschool. And yes, I am so sorry that you guys got denied. I hope maybe one day people will understand that GOD rules the world and everything else. Not man. THANK YOU MISS LEE FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE!!!!!!!! AND GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY!!!!!!

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