Whoever Receives This Child

I wanted to thank everyone for the outpouring of love during our trying week when our server crashed. Your patience and encouragement is a testament of the Love in your hearts.

Right now, we’re welcoming in a lot of children who may only be homeschooling temporarily. More people means a greater demand for money, time, and attention. I have had mama bear moments in my life, where my kids are what matters; but the reality is, every child in the world is just as valuable as mine.

It all made me think of fostering. I know EP has many foster families. A couple of our main admin, those names you’d recognize if you ever spent time in our support group, are foster parents. They’ve adopted through the foster system. One adopted three last year and is fostering an infant and toddler right now. Those children are supposed to go back to the mother. It is possible the current situation might just be temporary. But that doesn’t change the fact those children need love and attention right now. It doesn’t make them any less deserving of what other children receive. And it certainly doesn’t make it easier in the moment.

But, you didn’t complain about the newcomers. You graciously welcomed them, despite the trouble. Although our server ended up having a multitude of problems, it was the increase in traffic that exposed it. However, it actually was a blessing to find out sooner rather than later, and we are now switched onto a new system.

When the increase in traffic was first causing trouble, our EP family rose to the occasion. You did what you could to help and offered tons of encouragement. EP users are stepping up and answering questions, guiding the newbies through the process with patience and grace.

“Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me.” Luke 9:48

Thank you for your loving, open hearts to receive these children.

6 thoughts on “Whoever Receives This Child

  1. Kathryn Berger August 17, 2020 / 10:59 am

    Our family is so grateful for this curriculum. why would we not want to share it with others? Making a choice to homeschool is not always an easy one for many individuals. And knowing that this curriculum is available, and free, makes the decision so much easier. At least for us it did. We are forever grateful for what you have done to support us as we choose to homeschool our children. Thank you for reminding us that every child matters. And thank you for pushing through and continuing to offer this service. Our prayer is that those who are using it would find a few extra pennies in their budget to be able to bless this curriculum so that it can continue to be a source of hope and encouragement to those in need.

  2. Faith G. August 17, 2020 / 11:32 am

    Thank you for this post. As a bio/adoptive/foster mother, and 7 year veteran homeschooler, we have enjoyed your site immensely. I love that so many people are finding out about it and about God’s love as well. Keep up the fantastic work and ministry!

    • Chelle August 22, 2020 / 3:56 am

      I don’t know how I missed this message but so glad I saw it. I would like to say thank you for all that you do. You all have been such a blessing to so many. This curriculum has made it easy for me to jump right in and get started. My faith in homeschooling increased once I discovered your website. God bless you all. You are Appreciated!!!!

  3. Katy August 17, 2020 / 2:40 pm

    What a great perspective and reminder. This is the first of Lee’s blogs I have read (since just signing up). My husband and I have decided to switch to homeschooling and were really excited when we came across EP. We are still in the process of organizing but are about to start. I’m grateful to hear that there are those who truly are putting their faith into action.
    We are newbies to the whole realm of homeschooling and reading this blog added to the ways the Lord continue to provide in spite of what lacks and what’s going on. I’m even more excited to begin. Thank you.

  4. Yahuah's Petition August 17, 2020 / 4:20 pm

    Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to make homeschooling Easy Peasy!

  5. David Sidabutar August 19, 2020 / 3:12 pm

    Thank you for your time to have this curriculum available to us, may God always bless you and family!

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