2021 Year in Review

I know I’m late with my life update this year. It’s already February! I didn’t know what to say or how to say it. As for my kids, as of December 31st, they are 9, 11, 13, 16, 20, 21. The oldest is a senior in college. The next in line is building a computer 3D modeling business. In 2021 he worked on contract with companies from Brazil and Korea. He also sells assets and tools that he’s created and has big plans for this year, which I guess you’ll hear about next year!

Here are maybe my two favorite pictures from the year.

Here my husband and I are pictured with one of my former camp kids. We “randomly” ran into him in September. When I was in college, I ran a summer program for kids through CityTeam Ministries in Chester, PA. It was a full day camp for the whole summer. We had the same kids year after year, and I was fully invested, so I got to know, especially some of the kids, very well. I went to visit their homes in the projects and took them on excursions. They all had turns coming to my parents’ house to work on a camp newsletter. Brennan remembers my mom serving him fried eggplant. He had thought it was breaded chicken. Must have traumatized him since he remembers 25 years later. :0 He told me of how he got baptized and how I changed his life. Great memory for me. These kids had families that used the services of the drug-rehab and homeless shelter. They all had tough stories. He was the kind of kid that I sometimes prayed the Lord would just keep him alive. He did and abundantly so. This was a big treat for me last year.

Homeschooling looks different in different places. This picture is from Uganda. My husband has a friend, who is a refugee there himself, though in college. The kids in the refugee camp have had limited access to education, especially since COVID requirements shut down all meetings, including schools. He wanted to do something for them and started talking with my husband about homeschooling and it developed into a plan. He started a non-profit and got together some laptops and teachers. The teachers take the laptops to homes two hours at a time. They get in three homes before the battery dies. There is limited electricity in the camp, but the teachers charge the laptops overnight. The only focus is literacy and computer literacy. Many of these kids have never touched a computer before. The university student, our friend, is taking our EP coding course and has plans to teach the kids coding to try and work towards getting them into jobs. There are way more kids wanting to take part than can at this point, so I am sure this idea of his will keep growing.

My husband finished the Biblical Hebrew course which you see on the site, and is planning to add to it as he is able. He is still working on the Romani Bible translation, a big undertaking, but they have made tons of progress. He meets weekly (online) with Roma families and they read the Bible together in Romani and pray together.  I am working on some more miracle stories for our 153love.net site as well. I will hopefully be getting those up over the next several weeks. I also am working on getting together more of the Good Morning, Lord! lessons edited into books and then getting those edited versions onto our EP site and the videos uploaded to YouTube. I have written over 300 at this point.

The rest of the work we’re officially doing you probably know about from the site. Thanks for partnering with us and being part of our EP family. I know many of you are also my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. I’m thankful He’s brought us together for such a time as this.

 

13 thoughts on “2021 Year in Review

  1. Tracey February 6, 2022 / 6:56 pm

    Truly wonderful and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing and for all that you do!!

  2. Sheila February 6, 2022 / 8:27 pm

    I am also from Uganda and I cannot tell you how your work has helped my family in the last two years. The Covid lockdowns brought homeschooling into our lives and Easy Peasy has been a blessing. We call our homeschool El ROI 🙂

  3. dearmominneed February 6, 2022 / 9:31 pm

    Thanks for the update. I write in part because you mentioned my home Uganda. but also to just say THANK you for what you do. Easy Peasy is one of my favourite alternatives for homeschooling when I talk to parents who are starting out here in Ug. it has bailed my children and I countless times when I needed some structure.

  4. William February 7, 2022 / 6:28 am

    Hi! Just wanted to say how much I admire what you do. You’re one of the few good hearted people out there!

  5. Melissa February 8, 2022 / 12:13 am

    I am glad you are going to do more miracle stories. I just found the others this weekend and watched them all (except the ATM one…for some reason that one would not load for me). They were so encouraging. Trust is not easy for me and hearing other’s stories helps and reminds me of times God has provided in my own life too. Will the new stories show up here too, or should I check the other site for them? Thanks for EP. It’s just what we’ve needed.

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool February 8, 2022 / 2:51 am

      Go to that 153love.net site. I will try to get one up each weekend. The first one is there now, and I fixed that ATM video. Thanks for letting me know. That’s a good one. 🙂 You might like those Good Morning, Lord teachings as well.

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool February 20, 2022 / 6:59 pm

      Hey, random question here. I thought since you recently listened to the miracle stories maybe you would be able to help me. I was wondering if I told the stories anywhere of when my husband was traveling and we put out fleeces before the Lord to confirm his trips. If you see this, let me know if you remember me talking about that and if possible, which story it’s in! Otherwise, I’ll maybe add those to the list of videos to make.

  6. B February 8, 2022 / 3:07 am

    God bless you, your family, and all those you’re helping with the skills God has given you all. Thank you so much for all of these homeschooling lessons. Your website and books have been a huge blessing to my family in our first year of 100% homeschooling. I recommended you to my friend, she and her kids are following your curriculum too now. May God continue to bless you all in every way. Please pray for my husband and I as our marriage is very rocky and homeschooling while trying to fix it is overwhelming. Anyways, I appreciate you so much! Thank you again for all your hard work!

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool February 8, 2022 / 3:13 pm

      EP has a family with a marriage restoration ministry. https://restoreministriesinternational.com/ God can turn any marriage around. Your job is to love God and love and respect your husband. Make the choice. Release your husband from any “debt” you feel he owes you. God forgave your debt and loved you while you were yet a sinner. Be like Jesus. 🙂

  7. Jennifer Sneed February 8, 2022 / 10:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing, you and your family have been a blessing. I started homeschooling this January and someone I know recommended your curriculum. We are so grateful to be a part of the Easy peasy family, It has made homeschooling a little less stressful for us. May God continue to bless and keep you and your family

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