Monday, September 26, 2016

Going to School Onboard a Boat

My cousin Jim and his wife Stacie both grew up on the mission field, and they both became missionaries as adults. They have a sailboat that they use for ministry. They were in Mozambique, then off the coast of Maryland and are now beginning a ministry in Puerto Rico. 

The cool part of it is that their younger two children were home schooled (or is it boat schooled?) the past few years. So in addition to learning math and English,, they also learned things not in a normal curriculum: how to navigate, operate the dinghy, trim the sails, operate the lines, anchor and dock. Once Lauren and Marlene sailed the boat by themselves between two islands in the Bahamas needing only a little supervision. They also learned things such as cooking, sewing, sea life, catching and preparing fish to eat, and the history of the islands they visited from Maine to Puerto Rico.
I am writing an article about them for a kids' magazine that I'll share later. 

I think I would love being schooled aboard a sailboat, how about you?




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