Friday, June 6, 2008

Going To School Living In Bolivia

Jacob begin college. He is now attending Moody Bible, with an intent to major in Musis and minor in Missions, or vice/versa...he isn't sure which he wants to be the King Of The Hill. I told him that maybe he is going to be a Musicionary...someone that uses music to reach and teach other people groups (this may be a made up name :)).

But the cool thing is that his classroom is almost 4500 miles away from his school. To our joy, Jacob has decided to stay on the mission field for another year. He will participate in our family, help out with the homeschooling of the other kids (he did a huge part of the teaching of the little guys this year, and is, along with Denise, teaching Hope how to read now), and be engaged in ministry. He currently plays on two worship teams and helps do the setup/takedown of our church worship service. Moody Bible offers fully acredited classes on line. Jake is taking Philosophy and Computer Science on line this first semester...hopeing to ease into the heavier academic demands of college.

We praise God and are thankful to Jake for his decision to stay with us! Pray for him as he seeks to discern God's plans and purposes and adjust his life to them.

When we homeschooled Jake, we actually coined a nickname for him. He always did his school in his Pajamas. As a matter of fact, if he isn't going anywhere and no one is coming over...he will sometimes stay in his pajamas all day long. From the time he was little, we called him Pajama Boy Jake---or---you can see it already PBJ.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Here is a picture of Jacob on his first day of college..actually in his first minute of college. He logged onto the class and I snapped his photo. You will notice that he is in his pjs! He is also in a sweatshirt because it is winter here and the houses have no heating except what you can put on your head. :)

Jacob...we love you!


Matthew said...

Hey! I attend Wading River Baptist Church and was homeschooled and am now doing distance learning for Moody Bible Institute!