You may have heard of the organization Classical Conversations. Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. And there are over 100,000 students enrolled world wide! Our family has been blessed to be a part of this organization for the past 4 years and it has been a tremendous support to our discipleship efforts towards our children. Before them I had been a ‘lone-ranger homeschooler’ and was growing weary after a decade of trying to make it on my own. Classical Conversations provided the community our family deeply needed and breathed new life into our homeschool efforts.
Over the past seven years as we have ministered in Russia, we have been saddened to see the lack of curricula options coming from a Biblical worldview. Basically, Russian homeschool families have about as much to choose from as American families did in 1980, which isn’t much. Thankfully, there is a couple in Moscow that has been working very hard to translate the CC Foundations guide into Russian, changing out all the Cycle 3 history sentences with Russian history and all the geography for Russian geography. This will be an incredibly valuable gift to the hundreds of Russian families who are seeking help with their homeschooling. There is already a beta-community meeting made of all nationals. This is especially encouraging as many overseas communities are made up of Americans living overseas but this is an indigenous community!
Our trip in just a few weeks will be a tremendous encouragement in the effort to promote CC in Russia. We will meet with groups in both St. Petersburg and Moscow. I am thankful to be bringing 4 Challenge 1 students along so they can share their perspective on receiving a biblical, classical education. Please consider supporting this effort in both prayer and finances!