What a week it has been! All of us have been taken aback as new information about the Coronavirus and its impact on the US has been given. Over the last several days things have shifted quite a bit, and we have collectively tried to wade through what is real and what is hype. David and I have taken a lot of time to pray about and study this situation as we have been seeking God’s face for wisdom about how to proceed with the upcoming Teach Them Diligently events.
As more has become clear, and our president and the CDC have asked people to keep their interactions with others to a minimum– even going so far as to ask people not to have meetings for groups of 10 or more– to contain the spread of this virus as much as we possibly can. Our hearts have been reminded over and over of God’s instructions to His own in Romans 12:10–
Those Biblical instructions were the heart behind the very difficult decision we have had to make regarding TTD Rogers and TTD Waco.
With the well-being not only of our immediate families, but of all the grandparents, loved ones, neighbors, etc. that could possibly be impacted should something spread at Teach Them Diligently, we have decided to cancel the next 2 events that fall immediately within the timeframe that the CDC has currently set forth as particularly dangerous. Those two events are TTD Rogers and TTD Waco.
Seeing the handwriting on the wall a week ago, we started praying about and strategizing for the world’s most unusual virtual event. We are hard at work in the initial planning stages of Teach Them Diligently At Home– The biggest homeschool party on the planet. 🙂
Some of the things we have really been praying about is the loneliness and isolation many may feel during this time in addition to the lack of encouragement and instruction that they were counting on at those events, so we have designed something that we hope will prove that When You’re Part Of The Teach Them Diligently Community, You Need Never Feel Alone.
With that idea in mind, we are excited to start giving you details of what we’re working on that will replace TTDRogers and TTD Waco– but will also be open and available to any other registered TTD family and beyond.
The virtual extravaganza will include the workshops you are missing at the TTD events, PLUS so much more! We’re working on community hangouts, games, super cool face-to-face exhibit hall opportunities, LIVE featured sessions, giveaways, prayer times, virtual children and teen programming to give your kiddos something to look forward to each day, and so much more! I am SUPER PUMPED for it, for I think it will keep us all connected even while we are cutting back on all our other gatherings.