Elysa

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Adoring Wife & Blessed Homeschool Mom
Location Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Introduction My husband and I are living out the adventure of raising 7 kids in an inner-city neighborhood as part of We Will Go Ministries. He's an engineer specializing in dam safety. I'm a former missionary to Swaziland, Africa, and an alum of Mississippi University for Women. I homeschool our children, all except the oldest who is now in college, and am a frequent African storyteller and missionary speaker for local groups. We try to love God and those around us through all we do. I returned to S'land for a short-term ministry outreach to HIV/AIDS orphans and widows in January 2008 after an 18 year absence and took our 2 oldest daughters with me. God used that trip to wreck our lives and full-force set our family on a new path. Besides selling our farm and moving to the city, God has also called us to move to Africa. We will spend a year training and transitioning before resettling in Swaziland at the end of 2013.
Interests Knowing God, loving my husband and kids, reading, chocolate, cooking, homeschooling, travel, healthy eating, Southern Africa, Swaziland, watching movies while eating PoPcOrN, NPR, inner-city ministry, grace, Ragamuffin gospel, Key Life Ministry, orphan advocacy, missions
Favorite Movies Pride and Prejudice (most of the versions), the majority of the other movies based on Jane Austen's writings, Napolean Dynamite, Nacho Libre, Anne of Green Gables & its sequel (but NOT the third one!), Scarlet and Black, Amazing Grace, Lady in the Water, Signs, The Village, Sound of Music, High School Musical, Jump In, Enchanted, Jim Carrey's A Christmas Carol, Prince Caspian, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy
Favorite Music Steven C. Chapman, Rich Mullens, Carolyn Arrends, Julie Miller (esp. ORPHANS AND ANGELS album), Keith Green, Carpenters, Kevin Prosch, XANADU Soundtrack, Liz Story, Tom Howard, Beach Boys, Brown Bannister's TALK TO 1 ANOTHER cd, Apologetix, old John Denver songs, GoGos, & Christmas music. Alltime fave songs: Amazing Grace, September (Kirk Franklin, Sunshine On My Shoulders (Denver), Love Is Like Oxygen, Don't Give Up On Us Baby (David Soul), I'm On Top of the World (Carpenters), Dancing in the Moonlight, How Sweet it is to be Loved by You (J. Taylor), & last but not least, D. Osmond's PUPPY LOVE!
Favorite Books ALL Jane Austen novels (but P&P is my FAVE), Van Reid's MOOSEPATH LEAGUE series, the MITFORD books, Robert Whitlow's legal thrillers, Jamie Langston Turner's novels, FIVE IN A ROW homeschool manuals, CHARLOTTE MASON COMPANION, Miss Read's village stories, THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY books, The ANNE books by L.M. Montgomery, The LITTLE HOUSE series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Elizabeth Goudge's GREEN DOLPHIN COUNTRY, P.G. Wodehouse's witty reads, YOUNG AND FAIR by Rosamund du Jardin, PEACE LIKE A RIVER by Leif Enger, QUAKER SUMMER by Lisa Samson, IRRESISTIBLE REVOLUTION by Shane Claiborne, Claudia Mair Burney, Tom Davis, CRAZY LOVE by Frances Chan, CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY

Your bow is not broken but you've run out of arrows. How can you fake being a bard?

Pontificate a lot! And then start passing out the chocolate. Hopefully everyone will be so happy they won't even notice I'm a fake bard!!!