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  • Stacy

Self-Quaratined with 100 People

Once COVID-19 breached Ghana’s borders, we decided that it would be best to close down the ministry and enforce a self-quarantine for everyone living at the CORM Children’s Village. We put up signs that said we were under a self-quarantine and NO ENTRY. All university and senior high students came home, and all essential staff who weren’t already living on campus moved in.

Our goal for the past five months has been to keep the kids busy and make life as “normal” as possible. One of the strangest things for us since the beginning of this pandemic has been no volunteers.

We have continued to have church on Sundays and Bible study on Wednesday Evening. Our staff have done a fantastic job filling in with game nights, daily activities, talent shows, sports activities, and movie nights; we are so grateful for each of them!

Our school remained open for our kids. Both our CORM and teaching staff filled the gaps in our classrooms. Even our university students stepped in and led some of the classes.

I had the privilege of doing homeschool with my boys. Miracle and JJ started Liberty University Online Academy last year for their Sophomore year, and with Richard’s help, they made it through Algebra 2 (thank you, Richard)! My main focus was on Caleb and Justice. Caleb was finishing up 7th and Justice 5th grade. I have been teaching art at the school for the last couple of years, but I haven’t done much subject teaching since I taught Justice 2nd grade. The only change I made in their curriculum once I started teaching was switching out their math curriculums to