Jeremy & Jenilee


Elayna, Annalise, Abigail

Serving in Senegal, Africa

Account #2669562

10729 Little Bass Ct
Allendale, MI 49401

Jeremy and Jenilee Goodwin are both ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God. After college, they served in #kidmin for 12 years in Ohio. In 2013, God opened the door to West Africa where Jeremy and Jenilee currently serve as AGWM missionaries. Through relationship building, leadership training and mentoring, they assist our national churches and pastors to build healthy children’s ministries to better reach the next generation for Jesus! As a family, they love playing in the outdoors, exploring far away places, trying new things, drinking coffee and making life adventurous and fun!


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Travel Journal Ideas for KIDS! With Printable Pages

As families who travel a lot, finding ways to remember the fun means finding some travel journal ideas.

Whether you homeschool on the go like we do sometimes or are going on vacation and want your kids to have a way to jot down the details and memories of their days, you need a format, a guide, a journal of sorts made just for travel.

Travel journal ideas that will spark their interest, build their creativity and give them a memorable way to keep track of each family journey.

Family travel journaling is something we’ve done on and off over the years.

Finding travel journal ideas is not always the easiest thing to do. And, making sure to have a journal on hand when you need it can also be challenging.

But it is worth it.

Kids Travel Books gives us a great reason for travel journaling and says, “The reason being, I concluded, is that when you read and write, your life is truly enriched. The more you read and write, the deeper your thoughts and the deeper your understanding of the world.

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Home Remedies For Beginners

You are on the hunt for home remedies for yourself or your family.

You don’t know much about home remedies but you hear a lot of people talking about these natural health type things.

You know there are home remedies that will help you greatly without having to make a trip to the doctor but you aren’t sure of the what/how/when it comes to medically helping your family from home.

You feel overwhelmed just thinking about it.

Your friend sells essential oils and you don’t get on board because it just seems like too much to figure out.

And honestly, you don’t want to be “oily” anyway.

You see, I’m the beginner who has felt those things.

I’m the unbeliever at times.

How can an oil do that?

How could a tea help with that?

How does one herb accomplish all that?

How do you even know how much or when?

How do you know who to trust when someone tells you about some tea or vitamin or supplement?

But, a few years ago, I became a believer.

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What Do You Want to Learn

The want to learn. grow. change. mature. live. excel. step out. do more.

Learning is always happening but it takes a certain amount of purpose to grasp the lessons, hold on and truly grow.

I’ve decided that learning is always, always a good thing.

I want to learn so many things.

You too?

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” -Jiddu Krishnamurti

For me, the past years have been full of a huge list of things I’ve learned.

Travel, moving, culture, language… the lessons are many and the challenges great.

Yet, there is acknowledgement in my heart that I have more things to learn.

Much more.

There are always things to learn, yes?

New things that God is doing… new things that just might require pulling up the boot straps and actually stepping out into the waters of something new.

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Feeling Emotional During Transition

Feeling emotional can truly take you by surprise.

The moment you are sitting there and find yourself saying, “I don’t even know why I’m crying!”

Or, for me just yesterday, saying, “I didn’t mean to cry about this!”

Feeling emotional

It is just part of life.

It is an even bigger part of transition. Throw in multiple transitions in a few short years and you have feelings and emotions galore.

Expat, overseas, missionary life is complicated with how many feelings and emotions we can experience in a short amount of time, especially during transition.

There is a mental game that happens with going, with transition, with change.

A mental game so full of feeling emotional that there are times I don’t know how to even put into words the emotions building inside me.

Fear – This one is at the top. For me, it isn’t a “shaking in my boots” fear. It is a low, deep understanding that I have no control over what is coming. Fear of the unknown, fear of what I can’t see, fear of what we are facing…

Wonder – I sit in awe sometimes at what we are doing, how we are living, the things we see and experience.

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Homeschooling For A Season

You are a family in transition and you need to know how to homeschool for a short season.

Because you have to.

A season when you must homeschool for a short time because of a job change, travel, busy schedule or other family needs.

Daunting. Overwhelming. Crazy. Necessary.

You Need to Know How to Homeschool

Only for a short season. A few months or weeks.

Your options are limited, resources are in short supply, finances are tight and your kids need an education.

You live overseas and the school years don’t match up to the next country you are moving to.

You have 2 months left of the school year and you are about to go on furlough.

Your kids have some gaps in their learning and you need to catch them up for a new country’s school system.

You only have 6 weeks before you leave for the field and with all the traveling, keeping them in school just isn’t possible.

You realize that they’ve learned a new language and that has effected their grammar and spelling and punctuation.

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A day in the life in Senegal #behindtheprayercard
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The arrival of our Speed the Light Toyota Hilux to Senegal, West Africa!
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August 2014 - August 2015 our family lived in Massy, France to attend language school and learn French
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