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Casper Family finds way to strengthen spirituality during pandemic challenges

Addy Hall painting outside
Addy Hall painting outside(Courtesy Christina Hall)
Published: Mar. 25, 2021 at 12:42 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A Casper family who attends meetings from a Jehovah’s Witness congregation has found silver linings to being at home more since the pandemic.

Christina Hall said her family decided to enroll her daughter, Addy in a homeschooling program for the time being. Christina said one reason for this decision is because their meetings and preaching work are online.

“We are trying to stay safe and sending her to school didn’t feel right,” Christina said.

Addy is in 6th grade and enjoys painting, playing flute and ukelele. She enjoys homeschool because she has more time for these activities. “I like it because I don’t have homework and stuff after school,” Addy said.

These activities have helped her take her mind off of some of the difficulties of the pandemic like loneliness. Christina said she used some resources from JW.org too.

They’ve had more time at home as a family and so they’ve had more time to go outside. Robert Hendriks, the US spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses, said homeschooling during a pandemic is one-way families can incorporate spirituality into their child’s education. “We understand spirituality needs to stay out of public schools,” Hendriks said.

The Halls say their quarantine has brought them closer as a family and closer to their creator.

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