We are the Semples


Welcome to our Family
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Sweetrees is a family ministry, welcoming your family to our home.

We are a homeschooling family with 6 children, Kyle, Brandon, Adam, Caleb, Jamie and Samuel.

We live in Stockbridge, Georgia since the summer of 2000, we moved Up south from Florida where Paula and I were houseparents at the Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise, Florida for 5 years where we were blessed with the opportunity to grow in our faith, our abilities to parent and our own family as we arrived with one son and left five years later with four, of our own plus some strong relationships with close to 70 young ladies who passed through our home for a few months to a few years at an average of 7 girls at a time...this was our boot camp into parenting, I'm sure that we made a lot of mistakes, but we sure learned a lot...especially how to call on the name of our Lord in a crisis and then to give thanks in those few moments of peace and quiet. I could add so much more here, but then I would take away from the book Paula is writing about our testimony… Let me just add that after we left the Children's home we have added one more blessing from God, our little girl 8 years after our youngest son was born…we thought we were done, but God had other plans...then 5 yrs later while we were expecting our 6th child (5th son) we lost our son Caleb (this story is for another day and a testimony we are willing to share).  Seven weeks later Samuel was born...God knew what we needed and when.

When we moved here we were blessed with finding an awesome church, Stockbridge Assembly of God and the best Pastor’s and church family who have supported us in so many ways and have allowed us to grow even more in our faith and our service to the Lord. Paula attended seminary and is now waiting graduation with Kyle (our oldest son) he graduated from high school, with honors and moved right into his calling as a missionary in Macon, Ga with Missio Dei school of Ministry.  He is now in his second year and we couldn't be prouder.  All of our kids show signs of having a call on their lives as we pray over them daily and they are an active part in this ministry as well as our home based business.

We fell in love with Usborne books long before we looked into the possibility of owning our own business and becoming consultants for these great books. We joined Usborne in November 2007 as a way to receive access to all that Usborne offers and to provide a second income for our family. We were so surprised to find out what a small amount of money was required to really begin our business. I was called to jury duty for three days and we had all the money needed to buy the starter kit! And the possibilities are truly endless for how we can customize this to truly fit the needs of our family. So thanks for stopping by. We would love to talk with you further about how we can make this ministry and business something that can positively impact your family as well. Take your time and browse this website and check out our Usborne link to check out some great books. You won't be disappointed.

God bless you!

James "Jenoah" and Paula Semple
along with Kyle, Brandon, Adam, Caleb, Jamie and Samuel

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