Join Us At Teach Them Diligently!


We are pleased to announce Nancy Fileccia, co-owner of A Journey Through Learning, is speaking at two Teach Them Diligently events this year! We would like to invite you to attend one of these wonderful conventions! Nancy will be specifically speaking at the Washington, D.C. and Dallas events.


Teach Them Diligently – Washington, D.C.
May 15-17th, 2014

Teach Them Diligently – Dallas, Texas
June 26-28, 2014

You can visit the above links to find complete details on location, registration, speakers, exhibitors, and family programming.

Nancy will share from her new book (to be released late April) More Than A Memory – The Candace Kate Story.


One Family’s Story of Love, Pain, Loss, and Joy

The Fileccias did not consider themselves special, but just an ordinary family. Yet in 2003, God chose them to begin an extraordinary life journey. Trusting in their faith, Rusty and Nancy packed up their three children and traveled to China to adopt Xing Dan Nang (Candace), an eight-year-old blind girl. Little did they know this trip would lead them through the deepest valleys a family could ever experience.

The challenge of teaching a blind child paled to insignificance when their precious daughter was diagnosed with a fatal disease in 2006. The next three years became a roller coaster ride of deep despair, desperate hope, and searching for answers. Based on Nancy’s heartfelt journal entries of their journey, the story of Candace Kate unfolds, shining a light on God’s purpose to give this little girl a “forever family” and showing how she lived a full life in only thirteen years.

Life is short; no one is guaranteed eighty years. But during our time on earth we can inspire, love, and show God’s undying love for us, before He calls us home.

The Fileccia family prays that Candace will always remain More Than a Memory.


We would like to invite you to join The Candace Kate Story Facebook group to stay updated on the release of the book.

The Fileccia’s prayer is that this book will accomplish several things.

1. Encourage more families to adopt older children.
2. Give families ideas on how to continue homeschooling during an illness or other trying events in the family.
3. Offer support for families with terminally ill children.

Blessings to you and yours; may our story speak to your heart and encourage you to keep up the good fight.

Nancy looks forward to seeing you at an upcoming Teach Them Diligently convention!