It's Convention Time!
I hope you are all as excited as I am to get to Douglas! It is time for the 2010 Convention. The best last minute advertising I can do if you haven't registered yet is this: It's like a breath of fresh air for Homeschool families at the end of another School Year. It's time to celebrate. Click to register for the 2010 Convention.
Parental Rights Update
There are now 135 Co-Sponsors in the House of Representatives and 7 Co-Sponsors in the Sentate for the Parental Rights Amendment. Have you emailed your Senators this week? I have: email Senator Enzi and Senator Barasso and politely ask them to support the Parental Rights Amendment. Read the article this month on: Can America Protect Parental Rights?
Recommended Resources for May
Rather than recommend a specific resource this month I encourage you to check out our Vendor Hall at the convention for great resources for the coming school year. There are always great choices at the convention.
Send me a resource you found especially helpful this school year and I'll list them in the June Enews. Comment here.
HOW is a ministry to Wyoming Homeschool Families. As a ministry we want to uplift one another in prayer when we are able. Please let us know of any : prayer requestsand we will include them on our prayer page. We will keep them posted each month until you update us on a situation so please stay in contact.
Please spend a few minutes today uplifting these people in prayer:
Pray for the HOW Board Member families as they serve Wyoming Homeschoolers
Pray for our County Contacts that keep us updated with pertinant information.
Pray for the 2010 Convention Speakers: Marcelo & Valerie Tolopilo, Dave & Mary Jo Nutting, AIM
Pray that many families attend the 2010 Convention.
Home Education Week
For the 3rd year in a row, Governor Freudenthal has issued a proclamation declaring May 2-8 as Home Education week. Read the Proclamation here. Send a thank you to the Governor here.
Don't forget to renew your membership with HOW! Check your profile on our website to see if your membership is up to date. You don't want to miss out on the discounts for HSLDA membership and Convention Registration. And at $20 a year you can't beat the price!
We want to honor your Graduate at our Convention in May. Please bring pictures and/or information to display on our Graduate table. For more information please contact Melissa Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Such a Time as This|
By Todd Smith
This phrase comes from the book of Esther. In Esther 4:4 Mordacai tells Esther that if she does not intervene for the Jews then God will raise up another but who knows whether or not you were put in this place for such a time as this.
That is a paraphrase of course, but the message is still vital today. Did you realize that if Christians wouldn't have stood up in the 1700's we would not have a United States of America to enjoy today? Yet how many of us in the year 2010 are ready to pledge our lives, our fotunes and our sacred honor to the preservation of this country that gives us the freedoms we enjoy? Freedoms to homeschool. Freedoms to worship. Freedoms that will slowly slip away unless we are willing to be involved.
Christians need to be involved in their communities and in their government. If we do not act then we have only ourselves to blame when America is no more. Get involved this election cycle. Find out which candidates stands match up to Scripture. If none of them do then consider running for office yourself. We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines any longer. Perhaps God has placed you here for such a time as this.
A Wellspring of Truth...
A Wellspring of Truth for the Parched Soul
ÓMarcelo A. Tolopilo
As I wrapped up my first month of study and preaching for 2010, I was reminded of how needy I am for the word of God. I just finished a satisfying plate of ministry and yet I find myself hungry for the scriptures, the God revealed in them, and the changes this revelation produces in me. It seems as though the more I know and grow, the more I realize how little I understand and how much I constantly need the transforming power of the Bible in my life. more...
A Biblical View of Earth History
By Dave Nutting
The book of Genesis has been called the book of origins. Though it is not a detailed “textbook,” it gives a framework for understanding the origin of space, matter, time, the earth, the universe, life, marriage, families, cultures, government, religion, languages, and people groups. For study purposes, it is helpful to divide the Biblical record of earth history into 7 major periods or events: Creation, Fall, Pre-Flood, Flood, Post-Flood, Present, and Future. While it is beyond the scope of this book to discuss these in detail, a brief overview follows. (See The Genesis Record by Dr. Henry Morris for a detailed study.) Read more...
Scientists Falsify Research Results
By Dave Nutting
Question: Are scientists honest, objective researchers? Some are, but consider …
Videos/DVD's You Ought to See
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Scott Klusendorf, Pro-Life Training Video Part 1