E-News April Issue 4, Volume 3
Please join us for the Homeschoolers of Wyoming Convention on May 13 & 14, 2011. Visit this page to find out more: http://www.homeschoolersofwy.org/convention.asp. We are still updating this page so be sure to check back often.
Parental Rights Update
1. 10,000 Petition Signatures (681 currently)
2. Senators Barrasso and Enzi to Cosponsor the U.S. Constitutional Amendment
3. Wyoming Legislature to pass a Resolution urging Congress to send us a Parental Rights Amendment for ratification
Last year Louisiana and South Dakota passed resolutions in favor of the U.S. Parental Rights Constitutional Amendment. Recently Idaho and Montana joined them and five other states have resolutions introduced. Wyomingís may be next year. Can you help get this through? Citizen petition signatures will help convince congress that we want parents making decisions for their children, not the government and certainly not the United Nations.
You are one of 354 people receiving this newsletter. If each of you would resolve to speak to one parent/grandparent/future parent each week and they would sign the petition, Wyoming would reach the goal of 10,000 signatures in 6 months! This link supplies the basic information about the need for the parental rights amendment.
This link is for a paper petition.
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.
The Best $100 Youíll Ever Spend. Guaranteed!|
Todd Smith, HOW President
The Wyoming Homeschool Convention is just a little over a month away and it looks to be another great year. Donít forget to take advantage of the early registration discount by April 7th. The easiest way to register is online or if you prefer send in your form, print it up here. Everything postmarked by April 7th gets the discount.
Several years ago my wife and I started trying to help others attend the Wyoming Homeschool Convention. We value that time of encouragement and fellowship so much that it disappointed us that so many other of our homeschooling friends or those new to homeschooling didnít attend or were not able. So we decided to do something about it a few years ago. Every year we try and find a family we know that would benefit by attending the convention and we give them a gift of $100 to go towards registration, hotel, and gas. I know that wonít cover all the costs but it will help a family who either never thought of attending or may appreciate the extra gift of love. With our economy not doing so well and families trying even harder to make ends meet, getaways are harder to come by. I am sure there is a family near you who would benefit from a gift like this.
So hereís the plan. If you are already planning on attending this yearís convention, find a family who isnít and give them a gift of $100 and ask them to come with you. If you do it by April 7th they get the discount. Even if you need to save up for the next paycheck or two to make it happen give them a card that says you are planning on giving them this gift so they can get registered and then give them the money before they leave.
I know in the few years that our family has been doing this those $100 gifts have been some of the best we have ever spent. The only way for us to continue to have a successful convention and to build upon what we already have is to join together and work together as the homeschool community in Wyoming. Letís work together to make the 2011 convention the best attended one yet.
In God We Trust
Americaís Historic Sites Reveal Her Christian Foundations
By Stephen McDowell
Throughout history many nations have built monuments to record victories in battle and people conquered. Numerous countries have erected memorials to honor their gods, be they human leaders or fictitious deities. Every nationís monuments and national symbols reflect the heart of the people and identify what they believe is the source of their nationís greatness and achievements. In this respect America is unique among the nations of the world. Our monuments have no record of people or nations conquered or military encounters resulting in destruction of cities and empires. Americaís monuments and symbols contain the declaration that the source of our birth, liberty, and greatness is God.
A tour of historic sites in America, and particularly the Capital city, reveals that America was a nation birthed by men who had a firm reliance upon Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. Inscribed upon our buildings, monuments, and national symbols is our nationís faith in God. A sampling of this evidence seen in some of our monuments and buildings in Washington, D.C., follows.