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E-News April Issue 4, Volume 1



We've Extended the Deadline
I know how busy life can be and I know many of you already meant to get your registration in for the Convention in May but just haven't got around to it.  We want to see you there so we've extended the deadline to April 15th.  Click Here to read more about the convention and to register.  Register online or print the form out and mail it in.  Print one off for your friends. 
I hope a lot of you took advantage of inviting others to join you for the convention this year.  As you know it is right around the corner.  May will be here before we know it.  Make sure you tell your friends. 
And don't forget to reserve your room.  There is a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Express at $80 until the May 7th date and room at the Best Western Douglas Inn are $70 a night and that price is good through May 15th.  Use the discount code: Homeschoolers of Wyoming for each place. 

Every year we are challenged by great speakers and enjoy great fellowship.  Let's pray together that God does wonderful things and encourages many homeschooling families through our Convention. 

Upcoming Events
Keep us informed with great Homeschool opportunities around Wyoming.

Have you heard about the National Bible Bee?
The National Bible Bee is an exciting opportunity for students, ages 7-18 (as of November 6, 2009), to memorize Bible passages and facts to compete at Local Contests on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The top 100 in each of the three age groups will then compete at the National Contest in Washington, D.C. on November 4-6, 2009.
The goal of the National Bible Bee is to equip the next generation to be bold ambassadors for Jesus Christ by motivating them to memorize passages and facts found in the Bible. The Bible Bee is designed to promote godly character in students through Bible memorization.
Emmanuel Bible Church in Thayne, Wyoming is hosting a Local Bible Bee Contest on Saturday, September 12, 2009. To participate students/contestants need to call Nina at 307 883-0128 to reserve a place.
To participate in the contest in Riverton, Wyoming students/contestants need to call Todd at 307 857-7561 to reserve a place. Then they need to enroll online at Bible BeeRegistration ends April 30th  or when the local contest is filled so register early. The fee for the first contestant in a family is $20; reduced fees are available for families with multiple contestants in the competition. The enrollment fee is nonrefundable, nontransferable.



Make plans to attend this annual event!  Mark Saturday, May 30th on your calendar!  The Track and Field Day will be held at Natrona Count High School Track.  It will begin at 9:45 and go until about 3:00.  Look for registration forms and further details to come.
Let us know what is happening in your part of the state: Contact Us

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Check out this exciting program going on for teens and their families through Generation Joshua.  Click Here for more details.

Prayer Requests
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 requests and 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:


Please pray for Thomas Wilson.  He is now in Army Ranger Training.  He was home educated through high school and is an awesome young Christian man.

Jane & Steve Lambert are publishers of the Five in a Row curriculum that many have used.
Dear friends,
Steve is being admitted to the hospital with a subdural hemotoma. About a month ago, he fell on the ice at their home in Michigan and apparently, this hemotoma is a result from trauma to the brain at that time. These types of injuries are almost always caused by accidents/trauma and they were told that it looks as if he sustained some fairly significant damage when he fell.
At this point, it looks like Steve will undergo surgery to relieve the swelling on his brain, and will be in the hospital for a few days.
Steve's never been a guy to make a fuss about much but I know that both he and Jane covet your prayers for a full recovery and more immediately, for relief from the headache and weakness that he is experiencing.

Please pray for the homeschooling family, the Hamiltons,(Ray, Kimberly-15, Julia-13, and Stetson-5) as they grieve the loss of their mother and wife, Darlene. Darlene went to be with the Lord on November 5th after a battle with ovarian cancer.

Please pray for the Becker family as they bring Debby's mother to their home for care.

As some of you already know, we have been in the process to be certified Foster Parents for a few months now. Although we are not fully certified yet, we will be getting the children we wanted to help soon. They are Bob's cousin's children, and another within the family unit. So, we will have a full house again, with three children, Rachelle (22 mos.), Anthony (3 yrs), and Tessa (5 yrs). The tenative date we will get them is this Tuesday Jan. 6th. We covet your prayers for a smooth transition for all of us, and peace for the children, and strength for Bob, Ellen and me ;)...
Thanks so much, God Bless us, Everyone (we all need it!) -
Rox



   



Celebrate The Sacrifice
By Todd Smith
Well here we are into April already.  I don't know about you but the year is flying by for our family.  Easter is upon us and although it's later this year I don't feel ready.  But what better time of the year to pause and remember the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us.  We have the hope of eternity and forgivness of sins offered to us because of Christ.  We rejoice that death and sin and the grave have been conquered.  The tomb is empty!  He is risen!  Take some time this week to share with your family the blessings of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.  Math is great, history is great and many other subjects but let us never forget to pass on spiritual truths to the next generation.  Homeschoolers have a privilege that public schools don't have.  Jesus isn't banned in our schools.  What a blessing!


Reclaiming Independence Day
By Marilyn Boyer
I know it's not July yet but it will be here before we know it.  One of the tragedies of our time is that we have lost so much of our knowledge of the glory of America.  more...


Parental Rights Update
The introduction of the Parental Rights Amendment in the U.S. Congress (H.J. Res. 42) was announced at a press conference yesterday afternoon. more...

Where Are They Now?

An interview with –Lindy and Ron Reinke  

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Recommended Resources for March
Check out the brand-new booklet, Home Education  Reason and Research: Common Questions and Research-Based Answers from the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)  Click Here

We Want to Hear From You!
Send your ideas for videos and/or Homeschool Resources to us so we can mention it in our next issue of HOW Enews!  Contact Us

 

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