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E-News May Issue 5, Volume 1

The Time Has Come
Well the 2009 Wyoming Homeschool Convention is here!  In just a few days we will be gathering in Douglas, WY to renew old acquaintences and make new friends.  You've thought about it.  You've prayed about it.  You've checked out the Convention page and the Boyers page.  You've read the articles by the Boyers over the last few months.  Now it's time to register if you haven't gotten to that yet.  We would love to see you in Douglas!  There is even time to register at the door so don't let that stop you.

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 has been extended to May 15th. 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

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.

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.


Following The Path, Leading the Way
By Todd Smith
This year's Convention Theme says a lot for our family.  As I've mentioned before the annual Homeschool Convention is a great time for us as a family to remember why we are on this path of Homeschooling.  We have been led by God to raise up the next generation and He has called us to His path and that includes the Home Education of our children. 
Scripture reminds us that the way to life is narrow and few are on it.  And wide is the road that leads to destruction.  Sometimes the path of Homeschooling our children isn't the easiest path.  By the end of another school year it is easy to get fatigued and wonder if it is all worth it.  The Convention is a time to get your batteries recharged and be challenged and have your vision renewed.  It is worth it. 
Leading the way.  You as Homeschooling parents are leading the way for the next generation.  You are teaching by example.  You are showing your children how to follow God's Path.  You are also leading the way by being an example to other familes.  And you can be an example to other Homeschooling families by leading the way to Douglas.  It's not too late to bless some other family by paying their registration.  Or offering to give them gas money.  Or help them out in some other way.  Lead the way to Douglas on May 15th and let's look forward to what God will do.

Character Does Count
By Marilyn Boyer
Character does count. Our Founding Fathers certainly thought so. It’s been said, “Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.” This is what we must instill in our children more...

Parental Rights Update
Federal HIPAA Law Oversteps Parental Rights  Read More
Saving Motherhood   Read More

Videos You Ought To See
Check out these great videos:
*Please note that HOW does not endorse or approve of all of the content on youtube or any other secondary website that is linked in our Enews. We try to refer you to items of interest to homeschooling families but cannot control content of other websites.

Mike Farris on the Huckabee show talking about Parental Rights View Here
Check out Rep. John Shimkus defending God's Word in a Congressional Committee.  View Here

Track & Field Day

Track day is for home schooled children ages 5-18.  All children ages 5-9 will get a certificate of achievement with a blue ribbon stapled to it for participating in the field events.  They will get ribbons for 1st - 4th  place in the races.  Children ages 10 - 17  will get ribbons for 1st - 4th  place in all events.  Children will be expected to compete in all events for their age group unless an exception is requested for special circumstances.  Boys will compete against boys and girls against girls. more...

Home Education Week in WY
Governor Freudenthal has proclaimed Home Education Week in Wyoming once again.  This year the dates are May 10th-16th.  How fitting that this week starts on Mother's Day and ends with the end of our 2009 Convention.  Check out this link on the Governor's website for the proclamation wording. 

Recommended Resources for May
With another school year about to close now is the time to start thinking curriculum.  Check out all the latest deals at HSLDA's Curriculum Market


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