Dear Christian Families:
Please be sure to forward this e-mail to your
friends and family. Encourage them to visit our website and sign up for a
free DVD and brochure on homeschooling.
Our goal, with your help, is to reach Christian
parents, share with them the blessings of a Christian
home education, and connect them with the
community. If you have any questions or need help,
please e-mail us.
We were contacted recently by a broadcasting
company in South Korea. We did a short interview
with them for a homeschool documentary they are
producing. We are so excited to see the homeschool
movement gain ground not just here in America but
all over the world. If you haven't subscribed to the
School Legal Defense Association's e-alert,
please do. This alert is very informative on what is
happening not only in your state but with
homeschooling in other nations.
We wanted to share with you a recent e-mail from
Puerto Rico we received through
Home Education, website. God is
is using this new
homeschooler to reach
many families with homeschool information. If you
desire to help others too, please contact us and we
will supply you with DVD's and brochures for
free. Here is Jilia's e-mail to us:
God bless you all!
I received the DVD and the
beautiful brochure. I´m
going to start homeschooling my little girl this year
and I already receive many questions from family and
friends about homeschooling. I would like to receive
more information about how I can help other
christians to learn about the dangers of the public
shool and the benefits of the homeschool.
Please send me the how-to-Guide, the Grow Up
Booklet, magazines and everything that help me
spread the message of this ministry. If possible
please send me various copies of the DVD´s and
brochures. If you have information in Spanish it will
Thanks a lot and God bless you!!
Jilia L., Puerto Rico
Jilia's request has put our goal of translating our
DVD's and brochures into Spanish to the
top of our list. Please pray for this translation work,
and that it would bless many Spanish speaking
1. Help change the course of a child's faith in Jesus
Today it is more important than ever to instill godly
principles into the hearts and minds of our children
without them enduring
constant day-to-day corrupting influences of worldly
people and curriculum that occurs in secular
The best and most
biblical form of education is a godly father/mother
directed home education. But how does a parent
learn about this form of education when most of
his/her Christian friends send their kids off to
preschools and public schools? The best way for a
family to learn about homeschooling is by another
families invitation to a Christian homeschool
At a Christian
homeschool conference, they will meet hundreds and
in some cases thousands of other families that are
homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling. They
will have a chance to review a myriad of curriculum
packages and textbooks. They will have the
opportunity to listen to experienced homeschooling
families sharing their experiences. And, most of all,
Christian homeschool conferences give parents the
confidence they need to embark on a journey that
will forever bless them and their children with a
strong relationship with our Lord and savior.
Ray's research revealed that 94% of children
homeschooled keep the faith of their parents. Dr.
Simonds, President of the Center for Excellence in
Education revealed from a 1998 parental survey that
85% of children that attend secular schools for 12
years reject Christ after graduation.
So for the next
homeschool conference, invite a couple of your
Christian friends. If you do, you will have helped
change the course of their children's faith in Jesus
by Denise Kanter
for the 2006 Christian
2. Dear Katy, I am so tired...
Are you a first or second year homeschooler? Or
maybe you have reached the high school years and
want to stop homeschooling. Katy, one of our
experienced homeschooling moms is available to help
encourage you and lift your spirits. Here is a letter
Katy received, and clicking the link below you can
read her response. If you have a question, please
visit our 'Continuing
Homeschooling' website and write to Katy.
Dear Katy – I am so tired and cannot even say
I can remember when I used to do so much more and
now I can hardly get out of bed. It is odd because I
am not so tired in the middle of the night. Hmm.
Anyway, I just wonder if there is some trick to being
all the things a home school mom needs to be, and
keeping at it. I mean, am I forgetting something? –
3. If you have questions, Vickie Farris has answers...
Click below to find out how to send your homeschool
questions for possible inclusion in the all-
new "Homeschool Q & A" column, with Vickie Farris, in
Home School Enrichment Magazine!
Vickie is the wife of HSLDA Board Chairman, HSLDA
General Counsel, and Patrick Henry College President
Michael Farris, mother of 10 children: Christy, Jayme,
Katie, Jessica, Angie, Michael, Emily, Jonathan,
Joseph, and Peter. She also has eight grandchildren.
She has been homeschooling her children since 1982.