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January 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

The rush of the holiday season is over, and for me, this year went extremely fast. As I write this, the day after Christmas, it is hard to believe that 2015 is just around the corner!

For some, 2014 was not what you expected. Maybe homeschooling did not go according to plan, or there was a financial struggle. How about health issues, those are always unexpected? How did we handle it? We have friends of ours who's son is a missionary in Papua, New Guinea. He was in a motorcycle accident in October and is still in rehabilitation in Australia. For his family, he has a wife and three sons, that was not something that they expected in 2014. The Lord is helping them in a mighty way, but continue to pray for them. Their names are Jon and Adie Leedhal and their three sons.

What are you expecting from 2015? Recently in church our minister was preaching about Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega. In Revelation 21:5, just before one of the passages where that name of Jesus is mentioned, it says, "Behold, I will make all things new." I know it is talking about the Lord making all things new, but why can't we, with the Lord's wisdom and help, make a new beginning in 2015 where we have failed? It could be that homeschooling is going great this school year, and that is wonderful! But what about other areas of your life and your family's life? Is there something that you have failed at over and over again last year? Maybe you just gave up. As this new year begins, looking into the face of the One who truly loves you, ask His forgiveness and His help to start NEW! We make promises and New Year's Resolutions, but make it different this year. Search the Scriptures, spend some more time in prayer, talk to a friend you can trust.

I want to ask you to pray for ENOCH this coming year! Specifically that you pray for the needs of our organization. You can see below what some of those needs are. Personally, I would ask for prayer for my wife. During Halloween, she was admitted to the hospital for chest pains. It was not was not a heart attack, praise God, but a great amount of stress. Not many people how much she does behind the scenes for ENOCH. Many consider her the "go-to" person when questions arise though we have relieved her of many things, she does have some after effects with her nerves. I would be very appreciative!

The entire Board joins me in wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

In His Service,

Rich Millward
President
ENOCH of NJ

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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We still need your help! If you have a heart to serve and can help us, we would love to have you. Here are some areas we have open. Newsletter person- computer experience especially with HTML programming. We are in need a newsletter person ASAP. Please, if you have the experience and can volunteer your time, we would greatly appreciate it.

Silent Auction Coordinator - this job runs from December through the convention. You must be able to contact perspective donors during business hours. Some computer knowledge a plus. Computer experience, time, and a desire to serve homeschoolers of New Jersey would aid us tremendously. We are calling on this younger generation to come up and stand with us. Please contact our Office with your contact information and we will get back to you. Email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that ENOCH earns money by you sending us box tops, but did you know that you could also help ENOCH earn money by entering contests and shopping on-line? And you’re not going to believe how easy it is! Join Boxtops for Education and pick ENOCH as the school that you are going to support. Click BOXTOPS for EDUCATION and then "Sign Up to Support your School." In the lower right hand corner, put in the zip code 07735 and then click "FIND YOUR SCHOOL." Click on ENOCH's name and fill out the simple form! Explore the awesome site, enter some fun contests, let the kids play a game or two, do some online shopping, even print coupons for your next shopping trip with items that have BOXTOPS! Clip the BOXTOPS and send them on in! So far ENOCH has earned over $500. This has helped us greatly and we appreciate anything you could do for us.

Send them to:

ENOCH of N J
15 Manchester Ave.
Keyport, NJ 07735

Remember that every little bit helps support ENOCH!
Thank you again!

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

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BEYOND THE MASK MOVIE

Dear New Jersey Homeschoolers:

Last month I wrote to you telling you about an upcoming movie called Beyond the Mask. My family and I were able to see the movie during a special screening last September and my wife and I had lunch with the producer and homeschool graduate Aaron Burns. It was fascinating talking with him about the film, which has many homeschool graduates working behind the sceens.

This movie brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ. Beyond the Mask is written by Focus on the Family’s own Paul McCusker and produced by Burns Family Productions. Beyond the Mask has been endorsed by Christian leaders around the country, including: Stephen Kendrick, producer of Courageous and Fireproof, Michael Farris of HSLDA, and many more.

Right now there are three theaters in New Jersey that are committed to showing the film on April 6th, but we need you as homeschoolers of New Jersey to buy tickets. A certain number of tickets need to be sold in each theater or the showing will be cancelled. Click on the link and it will take you to the website to find where the movie is going to be shown in your area. The theater that I have booked is the Strathmore Cinema 4 in Matawan. If you do not live in the northern Monmouth/southern Middlesex County area you can also find the other two theater from that website. You can also see the new trailer for the movie. If you would like to join me and become a Theater Captain and setup a showing in your area click on the link: -http://www.beyondthemaskmovie.com

Don't just talk to your homeschool friends to go see the movie, why not your church or have you children invite their friends. Beyond the Mask is a family friendly movie.

Richard Millward
President
ENOCH of NJ

ENCOURAGING WORDS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS ACROSS THE STATE

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA MEMBERSHIP

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM HOMESCHOOL WEEK

WINTER PROGRAM AT PYRAMID MOUNTAIN

WINTER HOMESCHOOL 2015 - The Berkeley Swim School

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS AT CHRISTIAN-OWNED/OPERATED FARM

PUBLICATION DATES

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Here are the deadlines for the upcoming ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletters. The deadlines are firm and coordinated so that we can get you a fresh newsletter by the first of each month. Thanks.

February 2015: Saturday, January 24th
March 2015: Monday, February 23rd
April 2015: Monday, March 23rd
May 2015: Friday, April 24th
June 2015: Monday, May 25th

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