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November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

November is a time of remembrance to be thankful for what God has done for us over the past year, especially with Thanksgiving around the corner. "It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord."

I am so thankful for all the lives that the Lord has touch through the many homeschool conventions that ENOCH has held. My wife and I have made many friends throughout the years while either attending or working at those conventions and I know that many of you have also.

I am sure many of you have been wondering when ENOCH's 2016 Convention will be held. Unfortunately, because of decreasing attendance over the last few years, many exhibitors have been by-passing our convention and the less exhibitors, the smaller attendance. With rising costs, ENOCH can no longer afford to hold a two day convention. Even with the cost cutting measures that we have taking over the last few years, it still costs about $65,000 to put on a convention. While this was a hard decision for the Board to make, we did not have much of a choice. We are working on a smaller one day conference to be held sometime in the spring, so keep a lookout for details in our upcoming newsletters.

This organization cannot exist without volunteers. For over a year we have been seeking volunteers to serve on ENOCH, at the convention, and for ENOCH (that is not Board positions). Because we have not received any help in these areas as well, ENOCH must make choices as to what we can and cannot do. It is not always the finances but the bodies that can help. If you feel a desire to serve the homeschoolers of NJ, please contact David West, our Vice President, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

On behalf of the Board of ENOCH, I would like to thank all of you who have supported us throughout the years by attending our annual conventions. Please keep the Board in prayer as we work through all the details for this one day conference.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

In His Service,
Rich Millward



imageYou 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:
Deborah O'Brien
c/o ENOCH of NJ
90 Nottingham Drive
Brick, NJ 08724

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


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Some encouraging words from HSLDA's website we want to share with you. Do you ever have those days of feeling inadequate or lacking courage. This is for you!

Feeling Inadequate or Lacking Courage

First: He brought me here, it is by His will I am in this strait place; in that I will rest. Next: He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child. Then: He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow. Last: In His good time, He can bring me out again--how and when, He knows. Say: I am HERE--By God's appointment, in His keeping, under His training, for His time.

Andrew Murray

"We also, before the temptation comes, think we can walk upon the sea, but when the winds blow, we feel ourselves begin to sink . . . and yet doth it yield no good unto us? We could not live without such turnings of the hand of God upon us. We should be overgrown with flesh, if we had not our seasonable winters. It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit, because there is no winter there."

John Bunyan

The job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him. Therefore, it is the route to sanctity. Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God's way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness. The discipline of this job is, in fact the chisel God has chosen to shape me with--into the image of Christ. Thank you, Lord, for the work You have assigned me. I take it as your gift; I offer it back to you. With your help I will do it gladly, faithfully. I will trust you to make me holy.

A Lamp unto My Feet: The Bible's Light for Your Daily Walk by Elisabeth Elliot

"Restless and doubtful we wonder why we have nothing to show for our efforts, no visible sign of progress. Let us remember the perfect egg--it is unchanged in its appearance from the day it is laid. But while the bird waits faithfully, doing the only thing she is required to do throughout those silent weeks--important things are taking place. Psalm 130:5, 6 'I wait for the Lord. My soul waits, and in His Word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning.'"

A Lamp unto My Feet: The Bible's Light for Your Daily Walk by Elisabeth Elliot

"Look around you and be distressed, look within you and be depressed, look to Jesus and be at rest."

God's Little Devotional Book for Moms, Honor Books, Inc.

"God's promises work their wonders while we see and act on eternal realities and refuse to be affected by temporal things to the contrary."

F.F. Bosworth

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

Corrie Ten Boom

"Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!"

David Livingstone

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge."

Benjamin Disraeli


Moms Night Out Of Dining & Christmas Shoping To Benefit Operation Christmas Child

Homeschool Astronomy Day!

Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Field trips to the New Jersey State House in Trenton

State House Express Grant Program

Ski Club @ Blue Mountain

Crayola Experience - Special Promo For Homeschool Families!



ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletter 


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December 2015: Friday, November 27th
January 2016: Monday, December 21st

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