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July 2017 Newsletter

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Summer has finally arrived. I would like to encourage you to enjoy your families during this summer season.  Make lasting memorable memories with your loved ones.  Whether it be day trips, staycations, or week long family vacations, may the Lord refresh your mind, body, and spirit during this season. 

Please make sure not to take a vacation from your relationship with Christ, but invite Him into every activity you and your family endeavor to do.  In doing so, may He will give you an opportunity in the midst of life to use for His Glory.   

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:16 NIV

We are looking excitedly ahead to an event in October 6-7 2017, ENOCH of NJ is planning on hosting a one and a half Day Entrepreneurial workshop for New Jersey and surrounding states.  We believe you will be edified, encouraged and get a new and different prospective on other options beyond homeschooling for the future of your families and children.   Pre-registration will be opened on-line for the October workshops on July 15th, 2017 @ https://enochnj.webconnex.com/EntrepreneurshipWorkshop.   SPREAD THE WORD!

An outline for the workshops will be posted on the ENOCH website by that time.  And it is also listed below on out events and activities section of this newsletter.

These workshops will help young people find the right career instead of just getting a job that takes more specific education, planning and mentoring than we've been taught.

If you want your children to:

• Serve God

• Discover their gifts

• Serve others with their gifts and talents

• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

• Get specific education to operate in the Internet Age

• Provide well for their families

• Live financially free

• Contribute well to their communities. 

One of the duties of parents is to prepare their children to enter the Real World with an adequate education that will allow them to contribute to society and provide well for their families.

What worked in the Industrial Revolution no longer works as well today. Jobs are disappearing daily and many are being shipped overseas. Our schools have replaced our Christian heritage and academic focus with dumbed-down Humanistic philosophies.

Parents like us haven't been trained to think entrepreneurially in a system that was designed to create employees so we aren't equipped to train our children to be entrepreneurial. We have to learn it as we go.

These workshops give you a practical framework on 

Training Children to Be Leaders Instead of followers

May you all enjoy your summer, and your time with your family. 

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West

ENOCH President

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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 Boxtops to:

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

 

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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a link your shopping to Amazon Smiles. Find Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers (ENOCH) of NJ. A percentage of your shopping is donated to ENOCH!

 

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All homeschooling families are encouraged to join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate!

Email the Office for further details (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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ENCOURAGING WORDS 

     


SAVING THE FLAG!

By Jaye Lewis
She was not the most popular girl in high school.  She was in advanced studies, in a school system that idolized their honors program. My daughters thought the world of her, and with good reason. Aimee was a patriot. No apologies nor excuses. She was an officer in her high school JROTC program. She was disciplined. Courageous. And she loved her country.

You could always pick Aimee out in a field filled with young, military hopefuls marching in formation. She was sharp. She was proud. And, in spite of her petite form, she always looked tall. But Aimee did not have it easy.  She was the butt of jokes and ridicule. Aimee worked her heart out in her classes, and she was about to graduate with a better than 5.0 average, which she had maintained for four straight years.

In a school system where the grade point average of the "honors" classes went up to 6.0, Aimee didn't stand a chance for Valedictorian. Some unseen experts decided that Aimee would not become Valedictorian, because it would be unfair to the honors students. Although she had never made less than an "A" in her entire high school career, some "A-B" student in the honors program outranked Aimee.

The high school Principal fought his way up through the School Board on Aimee's behalf, to give her the honor she deserved. It was an outrage that such excellence would be ignored. It didn't make the papers, but on graduation day, Aimee received her victory, and she became Co-Valedictorian of her high school class, although many of us thought she had earned the honor to stand alone. Aimee did not sit with the other graduates. She stood, proudly, with her JROTC unit, as the assembly turned towards them to salute the flag.  Aimee did not hold the flag, because she was graduating, but she was there, as always, proud to serve.

Graduation was held in the football field. It was sunny and windy, and it was wet, as it had rained torrents the night before. Suddenly, the wind kicked up, and the beautiful colors of the red, white, and blue tottered in the air, as the flag holder lost his footing, and the flag careened toward the ground. Without hesitation, breaking formation, Aimee launched herself through the air, catching the flag and landing in the mud, on her face.

Many in the crowd roared their laughter, but not all of us. Some of us were in tears, as Aimee, carefully steadied her country's flag, and came back into formation, her JROTC uniform covered in mud. But not the flag.  It never touched the ground. Aimee had saved the flag.

Aimee graduated with honors, and she went on to college with an ROTC Scholarship, and on into a military career. My daughters still speak of her as a hero, which she was, and in our hearts still is.  Aimee's story is what legends are made of. I have no doubt that Aimee is somewhere on the front lines, today, still defending the American flag.

© Jaye Lewis

Jaye Lewis is a Christian writer who lives and writes in the beautiful southern highlands of southwestern Virginia. Jaye is a U.S. Navy veteran, the wife of a retired Navy veteran, and the daughter of a World War II veteran.  Jaye says, "This is a true story about one of the bravest young women I have ever known."

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ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

 

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THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

ENOCH ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP

SUMMER ANIMATION CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

BRAIN CHASE

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

DUKE FARMS

DU - SUMMER COMPETITIONS 

HAWTHORNE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR

HOME EDUCATORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY

HOMESCHOOL MOM’S DAY OUT AND WORKSHOP!

HUNT SCHOOL - TUTORING SERVICES

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

LUMA LEARN

MACCULLOCH HALL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

MARKEIM SUMMER ART CAMP

MOMATH- MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

PILLAR COLLEGE

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SUMMER SOCCER TEAMS

WONDERSHARE FILMORA – SCHOLORSHIPS

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