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October 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter


This month I would like to share an article with you that was, and still is of great encouragement to me in my walk of faith. May it be an encouragement to you, and a reminder of Gods faithfulness.

How to Respond When God Says “No”


We have a good Father in God, who, just like a good earthly father, desires to give His children what’s best for them, even if He has to say no to something they want right now. The question is: Do we really believe that He’s good? If we did, wouldn’t that be cause to celebrate, whether He says no or yes?

But what if we really believed God was good? What if we believed that He was always saying yes — maybe not to what we are asking Him for right at that moment — but saying yes to His best. What if we trusted His heart, even when His hand seemingly withholds the very thing we so desire? What if we choose to celebrate all of the previous yes answers He’s given us despite His current no? I think it would change how we respond. I think we would find joy, keep hoping and smile despite what we see. I know how badly you want your yes but hang in there. Keep hoping. Keep praying. Keep believing, and if God says no, choose to give thanks.

I have been walking with God long enough to know that many times God has said no because He had a greater yes in store for me. I have been walking with God long enough to know that even if I don’t like His answer, I can respond to Him with expectation, hope and joy. I have been walking with God long enough to know He’s good and although He doesn’t always give me what I want, He always gives me what He knows I need. In some way, shape or form, He’s always saying yes.

Father God, today I choose joy because I believe You are always saying yes. Sure, there are places of disappointment in my life and there are things I would like to be different, but I choose to give thanks. Starting today, I choose to respond with thankfulness, to You, because You are always good — a Father who has my best in mind. . In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Psalm 100:5, “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (NIV)

Matthew 7:9-11, “Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!” (NASB)

By David West
Vice President



Legislative Update

We need your help! HSLDA and ENOCH are looking for one or two people to become active in serving the homeschool community and serving as liaison between ENOCH, HSLDA and the politicians in Trenton.

You 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. You 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 include: interface with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling in New Jersey; interface with representatives of other New Jersey state level homeschooling organizations in coordinating collection of data, strategy and action plans regarding any legislative 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 Rich Millward at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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) .

Convention Needs - again there are vacancies - too many to number - to help on the convention. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact David West about where you can serve at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).




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:
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!


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!


Join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate!

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The Institute for Cultural Communicators is hosting the Communicators for Christ Conference

Field trips to the New Jersey State House in Trenton

State House Express Grant Program

Retired Homeschool Mom/Certified Orton-Gillingham Instructor

Ski Club @ Blue Mountain 

Crayola Experience 

Baruc Fitness Group Exercise Programs


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