December 2012 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

DECEMBER 2012

From the President’s Desk

Desk

Dear Friends,

On October 28th, Hurricane Sandy hit us with a vengeance and devastated our shores and local communities. We watched as many of you did, the destruction on TV, newspapers and Facebook.  After people got power, we all started to put the pieces back together. Many could not. They lost everything. Throughout the state, people developed a motto, "NJ is strong". And it is true. Many came to help clean up our state, especially our shore areas. When you go through a situation of this magnitude, you see people come together. They are resilient. They are strong. I was reminded of those words in the Bible, "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." As Christians, we can live by that. We can do nothing without Christ. He is our strength in troubled times. He never leaves us alone He gives us the determination to rebuild and move forward.

ENOCH was contacted by Tracy Klicka, who is the Chairperson for Homeschool Foundation. She not only offered her prayers for NJ but also said that the Homeschool Foundation is ready to assist families who lost their curriculum and who may have other homeschool needs. The Homeschool Foundation can be contacted by phone at 540-338-8688 or by going to their website at www.homeschoolfoundation.org.

We also received a call from a speaker who offered to get the word out to publishers to help get new curriculum to families in need from the hurricane. ENOCH is also asking for your help. If you have curriculum that you would like to donate to help families, you can ship it to ENOCH of NJ, c/o 15 Manchester Ave., Keyport, NJ 07735 or you can drop it off at that same address, but let us know so we can make sure someone is home. If you do send curriculum, please label it with the grade level and subject. This would help us out greatly. If you know of a family that has homeschool needs, please contact me via email at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We will endeavor to get their needs met. We would love to help where we can.

With the convention plans going on, we want to help in another way. Last year we gave out a record amount of scholarships for the convention. We want to offer that again. Registration will be opening in January and there is a spot for folks who register to donate for the scholarship fund. This will be used to help any and all who have been effected by the hurricane and the economic downturn. If you want to help with this, make sure to mark the scholarship fund and donate whatever you can. It goes a long way.

Now to those of you who have suffered great loss, I wish I could be there to encourage you and give you a hug and tell you this too shall pass. But please know we are praying and doing all we can to help. Please don't feel you cannot come to the convention because of your loss. We want you there. You need to have some normalcy back in your life. I have asked the vendors this year more than ever that we need them there for you. So please, be sure to apply for the scholarship if needed.

If you have specific questions regarding registration, you can contact our Registration  Coordinator, David & Jackie, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Remember, "be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might."

In His Service,
Richard Millward
President
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www.enochnj.org

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

ENOCH of NJ has selected the Processing With A Purpose program

ENOCH's 2013 Homeschool Convention News!

Special Booth for Entrepreneurs

Find Us On facebook, twitter AND now Pinterest! 

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

When Life Broadsides Your Homeschool By Vicki Bentley

Reconnect with Family By Gina Reynolds

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Homeschool Skate for 2012-2013

Fitness Class

Mom's Night Out Rescheduled Due To Hurricane Sandy!

Symphony in C Presents; Carnival of the Animals

Paper Mill Playhouse Presents The Hills Are Alive

Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains, PA


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