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