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June 2017 Newsletter

JUNE - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Hello all:  I am hoping you took advantage of registering for the CHAP Convention.      We are volunteering and working with the CHAP committee here in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the next couple of days.  Well, summer season is very quickly approaching, are you ready for it?   During this summer season, please take some time to do some memorable activities with your family and loved ones.  They do grow up very quickly…  Make many precious memories for you all.   Following are some encouraging Bible Scriptures with words of encouragement for you.

“And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.”    Joshua 21:44 KJV

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”    Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV


“I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.”   Ecclesiastes 3:10-12 KJV

 
On another note, looking ahead to October 6-7 2017, ENOCH of NJ is hosting a one and a half Days (1 ½) to share fascinating Entrepreneurial Workshops for the New Jersey Homeschooling families.    These workshops will help parents and young people with lots of options to assist them in finding the right career/choices for their future not just a regular job, but in fact teaching them valuable information regarding education, planning and mentoring and owning their own businesses. 

If you desire to have your children:

• 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, etc.

Then these wonderful workshops are for you and your family.

One of the many 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.

Many Parents like us have never really 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, or even us, ourselves as parents do not have any idea we could own our own businesses.   We have to learn it as we go.

These workshops give you a practical framework on Training Children to Be Leaders Instead of Followers.

There will be more information in the upcoming months leading up to the Entrepreneur Workshops.   We, my wife and I met the speaker at the Annual State Leaders Conference last September.    We spoke with her for over an hour and a half and we were so very excited to hear all the wonderful information she had to share and all the successful stories of people who have ventured out and have become true Entrepreneurs.  We thought that the homeschooling families of New Jersey really needed to come out and hear all the wonderful information and options available to the homeschool community!  We are greatly looking forward to availing this information with you!

We pray that the Lord will give you the peace and grace you need as you are finishing your 2016-2017 homeschooling year.   We are all looking forward to the upcoming summer and for better warmer days. . 

 May God Bless You Richly!

David A. West

ENOCH President

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ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

 

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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)

Look for Us On Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest! Just click on the links to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest! Keep up with the latest homeschool news, get encouragement from other homeschoolers or get some great ideas from a wide network of homeschoolers! The more people that "like", "tweet" or "Pin", the more information, encouragement and ideas we can all share!

 

ENCOURAGING WORDS

 


THE STORM

Author Unknown

After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church's Pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest Minister who was in the service that evening. In the introduction, the Pastor told the congregation that the guest Minister was one of his dearest childhood friends and that he wanted him to have a few moments to greet the church and share whatever he felt would be appropriate for the service. With that, the elderly gentleman stepped up to the pulpit and began to speak.

"A father, and his son, and a friend of his son were sailing off the Pacific coast," he began... "When a fast storm blocked any attempt to get back to the shore. The waves were so high, even though the father was an experienced sailor, he could not keep the boat upright and the three were swept into the ocean as the boat capsized."

The old man hesitated for a moment, making eye contact with two teenagers who were, for the first time since the service began, looking somewhat interested in his story. The aged minister continued with his story...

"Grabbing a rescue line, the father had to make the most excruciating decision of his life: to which boy would he throw the end of the life line? He had only seconds to make the decision. The father knew that his son was a Christian and he also knew that his son's friend was not. The agony of his decision could not be matched by the torrent of waves.

As the father yelled out 'I Love You, Son!' he threw out the life line to his son's friend. By the time the father had pulled the friend back to the capsized boat his son had disappeared beneath the raging swells into the black night. His body was never recovered," the old man said sadly.

By this time, the two teenagers were sitting up straight in the pew, anxiously waiting for the next words to come out of the old Minister's mouth.

"The father," he continued, "knew his son would step into eternity with Jesus and he could not bear the thought of his son's friend stepping into an eternity without Jesus. Therefore, he sacrificed his son to save the son's friend. How great is the love of God that he should do the same for us? Our Heavenly Father sacrificed His only begotten Son so that we could be saved. I urge you to accept His offer to rescue you and take hold of the life line He is throwing out to you in this service."

With that, the old man turned and sat back down in his chair as silence filled the room. The Pastor again walked slowly to the pulpit and delivered a brief sermon with an invitation at the end. However, no one responded to the appeal. But, within moments after the service ended, the two boys were at the old man's side.

"That was a nice story," politely stated one of the boys, "but I don't think it was very realistic for a father to give up his only son's life in hopes that the other would become a Christian."

"Well, you've got a point there," the old man replied, glancing down at his worn Bible. As a big smile broadened his narrow face, he looked up again at the boys and said, "It sure isn't very realistic, is it? But I'm here today to tell you this story gives me a glimpse of what it must have been like for God to give up His only Son for me. You see...I was that father, and your Pastor is my son's friend."

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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:

AGAPE FAITHWORKS USED CURRICULUM SALE

SUMMER ANIMATION CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

HEAVY ON ADVENTURE. LIGHT ON YOUR POCKET BOOK

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

DUKE FARMS

DU - SUMMER COMPETITIONS 

HOME EDUCATORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY

HOMESCHOOL MOM’S DAY OUT AND WORKSHOP!

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

MARKEIM SUMMER ART CAMP

MOMATH- MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

PILLAR COLLEGE

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

SUMMER SOCCER TEAMS – Boys & Girls Born between 2002 - 2008

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