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Cover Story
Compulsory Education Laws: The Dialogue Reopens

Special Features

A Week in the Life of David Gordon

National Center Reports

Federal Issues Update

Across the States

State by State

Regular Features

Active Cases

Pending Cases

Around the Globe—Ireland

Prayer and Praise

Notes to Members

Presidents Page

F. Y. I.

Association News

The Widows Curriculum Scholarship Fund

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:27-28 (NIV)

Praise the Lord for hard-won home schooling freedoms and pray that intrusive compulsory attendance age expansions may be curtailed or even rolled back in 2001 (cover story)

Lift up our active cases: MacIntyre (AZ), Goulart (MD), Phillips (PA), Horn (TN), Pollard (VA). SeeActive Cases and David Gordon.

Also , pray for our pending cases:
DeSantis (CA), Harrahill (CA), New (DC), Stone (IA), In the Interest of J.B. (MO), Hooks (NV), Forstrom (NJ), In the Matter of S (NC), Balderson (VA), and Bevins (WV).

Pray for National Center for Home Education staff and newly elected legislators as they prepare for 2001.

Thank the Lord for protecting home schooling families in conflicts with school districts and child protective agencies. More...

Thank the Lord for protecting home schooling families in conflicts with school districts and child protective agencies. More...

Ask the Lord to bless home school seminars and conferences being held across the country. More...

Lift up home schooling families who are struggling with rebellious spouses or children or who are caring for elderly parents.

Pray for God's blessings on the faculty and students of Patrick Henry College.

Pray for swift completion of the PHC student residence halls.

Special Prayer Request Please pray for fellow home schooling families across the country who are grieving the loss of a loved one or recovering after a serious accident. HSLDA does not usually print individual prayer requests in the Court Report due to space limitations. However, we have made an exception in this issue. Here are two examples of the many prayer requests we have received this summer regarding similar situations.

Please lift up these HSLDA member families who were in serious automobile accidents this summer.

  • Martha Whiting was paralyzed from the waist down and her daughter Tirzah's arm was broken. Her husband Bruce and two other children are helping Mom as best they can while she goes through therapy.
  • Taylor and Mary Ann Odom, four of their six children, an exchange student who lived with them, and a truck driver were killed when the truck blew a tire and struck the family's suburban head on. Surviving siblings Able, 16, and Kaitlin Odom, 8, are now living with their grandparents in another state.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all Understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6–7