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FROM THE HEART
|Lifework Forum's Curt and Sandra Lovelace work with homeschooling families in Eastern Europe|
Isn't it fascinating that you can meet a person from another country, yet sense a kinship transcending language and other boundaries through shared interests?
Curt and Sandra Lovelace of Lifework Forum can attest to this "connection." Earlier this year they traveled to Eastern Europe, where they met with expatriate homeschoolers, European nationals, and government leaders, building on the foundation of earlier trips.
Outside the United States, homeschooling is new and families are often isolated. Through Lifework Forum, Curt and Sandra serve as ambassadors, fostering a positive public perception of homeschooling overseas. At the same time, they offer desperately needed encouragement and assistance to people like Gabor and Gabriella, homeschooling parents in Romania, who wrote:
We talked very much about our goals for our children. David [eldest son] wants to become a scientist, and missionary . . . After your lectures, many went home with the thought to H.S. their children . . . It is so interesting to me, that you begun to work with us. We were strangers before, but now we are working to the glory of God. I am very glad to work with you in everything.
The Home School Foundation is excited to be a part of this ministry to families worldwide who are longing to give their children the best education they can. Through our General Fund, we supported the Lovelaces on their last trip and look forward to helping them in the future.
For more information about the Lovelaces' ministry, go to http://www.LifeworkForum.org, or call 207-636-3792.
The foundation's mission is to preserve parental freedoms, promote homeschooling, provide assistance to needy homeschooling families, and support like-minded organizations.
From the director
Have you ever watched a child learn to walk? In a matter of days, he moves from crawling to standing on his own two feet. It's a miracle that never grows old.
Watching young homeschool movements take shape around the world is much the same. More than ever, we are hearing from families and fledgling homeschool organizations that are "yearning to breathe free" of their traditional state-run schools. These families are on the cutting edge of homeschooling in their countries. They often stumble and fall, but they don't give up.
|FROM THE DIRECTOR|
We can't learn to walk for these new homeschoolers, but we can certainly help along the way. We can encourage them, offer support and training, and assist them in organizing so they can stand together.
If you would like to learn more about international homeschooling, go to http://www.hslda.org/hs/international. If you desire to support these pioneer homeschoolers, you can do so by making a donation to the Home School Foundation's General Fund, part of which goes to aid global homeschooling.
HSF Executive Director
Impact of the HSF General Fund
Total amount awarded in fiscal year 2004: $90,091.25
Number of organizations helped: 102
For contribution or application information, or to request a copy of a brochure describing all of our funds, contact us at 540-338-8899, visit online at http://www.homeschoolfoundation.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal employees may designate Home School Foundation as their CFC recipient by using code 2099.
|The foundation's mission is to preserve parental freedoms, promote homeschooling, provide assistance to needy homeschooling families, and support like-minded organizations.|