The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XX, NUMBER 6
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November / December 2004


FEATURES
Charting freedom's course

Religious Freedom Protection Act

Case updates
Supporting homeschooling is so easy!

DEPARTMENTS
Freedom watch
From the heart

Giving thanks

From the director

Impact of the fund

Mission statement of HSF
Across the states
Active cases
Members only
Around the globe
About campus
President's page


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HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise


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FROM THE HEART

Giving thanks

When the Home School Foundation began offering grants to homeschoolers with financial needs, we never dreamed the needs were so great, or that caring people would respond with such overwhelming generosity. Homeschoolers truly are a close-knit family who love and care for one another.

Now, as the holiday season approaches, we want to share with you the heart-warming words of several families who have been touched by your gifts. Many parents have shared that their grant check seemed like divine intervention, arriving with perfect timing or in the exact amount needed.

The mother of a special needs boy writes:

I just can't express our gratefulness [for] having received a check for our son. Your letter came at such a low point for us that I couldn't help but feel it was the Lord's prompting. We now have the finances to cover the cost of speech and occupational therapy.

One widow shared a special experience she had after receiving her check:

I recently met someone who had donated to the Fund. Tears welled in her eyes as she heard that I was one of the recipients of their family's donation to HSLDA.

The gift of HSLDA membership through our Members Helping Members Fund gives peace of mind to many families who want to join but don't have the money. A grateful mother writes:

Last February, my husband decided that he no longer desired to be married to me. He has since disappeared with no intention of paying his support payments. You granted me a much-needed scholarship. I can see God's hand at play in my life. He has been awesome in his provision for my son and me . . . and continues to prove his greatness.

Of course, we love to hear from children. A happy little girl adds her note of thanks:

It is great to get new books. I'm learning a lot. Thanks for helping us.

The Home School Foundation exists to bring together families with needs and fellow homeschoolers willing to help them. We thank the Lord for faithfully working through you as we seek to serve our fellow homeschoolers.


From the director

"Blessed is he who considers the poor," promises Psalm 41:1a. What kind of blessing is the psalmist referring to? He goes on to explain, "The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, and he will be blessed on the earth" (Psalm 41:1b–2b, NKJV).

In other words, God will give back to the giver an abundance of the very same help he has bestowed on others. By generously caring for others in their times of need, we recognize that we ourselves may also experience trouble at some point. When that day comes, we have the promise of God's deliverance.

May you be blessed as you consider the poor.


Chuck Hurst
HSF Executive Director



Impact of the HSF General Fund


From October 1, 2003, through September 31, 2004, HSF has helped approximately 655 families.

The average family grant is $349.


For contribution or application information, or to request a brochure describing all of our funds, contact us at 540-338-8899, visit online at http://www.homeschoolfoundation.org, or email info@homeschoolfoundation.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.