The Home School Court Report
Vol. XXIII
No. 2
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March/April
2007

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By Cherise Ryan
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Not Alone

Daniel Parker (name changed) is a special needs child being educated at home. His situation is unusual, though: his mother has special needs as well. Nearly blind and now a single parent, Daniel’s mother struggles to homeschool her son alone.

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‘WHEN WE RECEIVED YOUR
ENVELOPE, MY BOYS AND I
STARTED PRAISING GOD
FOR HIS GOODNESS’
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She is not entirely alone, however. The Home School Foundation is dedicated to helping people like Daniel and his mother through the Children of Single Parents Fund. Through your donations to this fund, we can encourage families facing bleak circumstances and enable single parents to begin or continue teaching their children at home.

We hear again and again from single parents who attest to God’s provision in the midst of difficult circumstances.

Tammy Miller (name changed), a single mother helped by your donations, wrote,

Thank you so much for the very generous grant! It has made all the difference in my ability to homeschool my three children this coming year.

As a newly single mom, I did not know how I would be able to work full-time and still give the children an excellent, godly education. The Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to work at a place where my children can be with me . . . I am so grateful for the generosity of all who have made this possible. God bless you all.

Another mother wrote, “When we received your envelope, my boys and I started praising God for his goodness. You did more than I could even ask or think. I pray God continues to bless many through your work.”

“During such an extremely difficult time, it is a huge sense of comfort to recognize God's presence in our lives and to physically experience His promise to never leave us or forsake us,” commented another single parent. And perhaps that says it best. Although single-parent families homeschool in the face of intense challenges, they are near to God\’s heart—and He loves to show His love for them in unexpected ways. Through the Home School Foundation, He is doing just that.

Cherise Ryan is administrative assistant to the executive director of HSF.

From the Director

Chuck Hurst

Our Heavenly Father promises to never leave us or forsake us. And even though people will fail us, He never will.

The fact is, even those we are closest to and most dependent on will not always come through for us. Few know this as well as children of single-parent families. When one parent is no longer there for them, and the other is faced with making ends meet, the need for a powerful Heavenly Father is intensified.

That Father’s loving care is ever present, often working through the hands of other people. The Home School Foundation has been blessed to be one of the instruments that God uses to care for His children. When we can show one striving parent or one hurting child the love and care of their Heavenly Father, we have succeeded in our task and have been given a reason to keep pressing onward.

—Chuck Hurst, Executive Director

For more details on how you can help, please call HSF at 540-338-8899, visit www.homeschoolfoundation.org, or email info@homeschoolfoundation.org.