|HSLDA||November 23, 2004|
Dear HSLDA members,
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Time and time again, we have seen God's supernatural intervention to bless our member families and preserve homeschool freedom for all parents. We are thankful that God is looking out for each one of us. He is in control but he also partners with people.
Without your support, there would be no HSLDA. Your partnership is vital to the success of our mission, which is to preserve the God-given and constitutional right of parents and guardians to responsibly direct the upbringing and education of their children. HSLDA is not simply nine lawyers and over 60 staff working to protect these freedoms, but 81,000 families united and working together.
We recognize that many of you are making sacrifices to maintain your membership, and for that, we thank you. Some of you have provided funds to help those join HSLDA who would not otherwise be able to afford membership. We thank you. As a result of your sacrifice, homeschoolers have much for which to be thankful.
On behalf of all your co-laborers at HSLDA, thank you for allowing us to partner with you in preserving and advancing this precious God-given right. Thank you for all the encouragement you give to us through your kind words and support. We pray that God will continue to bless your homeschool and your efforts to train up your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
J. Michael Smith