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2/27/2004 6:36:54 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Home School Foundation Report

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January/February 2004


Amazing Love-Reality Christianity at Work!


Many, like me, have prayed in hospital delivery rooms, "Lord, we'll
be equally grateful for either a boy or a girl, just let this child
be healthy!" But how would I feel if the child was not "healthy?"
What if, in fact, the child would be unhealthy for life?

I now feel uncomfortable with such a prayer. Like me, many would
probably say that all children are equally important and valuable.
But how many of us have sought a child that others, even we, would
view as "imperfect?"

Today, many homeschooling parents are doing just that, under the
guidance of CHASK, which stands for Christian Homes and Special Kids.
Contrary to our culture that encourages aborting such imperfect
children, CHASK is actively placing special needs children in
adoptive Christian homes across America.

Sabrina is one such baby who recently found a home. She was born
with Downs syndrome. Alone, she underwent open-heart surgery in a
Florida hospital. An adoption agency that knew her story contacted
CHASK. They asked if the ministry knew of anyone with a home study
ready who was willing to adopt a baby with Downs syndrome and heart
problems.

CHASK had several families in that position, and soon Sabrina's new
parents were flying to Florida to take care of her while they
completed the paperwork that made her their own. She now has a
loving home and her parents are happily getting to know their
precious daughter.

In a day when 80% of babies diagnosed as special needs are being
aborted, the Christian homeschool community is stepping up to affirm
the value of life and demonstrate God's love. This is reality
Christianity-where what we do shouts out what we believe!

To find out more about CHASK and how you can become involved in this
special ministry go to www.chask.org. The Home School Foundation
enthusiastically supports the ministry of CHASK! Our Special Needs
Children's Fund is a complementary ministry to these special children
and their families.


Chuck Hurst
HSF Executive Director


Patrick Henry Scholarship for HSLDA Members

The Home School Foundation is now accepting application for the 2004
PHC Scholarship. The PHC Scholarship Fund is designed to give
financial assistance to freshmen students who have exemplified
academic excellence, participated in meaningful community service,
and who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships awarded will start
at $2,000.
The Foundation invites freshman students are interested in attending
Patrick Henry College in the fall of 2004 to submit an application
before April 15th, 2004. These scholarships will be awarded only to
students attending PHC in the fall of 2004.


* Special thanks to CHASK for sharing their stories with us.

NATHHAN / CHASK
P.O. Box 39
Porthill, ID 83853
(208) 267-6246
www.nathhan.com



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