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Home School Foundation
Home School Foundation Report--January/February 2007

Home School Foundation Report
Friends of the Home School Foundation,

Another year has passed and a new season begins as the Home School
Foundation prepares to help more people than ever. Thanks for your
ongoing friendship and support. Please pray that God would continue
to guide our steps and use us in the lives of families who are crying
out to Him for help.

A Season for Giving
2006 Annual Art Contest and Essay Contest a Success


A Season for Giving
For those of you who invested in the lives of others through gifts to
the Foundation, here are some notes from those we were able to help
over this past Holiday season. We smile to hear how God used our gifts
to show His love and care.

> I really don't know how to express in words how it felt to receive
your gift. I try to be strong this time of year but it's hard. I
always miss my husband but holidays are tough. . . . God is good and I
want to thank you for allowing Him to use you."--Sara W.

> "I could have chosen a different path than staying home and
homeschooling my children, one that would yield better financial
rewards. In the end though, it's the eternal that matters. Thanks so
much for contributing to these needs."--Linda S.

> "You've helped me to raise my two sons. May our Lord remember and
bless you."--Mary Y.

> "We really cannot express how much we all appreciate this help in
meeting our needs for heat, additional electric costs, and car repairs
to get us through this winter. May God bless you abundantly for not
only bearing our burdens, but for doing the same for so many other
homeschooling families."--Karen S.

> "I was clearly impressed with God's care [upon receiving your gift].
Thank you for being His servants. We are so grateful. Words fail
me."--Barbara J.

> "You have no idea what you have done; the blessing that you have
given to me. I cannot possibly word this to express my gratitude to
you. God answered my prayer through you. It was even the amount that I
asked God for. Thank you so much."--Barbara A.

The quotes above represent only a fraction of the calls and letters we
received from overwhelmed mothers testifying to God's amazing
provision and care for their children. Through your generosity and
faithful giving, 330 widows and single parents received unexpected
Christmas cards containing checks that totaled over $113,000. To God
be the glory!

2006 Annual Art Contest and Essay Contest a Success
There are many ways to give to the ministry of the Foundation. One of
the most creative ways of doing so is by participating in one of the
contests sponsored by the Foundation.

Our fall contests attracted over 350 contestants, with 200 entries in
art and over 150 in the essay competition. Homeschoolers from all
across the America demonstrated their talent with entries that focused
on a common theme of either "Beginnings" or "Perspectives."

The judges were impressed at the quality of work from these young
homeschool artists and writers.

"Creating with a given theme shows an ability to express for more than
the sake of expression," said one judge. "It suggests forethought and
careful consideration as well as the ability to expand into new
artistic regions."

The four contests sponsored by the Foundation in 2006 collectively
netted almost $8,000--all of which went to our Special Needs
Children's Fund. Thank you so much to all who participated.

See the winning artwork:
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Purcellville, Virginia 20134-1152
Phone: (540) 338-8899

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