A New Ministry Partnership
- Monday, June 25, 2001
As workshop and conference speakers, we have been blessed by the responses that we have received all across the country, in Canada, and even overseas, from parents who are finding ways to educate their children that they have not thought about before. This has nothing to do with brilliance. It is more a matter of trial and error. When youve home schooled for over two decades, it is easy to see that there are many opportunities to try and try again. When it worked, we kept notes (at least in our heads). Over time we had a lot of ideas.
Our book, The Guidance Manual for the Christian Home School: A Parents Guide for Preparing Homeschool Students for College or Career, contains 19 chapters and many appendices to assist in getting our children prepared for life, whether through college, career, ministry directions, military, or a trade. We have provided this book because we saw a lack of easy-to-read ideas and practical solutions to go along with the vast curriculum resources that home-schooling parents can access at state curriculum fairs, conventions and other sources.
And now we are very honored and thrilled to report that we have gained the endorsement and promotion of our book through two Web sites at Focus On The Family. This well-respected family-advocate organization has been a wonderful source for thousands, indeed millions, of families, not only in America but throughout the world. Now we will be providing columns there regularly. We are also blessed to have the endorsement of this premiere family advocate organization of our book, and by default, of Dr. James Dobsons ministry.
You might like to know that David recently had the privilege to visit the facilities at Focus On The Familys headquarters. It is an amazing ministry center. Nearly 2,000 people work tirelessly to promote ways to minister to families by presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ and restoring stability to homes all across our land and around the world. One of the incredible facts that he learned during the brief visit is that the radio ministries of Focus On The Family impact over 600 million people on a weekly basis throughout the world! You read that right. Thats 600 followed by six digits or one-tenth of the worlds people! It is indeed a privilege to be endorsed by a ministry of this magnitude. We are indeed honored.
We are being asked to provide information to two Focus On The Family Web sites that we want to encourage you to make part of your regular review. These are the Parents Place (www.family.org/pplace) and Husbands and Wives (www.family.org/married) Web sites. Not only to read our columns, but for the vast amount of other information available, we encourage you to peruse this wonderful Web site (www.family.org) and glean its pages for information to help you build up your family.
Over the months, we plan to provide many articles to help couples and parents do a better job at simply living life. Perhaps our anecdotes and the examples of things we have done in our family will help you through this column, as they have in our Crosswalk.com columns. Our goal is ministry, to your family and to our new contacts.
We hope we write out of practical experience, not just theory. This is sometimes hard to do because it involves vulnerability. When we write from our experience, we have a risk of sharing intimate things. But the rewards might be worth it if others can learn and gain help.
Add www.family.org to your Web favorites too. We dont think youll be disappointed.
It is a unique opportunity to minister that we will not take lightly. For those of you who havent seen or used our book, you can learn more on our Web site, www.davidandlaurie.com.
See you online (again)!
The Guidance Manual for the Christian Home School: A Parent's Guide to Preparing Home School Students for College or Career To order a copy or see what else David and Laurie are up to, go to their web site at davidandlaurie.com. You can chat with David and Laurie live every Saturday night in HomeSchool Chat!
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