Monday, June 06, 2011

A thousand words...

We are back from the ICHE conference, near Chicago, and the photos are being picked for another post. But the best part is not the sights, but the SOUNDS! We were so blessed to hear what the Lord is doing in so many families!

Here are some examples from Wisconsin and Illinois...

A mom of a 4 year old girl said the Bible was her daughter's favorite book and was looking for more ways to expose her to it (we suggested Bible on CD).

A dad of 6 children who teaches his children the Bible every night!

Parents of two little ones who have taken in two neglected toddlers, for a total of four children under age four. The father introduces himself to vendors by saying, "I'm a born-again Christian. I have four children and I want to train them in the ways of the Lord. What do you have to offer me?"

A grandma and grandpa in their 50's who have adopted 4 children from a Third World country and are teaching them at home, training them up in the way they should go, faithful amidst challenges and sparse encouragment.

A family that has homeschooled for many years, and had been copying the Bible for quite some time, because they had seen Deuteronomy 17:18 years ago!

A single Amish young man who had been invited to the conference by a close friend who had been homeschooled. He seemed very thoughtful about the things he had seen at the conference, and recognized that the Bible had much to say about how to raise children, even though homeschooling is not an Amish way.

And a dad who, upon seeing our display about copying the Bible, told Dave, "Sometimes you see something, and it hits you, and you know, 'This is true.' "
Well, that was only about 300 words. But you get the picture.

1 comment:

Healthy said...

You are very encouraging.