When Mally and I homeschooled, we made sure we were members of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)—and of course we see it vital that our own married children who are homeschooling also are members of HSLDA. Their website states: “Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed." You can find out a lot more information about HSLDA from their website: http://www.hslda.org/ .
We were thrilled to host Staff Counsel with the Home School Legal Defense Association, Michael Donnelly, together with his family, as they visited the Creation Museum on Thursday. During our staff devotion time, we had the privilege of being addressed by Mike. He gave a brief devotion and a presentation about homeschooling and the mission of HSLDA. He was well received by our staff. In fact, several of our staff who homeschool were encouraged to become members of HSLDA due to his presentation!
Mike and his family have a great enthusiasm for the ministry of Answers in Genesis and were excited to be visiting the Creation Museum for the second time! Mike and his wife said their favorite part of the museum is the planetarium, but their children all said that they enjoyed meeting Buddy Davis the most!
Michael asked us to pray for a California case that is pending and has no legal standing but needs our prayers (you can find out about this case from the front page of the HSLDA website). He came with his wife and 6 children: 4 boys and 2 girls. They toured the museum with Dr. Tommy Mitchell (AiG speaker) as their host, and were very excited about their day here. I have included three photographs:
1. Dr. Tommy Mitchell introducing Michael Donnelly at AiG’s staff meeting.
2. Michael Donnelly giving his presentation to the staff
3. Dr. Tommy Mitchell (right) with the entire Donnelly family.
Please pray for HSLDA. And if you are a homeschooler, I would urge you to make sure you are a member of this excellent organization raised up to defend your rights biblically and legally. Support HSLDA with your prayers.
A GORGEOUS MAGAZINE
An ecstatic new ANSWERS subscriber writes:
This morning, I received my first issue of Answers Magazine. Thank you very much for this paid gift subscription. Since I have not read it yet, I cannot give a feedback on the content (though I am sure I will be blessed by it). For now I can only give feedback on its physical form. I never thought that it was such a gorgeous magazine!
Eight years ago, I was in a university. There, I had access to some brilliant magazines like Time, Newsweek, Asia week, Life, and others. I remember National Geographic's boasting that no one ever throws away their issues. But as I browse through this particular issue of Answers magazine, I see that I cannot trade it for a dozen issues of National Geographic.
My heart overflows with gratitude! May God bless you more and more!The latest issue is phenomenal. I didn't see how they could improve on the last one, but they did. The theme is “The Wonders of Creation.” Fantastic photographs, unique powerful teaching--if you haven't subscribed yet, then join nearly 70,000 others by subscribing through AiG’s website.
ON A PAR WITH THE SMITHSONIAN
Here is some great feedback that wouldn’t make the people who run the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, (with our tax dollars) very happy:
We have a VBS team using your material here in the village this week. The kids are really enjoying it. My family was able to tour the museum last year within the first month of its opening. It was really impressive and I feel, on par with anything the Smithsonian has to offer. We now work in a remote Eskimo village in the bush of NW Alaska so will not likely have opportunity to see the museum again for quite some time.SPEAKING IN JACKSON, WYOMING
Tomorrow morning (Sunday), I will be speaking at the morning service of Community Bible Church. You can obtain the details from AiG’s website.
Nope – at last look - no other god next to HimThanks to friend and supporter Tom Cantor from San Diego who allows me to use these daily devotionals he provides for his staff at the business he owns.
(Isa 44:8) Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
We have one God to occupy our thoughts & our God is in the know, He took time to look around Himself & reported He did not find any other god next to him.
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