Join Us: Be the Voice for Persecuted Christians

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“Let your mouth be open for those who have no voice, in the cause of those
who are ready for death.” — Proverbs 31:8 (BBE)

Like you, we’ve seen the headlines and read the alarming news reports about persecuted Christians fleeing for their lives and dying in Iraq and Syria — and have felt a world away, wondering what if anything we can do to stand with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. How can we support them right here, right now?

Join us at NextGen Homeschool this week as we partner with Food for the Hungry, The Busy Mom Heidi St. John, and Planet Mommyhood through the #IAmYourVoice campaign to raise awareness, support and prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

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As ISIS has been taking over parts of Iraq and Syria, our Christian brothers and sisters are fleeing their homes in order to survive — taking only what their arms carry, often just their children. The lives they knew before are being destroyed. In their distress, Iraqi and Syrian Christians have been made voiceless. But we can be their voice.

We ask you to join us as we pray daily for the martyrs dying for Christ’s name, our Christian brothers and sisters being persecuted and fleeing for their lives in Iraq and Syria, and for the gospel message to continue to penetrate the darkness in the Middle East.

Fellow believers, let us cry out for the children who fear they will be the next victim. Let us call out for the women who fear enslavement by this enemy. Let us speak for the men who cannot protect their wives and children. Let us make known that we hear their silent screams, we are praying and we will send help.

“Alone, we are nothing, but through the blood of Jesus Christ, we are family and we will speak for you. I am your voice.” — Jenn Hoskins, Planet Mommyhood


Support Refugees Fleeing Violence at http://iamyourvoice.org

 

Families, we ask you to join us and stand with the “I Am Your Voice” campaign this week. Show your support: Let our persecuted brothers and sisters know you will be their voice. Let them know they are not alone. You no longer have to feel powerless living a world away. Together, we are their voice!

What can I do to be the voice for persecuted Christians in the Middle East?

1) Pray for the refugees and martyrs in the Middle East. Thousands of refugees are rushing into Lebanon and experiencing more hardships on the road. Show your prayer support by joining the #IAmYourVoice prayer team at IAmYourVoice.org, where you will also find information and resources to share about this campaign. Download a free #IAmYourVoice printable prayer pack to include your children in your prayer time.

2) Share a photo or video from the #IAmYourVoice campaign (found at IAmYourVoice.org) on your social media accounts. Use the hashtag #IAmYourVoice when you share photos and links as you lend your voice to support Christians fleeing persecution in Iraq and Syria. IAmYourVoice.org has teamed up with Planet Mommyhood and Heidi St. John to create a unique video drive campaign: Lend your social voice to support our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters by sharing this video and downloading a supporter’s guide.

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3) Give financial support to frontline relief efforts in the Middle East. Food for the Hungry is partnering with Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD), which works with the local church to help those fleeing ISIS to find safety and shelter. LSESD is currently supporting between 6,000 to 7,000 vulnerable Syrian families in Lebanon and in Syria, and more than 1,500 Iraqi Christian families that have sought refuge in Lebanon: They expect to have a growth in Iraqi refugees in the coming months. Visit http://fh.org/refugees to contribute your financial support.

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4) Encourage others to join you in this campaign. Share through your blog and/or social media about how others can join you and the #IAmYourVoice prayer team and give to support relief efforts in the Middle East. Pray as a family, pray in your circles of fellowship, and raise awareness right where you are.

5) Join us on Facebook live this week. Meet other #IAmYourVoice supporters on on Facebook this Thursday, September 18, at 9PM EST for the #IAmYourVoice Facebook Party, where we’ll be joined by the Food for the Hungry Director of Emergency Response. He’ll answer questions about what Food for the Hungry is doing in the field right now in Iraq and Syria. The campaign will also be giving away some donated prizes during this virtual gathering.

Will you join us this week in prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East? Can you help us share the #IAmYourVoice campaign and raise awareness for what we as Christians can do right here, right now to support relief efforts in the field? Thank you for your prayers and partnership! 

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle On Sale Now

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We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases.

But it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the masses of healthy living advice out there – to the point where we’re frozen into complete inaction instead!

That’s where The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle comes in. For the ridiculously low price of just $29.97 (for the PDF version) or $39.97 (for the eReader version), you can get access to a carefully curated collection of eBooks and eCourses with a total combined value of $1,030.

The bundle contains a wealth of information from the very finest healthy living writers out there – but there’s no risk of getting overwhelmed! A useful Getting Started Guide is included with your purchase, which will help you identify the most valuable resources for your specific health priorities.

The Ultimate Bundles team has done all the hard work for you – finding the top experts across a number of healthy living fields and combining their products into one essential collection. If you want to take control of your health, there’s no better way to start!

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 15.

But don’t wait until the last moment – there are only 30,000 bundles available and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

You can buy with confidence because your purchase is covered by the Ultimate Bundles one-year guarantee: you have a full year to enjoy all the books and courses in the bundle, and if you don’t feel like it’s made a huge difference to your family’s health, you’ll get your money back in full!

Click here for more info or to buy now.

As if this great collection of eBooks and eCourses wasn’t enough, the Ultimate Bundles team has also partnered with 10 fantastic companies who’ve each agreed to give a special bonus to every buyer. The bonuses have a total value of over $200 – more than 5 times the price of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle itself!

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Here’s what you need to know about the sale:

When? 7 a.m. EST Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, September 15

What? 73 eBooks and 7 audio & eCourses, PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you’ll really use!

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Back to School at Guardian Academy, First Day

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If I had to sum up our first day of school here at the Ward house in one word, it would be “hectic.” But hey, that is just my life right now. Because of some changes in our business, I have to go into town and close the donut shops every day around noon. So […]

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Back-to-School Sale: Bring History to Life!

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Just in time for your back-to-school planning: Our eBook “Making History Personal” is on back-to-school sale for 50% off! Learn how to add genealogy to your history studies this semester and bring history to life for your students like never before!  Making History Personal is a new eBook by NextGen Homeschool Author Rosanna Ward. Rosanna draws from more […]

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When Back-to-School Isn’t Picture Perfect

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What do you remember most about the back-to-school season of your youth? The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, perfectly tipped crayons and a clean backpack? Picking out a cooler lunchbox? Laying out your first day’s wardrobe, complete with scuff-free school shoes & coordinating hair accessories? Making plans to sit next to your best friend before someone else […]

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Planning Our 1800s America Unit Studies

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I decided to spend this entire school year immersed in 1800s American history. To say that I am excited about this would be an understatement! When I started planning for this upcoming rotation of history last year, I was struggling with how to teach through all of American history in one year when there are so many […]

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Homeschooling in a Dual-Purpose Room

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Welcome to our family front room slash dining room slash daily homeschool area! We have been homeschooling in a dual-purpose room for the past four years, and I have reorganized this room every summer to better combine its many functions. For starters, it’s the first room you see when you walk in the front door, which isn’t ideal […]

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Guardian Academy Curriculum Plan, Part 1

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I love new beginnings! I had started planning for this new school year even before the last one ended. This coming year I will be teaching my son Joel (4th grade), Leif (almost 4 and loves to be included), and two of my neices (9th and 8th grade). And I will be working with all stages […]

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Revisiting Our Homeschool Mission

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When we first started homeschooling, I believed I was homeschooling for the right reason… and I was. More than anything else, I wanted my children to love God, to have a personal relationship with Him, and to live their lives for Him. But back then, I had no idea how to go about implementing this mission, […]

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Does Common Core Affect Homeschoolers?

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As a homeschool blogger and leader in my local homeschool support group, I get a lot of questions about Common Core. Questions like: “What’s the deal with Common Core? Why should I be concerned? Does Common Core affect homeschoolers?“ I’ve even met parents who’ve decided to homeschool or are considering homeschooling because of Common Core. Even […]

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Encouragement From Teach Them Diligently

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It’s my turn to share about the encouragement I received from this year’s Teach Them Diligently Convention. I realize this is coming late: Teach Them Diligently Dallas was about a month ago! However, it took me a while to process everything I learned at the convention. Now that it’s back-to-school time, many of those lessons are having an influence […]

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Last Day to Build YOUR Bundle Homeschool

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS SALE HAS ENDED. THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING & WE HOPE YOU VISIT THE PARTICIPATING PUBLISHERS!   Today is the LAST DAY to shop at the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition sale — where you can save up to 92% on bestselling homeschooling products, including MANY from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!  Did […]

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Review: Well Planned Day Wall Calendar

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Back-to-school time is upon us, and most parents — homeschooling or not — are in planning mode for the coming school year and semester. Just in time, I had the opportunity to review the Well Planned Day Wall Calendar created by Home Educating Family Publishing (HEDUA), creators of the Well Planned Day line of beautifully […]

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Build Your Bundle Homeschool 7-Day Sale!

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS SALE HAS ENDED. THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING & WE HOPE YOU VISIT THE PARTICIPATING PUBLISHERS! The Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition sale is here — and NextGen Homeschool is excited to be on the team bringing this amazing homeschool bundles sale to you! For one week only, July 21-28, save up to […]

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