From the Convention Director by Marcus Hulings

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Originally Published Spring 2009

Change, Change, Change

The hot-button word for the last two years has been change—change we can accomplish, change we can live with, change we can accept, and change we can appreciate. Change is the only constant in this earthly world.

What are homeschoolers to do with all this change? We, as God’s light in this world, yet not of this world, should keep our eyes on the one true Constant: Jesus Christ. What would God have us do to accomplish His goals for our lives in this changing world? Christ wants us to seek Him, listen to Him, pray to Him, and thank Him. Parents are to teach, guide, nurture, and love the children He has given them to raise as leaders for the future.

How do we parents accomplish this awesome task? We seek the help of those who have gone before us and of those next to us, and we share our experiences with those coming behind us. When over 3000 homeschoolers come together at the convention, God gives us the unlimited means of being the best homeschoolers we can become for our children and His world. The convention committee is looking forward to helping each and every one of you reach your God-given potential as you venture to teach His children in the way He would have them go.

The convention committee of 22 homeschooling parents and the 150+ homeschooling volunteers work hard behind the scenes every year to bring you the best convention you can attend. This year will be no different, with Steve Demme, author of Math-U-See and numerous books, as the keynote speaker on Friday morning at 9:45 a.m. Steve will offer several workshops on both Friday and Saturday afternoon, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Attending a few of his workshops that apply to your students will be a great experience. Our featured speaker on Saturday morning will be David Quine, author and president of Cornerstone Curriculum. David will also speak in a number of workshops Friday and Saturday afternoons. Don’t miss the chance to hear David.

Math-U-See and Cornerstone both offer helps for all ages and grades of homeschool students. While experiencing the convention, don’t miss the 40 other workshops covering any and all subjects and questions you may have to help increase the joy of teaching God’s chosen children.

This year, as every year, the committee has worked hard to make your convention experience outstanding. This year we are adding photo and art contests for students. Please spend some time browsing the entries. We also want to encourage young business entrepreneurs, so special tables will be in the food court area for students to offer services or products. Stop and see what you can use or give as gifts to friends and relatives.

For information about entering the contests or reserving a space for your product, visit www.ochec.com.

This issue will introduce you to many of our workshop speakers. Enjoy their articles and make plans now to join us for Oklahoma Homeschool Convention 2009!

In HIS service, MARCUS HULINGS Convention Director