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Establishing People in God's Word

Precept News Letter

Jul, 2014

Behind the scenes God is at work in families. Here is a glimpse that refreshes our souls!

HEART conference in Matamata

HEART stands for Home Educators Annual RetreaT and has attracted up to 250 home school mothers in Matamata each June since 2001 to be inspired, strengthened and refreshed. With two workshops and a booktable the 7th year in a row, fruit is starting to show.

She greeted me with "I've come to your workshop as I know I didn't like how I lead it the ladies Bible study and perhaps I scared off some of them so I want to be reminded of how you do it!" With a relieved sigh she said after the workshop: "I will go home and apologise to the group and ask them to give me a second chance! Now I know how.":-)

A week later I had this email from her: “I did go home and we all enjoyed it much better and got so much more from God's Word. Thank you!”

The husband of one mother wrote: “After a few years of living under the weight of 'difficult times' within our extended family in my own strength, I finally joined a local Precept Bible Study group. They use the 40 Minute studies. The first study was 'Living Victoriously in Difficult Times' and now we are studying 'The Power of Knowing God'. As a result, I have been reminded of God's sovereignty in all circumstances and that I can trust in His faithfulness. I have also found myself moved to serve Him within our local church again. This has in turn been a strengthening and encouragement to my wife."

A lady asked: "I'd like to get one each of the children's study books. Will you give me a special price?" - After I recovered from the sweet shock I answered: "Of course!" :-)

One lady came back to the book table several times and told her story to mothers looking at the resources: "I love these studies. I bought the study on Jonah, one each for my 2 older boys. When we started I had to write for my younger boy, but by the time we finished, he wrote himself! :-) We are now studying in Daniel.
Just before I came, my oldest asked me: "Mum, can you bring me a book back that I can study by myself?" Delighted by his request, she happily purchased one just for him! :-)

And since then I heard this from HEART mothers:

"It was great meeting you at HEART too, and I really enjoyed your workshop--thanks.
We started the Jonah studies this week, and so far they are all enjoying them. My eldest particularly is surprising me, as she is actually pestering me to do it--she loves it (she's 9) - she's definitely not happy with only doing one lesson a day. I think in time I might get her a study of her own to do, but I'll wait and see whether the novelty wears off!"

"We started Jonah and have worked on it two days this week. My son aged 7 has got into it drawing the triangles etc. So thank you :-)"

Pray for …

  • the mothers who bought books at the HEART conference to use them with their children, catch the bug with their families and thrive on inductive Bible study
  • people to contact us to

           1. order studies to start their own classes with their friends

           2. study inductively

           3. train to lead

           4. join our team for prison and ex-prisoners

  • Refreshment of mind, body, soul and spirit over the holidays


Thank the Lord for …

  • A wonderful time at HEART in every way!
  • His steadfast provision spiritually, emotionally, mentally, financially, physically.

We are financially self-supporting.
Expenses (book handling, mail out, advertising, administration costs, purchase of books etc) are fully paid from our income (book sales and donations).

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