Adventist Agriculture Association Conference 2018

The Conference was held in Glen Rose, Texas this year and was a tremendous blessing. AudioVerse recorded all the speakers, http://www.audioverse.org. There were numerous classes on Homeschooling and True Education as well as Agriculture concerns and the testimonies from those who attended voiced the great appreciation for the help and encouragement given. All were encouraged to “Something Better,”  as the theme of the conference suggested!

 

Next year the conference will be held in Oregon on the West Coast! January is the best month to hold the conference for the farmers.

 

The Association has an on-line magazine called “Roots” that you can subscribe to as well.

Contact information:

http://www.adventistag.org
Adventist Agricultural Association
654 Dry Prong Rd.
Williamsport, TN 38487
231-735-6078

 

 

 

Ten Principles of True Education 2018

The Ten Principles of True Education is for those who want their hearts and homes to be ready for the soon coming of Jesus and want to understand the meaning of True Education from the Scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy.

In this class we will cover:

  1.  Character Building-The Purpose of True Education
  2. The Bible the Educator-The Textbook
  3. The Master Teacher-Methods
  4. Illustrations-Remember
  5. The Underteacher-Teacher, Student and the Mind
  6. Physical Culture-Mental, Spiritual, Physical
  7. Teach Truth-Books, Drama, Dress, Finance, Music, Toys and Children’s Play
  8. Obedience and Discipline-The Character Qualities
  9. Teaching the Academics from the Bible-Health, Math, Music, Nature, H/G/P, Language, Voice
  10. The Higher Course-Continuing Education

After the class we will take the rest of the year to implement what we have learned.  Our ultimate goal is that each family in the class will be able to claim this promise:

One well-ordered, well-disciplined family tells more in behalf of Christianity than all the sermons that can be preached. Such a family gives evidence that the parents have been successful in following God’s directions, and that their children will serve Him in the church. Their influence grows; for as they impart, they receive to impart again. The father and mother find helpers in their children, who give to others the instruction received in the home. The neighborhood in which they live is helped, for in it they have become enriched for time and for eternity. The whole family is engaged in the service of the Master; and by their godly example, others are inspired to be faithful and true to God in dealing with His flock, His beautiful flock. {AH 32.1}

You may register for the class by clicking here. All classes will be held live Fridays at noon E.S.T via YouTube beginning January 1st. Those not able to view the live classes may watch the replay at the Sonlight YouTube Channel.

 

True Education in the Home and the Classroom

 

I will be giving 3 presentations at the Adventist Agriculture Conference in January! Love to see you there!

https://www.adventistag.org/conferences

2018 Conference Details:
The 4th Annual Conference will be held at the Riverbend Retreat Center, Glen Rose, TX
January 17-20, 2018

I will be speaking on True Education in the Home,  Wednesday,  1/17/2018, at
8:15-11:45 A.M.

The Teacher from Wildwood will be presenting in the afternoon on True Education in the classroom.

 

Hope to see you there!

Teresa Kodimer

 

Testimony Tuesday

This testimony is from Shardae and we thank you, Shardae, for sharing your experience with us here!

I have been using SonLight for about four years now. I am a single parent and fairly poor. When my family became Adventist the Lord lead me through the Bible and SOP to homeschool. I did not immediately respond but the Lord was merciful. Once I decided to homeschool and follow the Lord’s leading, some very important friends of mine introduced us to SonLight.

My friends sent us a PDF of the curriculum with the catalogue. I was so thankful and excited. I readily applied every thing we were reading. So, after a year or so, I was going into my son’s room and I hear him reading(age 6). I was shocked but skeptical. I asked him what he was doing. He replied that he was reading. I was like.. not really are you? He answered yes. So I took a book we have not read and told him to read it. He took the book and read it and as he came to a unfamiliar word, he paused and sounded it out. I was like,” What, really! You can read!” To let you in on my son’s history, he was born with brain and lung problems (6 month pregnancy, premature), diagnosed with Autism at 5 years old, labeled that he will not develop as other children do who are his age, and he will have learning disabilities. He also went through some very traumatizing abuse at 4 years of age which he does not remember. An psycologist told me his brain may have block this event for his sanity. Thus his brain and nerves have had some great distress. But, yet, in this event of home schooling and reading daily from the Word of God and SonLight, he learned how to read. Plus, a bonus was that he taught the children in the shelter we lived at every story from the Family Bible Lessons we read. He would share it so naturally I would be amazing at his vocabulary.  I, too, had to read (Parent Readings for the week) to strengthen my own vocabulary. God has truly blessed us through this curriculum. I am glad it is free!