An annual feature of the Homeschool Iowa Conference, the Homeschool
Iowa Children’s Program offers a Bible-based program in a secure
environment, with screened and trained staff and teachers.
Each year holds a new theme, communicating principles found in the Word
of God in an effective and exciting way through songs, memory verses,
activities, lesson times, and the much anticipated drama! Our 8 part drama
is fully scripted and costumed, the stage is beautifully set, and the story line
captures the attention of every attendee.
LIBERTY, coming in 2017, will present how true liberty is found in Christ,
with the drama being set in early American History.
Children’s Program 2017: LIBERTY
Join the adventure June 2-3, 2017
One Republican Senator, Paul Pate, had not been pres-
ent for the vote. The Democrat Senate leaders left the vot-
ing open for 45 minutes, attempting to find the senator so
he could cast his vote. Why?
If Senator Pate voted for the
motion, it would pass. And, if Senator Pate voted against
the motion, it would create a tie, allowing the Democrat
President Pro Tempore to vote for the motion, causing it
to pass. So, either way, if Senator Pate had appeared and
voted, the motion would have passed.
By God’s grace, he did not arrive in time. The voting was
closed and bill had been stalled. The homeschoolers in the
Senate gallery evacuated to the rotunda to rejoice and
scan the vote tally. Who had voted for the bill? Who had
voted against? By God’s grace, many unexpected votes
were noted. There were hugs and tears of joy. A grace peri-
od had been created, in which further work could be done.
In 1991, the bill creating the foundations for our current
Iowa homeschool law was enacted, without many of
the odious terms that had been included in the 1990
SF 149 bill.
WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM THIS ACCOUNT?
Home educators who join together, and who make per-
sonal contacts with our elected officials, can be used by
God to accomplish great things.
Stay connected with a local support group and with
NICHE, your state organization. Reach out to those who
and her husband, Garry, homeschooled all
nine of their children, currently ages 15-33, and were found-
ing NICHE board members. After retiring from the board in
2009, Julie began serving in her current position as the NICHE