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The 31st Christian Home Educators Convention

Ultimate Giveaway Prizes


America’s Money Smart Family
Contributing one (1) audio seminar CD kit-Teaching Kids About Money Isn’t Kids Stuff, a $20 value, and one (1) MoneySmart Kids Financial Training Kit, a $15 value. Steve and Annette Economides are America’s Money Smart Family and have been living the "Economiser Lifestyle" since 1982. During that time they have found thousands of ways to save money on everything from food to fun and cars to castles (well, really more like houses).

Bible Pathway Ministries
Contributing three (3) of their Best of Bible Pathway books (a one year daily devotion to assist in reading through the Bible) valued at $19.95 each. Bible Pathway Ministries International has one true purpose; to feed a hunger for God's Word. The mission God has given them is to get the Word of God into the hands of every human possible so they might be able to read and understand it. This is necessary because it is in God's Word we find the answers to life's questions.

BiblioPlan for Families
Contributing three of their Craft Books (Ancient, Medieval & Modern History) valued at $11.95 each. BiblioPlan for Families is a classical Christian history and literature curriculum designed for homeschoolers, homeschool cooperative students and Christian school students in grades K - 12. BiblioPlan offers fun, family-friendly lessons that enrich your children’s studies of the following: art, history, literature, Bible, geography, social studies, writing and missionary studies.

Child Training Bible
Contributing the Child Training Bible Chart Set & the Virtue Training Bible Chart Set valued at $9 each. The Child Training Bible is a tool that allows parents and children (and anyone that loves the Word of God) to go directly to the pages of Scripture for instruction in 20 key areas with a complete section dedicated to the gospel.

Classical Historian, The
Contributing two games—one Constitution Go Fish Game & one Bible Go Fish Game valued at $11.95 each. The Classical Historian© teaches the past using the Socratic discussion, creative games, and analytical writing. We show students how to search for the truth in history through games and the tools of the historian.

Doorposts Publishing
Contributing a $75 gift certificate towards their products. From Doorposts' beginning, in 1990, their mission has been to supply families with Bible-based, parent-designed, family-tested products to help apply Scripture in the home.

Express Readers
Contributing one (1) of their Mat Match Games. Express Readers reading program and series; Encouraging confidence and enthusiasm in young readers.

Ghost Town Publications
Contributing Lean John, California’s Horseback Hero, accompanied with the project and activity book valued at $19.90. Ghost Town Publications is a home-grown California publisher, featuring Randall A. Reinstedt’s exciting books of history, legends, and lore for both young people and adults.

Historical Conquest
Contributing two of the Starter Decks for their history card game valued at $9.99 each. Historical Conquest is an epic card game where players can create personalized societies with key players from history and battle them one against another; anyone, anywhere, anytime. Each card is complete with: fantastic illustrations of people, places, events in history; abilities in the game according to the abilities they had in real life; and a full summary of their actual history.

Institute for Excellence in Writing
Contributing three of their Teaching Writing/Student Writing Value Packages for the level of choice (elementary, middle, or high school) valued at $249 each. Learn how to teach writing from Andrew Pudewa, who teaches your student while you are mastering the Structure & Style method. IEW offers a method of teaching writing guaranteed to bring you success!

Living Waters Publications
Contributing their Roots DVD Curriculum, the DVD Noah—And The Last Days, and a pack of their Albert Brainsteins Kids Tracts valued at $42.99. Living Waters Publications’ vision is to inspire in every Christian a God-glorifying passion to fulfill the Great Commission. Their mission is to accomplish this through their award-winning television program, their Ambassadors' Alliance and Academy, Transformed and Deeper training conferences, CDs, DVDs, books, and unique gospel tracts.

Mad Dog Math
Contributing one set of their Mad Dog Math flashcards valued at $14.99. Mad Dog Math is a fun, exciting, motivating, and challenging supplement to any math curriculum. They have taken the basic facts and broken them down into bite-sized pieces that any child can master.

Medical Transcription Service, The
Contributing a woman’s pink t-shirt. Learn medical transcription quickly, simply and successfully. The Medical Transcription Service provides a comprehensive program with a proven, long-term track record. Their program has produced more than 1,000 successful medical transcriptionists and is one of the lowest-priced comparable programs available.

Medieval Times
Contributing a family four (4) pack of tickets to Medieval Times. Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill.

National Home Education Research Institute
Contributing five of the “Moms” devotional Peace Within Your Borders and five booklets titled Home Education Reason and Research. NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute) conducts and collects research about homeschooling (home-based education, home schooling), and publishes the research journal called the Home School Researcher. The institute has hundreds of research works documented and catalogued on homeschooling, many of which were done by NHERI.

“Picture This!” Ministries
Contributing one of The Picture Smart Bible on CD valued at $81.00. The Picture-Smart Bible is a comprehensive overview of Biblical history, geography, doctrine, important verses and major themes of each Bible book. The primary goal of PictureThis!” Ministries, Inc. is to get people into the inspired, dynamic, life-changing word of God, so that God’s word can become implanted in His people.

Schola Publications, Inc.
Contributing one (1) of The Latin Road to English Grammar Complete Student Package, Vol.1, a $49.95 value, and one (1) Reading & Composition Guides for Little House in the Big Woods (with DVD) a $89.95 value. The Phonics Road and The Latin Road—their academically acclaimed program draws on proven methods of teaching which make homeschooling simple for the teachers, and enjoyable for the students.

See The Light
Contributing their latest product, the Sunflower Unit Study, plus the Sunflower DVD valued at $25. The See The Light team is dedicated to bringing Scripture and biblical principles to viewers in a fresh, engaging way. . . and promising to teach some exciting art skills along the way!

Total Language Plus
Contributing their high school Language Arts curriculum for one (1) year and two (2) novels (Island of the Blue Dolphin & Cricket in Times Square) with the study guides; a $123 value. Total Language Plus is an innovative language arts curriculum focused on critical thinking and communication skills.

Barnabas Clothing Company
Contributing two (2) gift certificates for products from their store, a $50 value. Barnabas Clothing Company is more than a brand or a logo--it's an identity and lifestyle. The meaning of the name is "Son of Encouragement," and at BARNABAS they see their purpose as just that, “To be people of encouragement in every aspect of our lives--with what we say, what we do and even with the clothes we wear.”

BJU Press
Contributing a Book bag filled with a flower pen, EOS lip balm, six (6) JourneyForth novels (one for each reading level) and the devotional book, A Woman of Prayer; a value of $75. BJU Press Homeschool exists to encourage Christian character in homeschool students and promote academic excellence through the provision of K–12 homeschool curriculum products and support services.

CHEA of California
Contributing three (3) memberships (1 Platinum & 2 Basic), three mp3 data CDs of ALL leadership, workshops & keynote sessions of the 30th Annual Christian Home Educators Convention, and three CHEA tote bags valued at $1,429.97. Since 1982, CHEA has been California's primary advocate for private homeschoolers.

Creation & Earth History Museum
Contributing a gift basket with curriculum, DVDs & books from Newleaf Press, and a one (1) year membership to the Creation and Earth History Museum. The Creation and Earth History Museum remains dedicated to the biblical account of science and history. The facilities include a 10,000 sq. ft. showcase for a literal six-day creation and young earth, including a human anatomy exhibit, life-size tabernacle display, age of the earth cave and more.

Davey’s Locker
Contributing two (2) adult tickets for their 2.5 hour whale watching trip aboard the Ocean Explorer valued at $36 each. Davey’s Locker Sportfishing & Whale Watching in Newport Beach—where Southern California goes to experience what the ocean has to offer. These tickets were donated in partnership with the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Emma Byers Ministries
Contributing two (2) books, “Lies the Devil Told Me” & “Ingrafted- A 52 Week Devotional” valued at $27.98. Emma Byers Ministries is dedicated to serving others through love; our heartfelt drive is to bring hope to the hopeless through the teachings of the God-kind of faith and the identity of the believer in Christ. Every material written by Emma Byers was birthed to orchestrate the furthering of the knowledge of who you are in Christ and the hope that there is for your life; the same hope that is available to every believer, everywhere.

Generation Joshua
Contributing one (1) family membership to Generation Joshua, a $400 value. The vision of Generation Joshua is to assist parents to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens, equipped to positively influence the political processes of today and tomorrow.

National Institute for Homeschool Debate
Contributing one(1) full tuition scholarship, one (1) $300 tuition scholarship, two (2) $200 tuition scholarships & five (5) $100 tuition scholarships to for the NIHD 2014 Debate Camp; plus five (5) DVDs with workbooks titled “The Tree Pillars of Debate…An introduction to Competitive Debate.” The National Institute of Homeschool Debate is dedicated to helping people actualize the Scriptural mandate (1 Peter 3:15) to always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have, and to do this with gentleness and respect.

PSP Sports and More
Contributing a two (2) “Toy Story” reusable bags with a toy & two (2) books, “Lies the Devil Told Me” & “Ingrafted- A 52 Week Devotional” valued at $70. PSP Sports and More began as a sports league for private Christian homeschool families. It has expanded to include other avenues of support for these homeschool families like fine arts, science, AP and CLEP classes. PSP Sports and More is an outreach ministry of God’s Word Church.

Riley’s Log Cabin Farm
Contributing two (2) adult & one (1) child admission to Riley’s Farm Homeschool Day (choose one date-9/17/14, 10/29/14, or 11/6/14); plus one (1) half gallon of apple cider. Riley’s Apple Farm is a small operating farm offering historical tours, u-pick seasonal crops, special events and more.

Marie’s Words
Contributing one (1) box of Marie’s Words Picture Words-In a Flash, and three (3) cancer cure bracelets, all valued at $46. Marie's Words is a new and unique SAT vocabulary flash card product. Marie's Words tackles SAT® vocabulary, and vocabulary used in literature, with an easy and effective learning method that can benefit anyone.

College Prep Genius
Contributing one (1) set of SAT vocabulary novellas. College Prep Genius gives the solution to finding scholarships and paying for college through an exclusive program designed to increase standardized test scores.

Rainforest Café
Contributing a Cha! Cha! gift bag with a lunch box, books and a cuddly snake valued at $51. Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the whole family, the Rainforest Café re-creates a tropical rainforest with water falls, lush vegetation, and indigenous creatures.

The Comic Shop
Contributing a marble puzzle, The Art of Conversation game, Carcassonne dice game and a comic book valued at $28. The Comic Shop offers lots of fun items including, board games, comic books, t-shirts, books, jigsaw puzzles, and more!

YES…The Bible is True
Contributing three (3) DVD set of The Visual Bible (Matthew, John & Acts). YES…The Bible is True is a ministry providing trustworthy resources proving the Bible is true!

Irlen Institute
Contributing one each of the two books written by Helen Irlen: Reading by the Color and The Irlen Revolution : A Guide to Changing Your Perception and Your Life, valued at $33.90 The Irlen Institute—A piece of the puzzle for reading problems, learning difficulties, ADD/HD, dyslexia, headaches, and other physical symptoms through the use of color.

Classical Conversations
Contributing a mini library of resources discussing the value of classical education valued at $40. The purpose of Classical Conversations is to lead the home-centered education movement by equipping parents and students with the classical tools of learning needed to discover the order and beauty of God’s creation and to inspire others to do the same.

The Speech Wizard
Contributing one (1) Articulation App for the iPad valued at $39.99. The Speech Wizard apps are a variety of innovative speech therapy tools to help children develop communication skills.

Sapphire Leadership Group
Contributing the book Relentless Generational Blessings valued at $15. Their focus is to help those who are already loyal subjects to increase the resources at their disposal and to hold life loosely, ready to give up everything, even their lives, for the sake of the King and His Kingdom.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Contributing three (3) one year memberships valued at $120 each. Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.

International Christian Adoptions
Contributing a fair trade book bag & coin (Guatemala), an embroidered wall picture (China), and baking cocoa & a dark chocolate candy bar (Dominican Republic) valued at $67. ICA grew out of a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families and became a very unique mission unlike any other “adoption agency.” They are involved in international adoptions as well as domestic adoptions in every county of California.

Contribution six (6) JumpStart3 CDs (vol. 1 – 6) and one (1) Family Resource set valued at $110. The goal of JumpStart3 is to create an exciting and innovative way for kids to memorize God’s word and hide it in their hearts! They do this by combining lyrics straight from the Bible with modern music in the style of today’s top40 pop/dance hits.

RightStart Math by Activities for Learning
Contributing a Geometry Panel Kit math manipulative valued at $30. RightStart Math is a unique hands-on program de-emphasizes counting, uses visualization of quantities, and provides strategies (visual pictures) for learning the facts. Understanding and problem solving are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Rosetta Stone
Contributed a tote bag with an MP3 player valued at $60. Rosetta Stone language learning unlocks the ability to learn a new language with instant feedback, fun activities, and expert guidance to keep you engaged and motivated.

Titanic Heroes
Contributed three (3) CDs (Chesterton, Courage, and the RMS Titanic, A Titanic Hero, Thomas Byles & Heroic Modesty all written by Cady Crosby) valued at $15. Titanic Heroes is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the true stories of Titanic heroism-stories to inspire a new generation of young men and women to live sacrificial lives.

Family Protection Ministries
Contributed three (3) books, “The Law-The Classic Blueprint for a Just Society,” Thinking Like a Christian” & “Understanding the Times” all valued at $40. The mission of Family Protection Ministry is to help insure our freedom as parents to train, educate, and care for our children privately, without governmental interference.

Barr None Music Publishers
Contributing a Learn to Play Guitar set valued at $50. Now anyone can learn to play a musical instrument at home. The Learn to Play series is an exclusive product only available from Barr None Music Publishers.

Illustra Media
Contributing eleven (11) of their DVDs valued at $175. Illustra Media produces video documentaries that examine the scientific case for intelligent design. Working with Discovery Institute and an international team of scientists and scholars, Illustra has helped define both the scientific case for design and the limitations of materialistic processes like Darwinian evolution.

Orange Coast Musical Arts
Contributing one (1) Gift Certificate for two months of free music lessons, a $70 value. The mission of Orange Coast Musical Arts provides quality instrumental music program for families who want a safe and interactive program that honor’s their faith and cannot find it anywhere else.

Usborne Books & More
Contributing “The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary valued at $12.99. Usborne Books has a product line of over 1,400 titles, offering something for every age and subject.

National Center for Family-Integrated Churches
Contributing three (3) books supporting the family and marriage. The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches—Proclaiming the Sufficiency of Scripture for Church and Family Life.

The Shelby Kennedy Foundation
Contributing two (2) Sword Study family starter packages value at $100. The vision of The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is to encourage parents as they disciple their children through in-depth study of the Word of God, Scripture memorization, and prayer.

Audio Memory Publishing
Contributing fifty-two (52) States & Capitals DVDs valued at $780. "You Never Forget What You Sing!" Audio Memory Publishing sells educational music for most subjects in the form of mp3s, CDs, DVDs, books, downloadable movies and posters.

YWAM Publishing
Contributing “Tracking Your Walk / Walking With God” diary pack, a $25.98 value. YWAM Publishing is committed to the production and distribution of books that encourage Christians to make a difference in a needy world. We specialize in books that focus on evangelism, educational training, prayer, discipleship, and mercy ministries.

Signing with Courtney
Contributing a pack of three (3) DVDs- Practice Time ABCs, Practice Time 123s & Story Time valued at $60. Signing with Courtney—opening the doors of communication to children of all ages and abilities, they offer the complete Signing Time series as well as Baby Signing Time and Potty Time!

The Language Planet
Contributing “Summer Fun & Spanish” Book plus a $50 gift certificate all valued at $75. TLP is a multi-language instructional and tutoring company dedicated to preparing pre-school children through adults for 21st century education and today’s competitive global economy.

The Princess Parables
Contributing two (2) Princess Parables books valued at $26. Share the adventures of five princesses in this five-story collection of the Princess Parables I Can Read books. Join Princesses Faith, Hope, Charity, Joy, and Hope as they learn what it means to be daughters of the King while learning character and Jesus' parables at the same time.

Playground Pass
Contributing a Nike soccer ball and 50% off one (1) class or activity, a $60 value. At Playground Pass, there mission is to serve the homeschooling community by finding quality extracurricular activities for homeschoolers at the best possible price. Every deal offered by Playground Pass must meet three standards: Quality, value and fun!

Master Books
Contributing “It’s Not Greek to Me” DVD & Intro to Biblical Greek (incl. parent lesson plan); Complete Zoo Adventure & Complete Aquarium Adventure valued at $70.96. Master Books® is the world’s largest publisher of creation-based material for all ages including apologetics, homeschool resources, reference titles, and quality children’s literature.


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