AHEA Convention Special Announcement

Dear AHEA Members,

It is with great regret that we must inform you that due to personal issues, our keynote speaker for 2014, Mr. Doug Philips has recently resigned from his position at Vision Forum Ministries cancelling all of his engagements, and also dissolving the ministry itself. We would encourage you to pray for the Philips family in this time of need. 
Vision Forum has been a beacon on a hill in a society of sin and have brought multitudes of families back to the basics of Biblical Christianity through their ministry for many years. A reminder for us to pray for those in positions of leadership (including the AHEA board). That we will always be aware of the attack, to be vigilant or as it is said, "be wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove”.
We know how excited many of you were, but fear not, for everything happens for a reason. The board has been diligently reviewing possible replacements and are very pleased to announce that Norm and Alma Wakefield will be our new keynotes for 2014. 
Norm is the founder and executive director of The Spirit of Elijah Ministries, International. He and his wife, Alma, live in Bulverde, TX, and have four children (three married), who are walking with Jesus, and sixteen grandchildren. They began homeschooling in 1984 and are still involved in the homeschooling of their grandchildren. Norm has been a keynote and conference speaker at state and international homeschool conventions since 1992. God has given him a pastor/teacher's heart to teach how the gospel applies to all relationships and circumstances in life. His knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Scriptures coupled with his homeschool experience enables him to specifically speak to the many challenges homeschool parents, children, and young adults face on a daily basis. What makes Norm unique is that he speaks from his heart to the hearts of his listeners with a reliance upon the Spirit and presence of Jesus Christ. You'll find his messages biblical, practical, inspirational, and encouraging.
Alma draws from her experiences as an elementary education major, teacher, mother, pastor’s wife, and 30 years of home education to encourage moms in their relationships with their children. She began homeschooling her four children since 1984 and has helped teach nine of her seventeen grandchildren. Having a special needs daughter, Amanda (now 30 years old), with Down’s Syndrome, has also given her experience teaching children with special needs. You’ll be encouraged by Alma’s love for God, her family, and her practical, biblical insight into relationships and home education.
Please check out their site at www.spiritofelijah.com
AHEA will post a new convention brochure on the website, also we will send out a new convention brochure to all of our members on the HOME Matters mailing list shortly.                               
Hope to see you all at the convention!
Chris Rogers,
President, AHEA

Quick links for the Home Education Regulation

To make the process of providing input and locating information regarding the Home Education Regulation easier, I will provide some 'quick links' here.

Regulatory Review Online Survey: http://ideas.education.alberta.ca/engage/current-initiatives/educationactregulatoryreview/

To sign up for one of the Regulation Review Consultation Meetings: http://www.timewiseevents.com/rrc/

Written submissions may be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Information on AHEA's recommendations for the regulation and the online survey



Wanted: A Conference Coordinator / Director!

WANTED: AHEA Convention Director / Coordinator *Please pray - you might be the right person to volunteer!

AHEA needs a volunteer to coordinate the AHEA Convention for 2014 (April 11 and 12, 2014).

AHEA is looking for a Home School Mom and / or Dad, Couple or even a Mom / Daughter Team who is able to volunteer. They should be motivated and able to meet deadlines. There is a thorough binder of instructions / details on how to hold a successful Convention.

Our previous Convention Director (Christine Aalbers) is also willing to mentor our next Convention Director.

*The Convention Team is full and working hard as you read this. All other positions are covered and have experience in what they are doing.

It is a wonderful opportunity to encourage and bless Albertan Home Educators and to be blessed yourself! Please consider volunteering and making a difference for 2014!

*If you are interested (or know someone who might be interested) email Terry @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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