31.8.13

Giveaway! - Art Class 1 Year Set from See the Light

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The folks at See The Light are having a BIG giveaway!  One very blessed person will win the 1 year set of Art Class DVDs.  Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your opportunity to be the BIG winner!  Before you do, take a look at some important information about Art Class that I have listed below.

What is Art Class?  

  • 36 art lessons on 9 DVDs taught by Master Artist Pat Knepley
  • Lessons designed for children that don't sacrifice quality art instruction
  • Age appropriate content
  • Art instruction integrated with art history
  • Bible integration throughout
  • No workbook - hands on art instruction
  • Minimal supplies required
  • Versatile - can be used for one or more children in your home, or in a group setting such as a co-op

What are the two best reasons to use Art Class?  

1.  Price!  At less than $3.00 per lesson its very economical. 

2.  Quality art instruction - If you are like me you may not be equipped to instruct your children in art.  With Art Class DVDs you have the power of a Master Artist at your fingertips.  You control the when and where of your child's art instruction, and Pat Knepley provides the expertise!

Why do I like Art Class?

Over the years we have tried many ways to offer art instruction in our homeschool.  We have used curriculum that taught art instruction/art history, DVDs, internet based art lessons, checked out books from the library, and bought books that taught step by step how to draw.  Each of these had their strengths and our children certainly learned something from them, but Art Class is different.  The lessons are gentle - not pushing the student too hard, but still offering something new to learn and practice as they progress.  The short lessons and the focus on "seeing" the subject matter and paying attention to detail remind me of the Charlotte Mason approach to learning (a bonus for me).  The format enables the student to watch part or all of the lesson as many times as they need in order to understand and progress in their skills.  I also really like the way that Pat Knepley communicates, and how she illustrates the methods on screen so the children can see that art technique in action (a method that is much better than trying to follow instructions from a book without the benefit of someone showing you how to do it).  I like these DVDs so much that I am using them to lead a class in our homeschool co-op, and the kids are really enjoying the class.

If you are wondering how See the Light Art Class could work in your homeschool watch this video:




In addition to the giveaway See the Light is also offering a discount of 10% off the Art Class 1 year set.
Use Coupon Code: SEPTEMBER
Offer is good thru September 30, 2013. This would make a wonderful Christmas present for the whole family.

Now for the Giveaway!

See the Light will be giving away (1) Art Class - 1 Year set, Volumes 1-9 to one family. We will be picking a random winner September 15 at 11:59p. Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. All entries will be verified.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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24.11.11

Mission Possible

Marilyn Laszlo left her family, her job, and her convertible behind to go to the jungles of Papua New Guinea to translate the Bible into the Sepik Iwam language. A former headhunting tribe, the Sepik Iwam people welcomed Marilyn and her translation partner into their village (Hauna) unaware that their lives would be impacted for generations to come by the power of God. Though the people of Hauna village were intelligent people they lived in very primitive conditions, had no written language, and had never heard the name of Jesus. They also had never seen a white skinned person until Marilyn and fellow missionary Judy reached Hauna Village. Seeing that these beings had such pale skin and had a second skin (clothing) the villagers couldn't determine if they were male or female. They finally decided they were neither - they were spirit beings. It didn't take long for the villagers to see that though these missionaries looked very different from them, and brought many strange things with them, they were very much human.

The translation process was a long and difficult challenge. With no written language to translate from, Marliyn and Judy had to begin at the very beginning - writing down the Sepik Iwam language. Not knowing the language, Marilyn and Judy had limited ways to communicate with the the villagers. They began walking around the village with pen and paper, with curious children following and watching to see what they were doing. They learned the names of many objects by touching or pointing and saying the name of the object in English, hoping that someone would understand they wanted to know the name of that object in Sepik Iwam.  They would then write the Sepik Iwam word phonetically using the English alphabet in order to develop a written language for these people. This was the beginning of Bible translation work in Hauna village that would take years to complete. Along the way there were many challenges, trials that required deep faith, friendships forged, times of fun and laughter, times of deep sadness, and miracles wrought by God. A large portion of Hauna village is now Christian after having "asked Jesus into their throats". They have built schools, medical clinics, churches, and are faithfully sharing the gospel with other villages along the Sepik river.  They are happy that Marilyn came to their village to "carve their talk on a banana leaf" so they could have "Papa God's" words in their own language.

My Rating
If you want a first hand account of modern day mission work this is a great book to read. Marilyn's heart for God and for these people is evident in her respectful but truthful account of 24 years of life among these precious people.  I give Mission Possible 5 stars!


2338810: Mission Possible Mission Possible
By Marilyn Laszlo / Tyndale House

Giving up a comfortable life as a teacher, Marilyn poured herself into Bible translation. Strange sights, sounds, and customs became a way of life, but the payoff far exceeded anything she had imagined. Mission Possible is the story of Marilyn Laszlo's relentless efforts to translate the Word of God into the Sepik Iwam language resulting in the transformation of an entire people group.



Don't miss these other titles by Marilyn Laszlo:

A is for Airstrip: A Missionary’s Jungle Adventure by Marilyn Laszlo with Elizabeth Maddrey and Linda Ellen Perry

Fear, Faith and Following GodExtreme Answers from Extreme Missionary Marilyn Laszlo 20 minute DVD

Mountain of Light First Encounters with a Stone Age Tribe in Papua New Guinea 42:36 minute DVD

Come By Here A Church is Born in Hauna Village While Another Tribe Waits… 25:35 minute DVD. Angel Award Winner in the religious category.

Return to Hauna A Bible Translator’s Story from the Jungles of Papua New Guinea 48 minute “Special Edition” version DVD.


Please donate to the work of Laszlo Mission League by making your tax deductible contribution here.

Blessings,