Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NCHEA 2014

Once again this year several of our family members were able to help with our annual NCHEA (Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association) Kids Conference. Our attendance again swelled to over 300 children, so we had our hands full with a action-packed, meaningful weekend. What memories!

This year the theme was The Quest - Risking it All for the Sake of the King.
We had songs, memory verses, an 8 part drama, lessons, games, awards, and a whole lot of fun! :)

Large group assembly

The drama is a huge highlight every year. And this year was no different. Who doesn't like knights and maidens?! Set in the medieval time period our story followed a young man named Beric who was on a quest to become a knight. Along the way he has a sorts of adventures, mishaps, lessons to learn, dangers, and celebrations.

Alaythia, Nathanael and I (Hannah) were able to be in the drama.

Nathanael was one of the sword-fighters.

Alaythia and I were peddlers, townsfolk, and anything else that was needed.

Most of the cast and crew

Ruth, Elizabeth and I were team leaders

Elizabeth's team

My team

Susanna was a teacher as well

Alaythia was part of the special 'teachers-in-training' session for the 13-14 year olds. Packed with practical instruction and application, she learned allot about dynamic teaching and was able to put her new skills into action by sharing one of the character lessons. 

Nathanael and Charissa were on teams

New friends

Random smiles

Lots of fun!

To God be the glory!

"If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed 
when He comes in His own glory."
Luke 9:23-26


Cryslyn said...

That looks like it was a lot of fun!
Thanks for sharing the pictures. :)


Elizabeth. said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I love getting a glimpse into NCHEA's and a little preview of the drama. =) Looking forward to seeing you all again in May!

Sarah said...

This looks so exciting! Alaythia's gorgeous! It looks like she stepped right out of a medieval story!

Jessica said...

I thought it was the National Christian Home Education Association. Thanks for the correction. I haven't heard of this kind of homeschool association in Canada.

Lexi said...

Hello Wissmann's,
The Nebraska Christian Home Education Assosiation sounds like so much fun! Love the pics! Alythia's hair is nice! Hannah's gorgeous! All of ur girls r gorgeous!
In Christ,

Amanda said...

Thanks for posting the pictures! Another great conference as always! It's always so much fun to help! =D