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Help and Hope for Struggling Readers
In last week’s Be Fully Persuaded post, I listed finding a sponsor to Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville as a huge answer to prayer. I want to do something a little different for this week’s Be Fully Persuaded post and share with you how that sponsorship came about.
Last year, I was asked to join the Teach Them Diligently blogger team. After doing some research and praying, I agreed because I love what Teach Them Diligently Convention is doing for families in encouraging them and helping them learn to disciple their children and raise them for Christ. (It is so much more than *just* a homeschool convention.) I opted to attend the Nashville convention and began praying about a sponsor.
At the beginning of this year, I was asked to speak in Nashville, and after prayer and discussion with my husband, I agreed. I began to panic because I needed a sponsor to get there.
God had a plan.
I studied Teach Them Diligently vendors, prayed about which ones to approach, and sent out sponsorship proposals. I got some “no, thank you” responses and one email from The Struggling Reader that said, in effect, “let’s talk.”
And the rest, as they say, is history.
I am pleased to introduce to you a true answer to prayer—hope and help for struggling readers and my sponsors for Teach Them Diligently Convention—Bill and Kristen Eckenwiler, the owners of The Struggling Reader. The Eckenwilers are reading specialists who have developed a system of assessment and remediation for struggling readers. They are a homeschooling family but do not market their product exclusively to the homeschool community. They want The Struggling Reader to help all families with struggling readers.
As I learned more about The Struggling Reader products, I was especially excited to realize that I could test and retest my daughter using the materials, making it easier to chart progress. The assessments help you target specific weaknesses that need to be dealt with, and the activity books provide multisensory activities to help you strengthen them! I’m using the program now and am more impressed every day. (I will be reviewing the products, keep a watch on my blog!)
The Struggling Reader products are affordable, and the Eckenwilers are working to start a YouTube channel with informative videos that will provide additional support for families working to help their struggling readers.
I have spoken with the Eckenwilers regularly through email and a few times by phone. (I will also meet them in Nashville next week.) I am impressed with their servant hearts and their desire to help others. Their passion for following God’s plan for their lives blesses me.
This is a long-term partnership, so you’ll be hearing more about The Struggling Reader!
Please rejoice with me in this answer to prayer and get to know the Eckenwilers and their work at The Struggling Reader better by visiting their website and by following them on Facebook and Twitter. I want you to be blessed as much as I have—especially if you have a struggling reader!
What answers to prayer have you seen this week?
I’m speaking in the Special Needs Track at Teach Them Diligently in Nashville, Tennessee, next week. I would love to see you there!