We thank You for Your many blessings, this and every day. We come to You now to ask that You protect and keep the Romeike family. They wish to homeschool their children, have fled their native land, and come to the United States in order to find the freedom to do so. Please allow them to remain, according to Your Will, so that they may bring up their children to love, honor and serve You. Please also, Father, bless all families that homeschool, and keep them from persecution. It is one the best tools we have to maintain our love for You in the United States today. In the name of Your Son, Jesus, we pray.
"The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is calling for a day of prayer and fasting on behalf of a Christian homeschooling family that is fighting deportation to their homeland of Germany.
"Ewe and Hannelore Romeike have been battling the matter in the courts for several years while continuing to raise their six children in rural Tennessee. As previously reported, the Romeike family fled to the United States in 2008 after German authorities demanded that they stop homeschooling in violation of national law...
"...In 2010, Memphis immigration judge Lawrence Burman granted the family asylum, stating that he believed the Romeike’s would face persecution for their faith if they returned to Germany. However, the Department of Justice later appealed the ruling to the Sixth Circuit, which overturned Burman’s decision."
Text and Picture from Day of Prayer, Fasting Set for Christian Homeschooling Family Fighting Deportation, by Heather Clark, at Christian News Network.