You Can Change Lives!

“My friends, Garritt & Yvette Hampton, are creating what I believe will be one of
the most important projects to expand the message of homeschooling
that we have seen in the past decade.”  – Israel Wayne

Dear Reader,

There is a serious war raging all around us for the hearts and minds of our children. As early as preschool, a secular ungodly foundation is being set for them in schools all across our nation. Children are being indoctrinated with a worldview that undermines the value of life and teaches them that they have no purpose. They are also being taught that their parents are not the authority in their lives. This agenda is robbing our children of who God made them to be. Desperate parents are crying out and they don’t know what to do.

But there is hope! As parents, we have the freedom to remove our children from these government institutions and teach them at home the values and morals set before us in God’s Word. However, many parents don’t home educate because they don’t realize this option is available to them, or because they don’t feel like they are equipped to do it. Schoolhouse Rocked will help to open the eyes of these parents and show them that they can be successful in homeschooling.

As many of you know, by the grace of God, this past summer we finished filming Schoolhouse Rocked in Vancouver, Washington with Heidi St. John and her family. Filming is done!  This was the first monumental step. Now we are pulling it all together into one excellent, engaging, and life-changing film. And that costs money.

You can change lives! YOUR help is needed to finish Schoolhouse Rocked. Since post-production has now begun, full funding is critical and needed immediately in order to complete this film with excellence. The post-production budget for the film is $198,157 and that budget still needs to be funded. Following post-production, the P&A budget (marketing) will need to be raised in order to get Schoolhouse Rocked into theaters nationwide through Fathom Events.

We were never meant to do this alone. And we haven’t. Whether you have been a cast member in the film, a guest on the podcast, a prayer warrior, or a previous donor, THANK YOU. The role you have played in the ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked is vital. But we have a great financial hurdle to overcome and once again, your help is needed. We need you…the body of Christ to rally around us and help us finish this important film.

Three ways you can help:

In this together for God’s glory!

Yvette Hampton, Producer

Photo by Marco Ceschi on Unsplash

Kickstarter Wrap-Up – “Plan B”

It has been a little more than a week since the Schoolhouse Rocked Kickstarter campaign ended and we wanted to post a quick note to let you know what’s going on with the film. It has taken most of the week to just catch our breath, as we had so much going on throughout the campaign – from Facebook Lives, to radio interviews, to the HSLDA National Leaders Conference – that we are just now able to take a few minutes and write this.

We have been extremely blessed by your continued support and encouragement with all that the Lord is doing through Schoolhouse Rocked. Thank you to those of you have sent very kind messages, made donations, and asked about “Plan B”. As of now, here’s the plan…

This is not the end. We are not giving up. We are not done. We will continue to work to make Schoolhouse Rocked a powerful tool to grow homeschooling and to strengthen families.

From the beginning of production we have prayed and trusted that the Lord would provide in whatever way He best saw fit. He has provided well throughout production (the filming of the movie) and we are certain that He will provide all that we need to get through post-production and finish Schoolhouse Rocked with excellence.

We, along with our prayer team and many of you, prayed fervently about the Kickstarter and He chose not to fund the movie that way. That’s ok. We know without a doubt that He has called us to this and that He will provide exactly what we need, when we need it, and however He choses to provide it, in order to accomplish His perfect plan. That way He gets ALL the glory!

We are not able to share specific details yet, but we are still seeing the hand of God move in big ways and hopefully soon we will be able to share more with you. God is the perfect author of this story and only He knows how it’s all going to unfold. So, Plan B is for us to continue to move forward with post-production, continue seeking support and trust God fully!

Again, thank you for your prayers and support! We couldn’t do this without YOU!

Soli Deo gloria!
The Hampton Family
Garritt, Yvette, Brooklyn, and Lacey

Photo by Franck V. on Unsplash

Important Kickstarter Update

Dear friends,

“Thank you” doesn’t quite express how very grateful we are for your support of Schoolhouse Rocked. Your financial pledges to the Kickstarter campaign, notes of encouragement, and phone calls over the past month have been a constant reminder of God’s faithfulness.

If you’ve watched the campaign, you’ve seen that it doesn’t look like we are going make the Kickstarter goal. However, there is still a bit of time (plenty of time for God to work, if it’s His will). If we don’t reach the goal, you won’t be charged and we won’t receive any of the money pledged. However, we have total peace about this! God has been faithful to take us through production and we are certain that He will see this project through to the end. We’ve prayed and trusted that He would provide however He best sees fit. So we are continuing to pray and trust!

That said, we still have a great financial need to get us through the next several months of post-production. If you feel led to do so, here is how you can still support Schoolhouse Rocked:

1) Please consider making a donation to support post-production on Schoolhouse Rocked. While we plan to bring many of the perks offered through this Kickstarter campaign (Film downloads, DVDs, t-shirts, etc.) to our online store soon, you can make a donation today to help finish the film and feel really great, knowing you are supporting a great cause! Click here to donate.

2) Please subscribe to our mailing list. If we don’t meet our Kickstarter goal, we don’t receive any contact information for our backers. Even if you are already subscribed to the Schoolhouse Rocked newsletter, please take a minute to update your contact information. Kickstarter supporters who fill out this form will receive a special gift in the next few weeks.

Again, THANK YOU, for being an important part of the making of Schoolhouse Rocked. We believe that homeschooling is good for families and culture and that the Lord will use this film will impact the lives of many.

Finally, please continue to pray with us and for us. And please let us know if there is anything we can be praying about for you and your family.

Sincerely,

Garritt Hampton, Director

Soli Deo gloria!

Photo by Fabien Bazanegue on Unsplash