- FROM THE “I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FREE ON THE NET” DEPT.
- RATE YOUR WEB PAGES FOR “SAFE VIEWING”
- “JUST SAY NO” TO ATTACHMENTS
- GOT INSURANCE FOR INTERNATIONALS?
- WEB-WATCH: MISSION PASTORS NOW HAVE A HOME ONLINE
- DO YOU SPEAK FULA?
- CHURCH-PLANTING FOR NEW MISSIONARIES
- GAIN A DIPLOMA IN CHURCH-PLANTING
- PUBLICIZE YOUR MISSIONS CONFERENCE FOR FREE!
- THE BACKPAGE: NET RESULTS
- CLOSING STUFF
FROM THE “I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FREE ON THE NET” DEPT.
RATE YOUR WEB PAGES FOR “SAFE VIEWING”
(Rats. Now I have to make time to go register the Brigada web pages. )
“JUST SAY NO” TO ATTACHMENTS
To the trash can they go, without even a read. So .. again, let’s can the attachments folks. Someone has to end the madness.
GOT INSURANCE FOR INTERNATIONALS?
WEB-WATCH: MISSION PASTORS NOW HAVE A HOME ONLINE
DO YOU SPEAK FULA?
CHURCH-PLANTING FOR NEW MISSIONARIES
GAIN A DIPLOMA IN CHURCH-PLANTING
PUBLICIZE YOUR MISSIONS CONFERENCE FOR FREE!
THE BACKPAGE: NET RESULTS
Nowadays, thank God, things are different. Last month I had to visit an area of the world where I previously knew nobody. I’m talking . . . I barely knew how to spell the names of the cities I had to visit. I went to brigada-peoples by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org (if you aren’t a member, you should probably join first by sending a message to email@example.com). I simply said, “Hey… does anybody know anyone working among the ___ people?” I reminded them to reply to me directly (rather than to the conference as a whole — which would not be a wise idea ) and, within 24 hours, I had three leads. Granted, I had to establish my identity with those new contacts… so it took a phone interview or two.. but 3 weeks later, I was learning and getting our mission started among those onfield workers!
I’m not going to say it would have been impossible before… but I’m telling you . . . it sure is easier nowadays via the Net. Just about everything is — if it requires looking up contacts, contacting them, and communicating with them.
I’m also not pretending there aren’t bad influences out there. Some of the statistics I see are staggering. Like… did you know that some researchers believe that 50-60% of all pornographic web pages are being viewed between 9-5 over business web connections? (There goes your company’s productivity out the window!) It’s a problem, no doubt about it. So I’m not saying the Web is totally innocent — by a longshot. But like just about everything else in life, it all depends on how you use it. I mean… you can do some pretty severe damage with a table saw… or you can create a marvelous birdhouse.
So for all you folks out there who have helped an inquiring mind like mine sometime over the past five years, I tip my hat to you. I just hope someday I’ll be able to do my part to help one of you. We’re kind of all in this together . . . so when we help someone, I’d like to think we’re maybe even advancing the Kingdom just a tad. There’s a whole lot of helping going on these days… and that’s a good thing, I’d say.
As for me, I’m thinking . . . I could start liking this Internet thing.
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