From a student in Malawi…

We sent a student in Malawi the Crosswalk course Christian Marriage and Family…

I just want to say Greetings to you wonderful people.

I also want to report that the marriage book you sent me is a wonderful one. I am slowly reading it to get whatever the writer want us to learn. Just to let you know that last Saturday we went to see one of our fellow church Director who has a newly born baby. As a Director of Administration I was given time to give piece of advice to our fellow Director and his family. I tell you all my advice came from that book, you really  have to buy yours and enjoy what is inside it.

 Thank you very much for giving much such a wonderful book. I hope you are all fine.

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Eureka Baptist Church-Weatherford Texas

I am making an effort to contact all the pastors of churches that we provide hosting for. Many of these churches have changed pastors, the people that have been maintaining the websites have left, or the churches have closed down. Eureka Baptist Church's website was set up after a missionary couple we met took over the church and I was contacted to set up a web presence for the (eurekabc.org). A new pastor took over the church quite a while ago. I called today to introduce myself and see if the new pastor had any needs. Pastor Andrews had some questions about how to do some things on the website, so I explained how he could accomplish what he wanted to do. I also added a plugin that would help him to do more on his website.

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Updating ministry database

I am still in triage mode trying to clean up the Baptist Ministries Database. About 35% of the almost 7000 ministries in the database have broken links, changed domains, or have closed their doors!  I "rescued" another domain today. The sad part is that I had rescued this same domain several years ago, and at the request of the church I returned ownership to them a couple of years ago. It expired again.

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Internet is intermittent now

After waiting for about 45 minutes without being picked up by customer service, I was able to connect to the internet. I lost connectivity again. I called back in and this time received a canned message that my Internet service was under scheduled maintenance from Midnight until 10 AM. Service is intermittent at this time, and slow at best.

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Internet Service is Down

Woke up this morning, came up to computer room to check on systems. FIOS has no internet connectivity. Been on hold waiting for customer service rep for 15 minutes. Home phone is VOIP, not working. Hope this is something simple.

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Rick and Karie Beauchamp missionaries to Romania

I rvwas contacted by Rick Beauchamp to set up a web site (he and his wife are missionaries to Romania). We had put up a website for their church back in 2008, and were invited to present the ministry back then. Rick and his family were a blessing.  I registered a domain for them (rick4romania.com) and set up a basic WordPress website for them using content that Rick had provided. The Beauchamps are on deputation at this time.Rick requested a guestbook, and I think I have found an acceptable Guestbook plugin that will work for them. I provided Rick a basic walk through of the website, but since his internet access was not reliable, we were not able to go into great detail. I suggested that Rick install a WordPress app on his smart phone so he could effortlessly update his blog several times a week, Please pray for Rick and Karie, missionaries to Romania as they try and raise support and to get to the mission field!

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Central Baptist Temple – Sanford NC

I received a call from a member of Central Baptist Temple in Sanford North Carolina. WE have been hosting their website (cbtsanford.com) since 2008. The last Pastor has moved on as did the person that was maintaining their website. One of the benefits we provide is a continuity when webmasters and/or church staff moves on. In this case the new admin looked us up on the Whois for the website and came up with our phone number and and contact information. I created a new login ID for them and he is now able to Login to the website and update the content.

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Prayer update

Just spoke to the doctor. They're going to discharge me today. Again I thank you for all your prayers.

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Prayer update

Just spoke with the doctor. Infection is under control. Everything is looking good. Unless something comes up they are talking about me going home tomorrow. Thanks again for praying!

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Prayer update

I met with my doctor today, will be staying in the hospital at least through Thursday. All sorts of minor problems but overall I'm getting better. Your prayers are coveted.

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