Monthly Archives: November 2011
JUST KIDDING! We would never ask anyone to do anything THAT impossible, but we would love to have your help with something!
There’s a unique opportunity to not only see what it is we do at a conference, but to serve with us as well!
students registering for winter conference
You may remember seeing in our newsletters the last couple years that Ellen has been the Registration Coordinator for the Northeast’s Winter Conference. In past years it has been in Boston, MA. This year it is at the Holiday Inn in Albany NY! What an exciting thing for us this year! Ellen once again will be registration coordinator while John is on Daddy duty!
Lately it has been cool to use a new tool in ministry with college students: Skype, a video chat program that is very popular amongst college students. It often seems in our world of busy schedules and lots of travel that students can be really busy and carving out a half hour or more to get coached can be tough sometimes. Most people using email are already on Gmail, a popular email website, which automatically comes with video chat capability too, called Google Talk which is integrated right into the sidebar when you are checking email. These opportunities save time, gas, and are more fruitful than a simple phone call that doesn’t necessarily show the facial expressions we all use all the time when talking with people. Thus far, John has been using it more this semester than ever, video chatting with 3 or 4 students in a week, sometimes. Of course it will never rival the face to face experience, but it does get close! We are grateful to use technology to help us win build and send students for Christ!
Dear friends and family,
Just wanted to ask for your prayer today as both Ellen and I are presenting the Gospel at different opportunities this week. She will present some gospel truth to students at the College of St. Rose today. Also for John as he shares his heart tomorrow night in a presentation at our large monthly gathering of all the students in our ministry (we call it “City Wide”) here in the Capital Region. Thank you for your act of sacrifice in prayer and more!