Category Archives: Hudson Valley Community College

“Dis-skype-leship” with students

John video chatting with a student

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!

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March 2010 – Students serve and share their faith at Big Break 2010 in Florida

Dear Friends,

It has been a little while since our last update.  So much has happened! We hope you enjoy our update on the exciting conference and service project we went to last month in Panama City Beach, Florida.  What a faith building experience!  Recent news not in our newsletter include a student at Hudson Valley Community College and another at the College of St. Rose where we were blessed to personally introduce students to Christ for the first time! Please pray for Mark* and Steve*, that they would plug into fellowship on campus and grow tremendously in their newfound faith in Christ!

We will be sending out an April update soon as well!

March 2010 Newsletter

On a personal note, please pray for Ellen’s sister Jamie and her husband Joe who is still in the hospital for more than a week now with complications after losing their baby that Jamie carried for more than 7 months.

By God’s grace,

John and Ellen

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