Month: October 2010

Old Paths Baptist Church – Mount Vernon Illinois

Spent some time yesterday upgrading the website of Old Paths Baptist Church (http://www.old-pathsbc.com) to the Website Baker templates. Pastor Carpenter was using Joomla, and wanted to get into something simpler. He also wanted to be able to update his website automatically with content from his Twitter account. Website Baker has a module that allows you to bring in an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed. Spent the rest of the day upgrading our web portal...

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Vote Early

Maureen and I "early voted" yesterday. We are praying for revival, and praying for our country. 2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.   Christians need to get out and vote for their principles and work to get our country back to a God-fearing nation "under...

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From Sandra age 45 – Maryland

[What is the most important thing you learned from this lesson?] How to get to heaven! and need Jesus in my life! I can honestly say I have been going the wrong way in life, but after careful study of this lesson, I have repented and accepted Jesus as my Savior. [I came to know Christ as Savior] through this Bible course. It really opened my eyes and made me realize Christ died for me! He loves me so much that he gave His life for me. There is no greater love than this! Christ paid the penalty for my sins. I needed to repent, believe, ask Jesus to save me and receive him. And I did just that on …...

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Updates Stats

I was updating our power point presentation today (needed to – as it was dated) and thought I would share the results. There are 2 Billion "reachable" people on the Internet 536.6 Million of these people speak english as their first language There is more than 400% growth in internet usage since 2000 We have sent out over 41,600 bible Correspondence Course We have seen 133 salvation decisions via the courses. We have 284 active students. We are "giving out" 900 Bible Tracts per month. We have "given out" over 41,000 Bible Tracts online. We would be happy to come to your church to present our ministry, if you are interested please contact me via...

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Baptist Ministries Database

I have been catching up on the mundane since I have been furloughed. One of the neglected tasks has been to check the 6000+ links in the Baptist Ministries Database (baptist-ministries.org). This database is probably the single most accurate database of every ministry link that claims to be "Independent Baptist" or appears in an independent Baptist list somewhere. There are a number of ministries (churches, missionaries etc) that have simply let their domains expire for one reason or another. I have "rescued" thre domains in the last week (although I have a list of 40 or so domains that have expired, and can be registered). Over the last week I have been contacted by three churches that want to re-establish their web presence and have asked to get their domains back in one way or another. I don't think that God is pleased with the lackadaisical attitude that many ministries have regarding their web presence. I guess only eternity will tell. Many fundamental independent Baptist ministries are simply closing their doors (and web sites). This is requiring a lot of research on my part – hence the "backlog" of potential domains to rescue. I am about 2/3s of the way through the link check process (the goal is to do it once a quarter). The software has a built in link check function, but each "broken link" must be researched...

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