Month: April 2016

Revival Baptist Church – Ukraine

     Back in 2010 I was approached by Pastor Paul Dudka from the Ukraine. I don’t remember how he heard about us, but he knew we were putting up websites for Independent Baptist Ministries.      Pastor Dudka is the pastor of Revival Baptist Church in the Carpathian region of Vizhnitsya, Chernivtsy oblast, Ukraine.  Pastor Dudka also ministers in the mountains around him in quite a large geographical area and teaches at a Bible college.      We spoke for a while via Skype, and I was able to set Pastor Dudka up with an English language website on the Website Baker Templates      After I built, and he got the English website online we talked about a second website in the Ukraine language. I built the second, separate website on a sub (or second level) domain off the top level domain. Pastor Dudka added all the content in the Ukrainian language. He is also well equipped in the skills to build websites!      I have been trying migrate the websites we host off the Website Baker templates and onto WordPress. Pastor Dudka’s websites presented an extra challenge because there were two of them, in two languages, one on a sub domain. And one in a language that I don’t even recognize the letters in, makes the task of my trying to copy a complex website a little daunting.      I...

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IBBC Paris Illinois

     I have been moving our hosted websites off the old Website Baker Templates little by little. Today I was able to move Independent Bible Baptist Church in Paris Illinois (ibbsparisil.com) onto a WordPress website. IBBC is one of the first churches we hosted back in 2006 and is the first church I was able to present our ministry to when we went full time back in 2008! (I didn't think the presentation went all that well although Maureen thought it was ok).      Pastor Pullen is a bi-vocational Pastor and will check out the website when he gets the opportunity. The church has been a blessing to Maureen and...

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Missionary Website

     Back in 2009 we worked with Missionary Don Weeks (Bolivia) to get his missionary website back online.  Since that time, he came back to the US and became pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Ona West Virginia. He contacted me last week to let me know he wanted to resurrect the boliviaforchrist.org website. Some of his children were planning on going to Bolivia as missionaries.      We talked and corresponded a little and at first he was going to create offsite content and upload it using FTP (file transfer protocol). Then Pastor Weeks asked if I could set up a WordPress website for him. He had worked with WordPress before and was comfortable with it.      I set up a WordPress website for him and an email account on his domain boliviaforchrist.org. It is an honor to help support his family’s ongoing ministry presenting the Gospel to the people of Bolivia!      Over the years we have had the honor of hosting many missionary websites – we can maintain them, update them and perhaps most importantly make sure they don't expire while missionaries are on the mission...

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Another Road Trip Over

     Maureen and I just got back from another road trip – this time to the San Antonio area.      We left the Dallas area Saturday morning, and took the scenic tour to take pictures of ministries (for the Baptist Ministries Database) on the way down to the Schertz Texas. We were visiting Marion Baptist Church on Sunday morning (one of our supporting churches). We hadn’t visited Marion Baptist Church in several years, and decided to visit them on their anniversary Sunday since the church and Bob share an Anniversary (the church’s 38th anniversary and Bob’s 36th anniversary of receiving Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour).      Bob had the opportunity to share the ministry with the church family, and we had our display set up and were able to answer questions. We had a wonderful service and were blessed by the preaching (by a wonderful Evangelist “Cowboy” Campbell.  After the service we went out to lunch with the Pastor Rudy and Melissa Elizondo took a bunch of us out to lunch where we had a wonderful fellowship. We then left to visit Pyron Avenue Baptist Church in San Antonio. We have bee hosting a website for this church for quite a while also.      As the road trip continued we attended evening service at Pyron Avenue Baptist Church and again it was a blessing to meet the...

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Heading Out

Maureen and I are getting ready to head out to visit one of our supporting churches. This was supposed to be a test to see how our traveling cat Goose was going to do, but our accomodations were not going to be "Goose friendly" to the tune of an extra $100!" Had to make emergency change of plans at the last minute to make every thing work...

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