Month: September 2016

The De Hart Family Missionaries to Mexico

De Hart Family Missionaries to Mexico.      Last week I received an email from the De Hart Missionaries to Mexico. Scottie De Hart ran across one of our web pages and decided to contact us.      Scottie had been playing with WIX trying to set up a website, but apparently felt a little overwhelmed.      He asked if I could give him some help and advice. His home church (Maranatha Baptist Church in McAllen Texas) just brought them on back in May, and Scottie’s pastor told him it would be to his advantage to have a website.      I talked with Scottie briefly today and told him I had played briefly with WIX, and frankly had not invested a large amount of effort in figuring out how to use it. WIX generates some fantastic, good looking websites, but depending on how much you want to do with it, it can get complicated, and expensive really quickly.      I asked Brother Scottie if the De Hart Family Missionaries website needed to be complicated and flashy. He said he wanted to keep it simple, a place for pastors to go to find the information they would normally find in his information packet.      I asked brother De Hart if he had looked at WordPress and he had not. We went to my WordPress Demo website (churchdemo.us) and I gave him a...

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Old Scam with a New Twist

     Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Today I would like to warn you of an old scam with a new twist!      We have over 100 ministries online, and over 300 domains registered. It has been common place over the years for scammers to send emails and snail mails (US Mail) to our hosted ministries telling them their domains are about to expire with an offer to “save money” on a domain renewal. Sometimes their domains did not renew for several months (I received one for a domain I just registered LAST WEEK). The cost for us to register a domain is usually around $10 per year. The cost to save money through these so called special deals runs anywhere from $25-$75 per year if you “act now!”      I have had at least one pastor send money to these scammers. Because of this, I keep the domains with my contact information to protect the ministry from these unscrupulous thieves.      While we were in Maryland in August, one of our hosted ministries brought me a “Domain Name Expiration Notice.”  They could renew 1 year for $45. The domain did not expire until December! This particular scammer company is “Internet Domain Name Services (iDNS).” The letter looks official. They are one of the companies that have been running this old scam for a...

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Follow up on doctor’s appointment

I had a follow up doctors appointment today. Retina is completely reattached. Having said this, I am not sure why he said that – it is being held in place by a gas bubble, and must reattach itself, or heal but it is looking good assuming everything goes as planned. I have been unable to publish from my cell phone, so this is the only one that will have made it out on my twitter account – but I will bring the "prequels" to this post from Facebook in to the website if you are interested in the full story from twitter. I did have a retina detachment while attending the missions conference in Edgewood Texas. Have another follow up appointment in two weeks.  I am so thankful for all of your...

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Emergency Surgery

Checking into surgical center. Scheduled for emergency retina reattachment surgery in a couple of hours. God is in control. Was a surprise ending to missions conference in Edgewood TX for...

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