Gatewood Part 3

Alaska very cold!The Pastor of Gatewood Baptist Church and I could not get together yesterday. We will be rescheduling for early next week.Grace Baptist Church in Anchorage Alaska was the church referenced earlier. They had lost their .org domain, registered the .com domain, which was no longer working. Vonage (which is good phone service) unfortunately returned a recording indicating the lines were “temporarily busy” for five days. Yesterday I used my cell phone to call the number and found out it was disconnected. Subsequent research showed “Independent Baptist Church of Anchorage” was now at the same address of the old Grace Baptist Church.  My assumption is that Grace Baptist closed it doors, or merged with Independent Baptist Church of Anchorage. In any case, Grace Baptist Church appears to have gone away.  So will their domain. I could not find another Independent Baptist work in Alaska using the name “Grace Baptist Church” or I would have given them a great domain!I was bothered by the fact that when you did a search on the Baptist Ministries web site, you could search for a church and come up with multiple results ( a search on the word “Tulsa” returns 10 Independent Baptist Churches andone missionary to New Guinea). There was no further information except for the ministry name and location. These churches could have 20 categories associated with all the ministries and affiliations of their church, but you would have had to go into the details on each and still would not find what you may have wanted to know.  I worked with the author of our script files and was able to get the categories automatically imported into the listings as key words which now show up when you do a search. You can now see that 3 are BBFI churches,  two are KJV only, etc. Useful information for someone looking to find a compatible IFB church. Of course after that victory, this morning the scripts were down for about an hour on one of our servers. The provider had the issue resolved quickly, but it was still a problem I had to spend time trouble shooting, and was not able to get other work done during the time the server had the issues. Praise God the system was restored quickly though!I had put up a web page for a church in Florida back in 2006. The Pastor mailed me information which was incorporated into their site. Fast forward to Wednesday of this week. I received a call from a service that was creating a church directory for the church, and when the person asked the pastor, he told her he did not know whether or not he had a website. She said she had never heard an answer like that before, and did a Google search for the church. She found the website I had created and decided to contact me. I had that church on my list of churches to follow up with. We added a link from their website to the directory provider, and the pastor and I will talk about making their site permanent.I had contacted a church in Illinois that had contacted me back on August of 2006, saying they would mail me information to put on their web page (they didn't). The Pastor didn't remember the discussion. The were just talking last weekend about putting up a website. We had a good talk about how to protect a domain, and what to look out for. We will be talking more about this next week.I need to try and post here daily if I can, it gets very difficult to keep track of all the things happening! 
Source: Cyber-Missions Blog

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