Newsletter, April 2010

With all that’s been going on with home renovations, it’s been hard to pull away and write a bit. In the last newsletter I wrote (in December), our email project was about 50% complete. Now, a part of me can rest, since that project is 100% finished. Done! And so far, I haven’t seen much residual work.

So now the big push is to finish the sorting and selling and packing and fixing-up and planning and … you get the idea. Perhaps you’ve been through it yourself. In the newsletter, I describe what we’ve been up to and what lies ahead. In just a few weeks, we’re going to make our first major moving trip, and there’s a lot to do in the meantime.

Please enjoy the newsletter. You will notice that it mentions how much more support we need for our assignment in Germany. You may not be aware that all Wycliffe missionaries raise their own support. We’ll need to get the full amount before we can leave. And that, my friends, is part of what faith is for.

April 2010: A Liddle Good News (for reading on-screen)

April 2010: A Liddle Good News (for printing)

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Newsletter, December 2009

It’s funny, but the print version of our newsletter was mailed and received before this post. However, if you read it here, you’re also going to get an update to the bit I wrote in the letter about a trip I just made to North Carolina.

Ten of us gathered at the JAARS center in Waxhaw to talk about how we could make the online help desk easier to use for the Wycliffe workers worldwide. Two of those people were my future colleagues at Wycliffe Europe, Ken Haugh and Martijn de Vries. Two people came from Orlando, and another came from Calgary.

Right now, a person putting a request in to the help desk has to complete 10 fields. That may not sound like many, but some of them involve complex categorization of the request. Yuck. Only geeks care about that stuff. As a result of these meetings, we’ve cut those fields down to as few as five. We’ll find out how useful folks find these changes when we make this new look active at the end of January.

So, here is the newsletter. Pick the medium that suits you best!

December 2009: A Liddle Good News (for reading on-screen)

December 2009: A Liddle Good News (for printing)

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Newsletter, September 2009

This month’s newsletter is a follow-on to the announcement that I wrote a few weeks ago – with it’s own tweaks and quirks. Little by little, we’re collecting more information about what life and work in Germany will be like. You can be sure that we’ll pass along the interesting parts when they reach a critical mass.

In the meantime, you can peruse the letter – and pass it on to friends and family, if you like. Perhaps you know a believing geek who’s looking to get involved in applying technology to God’s Kingdom.

For the first time, I’ve put our letter in two layouts –  one for reading on your screen, and one for printing. After all, 9 out of 10 dentists recommend serif fonts for printed documents. As always, please make sure that your PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader) is up to date – there’s some nasty stuff out on the Internet that can sneak it’s way through unpatched programs to your computer.

September 2009: A Liddle Good News (for reading on-screen)

September 2009: A Liddle Good News (for printing)

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