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2015 Alaska Ministry Trip

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Graceway Baptist Church just finished missions conference week entitled Do Something.  I was challenged to try and do more for missions.  As sat through the Graceway missions trips session where they talked about the past missions trip and an upcoming trip to Alaska.  I felt a gentle nudge to get involved.  The next two nights I had dreams about helping at the youth camp and just couldn’t get it out of my mind.

So, I’ve decided to go and I am raising money for this ministry trip.  Graceway Baptist Church is sending a team of people to go work with our missionaries Jim and Becky Carter at Camp Carmel, a ministry of Wrangell Bible Baptist Church.

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The goal is to go and assist with the Sr. camp as a counselor.  Among the islands and mountains of Alaska’s panhandle live many people who do not know what it means to have a close, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.   The cost of the trip is $1500 which covers airfare, food and lodging.

So, I’m reaching out to my Facebook family and friends to help me go.  I’m not one who likes to just take handouts so I am offering computer expertise for anyone who donates money to this ministry opportunity.  I have been in information technology for 20+ years and can do just about anything related to computers.  I’m A+, Network+ and Security+ certified as well as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.   So, if you have need of virus/spyware/malware removal, computer troubleshooting or repair labor, training on internet technologies, help with Microsoft Office like Word, Excel or Powerpoint or if you need networking help or assistance setting up a website, I can do it.  I can provide help/consultation on purchasing a new computer, tablet or smartphone.  Do you have hundreds of photos that you would like to get scanned and stored digitally?  I can do that for you.  If you are in the Springfield area I can come to your house or place of business and provide any of the above services.

I also have a truck and can do manual labor for help with this trip as well.  I can haul trash, do yard work or anything else like that.

If you would like to donate to this trip you can do so in multiple ways.  You can donate through PayPal.  You can find me at church and give money there.  You can also give money through my church, Graceway Baptist Church, either in person using an offering envelope or through the Graceway online giving page.  If you give through church just make sure to designate it as Alaska Missions money.  Any method you give through make sure you leave a note if you would like computer help.  You can email me or find my cell phone number through Facebook and we can schedule a time to go over anything you need help with.

Thanks for your time and prayerful consideration of giving to this ministry opportunity.

Donate through Paypal:


 

 

or donate through

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Graceway Baptist Church’s online giving page.

Camp Caramel’s website

Internet Explorer’s Meet your new browser page keeps coming up

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog, Microsoft Windows, Software | 0 comments

Internet Explorer (version 11 in my case) keeps popping up the “Meet your new browser” page every time I opened the application.
Use these steps to stop it:

  1. GPEDIT.MSC from the Start button search bar
  2. Expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer
  3. Double click “Prevent running First Run wizard” (in the right pane)
  4. Set it to Enabled and set Go Directly To Home Page from the drop down.

The Riddle of Strider

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Blog, Miscellaneous, Quotes | 0 comments


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

– J.R.R. Tolkien