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The World Wide Web has been with us for over 20 years now. And a lot has happened in that time! For better or worse, the way we communicate with one another and the world around us has changed. While there are undoubtedly some negative consequences to technology, there’s also great opportunity. Here’s a look at just a few of the benefits of using web technology to share your story.
Many of our missionaries have told us how blessed they are by the free websites we provide. They are so amazed by the many features and excellent support provided free of charge. Until now we have paid for all of this with our own time and money, so we have created a way to continue to provide the same great features for free, but still pay the bills.
Announcing Supporters, website sponsorship, and our new help system!
When you are going to the field as a missionary it can be very hard on your parents and close family. In many cases it is your parents who are worried the most. And there are always some family members who just can’t understand why you have to go away across the world where they think you will get some tropical disease or killed by terrorists. So other than praying for your family members, here are some tips on dealing with them and making your calling to missions much easier to handle.
Finding and purchasing plane tickets is one of the most needed skills for any missionary. The Internet has enabled anyone to be their own travel agent, and there are thousands of websites out there that all claim to help you find the cheapest airfare. A common question I hear is “what website do you use to get those super-cheap tickets?”.
Also, find out my most protected travel secret that will enable you to fly for free!
A while back I received an email from a missionary with a their news/prayer letter attached as a PDF. Wanting to encourage them, I replied with a quick personal note and sent it off. Unfortunately, I clicked “Reply to All” instead of “Reply”, so my personal message was sent out to the missionary’s entire list of supporters. What an embarrassment! And I’m sure those supporters did not appreciate getting a random email from a stranger.
This all could have been avoided by the missionary using Bcc, or Blind Carbon Copy. Bcc is…
As a missionary you likely send out a paper newsletter on a regular basis to your supporters. But what about when you want to save some postage or get a copy to a new contact or supporter quickly? Those who don’t know better often try to attach a copy of their Microsoft Word or Publisher newsletter to an email. The problem is that there is a high likelihood that the recipient might not have the software installed to view it.
I just heard some great news about gmail that should be of great interest to those on the missions field. If you don’t know about Gmail, it is a free web-based email service provided by Google.
Gmail has just introduced a new feature that should really make it the best choice for missionaries. You can now force your Gmail connection to use 128 bit SSL encryption …