Month: March 2014

Ukraine Crisis Perspective

20 March 2014

The crisis in Ukraine has signaled that our world is once again changing in big ways. While we in North America take our own national views on this, looking at the events from a spiritual point of view creates a whole new perspective.

The following report is from an article on Cru’s site.

“On the frontlines of ministry in Ukraine are Cru staff and volunteers.

Cru staff members and local Christians have together distributed over 100,000 Bibles and New Testaments to Ukrainians.

God is using the upheaval to open the hearts of the Ukrainian people. Our national staff report that they haven’t seen this level of spiritual hunger since the wall came down in the early 90’s.

Please take a moment to watch this video update.

“Seeing that people are very open, we realize that we have a very good opportunity for active evangelism. We also understand that this won’t last for a long time and so we want to seize this moment as a time of action.”
– Sasha Zibarov, Ukraine Operations Director

“There is great openness right now and the ministry and church need to be ready to move forward with God’s Word as many people are hurting and open right now.”
– John Musgrove, Campus Ministry Leader, Kiev

Please pray for this country as well as for our staff members’ safety and strength as they minister in the midst of the turmoil.”

CCCI Technology Leaders

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CCCI Technology Leaders in Manila

Last week this group of technology pros met to coordinate our work together with CCCI. One part of the group focused on writing new software, another part of the group focused on developing plans to implement our ministry measurement tools, and a third group focused on developing leadership skills among these and other technologists who apply all this stuff to CCCI’s mission.

It was a good week. One highlight was a lunch discussion I and a couple others had with the Director of Operations for our North Africa and Middle East area. We helped her identify how one of the technology systems this area had already installed for managing donor relationships could also work as a sufficient Human Resources database for staff members. This solution is a little unconventional, but that is what made it so good! Nothing else needed to be done to solve her problem except to start using the tools available to her (until a regular HR database is available for CCCI use in these locations).

William Milo at it again

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Fake Facebook Profile

The fraudulent William Milo is at the business of stealing my identity again, this time on Facebook. This morning I found four fake profiles, thanks to one of his previous victims who notified me. (THanks!).

For the record, here are the fake Facebook profiles I found. And there are about 50 associated friends with these!

https://www.facebook.com/william.milo.33

https://www.facebook.com/william.milo.12

https://www.facebook.com/william.milo.96

https://www.facebook.com/william.milo.7