Greetings to all of you dear people who are interested in what in the world Mike and Ramel are up to lately. For the past couple of days I've been spending way too much time trying to figure out how to link up all of our hi-tech toys and software so that that everything communicates with everything else. However, we're still trying to sort out the bugs so that if we post something in one place it automatically shows up in two or three other places. Good plan, however, as near as I can tell, right now those other places are Neptune, Mongolia, and Guam. I'm about to pull out my hair. Seriously, you can pray about all this detail stuff that we have to do. Our ducks are unruly and do not like to line up.
This new blog is supposed to help us keep in contact with our prayer supporters and financial partners so that we can quickly and easily let folks know where we are, what we're doing, and how they can better pray for us. Pray that we will have the discipline to keep it updated. Otherwise it's not worth much.
We have been reading some good books lately. One is called Made To Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath, two brothers who really know how to make ideas "sticky". This is required WorldVenture reading because missionaries must learn how to communicate our vision and our burden for the ministry to which God has called us. If we can't get those across to people in a way that "sticks", then others cannot catch the vision and partner with us to get the job done.
We are thankful for YOU! Thank you for your interest, your prayers, and your willingness to partner with us. We will try to do our part to keep you up on what's going on in this process of getting to Ireland. We are praising God because two people have recently taken on support for us, and our home church voted to put $10,000 in our MA Fund. Now that's what I call a good start!
In His service,
Mike & Ramel