Bellsouth, DTS, etc.

Well, today was long and frustrating… I have spent at least 20 hours of Campus Crusade’s time over the last week trying to get in touch with a system administrator for Bellsouth’s mail servers, but without any luck. Between customer service reps who don’t care, those who blatantly refuse to help me, and the vast majority, who simply don’t know how to transfer a call (or to whom to transfer it), I have made zero progress. I’m determined that Bellsouth will hear my thoughts on this one. I’m starting here – don’t use Bellsouth for Internet service. They do a terrible job. Go somewhere else.

Meanwhile, I’m trying (and praying) to find a way to get to Dallas this fall. It’s all in God’s timing, but I sure would like to get on with my calling… I’m contemplating doing some support raising to cover the amount I can’t earn during the year. If anyone is reading this, I sure could use some encouragement and godly advice on that front…

That’s all I know. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Easter

Tomorrow is, of course, Easter Sunday. To me, it’s the single most amazing day of the year: it validates not only the Christian faith, but all of life. What a beautiful story. Sadly, so few people understand it. Good Friday is a wonderful thing: on that day, as Christ died on the cross, because (and only because) He was God, He conquered death in the sense of removing the penalty, yet, without the Resurrection, we still wouldn’t have had a hope for eternal life!

To quote Tony Campolo, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!” May this Easter find you and yours well, and may God truly bless you with the gift of life in Him.

A job for my dad, thoughts for me…

Well, my dad got a job today (he’s been out of work since the fall). He’s selling cars at the Ford dealership in my hometown (Fayetteville, GA), with potential to move into management. It’s not really his field, but it’s a job – right now, that’s what matters. I told him it’s only OK with me if he can find me a deal on a truck when the time comes…

Meanwhile, I’m getting ready to go to Austin for a preparation weekend for my 1-2 year trip to the Middle East. That’s been on my mind all week; for one thing, I have $36,000 to raise in less than four months, which is intimidating. In addition, there were some recent arrests of evangelical Christians in the country I’m going to… that’s a little unnerving. I’ll gladly go to jail for my faith, if that’s what I’m called to, but I’d prefer not to, otherwise. Anyway, I’m helping with music in Austin, so I’m trying to run through a couple songs.

I just had to interrupt this – a neighbor of mine came to the door to invite me to her church. Life always stays interesting…