Welcome to the Dec. 15, 2006 Newsletter
50th Birthday Party
On Saturday, December 9, I celebrated my 50th birthday party. It was a blast. We had a costume party at a local "barn" with dancing to music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. We had swing, some people did the jitterbug, and a whole bunch of people bebopped out on the floor and had a great time. We had a game where everyone was given a piece of paper with the name of an animal on it. Then, they were all asked to make the noise of the animal (cat, or dog, or monkey, etc.), find other people making the same animal noise, and group themselves together. The first group to find all of their "kind" would raise her hand and win. Boy, was it loud, noisy, and hilarious.
In addition we were visited by Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Zorro, two Mormon missionaries, two 80s rockers, Cher (aka a guy named Russ), Lucille Ball, a geisha, a cop, two hippies, a monk, Dilbert, Robin Hood and his merry men (a bunch of kids), and a host of others. It was absolutely a great time. In fact, we had so much fun that people are talking about having another costume party in the spring or early part of summer. The barn is situated in a nice open area where we could do a barbecue, play frisbee, volleyball, etc. I'm already looking forward to it again.
Also, several CARMites showed up, one from New Jersey, two from Santa Cruz, California, one from Irvine California, two from Mission Viejo California, and one from Portland, Oregon. It was absolutely great.
I figured I might as well let people know about the various needs we have in this Ministry. People do ask and though I'm usually hesitant to let them know, periodically I will. Here they are.
First, we still have need of a good video camera that can produce DVD quality images. It needs to have an audio input jack. The purpose is to produce teaching videos, interviews, etc. for release on CARM.
Second, a laptop capable of replacing the primary CARM desktop unit should something happen to it. This would serve two purposes: as a backup system and something I can take to seminars and the radio station. I have a laptop, but it is about six years old and so slow that it can no longer handle the new programs, new Bible study software, and speech recognition programs that I use. So, time to upgrade.
Third, desktop computers. Since I was a computer tech for five years, I know how to fix computers. So if you have a computer that you'd like to donate to CARM, please let me know. I'm able to piece them together and produce a new system. As CARM seeks to have a staff members on site, we will need to have the hardware in place to meet the need.
Fourth, a printer. A few months ago I asked for donations for a color laser printer. $352 came in. A laser printer is more cost-effective than inkjet. After a lot of research I've pretty much settled on the Dell 3115 priced at around $900. This will more than adequately meet the needs CARM office sounds in both scanning, copying, producing black-and-white documents as well as color prints - for producing color evangelism tracts for give away and/or sale on The CARM website. One of the main purposes is to produce a quality product for distribution. Many times, ministers and foreign countries request tracks for free. I would love to be able to send them up to them in their own languages. a laser printer would mean that the cost per page would be very acceptable cheap. If you are interested in helping out with this, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
- Slick like a snake. I wanted to write an email and thank you for demonstrating what “false church” and “false teachings” are. I would suggest you change your organization from CARM to HARM, to reflect what you are actually doing. Perhaps this is your private inside joke – in which case; I get it. I still have one question on my mind. When you pray to John Calvin, for making up this stuff you believe, how do you address him in prayer? Do you treat him as your Father like the Roman Catholics call Mary their Mother? As futile as it may seem to you, I will pray that you are shown mercy on the “day of judgment” for leading people so far away from Christ’s teaching
- Love mail
- For me and in my studies I find your website to an invaluable tool. I thank God for your website and your calling; I read one of your news letters and was shocked by the hatred and foaming at the mouth attacks on your ministry and on your person. I can only assume by these responses that when the “light of truth” shined on them, the demons ran around like a bunch of roaches trying to get out of the “light”. Ignore them. They “don’t know their right hand from their left” as Adonai told Jonah and “Father forgive them, they know not what they do” as spoken by Yeshua on the stake.