Yesterday in children's church we had a first! We got to skype with Jenny, our missionary friend who is currently in Thailand! It was a 12 hr difference, so at 10:30a in Dallas, we logged on and were connected to her in Thailand at 10:30p. (She's a young-un so it wasn't late for her!)
It was awesome! The kids asked great questions, she kept their attention with details about her life there, and then at the end, she was very transparent and let them know how we can support her through prayer.
The best part for me was using technology in the church for good! I get so weary of hearing all the bad things that happen/can happen on the internet. It's just like Satan to take something and try to put fear in people where they won't use tools around us for the glory of the Lord! (Now, don't get me wrong, I know that the dangers on the internet are real!)
So yesterday, we got to redeem the technology that we so enjoy today! For God's glory! For his purpose! And when we do that, we need to tell others about it! What a kick it is to get to give "what for" to the enemy!
Here's the link if you want to watch a little!