“When you go on the internet, please pray for the Hoffman Family – your missionaries to Cyberspace.”
Volume 35 Issue 2 (March/April 2022)
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
The Latest News:
- Bob has been asked to preach at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Dallas again on April 24. Please pray for the messages and the people.
Church Website Ministry:
- I was contacted by Pastor Brett Skillen, the new Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Joplin Missouri. I had “rescued” their domain (bethelkjv.com) a while ago, and he wanted to get a basic website going. The goal was to have his son take over and update the website when he finished with classes. I set up a basic WordPress website with the information and a few of the pictures Pastor Skillen provided to me. We set up a secure login for his son so that when time became available for him, he could update the website.
- Pastor Mike O’Neal of Glenwood Baptist Church in Jacksonville Florida contacted me. Pastor O’Neal has a website called The Bible-Believing Fundamentalist that was on another hosting service that was going commercial, and had stopped functioning. Brother Mike wanted to know if I could help him host and restore the website. I was able to find archived copies of the website on the internet. Using these copies of his website, I converted his old content to a WordPress website. It took a while but we were able to recover all of the content including great sermon outlines. Check out Pastor O’Neal’s great website!
- Brother Mike was having to update his websites using old software on very old computers using very old versions of Windows operating systems. The old computers kept failing and he has had to keep trying to find old computers that would run his old software. After we got brothermike.com rebuilt, Pastor O’Neal wanted to know if I could rebuild their church website for Glenwood Baptist Church (glenwoodbc.org) on WordPress. I was able to get most of the content over to WordPress, and Brother Mike was able to update his outdated content. He now has both websites up on WordPress and has the ability to update them using his current computers.
- I was contacted by a member of West Main Baptist Church in Henderson Texas. I had an “unofficial” website up for them. The church was looking for a new pastor and wanted to set up a permanent website that they could update. We registered the domain westmainbc.com and I set up a basic WordPress website for them. I was able to provide some training for the church so they could update the website on their own.
Bible Correspondence Courses: We want to thank Joyce Hall, Lydia Henrici, Lorraine Meier, JL and Florence Smith, and Oleta Ferrell for helping with the Bible Correspondence courses over the last quarter.
- 1st Quarter Stats: Lessons: 749, Certificates: 29, Students: 136, of which 16 are prisoners. Lessons were mailed to: Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom and USA.
Here are some comments we received from people that are taking the correspondence courses:
- A prisoner in Arkansas writes about the course The New Life in Christ 2 – This course is a reassurance of Christ’s return and the blessings we will receive for following in His footsteps.
Tract Ministry: We have “given out” over 146,000 Bible Tracts online.
Social Networking Outreach:
- Facebook – 3.1K Friends (Facebook no longer showing exact numbers)
- Mewe – 8.4K Friends (Max friends Mewe shows. Way above this number)
- Spreely – 2479 Friends
- USA.life – 6789 Friends
Support: We are currently at 60% of support for our ministry expenses (we lost a personal contributor this year).
- Would you consider praying for us when special needs arise? If so, please subscribe to our prayer warrior’s mailing list.: http://eepurl.com/SYbI9.
Specific Financial Needs:
- One of our A/C units has a leaking coil needing to be replaced. The coil is under warranty, the labor and coolant is not. The cost will be $2249.
- Our advertising program costs $150 per month. We have offered tracts to over 3 million people in 7 languages over the last 2 years!
Please consider a donation. FamilyNet is a 501 (C)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductible in the US – You can donate via PayPal (Donate button is on https://cyber-missions.org) or mail a check:
FamilyNet International Inc
P.O. Box 451951
Garland, TX 75045
In Jesus’ Service,
Bob and Maureen