Oh voicemail, how I love thee. Parker family, how I loved to experience firsthand the transitions to your outgoing message.
Back in early October, 2007 I heard your message for the first time. Each day I called I noticed how fervently you promised to call me back “as soon as possible.” After exactly 19 messages (and about three weeks of calling), I noticed that you changed your outgoing greeting. Instead of a promise to call back, you added lots of words like “if” and “maybe” and “busy.” I got the hint. (I was clearly calling at the wrong time of day.) So I switched things up a bit, and Continue reading “About the Joys of Voicemail.”
Little known fact: I know why a high school friend’s mom stopped giving to UNICEF.
These are the things that happen when you raise support for a living. There’s a switch inside of some folks’ mind that gets triggered, and Continue reading “About the Financial Fact-Dump.”
If there is one thing I loved when raising funding for my ministry, it was getting referred to the youth pastor at your church. Or the Young Life guy.
Not sure, but I think this is the logic: you know I like Jesus, you know he likes Jesus, maybe we could get together and
- start up a counterfeiting ring to generate some cash.
- Compare minivans
- Add each other as facebook friends
Continue reading “About being referred to the Youth Guy”
As I mentioned in my Public Service Announcement earlier this week, I want to make every effort for this site to be a helpful place, and not be perceived as the rantings and ramblings of a disgruntled missionary. I’m thoroughly gruntled. Continue reading “Thankful Thursdays: Raising Support.”