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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Prayer Friday #27 + Gen Y SMS

Observation: the best digital medium for contacting Gen Y peeps on the Central Coast is SMS. Email, web, myspace, facebook, etc... are all good things... but Gen Y peeps have their mobile phones with them at all times. I send out emails each week to leaders, we have a youth group website, we have a weekly breaking news email... but if I want an instant and reliable response from leaders - SMS is the way to go.

Why am I saying this? Just thought of it. If I think of something again on a Prayer Friday - I might post it again! Stay tuned for the next observation...

1) Thank God for the gospel of Jesus.
2) Pray for swingintoaction - still need to sign up more campers
3) Pray for LOST N FOUND Bible talks & studies that I'm preparing
4) Pray that I'd pray more. Pray that you'd pray more.
It's all about JESUS. Trust him. Love him.

ps - Ben reckons this is the funniest 5 second vid on the net... what do you think?
pps - Dave vs Dan: 1-0.

UPDATE: Andy M wants friends

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  • Anonymous CJ says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 2:07:00 pm  

    Re: Observation

    I agree that sms tends to be the best way to communicate with leaders. I almost always get a reply to sms's...whereas email, myspace etc is far less guaranteed (or at least not as quickly).

    For communicating with youth kids however, I think we need to be more careful in our use of sms - as it is much more of a 'private' system (meaning that it is much harder for other people to keep us accountable with what we are saying)

    Also - not sure if you have heard of the CYIADA Project (check out their website here). It's currently in development (Sydney based), but they have some pretty exciting plans - especially for "a messaging system that lets you send both e-mail & SMS quickly and easily — keeping leader-youth communication accountable and open" top

  • Anonymous CJ says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 2:09:00 pm  

    Re: Video

    There's no way that is the funniest five second video on the internet. It does get funnier the more you watch it though. I didn't even crack a smile the first time, but was almost laughing by about the sixth time around... top

  • Anonymous CJ says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 2:11:00 pm  

    Re: Prayer

    Will be praying for those things. Would appreciate prayer for a talk I am giving at youth group tonight on why the bible is essential in living the christian life. top

  • Blogger michelle says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 2:18:00 pm  

    hmm, the look on it's face is pretty funny, but funnily enough, I reckon there's got to be funnier stuff out there... top

  • Blogger Ben says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 5:29:00 pm  

    I did NOT say it was the funniest five second video on the web. I said I thought it was hilarious and that there are some who are saying it's the funniest five second video on the web.

    And yes, you have to watch it way more than just once. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 5:50:00 pm  

    sms with youth - we've talked as leaders about accountability etc.
    cyiada - i was there in the initial idea phase of it - but i'm not anymore. there could be some good stuff. i hope it doesn't become like a Christian myspace!!

    vid - agree gotta see a few times.

    prayer. appreciate and reciprocate. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 5:51:00 pm  

    michelle - your challenge - find a funnier one that is 5sec or less! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 5:51:00 pm  

    hey ben
    sorry about the misquote! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Friday, June 22, 2007 5:53:00 pm  

    hey ben - you're video with that apes music and you playing the drums on sal's belly (cordie) was pretty funny... just not under 5sec!! top