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Become A Blessing Thru Social Media

Often we feel isolated from the needs of others in our communities and beyond. Believe it or not, social networks provide many creative avenues to meeting  many of these needs.

Using YouTube, Shelly Juskowicz, Pastor to Women at Mariner’s Church in Irvine, CA provides an excellent example of how to use Craigslist to identify and meet some of the pressing needs of neighbors in her community. Paul Steinbrueck picks this idea up in his excellent post on OurChurch.com http://blog.ourchurch.com/2010/04/02/internet-evangelism-idea-1-using-craigslist-to-serve-local-people-in-need/

The steps are simple: 1) Go to http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites “For Sale” section; 2) select “Wanted” category; 3) Find listing for someone in need; 4) bless them by filling the need (or forwarding the request to someone/ministry/organization that can.)

Other social networks that identify needs are www.thecommon.org and www.freecycle.org.

Does your ministry have needs that may be met by these social networks? Hey, it’s a two-way street. You know, you can’t beat God at giving!

Until next time, remember, you can do all things through Christ Jesus!

God Bless,

Kenneth Lillard

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