Monday, December 31, 2007

Welcome to Facebook!

Recently, the teenage boys here at the Iris Center have heard about Facebook from some of the visitors that have come through.  If you're not familiar with Facebook, it is a social networking website similar to MySpace where you can connect and stay in touch with people you know all over the world.  The idea of being able to stay in touch with the visitors they meet is very appealing to the boys so they've all wanted to create their own Facebook profiles.  And since I myself LOVE Facebook I have volunteered my computer and time to help them!!! 
Having been here twice before as a visitor, I know how hard it is to bond with these kids and then have to leave them not knowing if you'll ever see them again.  The Lord really blesses the relationships between visitors and kids here at the center.  He uses the kids to teach the visitors so much about His heart.  So I think its amazing that Facebook exists as a way for them to continue those relationships. 

Plus helping the boys set up their profiles gives me lots of quality time with them!!!!

Ernesto, Nelson, and Mateus gathered around 
my computer with Haley, a visitor from Australia.

2 comments:

worshipdesign@thevine said...

heyyy is that a MacBook? with iChat? would you consider doing a live interview one day during the service at The Vine so the congregation can hear how things are going? that'd be really cool!
if you want to email me my address is:
rebecca@connecttothevine.org
thanks :-)

Holly said...

I love seeing the boys pop up on facebook :)

For Thabo: Isaiah 58:8
"Then your light will break forth like the dawn and your healing will quickly appear. your Righteousness will go before you and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard."