Imagine yourself making a decision to write on the Internet…and you don’t know what you are doing. It’s a total faith walk. It’s hard enough that you’re really not technologically savvy, but the biggest deal is that everybody knows it but you.
lol….that’s how it was when we started Cafe Sozo three years ago. There was literally only two sites then, but no one came. So those two sites were dismantled and we moved…here to Word Press.
Word Press offers so much. But, for those of us that love quantitative data…it was like a gold mine.
It soon became obvious that we needed to write frequently and add more sites. There were many 14 hour days…and many friends that we met along the way.
This is not some big and arrogant site. No, not at all! We are humbled. We are thankful for you who have come and supported us with your feedback.
Although we never intended to; our hearts have often been nearly melted by the nature of the prayer requests that we have received. So, we rededicated our focus to pray without ceasing for every prayer whether the request is left here or not and we do this consistently,
A special Thank You to Gene McGuire! He was there from the very beginning! His wonderful articles drew lots of feedback from people who were drawn to his “tell it like it is” admirable style! I have learned so much from him. Especially about having a big heart and being consistent!
Over the years, we adopted a ministry from across the world although we are not yet a 501c3 ministry. It is pending. We started a campaign to help families at Christmas and that was Blessed.
I recall with fondness the year of 2008 when God sent a chaplain from upper Michigan, a minister from New England and a Messianic Jewish sister who all three ran the site in my absence! It was powerful!
God sent wonderful friends who Blog …and He is still sending them. We became friends…all from different corners of the world! Sharon, Bisi, Gladwell, Sondan, Marta, Joana and Chee…thank you so much for the friendships!
Sharon, you have been so faithful! I want God’s best for you in your life and I know that you will have it!
Bisi, I thank you for your friendship…I’ve learned so much from you. Your encouragement and your kindness; I have treasuered! I hold you close to my heart and in my prayers.
What can I say Gladwell…I thank God for your strength and your courage. I set my prayers in agreement with your prayers…and thanking God that He will continue to increase you, Bisi and Sharon. You all have HIs heart!
Chee, you’ve been so kind. You are so talented, you have so much wisdom. I pray for you and your continued faith and strength…and I am so thankful that you are not ashamed to profess your love for God!
My email network…Wow…thank you! Hundreds of emails from the articles on site and only one person said: “Take me off the mailing list.” So much encouragement from so many of you!
I am thankful to God for letting me be His sidekick! He’s such a great teacher! It’s been a wonderful journey…and I love it!
I’m leaving something out…but it’s late…you are all worth it…so I press my way to continue on! Thank You! Blessings to you All!
Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11: 1
There is nothing glamorous about Blogging…and yet it is a privilege to do so. Faith Blogging is different. Mainly because there are people out there looking for a word from God and our job is to deliver it without distorting the message. There is a great responsibility…and there are many who may not take it seriously…I don’t know…I’m not them. But, I take it seriously…and I pray the best for them!
Behind the scenes, a lot of prayer takes place and my prayer is solid that God will continue to draw by His Spirit!