Staying Connected During This Time

I am SO thankful for social media and how it allows me to stay connected while staying at home. I have had video chats on facebook with a friend from Vietnam living in Texas, a facebook video chat with a friend in Brazil, and a Zoom video chat with my brother in California.

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By the with Zoom you can video chat with more than one person 🙂

I found out Friday in a staff meeting that I will be able to continue teaching my citizenship class online using Zoom. To use Zoom you only need an email address to sign up and you can use 40 minutes free or purchase a membership for about $15 for no time limit. I hope to use Zoom to video chat with groups during the coming weeks.

I had two friends check on me through facebook messenger offering to get food for me from a store, so I don’t have to go out. As someone in 3 high risk groups; over 60, have asthma, and chronic illness, that kind of offer is huge.

This morning I will watch my church’s worship service online. Also my pastor has been posting brief messages using vimeo. But yesterday I may have created a headache for him unintentionally 🙂

I posted in my church’s facebook group the following:

“Hello Church Family. This is just to give you a smile. It is NOT a suggestion. Imagine having a church service drive in movie style. 4 large viewing screens for the 4 parking areas. We tune in via car radio or online from smart phones. When Danny makes a point you would normally say amen to, honk the horn. The rest of church staff and elders can rollerblade between the cars to bring coffee and also take an offering.”

Some people actually want to do it and commented so on my post. haha 🙂

If you interact with me often through blogging and want to video chat, just let me know. We can use Zoom.

Just because we are supposed to stay home does not mean we need to be isolated.

And remember- We Do NOT NEED technology to connect with Jesus 🙂

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

35 thoughts on “Staying Connected During This Time

  1. Even now, I’m still not using Facebook. I left 2 years ago and my account lays dormant. As for the other services, I use zoom to connect with instructors for school, and I have made a few calls to friends as well. As tempting as it is to use Facebook, it’s like opening Pandora’s Box for me and I rather not.

  2. I love this! I have been using Marco Polo a lot lately. I am glad you will get to continue your class, and that people are looking out for you, big brother 🙏🏼

      1. It’s a free app where you can send and receive video messages. My family and I love it for keeping in touch with each other, and with friends.

  3. I am still not on any social media other than here, but very grateful for this interaction. There are also a few of us ladies that keep in touch via email and text. It is a great thing there are all kinds of ways to remain in contact! My husband and I both love the drive-in church idea, by the way! ☺ Blessings and prayers to you, brother! Stay well!

  4. I like this post because it proves how technology has grown and become useful. But, do you notice that with this type of technology we no longer need any personal contact with anyone? Everything can be done remotely! Technolgy is good but is it really helping us? This reminds me of the serpent when he told Eve that they would be like gods and they would not surely die.

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