This last weekend me,my wife( Joana) together with George,Michael C,David C, Joseph,Mesach,Jemivah,Woodie,Cancion,Mary,Mavis,and Shebuah got together on a discloser place in Central United States to discuss various issues of:
1) Newdaynews Network : ( Through comunication,fellowships and networking; a lot of people is getting help like never before and I personaly can testify that since the begining of this internet comunication, the less stress and isolation has changed for those able to log in and many others for the better.People have reconected again.The fellowships have played an important part in finalising the connection after the many exchanges of information through the web has happened.As people meet one another some of them is getting support and even counsel whithin that circle.Looks like One of the best way to get healed is to help others with some of the same problems.So, in my opinion when people leave the family,the communication,fellowship and networking is the number one practical way to move on AND ALIVIATE THE PAIN AND TRAUMA.THIS IS THE GOAL I AM TRYING TO ACHIEVE THROUGH ALL THIS NETWORK AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.( again** Good Communication,Good Fellowships,Good networking**)
HOW TO GO ABOUT THIS: First of all,your participation on posting your views,suggestions,complains,trials,success as you move on,how people can contact you,debating doctrines and discussing bible issues is very important,so here we have this web site wchich allow you the space to speak up as you go through the bulletin boards.
HOW TO GO ABOUT THIS:Your participation on fellowships, small or big ones,local meetings,party's as much as possible with those related to the family will help greatly as I have seen with my own eyes the progress of many folks after meeting them on those gatherings.Sometimes,just a hug,a one on one talk can go a long way.So, get involved but also keep your eye open.There are crazy people out there.
HOW ABOUT THIS: At laurel Home,we have a program of helping at the moment mostly young people to go through a transition and this require a lot of networking like when a young person gets help it is my hope that this person will help another one.
For example: I helped this youth person to buy a car,get a drives license,bank account,GED etc and now this young person is giving a ride to a new arrival to go to work and going to the same process like i went with him before.Like in Ohio some single mothers is helping themselves as they communicate and meet frequently after finding how close together they live in one of the fellowships.Discovering that you had been living near a ex member for years without knowing it is quite amazing.
ABOUT STATS: Joseph has keep a good tab on the stats and he was able to help everybody on the understanding mode where we are at when it comes to numbers.How the network is doing,how each board is reaching out.In a network like NDN when you have a few coordenators,understanding the process is very important. At the moment,Crossfire and Madthoughts is at the top of the line in terms of visits, the World trade center caused the web to recieve 16000 visits in one day. Pictures still brings a lot of visits and so on.
REACHING OUT BEYOND THE FAMILY RELATED PEOPLE:That topic is still on the process of discussion but in my travels when i visited and met with other groups I saw a great paralel with the family on the issue of people leaving and relating to a cult in general,i hope we can reach some of those young and adults from across the line.
COORDENATORS: We have a family Member coordenating the pro family and he is involved on the coordenators board discussion and so far he's doing well.James is his name.The reason for a family member coordenating that board is very simple. Attract family members to discuss issues at their own pace.Bring diversification to the NDN.
SPOKES PERSON: Each coordenator is responsable to speak for his or her own board.
LAWYERS & LEGAL ADVISERS: Joseph has helped on that area big time, so normaly I go to him as others have done for counsel and information when needed.His expertise in general business has helped the network greatly.
IS THE FAMILY INVOLVED ON THIS NETWORK: The family is not involved in any pratical or official way but since a lot of the posts refer about the family seems to me that they still affect quite a few people in one way or another.People are still very curious on what goes on inside.So, in that contest i do believe that family still afects people.
MISTAKES & APOLOGIES: If people involved on this network makes mistakes we will apologise but please have patience as people donít spend 24 hours on this network.If we don't do at the same day,just waite for another day.
PUBLIC RELATIONS: Itís my hope and desire to provide an honest means of information and interaction, we are not perfect and there are a lot to learn.The team of volunters serving the NETWORK
has done an incredible job as the time permits to bring this entire operation to exist; but again if you have any questions and complains please feel free to share them with those involved. We will have more coordenators getting involved on the content of the NDN soon.
CHANGING THE CONTENT OF NDN: I will be working with others to fix and innovate the content of the network like laurel home history, NDN history, Ministries,Pictures Etc.
FINANCES: there are some ideias being discussed on how to raise funds through adds and maybe have a finance person for the network where grafics, explanations could be shown to everybody. Thatís an area that needs to be more organized and discussed. We are still working on.
COOPERATION W/ OTHER WEB SITES: I am happy to say that a great amount of communication is happening between Follow on and Excog& Friends network and Newdaynews .We have frequent meetings and discussions about various issues affecting the coordenation of the boards etc.This has helped us to be more close and help one another a bit.
PALTALK CONFERENCE: once a week for one hour or more,the coordenators of the three networks get together to discuss any problems or just to chat,pray and encourage each other.I want to Thank Ironsides for introducing this important means of comunication wchich has played an important role in uniting us.
THE MEETING: I want to thank David c and Mary for organising the event .They found a beautfull lodge where everybody sleep and eat together ,There was not so much comunication with the outside world in terms of computer,fhone, Tv so we have time to do something diferent instead of watching CNN, ha! David C and his wife has played an important part in managing the network,organising meetings, conferences and making my life more easy big time. This was a very important meeting and everybody cooperated on suggestions and ideias wchich I believe will inspire a lot of people.
This resume is what I have seen at the moment.The coordenators will probably post their own resumes and point of view. So be tuned. There are a lot of other things that happened but I will let others put their imput.
Ps. Andrew( Taiwan) and James( Brasil) was not able to attend at this time.