>September Game Plan Success!

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

>OK, not totally success.  We started the month by closing Ice Cream and Answers, but just for the month. I wanted to complete a couple of other projects and my time at the ice cream shop was preventing this.  Our first project was completing the Dodge Ball Den at Sojourn.  Barry and I installed some new floor tiles and we put up a safety net to protect the storage area and electrical panels on the wall.  Then we had the sprinkler system maintenance guys come in and install some protective covers over the fire sprinklers.  Last week I put up some signs and five college age guys came by wanting to play dodge ball. So we played for about two hours and IT WAS A BLAST!  They were excited and said they’d be back this Friday with more friends. 
I also want to get a program put together where we can help people get their GED.  I did a lot of research into the statistics for this area (15% without a high school diploma) and visited the testing center at Iowa Western Community College.  Yesterday I sat with the head of the Adult Learning Center for IWCC and we discussed my vision of helping folks.  She was excited, understood the vision, and offered a lot of help.  We’ll keep in touch with her and develop this program.  My desire is that we have the program up and running by the end of October. 
My other project is to plan and execute the Relationship Seminars.  We had zero people attend over an eight week period last November and December, but we will not give up.  I’m going to attempt a day time presentation and offer child care.  This may possibly help.  We get many hits on our web site http://www.icecreamandanswers.com/ and folks pick up our written copies of the seminars. 
In the “not-so-awesome-results” section we did a huge push to reach students at Grace University.  We did Ice Cream and Answers Remote, had a Community Meeting on campus, spoke at a chapel service, and had a booth at their SLT (Student Leadership Training) Fair.  In all this effort we added one new person to our group. Of course, this one person is pretty awesome, but I was hoping for more.  
We had a great month with our worship gatherings and small groups. We had a fellowship gathering and a lot of people came out, to include a couple I’ve become friends with her at the mall who do not attend church anywhere. 


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