internet frustrationsGod so loved the world that He didn’t send a committee or an email.  I spend at least an hour every morning sending or responding to emails and I get really frustrated when I have a policy to answer an email within 5 hours of getting it and no one else in my circle of communication has the same policy.  If it takes you a week to get back to me – don’t bother, I have probably moved on and don’t remember why I wrote you in the first place.

I went back and reread Ecclesiastes 7 – The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

9Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

10Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.

Now I feel better.

We have been taking applications for the Mary Okeyo Scholarship Fund and I have received several calls from folks that have gone to various websites and tried to download applications and get information and have not had any “joy” as they say.

Here is the situation as near as I can figure.  The connection (link) to the Minnesota North website on this blog was wrong for a while but I have been told it can be fixed and I hope it has.  If not here it is

On the North Dakota side a new provider was chosen and evidently there are some issues – here is what you will find on that site =

Please be patient as we get everything updated after a switch to a new hosting provider for the District Website. Please contact the webmaster if you are in need of some assistance while we fix broken links and the like. You can reach the webmaster at: webmastermarie @  Thank You for your continued patience!

The Project 24 website is also under construction and we hope to have that new and improved.  It should be ready soon.  Thank You for your continued patience!

So it has been a tough couple of weeks for the Internet and some of you have taken to using telephones thus exhibiting some desperation.  Since this is a blog about mercy we ask for your forgiveness as well as your patience.  The deadline for the applications is February 28.  If you can’t find one call me at 701-520-0154 or email me at