"CHAT Rooms, FORUMS and FACILITATORS" -Andrew Strom. NOTE: People have been asking me - "Why use the 'JOHN THE BAPTIST' tag for things?" Well, to me, John the Baptist stood for three main things: (1) A piercing and fiery word of Repentance; (2) The "Restoration of all things" (Mt 17:11); and (3) "Preparing the way of the Lord." -All of which are crucial things that God's endtime people need to stand for as well. CHAT ROOMS and FORUMS We currently have a whole new website nearing completion - designed to help people on this List talk to each other, discuss issues, post responses, find like-minded people, etc. It will have Live 'chat' rooms and all kinds of things. We expect it to be complete within about two weeks from now. -All of this is part of our commitment to make this List far more 'interactive' and also allow people to connect to others in their region if they want to. FOURTEEN CONFERENCES across USA You already know about the upcoming 'John the Baptist' Conferences in Dallas and Minnesota. We also have at least eleven more that will be taking place this year. Most of them are confirmed already. We are trying to make it so that there is a Conference within driving distance - wherever you are in the Continental USA. Here are the places we plan to hold them over the next six months or so: Pennsylvania, Galveston/ Houston (TX), Michigan, Colorado Springs, Phoenix (AZ), Dallas (TX), Portland (OR), Orlando (FL), New England, Atlanta (GA), Los Angeles (CA). As I said, most of these are already confirmed or in the process of being confirmed. There are other possibilities also. (-Please save any questions. We will let you know the details later). There is one fairly "central" one that I want to emphasise. -This is the Conference in Colorado Springs. It has a large room so we can seat more people than usual. DATES- July 14-16 (Thurs - Sat). This might be a good one to come to if you are in the central part of the country and you missed the Kansas City one. I will let you know more details before too long. The 'FACILITATORS' We have had about 400 people respond to our call for 'Facilitators' from around the globe - mainly within the USA. We are definitely moving ahead with 'connecting' people and so-on. You already know about the Conferences in the USA. It is possible that we may also be able to hold 'John the Baptist' events in some places overseas next year (Scotland, Ireland, England, Australia, South Africa, etc - these are all possibilites). But we just need to get a sense of where God is taking us in all of this. It was clear when God sent me to the USA that He wanted me to focus my attention on this nation. I actually believe that the Western nations are far more "needy" spiritually than the Developing nations right now. If any countries need a "John the Baptist" word at this moment, it is the Western ones. -Don't you agree? And despite it's physical wealth, the USA is the most "needy" of all in many ways. -That is what God has placed on my heart. What the Conferences are allowing us to do is actually MEET many 'Facilitators', and also lay FOUNDATIONS for what we believe God wants to do. Also, the Conferences often CONNECT people with others in their region. -People get together in and around the Conference itself - and we certainly encourage that to happen. We are hoping that many small prayer-groups will spring up spontaneously as people discover one another. I truly feel that GOD is putting all of this together, not us. This is an exciting year, my friends. I will keep you in touch with what is happening. God bless you all! Kindest regards in Christ, Andrew Strom.