Kip, Angie, Noah and Lily

Monday, September 6, 2010

Getting closer...

T shirts ideas that were sent to me from our web designer. I hope to be able to post the logo soon! (coming soon!)

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else" C.S. Lewis

We are getting closer to making this vision a reality. I have had a few meetings with the guys that are building the site and we have a logo and a design of the homepage. The next phase is to design the other pages. I was told this wouldn't take as long as the homepage design. Hopefully this website will be ready to help people in November or before.

This website will function with this domain: The "one" in remember the one will be the "one out of X". It will be the 1 out of 100, the 1 out of 1000, the ones out of 10,000, etc. etc. I have no idea how God will use this website but I feel that is something that is supposed to happen. You will be able to search for someone by condition, name or town. Anyone will be able to create their own page. Anyone that creates a page will be able to connect with others with the same condition or situation if they wish. It will be a place will enable families and friends to keep up with important events in someones journey. If it weren't for the one's there wouldn't be a website. If it weren't for the one's then lives wouldn't be changing because of them. Thank God for the special people in our lives. I know that I would love to have Hogan sitting beside me as I type but I feel his spirit living inside me as if he was sitting here now. Hogan was used by God and I pray that his life will continue to help people and change lives through this website.

I continue to ask for prayers for this website. I see people everyday that could use this website. The one thing that was awkward to do during Hogan's journey was to put some of Hogan's information on Facebook. There is no doubt that facebook was a huge help during Hogan's journey but it just didn't feel right to me. I want to have a place that is specific to the cause. It will be intentional about connecting people that are walking through similar journey's. It will be a place that will give love and support to families that are in the midst of a difficult time in their life. It will be a place that someone can remember a journey of a loved one. I believe God can and will use this to change someone's life.

The website will be part of a 501c3 organization being started called Remember the One, Inc. I will be setting up an account next week and have already gotten commitments from Board members. A person will be able to donate to the website in different ways. You can give money to help operate the website with a normal donation. You can also give a contribution in honor or memory of a person. We will have an area on each "journey page" that gives someone an opportunity if they wish to honor or remember someone on the website. The money that is net of operating expenses will be used to help other charities. Angie and I want to help the "one's" financially if possible by supporting a core group of charities that's purpose is to help. I don't think that the website will cost much to operate initially and I am very thankful. Hopefully one day we will have so many lives being changed and helped that we will have to hire staff but we are going to give it to God and grow with it. Wouldn't it be a great problem to have to hire someone to help with the website one day?

Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for loving us through Hogan's journey. I thank God for the "ones" in all of our lives.

In His Love,

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God-for God is love. 1 John 4:7,8 NLT