Those days have long passed with the advent of e-mail and the Internet, and now another age is upon us. Attenders at the Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor) can have instant communication from their sent missionaries Jay and Deb Hocking, who are at the Chateau St. Albain in southern France.
A digital picture frame (pictured) is in the lobby of the church’s building, and Jay updates it regularly through wireless technology from the Chateau in France. He’s able to upload photos, captions, PowerPoint slides, and other information, and can also control when the photos are live and when they “rest.”
The church is looking at adapting similar technology for its other supported missionaries so that a “live photo wall” will have constantly-updated information and photos from many of the missionaries the church supports around the world.
For updates and photos from the Hockings, check their blog at www.jaborah.com