Almost Like Being There!

The Wilkes family is moving! We’re all very excited for them! But we have so many great memories of good times spent together at their beautiful little home in Fairfax.Wouldn’t it be nice to see it one last time, all nicely remodeled? Alas, we’re miles and miles away . . .

But wait! Thanks to a webcam and Skype, this is no problem at all. 🙂 So the other evening we had a wonderful “virtual visit” with the Wilkes family. But this presented a new problem . . . how could the Chicago contingent of Staddons connect in through video simultaneously with the group in West Virginia?

Enter This free website allowed us to connect multiple webcams together in one location. Perfect for a little “family reunion” online! We didn’t get the audio to work right, but using Skype for the conference call and Mebeam for the video, we had a free videoconferencing solution!

The digital experience wasn’t quite like being there, but it was sure a lot of fun. We all prayed together about the potential of an upcoming FEW Conference and enjoyed some good discussion and fellowship, as well as a great virtual tour.

I wonder, does this qualify as a fulfillment of Hebrews 10:25? “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”


  1. Michael June 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    It was a lot of fun and very helpful to get our heads together like that. Could this kind of thing have ever been developed in a country without a foundation of Biblical freedom and morality?

  2. James June 21, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    Wow, high-tech! Wish I could have been there. 🙂

  3. Joshua July 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time skyping with you all and are thrilled over what the Lord is going to do at this year’s Family Encouragement Weekend in Virginia!

    Technology is amazing – and when used properly can be unto the furtherance of much good and memories 🙂 .

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