Stanford Chi Alpha Website Now Up

I’ve been getting the Stanford Chi Alpha website ready for launch, and now it’s ready! You can visit it at http://www.xastanford.org/.

I’ve been getting the Stanford Chi Alpha website ready for launch, and now it’s ready! You can visit it at http://www.xastanford.org/.

Here’s what I’ve posted so far:
*What Is Chi Alpha?
*What’s Important To Chi Alpha?
*What Does Chi Alpha Believe?
*What Does The Name Chi Alpha Mean?

One thing I’m very excited about is that the students will be able to make posts as well, so this will be a true representation of our community!

Don Knuth’s 3:16 Project

A link to Don Knuth’s calligraphy of John 3:16

Donald Knuth, a retired computer science professor at Stanford, undertook a project many years ago to analyze every chapter 3 verse 16 in the Bible. It’s supposed to be quite fascinating, although I’ve not read it yet.

In any event, I just ran across the coolest thing on his website: John 3:16 in beautiful PDF calligraphy. The translation is pretty neat as well.

We Got A Screamin’ Yellow Ford Focus

Wow–this has got to be the brightest car in the world!

Yellow Ford Focus 2001Check out our extraordinarily yellow Ford Focus. We’re conducting an informal survey to decide what to call it. Current contenders are:

1) The Bumblebee
2) The Banana
3) The Taxi
4) The Lemon
5) The Happy Car
6) The Curious George Mobile

Let us know what you think! Either post a comment below this message or just send me an email. Incidentally, if you’re looking to buy a car, I highly recommend checking out CarBuyingTips.com and CarsDirect.com. The advice in that first site saved us tons of money, and the second site helped us find good dealers in the area and gave us a great starting point for our negotiations.

Stanford Wins Sears Cup Again!

Stanford rocks in every area!

On a triumphalist note, I should mention that Stanford has won the Sears cup AGAIN

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! That makes 8 in a row. And not only did we win–we won by a lot. Here are the point totals:

1. Stanford 1499.0
2. Texas 1110.5
3. Florida 1078.0
4. North Carolina 1065.5
5. UCLA 1026.0

See how each individual sports teams did.

In case you’re wondering, the Sears Cup is awarded each year to the best overall collegiate athletics progam in the nation. In other words, we rock!

Thanks To the Women’s Ministries!

A big thank-you to the women’s ministries of the Northern-California/Nevada district of the Assemblies of God for their wonderful missions boutique.

In case you didn’t know, the Assemblies of God is divided into districts, and in moving from Missouri to California we changed districts. We’re now members of the Northern California/Nevada District.

Each district is pretty autonomous when it comes to interacting with missionaries, and so we’ve been delighted at how warm our reception has been here. Today we were able to visit the District Missions Boutique, which is a collection of very cool stuff (towels, sheets, kitchen items, etc) that the women’s ministries of churches throughout the district accumulate to give to missionaries. Wow! Thanks to all the women who participated in this program–you are such a blessing.

Photos Are Now Online

Links to photoso from our move.

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We have uploaded some photos from our move, click here to see them! It took us 7 days to make the trip but we were able to lots of friends and some really cool attractions.

We’ve also got a few pictures of our new apartment online now. (Many thanks to Ikea for making such excellent, cheap furniture!)

Stanford Student Moving In!

Our new roommate–Andrew Wright!

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Wow–we’ve been living here seven days and we’ve already got a Stanford student moving in with us!

His name is Andrew Wright, and he’s a sophomore here at Stanford. His major is technically undeclared, but he’s planning on International Relations.

Among other things, he writes for The Stanford Review.

God is really opening up doors for us on campus–and we haven’t even started yet! (We’re not allowed to begin formally ministering on campus until we’ve secured 100% of our funding as mandated by Assemblies of God Home Missions. We’re currently near 70% of our assigned budget–pray that God would provide the rest by our September 23rd deadline.)