Dear Brothers, Sisters and Friends,
It is me Bro. Lan, and I am alive and well! Many of you no doubt have been praying for me and I really thank you for that. Although weak, I am growing stronger every day. You can read what happen to me at:
Raised From the Dead – FGBMFI Answer to Prayer
As well as the trouble our network was (past tense!) having at:
URGENT FGBMFI PRAYER REQUEST
Continue reading FGBMFI Network is Alive!
If you read, URGENT FGBMFI PRAYER REQUEST, you know how the forces of darkness had attacked this website. Many of you added us to your prayer list. But the devil was not through. Just after that post, Bro. Lan collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. Initial blood work showed nothing out of the normal range.
The doctor, a good friend and brother in the Lord, told me (Sis. Percy), “I don’t know why, but Lan is dying.” A call went out for prayer. Bro. Lan had undertaken to restore all FGBMFI websites as soon as possible, but was in a state where it was impossible for him to move or think. Everything, good or bad, was put on hold. God seemed to be taking Bro. Lan, but no one believed it was his time to die. Nonetheless, the end was obviously near. To some in the hospital, Lan was already dead.
This page on FGBMFI is intended for you to post your sincere prayer requests, for the month of August 2012.
We at the FGBMFI Network pray daily for every Prayer Request that is listed.
So you can be sure people are praying for you! Many people have a ministry of prayer and monitor our pray page.
We have an URGENT FGBMFI.Net Prayer Request.
The flags of the nations we serve around the world are displayed to the left, as of this writing (May 21, 2012), there are one hundred twenty nine!
Our records have indicated that in 2012, we have served the needs of 11,961 different people (so far, in the last 5 months) in these 129 countries. The FGBMFI Network is the largest FGBMFI website in the world by ANY MEASUREMENT!
I and the TuKod Team are called to due this, we are your servants. We have never required anyone, to pay anything, for any of our services. Our goal is a website for every FGBMFI chapter in the world! The only way to do this is to make them FREE, supported by men (and women) who are called of God!
WE NEED YOUR HELP
One of our Internet suppliers, who does MOST of our DNS service, is shutting down their DNS service (some of the below listed FGBMFI web sites are now currently offline – hopefully temporally!). This began implication on May 8, 2012 without warning. These servers have been supplying over three MILLION websites for the last eight years. This includes over 10,000 sites we built for missionaries and relatively poor Filipino businessmen, mostly Christians.
We have identified the following 312 FGBMFI domain names that are within this group (some are currently offline), this includes all webpages within each of these domain names (FGBMFI sites). I and the TuKod Team are working as hard as we can to transfer these to other servers and to restore and test them ~ as soon as possible.
This is a slow and time consuming process to verify each of 10,000 unrelated domains is transfered, working and manually verifying them. Each site has as many as 12 settings that must be made. We have suspended all work on new sites until this process (crisis) is over!
Pray for an FGBMFI DNS SERVER!
I and the TuKod Team have started to pray for the financial means to have our own DNS server. To replace what is in crisis we would need just US$30 a month! However, we are asking God for US$100 a month so we can continue expanding our goal of a website for EVERY FGBMFI chapter in the World. This amount is to only pay for the services we need to serve you!
Just think, there are millions of FGBMFI men in the world, we just need 20 who will donate only $5 to this work! For those in America, that is really just the cost of a hamburger! Or a little more than a gallon of gas for your car!
There are about 7,000 FGBMFI chapters in the world, if just 100 chapters would donate ONE DOLLAR a month, we could do a much better job. Not a dollar from each member! A chapter with 10 members would donate just 10 CENTS each member! We know that all chapters are not able to donate one dollar. Some of our FGBMFI men are very poor, and ten cents American a month is more than they can afford! That is why we make the chapter websites FREE! We are praying that God will send his servants who want to support this ministry.
PRAY FOR RESTORATION
We will soon be adding a donation link for those who God is calling to help us with this worldwide FGBMFI effort. Until then, please pray that we will be able to transfer and restore all of the following domain names…
More Domains may be added to this list as we become aware of the need.
Greeting fellow FGBMFI Brothers in Christ Jesus!
Great news from Brother Bayu Budiarso in Kupang, Indonesia! He will be setting up a Chapter website for the Kupang FGBMFI Chapter that he attends there. Then he plans to help the seven other chapters in his province to build FGBMFI Chapter Websites. Finally Bro. Bayu will be our PointMan to help teach WebServants throughout Indonesia. He is a true missionary in the Undiscovered Country (the Internet!)
Praise the Lord My Brother Bayu!
I will start building the www.KupangID.FGBMFI.net site today. There are a number of steps.
Step 1 ~ If you view your chosen site right now (as I write) you will see a “for sale” sign. That just means you have reached one of our servers, we do not sell any fgbmfi. domain names at any price. FGBMFI names are reserved for FGBMFI only.
ADDING DNS RECORDS
Step 2 ~ Today I will add the KupangID.FGBMFI.net domain name to our Domain Name Service (DNS), marking it for use. This can (worst case) take up to 96 hours to reach the farthest points on the globe. With our high speed connection, we usually see results in 3-12 hours. At that point you will see Google’s 404 Not Found Page on your site.
BUILDING THE ACCOUNT
Step 3 ~ We will then start building the account. As with a good building, it takes some time to set a sturdy foundation. We want Search Engines to pick up the site, and give it a high rank, in this case our target is the three keywords “FGBMFI”, “Kupang” and “Indonesia” (or “ID”). A Google search for FGBMFI Kupang Indonesia, FGBMFI Kupang ID, Kupang Indonesia FGBMFI, or Kupang ID FGBMFI should all return this site, Your FGBMFI Site, on the first page of results. These are the most natural ways for people to search for you.
At this point, the site will begin to look like an English FGBMFI site – in the future perhaps you will give us Indonesia pages to pre-load.
Note: We have noticed that a number of our sites are rating in the #1 position even for FGBMFI City (example, FGBMFI Kupang).
THE FIRST POST
Step 4 ~ POSTs
Each site will have site PAGEs and blog POSTs. The Blog POST are usually event related, for example, people who received the Lord, or members who had babies, or were married, or graduated to heaven. The majority of your post will be about coming meetings, and events that are less than 3 months away. We will put only one English welcome as a sample that you may edit or replace.
THE BASIC PAGES
Step 5 ~ PAGEs
Each site may have up to 20 PAGEs. PAGEs are things which you do not expect to change very often. These would be like a list of Officers and Members and contact information for each of the officers (a cell phone?). Or a more detailed information for a chapter contact page. Include things like: phone, fax, postal address, prayer request form, and email form (please do not list email addresses on your pages – spammers will grab these! – I will teach you how to make a contact form).
You may want to have a major Event PAGE. To list Regional, National and International Conventions, Summits and Air Lifts. These are usually known for more than 2-3 months in advance.
Most of the rest of the pages will be about FGBMFI (we provide 10 PAGEs in English for samples – if you provide the pages in Indonesia, we will pre-load these in future sites). The other 10 PAGEs can be used, or not, as the chapter needs. PAGEs should be meaningful.
You can change the side link PAGE titles (names) while editing the PAGEs. We request you do not change the PAGE URL’s for the OFFICER and CONTACT pages. You can change what is shown to people on the link without changing the URL. We are now using a program to link to all officer and contact pages, so if you change the URL your chapter will not be listed!
THE TOP LINKS
Step 6 ~ TOP Link Names are a little more difficult to change, but still very easy. We request you maintain a link to the Indonesia National Chapter Website and a Link to FGBMFI.Net – this will help with YOUR websites placement on Google, Bing and others. We will help you learn how to change these into your own language.
PLENTY OF HELP!
Step 7 ~ Learning your job! Private Instructions, Publicly Available! On my private I have a Category called BlogSpot:
These post are about using the BlogSpot interface, and most are examples directly from FGBMFI email. I am sure they will be helpful to you.
BECOMING THE ADMINISTRATOR
Step 8 ~ The “last” step: Our new standard practice is to ADD you as an Admin user, allowing you to make ALL changes. Our account will stay on as an alternate Admin, to be able to help you. At anytime, you can remove our account. Basically when you feel you do not need our assistance any longer. If needed, you can add us back at a future date. Most of the American sites just leave our account. However, that is completely up to the chapter. I am not sure of the value of leaving the account when it comes to chapters in Japan, Indonesia and Peru!
Step 9 ~ PointMen and WebServants: Each Chapter should have a WebServant, either appointed by the officers, or elected by the members. Often the WebServant is actually one of the officers themselves, but that is not a requirement. They are in charge of maintaining their own chapter’s website. We believe they should do this at least weekly. (Example, posting the next meeting announcements and who the main speaker will be.) However, we need some members to go beyond WebServant and become PointMen!
We are currently setting up “PointMen“! PointMen are first WebServants. We want one or more in every Nation and State in the USA. Also for each language within a Nation with more than one language. The PointMen well be sort of a WebServant’s WebServant.
The PointMen will help other chapters set up there website in the same way they set up theirs. The PointMen are the Shepard/Teachers of the Internet Ministry! The Apostles of the Undiscovered Country (the Internet or Cyber Space!)
We plan to set up a page of PointMen around the world, so that chapters can know who to contact locally, and in their own language, to receive help. We plan to have a PointMen and WebServants mailing list to give encouragement to the men doing this very important work.
As of December 31, 2011, 32.7% of the World’s population are logging into the Internet. This number grows larger every day. Cyber Space is the Undiscovered Country for missionary work. We are happy, to be your partner, in bringing the Gospel to that Undiscovered Country!
I will be in touch!
On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:20 PM, FGBMFI-NTT <<snip>@gmail.com> wrote:
Shalom brother Lan
Thank you for your very detailed explanation.
also not my favorite domain name. I am very interested in domain names that you propose, for the start, if possible, I want to use kupangid.fgbmfi.net
for the chapter where I come from. After that, I will inform to my friends from other chapters to do the same, if necessary, I can help them to start and train them to add their own content.
God Bless you, brother Lan
PS: I will complete the phone/fax number, email or how to visit the chapter and other informations later on KupangID.fgbmfi.net
Hello Brother Leslie,
If it is for an FGBMFI Chapter, the price was paid on the cross!
We do this every day for no money at all – we pay so you will be a blessing to others. Continue reading Set Up an FGBMFI Chapter Website!
I think the answer to that question is obvious. Yet, the majority of FGBMFI Chapters in any country does not have a website. So here are some really good reasons for having an FGBMFI Chapter Website.
Where Are You?
- United Arab Emirates
What do these seven nations have in common besides that they are spread out all over the world? Well, someone in that nation asked me in the last 24 hours to help me locate an FGBMFI Chapter there! They want to meet with FGBMFI for fellowship.
We are the largest FGBMFI website on the Internet and so daily people ask us to help them find YOU!
We will build you a quality FGBMFI Chapter Website for FREE! It takes no more skill than you are using reading this post or sending an email!
Share The Gospel With Me?
I received and email asking “Would you share the gospel with me if I sent you an airplane ticket?” He said he wanted to have an FGBMFI chapter started in his location, but he did not tell me where he was in the world! Since I pour about everything I have in this ministry, it is not unusual for someone to help with a ticket or a hotel. So I wrote back and asked where he was, and told him that maybe there were people near him who could help him start a chapter.
When he wrote back, he seemed puzzled why I made that suggestion. He wanted to have explained to him the Six Steps to Salvation! Praise the Lord, what he really wanted was to meet the Lord. He wanted me to share the gospel with him, not With him!
Does your FGBMFI Chapter website help people come to know the Lord? Not if you do not have one! We will help you build one that won’t cost you any money at all!
Sending People to Hell
I have led a number of people to the Lord via email. Others make a decision and then write to say they followed our online instructions in the Six Steps to Salvation. Most of these people say they have looked on the Internet for an FGBMFI chapter near them, but they could find none. Are you Near Them? Are they wanting you to share the gospel with them?
Remember, we build FGBMFI Chapter Websites For FREE!
I Just Moved! I miss the Fellowship!
I receive these kinds of emails all the time. Someone on the opposite side of the world moved into the house right next door to YOU! Or down the block, or even on the opposite side of town. Anyway, they were very active in FGBMFI before they moved across country, and they really miss, and even need the Fellowship. All they want is to know where to show up, and they will gladly join your chapter!
Sadly, they have search the Internet for hours and hours and all they found was me. I happen to be on the exact opposite of the Earth. Twelve Time Zones away from both of you because you live a block apart and work in the same building. In fact, if you knew him, you would car pool to work and save some money! But he can’t find your chapter because you have no FREE FGBMFI Chapter Website. Did I forget to mention it is FREE!
Now I have been doing this Internet thing for 40 years! Believe me, I have worked on the Internet since the day it was invented – I was there! So I really do know what I am talking about, and Your FGBMFI Chapter NEEDS a Website! We will give you a Website for FREE, and get you started on easy steps to add your Chapter Information. No harder than Email!
As a business man, I sometimes needed to travel on Business. My friend has family scattered all over the world. People like to go on vacation. Does any of that sound normal to you? Well one of the things I loved doing was to stop and visit another FGBMFI Chapter! Hey, they are always looking for people to speak!
Often I would not only speak at the Chapter, but one of the member would “adopt” be for my short stay. I would have wonderful fellowship with their family, in their home, and sometimes with their Church or Home fellowship. Not to mention home cooked meals too!
No Message For You!
God may have inspired me to go to your town during your next meeting, to encourage the FGBMFI brothers there… But without a Website, I would just ignore that prompting. Why? Because I cannot find you! Who knows, maybe someone in you Chapter needs to hear how God protected me during an airplane crash! Or how God healed me by a miracle after a serious fall in the mountains of California. A miracle so sure that even my atheistic doctor could not deny it! All he could says was, “You obviously don’t need my services any longer!”
Your chapter would miss out on hearing how I was nearly blind, being led everywhere I went. The doctors said there was nothing I could do. How I was out visiting an FGBMFI chapter in a distant city when God spoke to one of the Brothers there. – That regardless of what was said before, I was not supposed to be blind! So he stopped the meeting and everyone prayed. I had worn glasses since my youth, but because of that Divine Appointment, I no longer need them!
Your chapter, my brother, may be missing plenty, not just from me but from thousands of men in chapters all over the world. Why? Because your chapter does not have a FREE Chapter Website!
Paid In Full!
It is not cheap to do this, but it is FREE! You do not have to pay anything – the price was paid on the Cross! We are your servants. We want to help your FGBMFI Chapter!
Take a look at the Olongapo Chapter we are now building! Where is your chapter Website?
We believe that being on the Internet is the most important thing an FGBMFI Chapter can do – until it is done.
Just Contact us and we will help you and your Chapter!
We are now aware of a website for General Santos City, Philippines which is located at:
The Following was in reply to an Email. We felt it was valuable enough to share it here!
Greetings in the Name of our Lord!
Thank you my Brother for writing us. We now are working on a new design, you can see it at:
This is a blogger design and we hope to make a cookie cutter site like the old one we built at:
Lan City is a fake place (I am Lan)! However, Olongapo, Philippines is a real place and this is a real chapter website under construction. Olongapo currently hosts the Philippine National Chapter President. We have two National Chapter Sites under construction, the Philippines and Peru. Coming soon…
The naming structure, that was agreed upon, is as such:
Ladies of the Fellowship Chapters:
<anything> is chosen by the Chapter to represent them.
xx is the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 – Two-Letter Country Code
ss is the FIPS PUB 5-2 – FIPS State Alpha Code
L just before the country code is for the Ladies Fellowship
MN = Mongolia
The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 “MN” is reserved for Mongolia
NorthMplsMN.FGBMFI.net is reserved for a “NorthMpls” FGBMFI Chapter in Mongolia.
MNus = Minnesota, USA
All chapters in Minnesota, USA will have the format:
Which is what I am thinking you are looking for?
WWW and Case
All domains are case insensitive and are, in fact, converted to lower case before routing…
Can be used interchangeably (use on business cards and letterhead as desired!).
We establish all accounts to work with or without the “www.” These can be used interchangeably (use on business cards and letterhead as desired!).
We generally recommend the Google Mail Server in which case the DOMAIN NAME is case insensitive. The domain name is on the right side of the @ symbol. Google allows optional periods (.) within the USERNAME (left of the @ symbol). Therefore all the email addresses below (on the Google system) would be equal, and work the same. (Again, use on business cards and letterhead as desired!).
Frankly, we have put together the best FREE services in the world so that every chapter can have a website without cost. The reason we do this is to help others contact you so that you share the gospel with them! (Or WITH them!)
We are working on easy set ups. With better instructions.
We can set up a basic site…
Currently, we can set up a basic site, which you can then change the photos and wordings on. The two sites at the top of this email are both hosted on Google http://www.blogger.com/.
Or you can set up your own site!
The domain name is completely flexible so you can set it to be use on any hosting in the world, for any chapter with greater needs and a budget to go with it!
To Start With…
I have set up:
To point to Blogger Hosting.
Love, Patience and Understanding
Like most things at FGBMFI – this ministry was commissioned by God and no one gets paid. We try our best to respond to every email or posting withing One WEEK! The Team currently includes six people, four of them are students from age 10-19. We are blessed with the 19 year old who is a second year college student studying Internet Technology! Two of them are busy Internet business people.
The point being we cannot answer questions within 3 minutes! However, after the initial set up (I would plan on that taking a between 2 weeks and a month). Then ALL the changes are made at the local chapter level and can be updated as often as you like!
We Do Answer All Questions!
THE NEXT STEP
Do you want us to set up a basic website?
I will try to check email for your reply tomorrow, and set this up if you do.
Thank you Brother for writing, we appreciate the chance to serve you.
Serving the Lord Together,
PS Will you be the WebServant for this Chapter?
We want our Chapters to all have beautiful Business Men like websites. The below was posted in response to a brother from General Santos, Philippines. However, it applies to all FGBMFI Chapters building their own websites.
The original comment is at the bottom of this post:
Hello my Brother Win!
Greetings from the Queen City of the South!
I love you Brothers down in Gen San (that is General Santos City for those outside the Philippines!) I took a look at your Website, would you mind if I made a few suggestions?
First I would suggest you change your Domain Name:
You can get this FREE on the same account you have. So that no one gets lost, just forward your traffic from…
We would be glad to teach you how!
I will be glad to show you how to use this FGBMFI Domain Name for chapter email also… Just picture it…
You cannot use firstname.lastname@example.org in your email address! They do not allow it!
I would also suggest you Add some Pages (static pages, not blog posts). Take a look at this demo site:
Forget the colors for a minute and just look at the layout. At the top click on the Officers page, or CLICK HERE!
You need a page like this that you update once a year with your officers list and contacts. Now take a look at:
And don’t forget…
- FGBMFI (give us a front page link back to FGBMFI.Net and we will link you into the world!)
These pages do not change a lot, but they are important for your site.
Your Favicon (Favorite Icon) is a big Orange “B” for Blogger! Now look at Lan City (also a blogger site). It has the FGBMFI LOGO for a Favicon. I can help you do this with your site.
Big Blue Blogger Bar
Take a look at you site page now… Your theme has the Big Blue Blogger Bar “B4!” “B4″ you see anything else, you see the B4 or 4 B’s! The Big Blue Blogger Bar (hey – sometimes it is Orange!). It is at the top with the big Orange “B” promoting blogger.
Let’s do our best for our Lord Jesus the Christ…
Take a look at a site I just started work on for Olongapo!
Wow! No ugly Big Blue Blogger Bar!
As I said, I just started this, but picture if those were photos of your city and your chapter! I’ll soon be adding the page links to that top white bar!
Based on the same thing you are using, you could have…
- http://www.GenSanPH.FGBMFI.net for your website ~ FREE!
- (anything)@GenSanPH.FGBMFI.net ~ FREE!
- FGBMFI Logo for your Favicon ~ FREE!
- Static Pages for Officers, Contacts, Events and Links – ALL FREE!
- A Beautiful Professional FGBMFI Layout any Business would like – FREE!
- NO Big Blue Blogger Bar! ~ FREE!
No more cheap and ugly B4 Blogger Blog!
This can be your Gen San Chapter Website, the cost is the same! Free! If you would like my help, let me know!
Let’s serve the Lord, Together, with Gladness! Let’s make an FGBMFI Chapter Website for EVERY chapter in the Philippines!