S3EP58 Transparency

Pastor Bill:

[0:03] Hello and welcome to season 3 episode 58 of the Berean Manifesto; Faith, Hope, and Love for the modern Christian. I'm Pastor Bill, and I'm joined by Pastor Newms. I'm in Texas where it has been in the 30s today I'm not sure that it got out of the 30s today and Pastor Newms is in Tennessee. Pastor Newms what's the weather like in Tennessee today?

 

Pastor Newms:

Eh…

 

Pastor Bill:

That's not really.

 

Pastor Newms:

[0:33] I don't pay attention to the actual number so I can't give you an actual number was. The girls wore a jacket I put my leather jacket on to walk but that was was it you know was not really cool. Just mean I know the temperature.

 

Pastor Bill:

[0:57] Okay okay okay he has been out Biggs, he went out to go to church this morning, I think I mean I didn't really track him or anything but he wasn't on Discord and on Sunday mornings it usually means he went to church. See there, Zaydiee for the win that is today was pretty with a high in the upper 40s and mostly cloudy dark drury day which is uh thank you.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:46] My allergies have got me like super tired like my eyes are all puffy and like my vision is blurry sometimes like when I'll blink wrong and there was just stuff, you're like so I've been kind of. Yawn yawn yep Yawn is how my week has been um my week was pretty good I was real busy with work, we had some stuff going on and then we had other stuff going on and then more stuff so I was busy all week with that and then tired after that, didn't do much.

 

Pastor Bill:

[2:37] So my week has been tired I've been really tired this week so tired.

 

Pastor Newms:

[2:54] Okay we're going to have a lively night tonight I can tell.

 

Pastor Bill:

[3:05] Mmm got a relaxed attitude going tonight so I got a new camera this week, and so that's nice it's a nice quality camera mainly because I'm retiring my iPhone and I got that you know the phone we talked about last week, you know there is a setting that he could change on his camera where it wouldn't do that but he hasn't changed it he likes it that it goes blurry all the time.

 

Pastor Newms:

[3:36] Well the problem is if I don't if I don't change it then I mean if I change it when I do move, I'd have to go in and manually change it the 1% Zoom depending on when I'm sitting here or sitting here so.

 

Pastor Bill:

[4:05] Change it to autofocus responsive instead of autofocus passive and it won't do that anymore it won't give you the whole blurry penis, see I can go back and I'm so focused on going forward and I'm still focused and turn side to side and I'm still focused put my hand up here and my hand is in Focus remove it down in my face is still in focus.

 

Pastor Newms:

[4:30] That might be that might be a pro only version.

 

Pastor Bill:

[4:34] Oh really it's in the the software the synapse 3 but you're right it might be tied just to my camera.

 

Pastor Newms:

[4:43] Yeah I do anywho.

 

Pastor Bill:

[4:48] Okay cool so that was my week I got the new technology your wife is upset at you for moving a lot when you're on camera but that's just you we can't really do anything about, now and there it goes you disappeared. Yeah okay then I guess we don't need to see Pastor Newms in space, yeah so yeah you what's up, so you turned everything off their newms yeah so there's no video at all right.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:35] I did I did I turned everything off my bad I turned everything off I know well it was it said pastor newms across the bottom.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:43] Yeah just a black video that says pastor newms.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:45] It wasn't total it wasn't total black but you know I knew what I was doing I knew I could see it.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:53] So the better now am I back home screen list.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:57] Yeah you are I'm not.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:58] Okay okay I don't know why you're not on screen but.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:02] Cuz I was confirming what you said and I don't see it so it means it's probably a pro only thing.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:09] Or you need to download synapse 3 you've probably got synapse to.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:19] Although I just killed my camera completely somehow.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:24] Because my camera won't even work on synapse to like I had to uninstall and reinstall synapse completely to get synapse 3 to run so that my camera would work because my camera wouldn't even run on synapse to, which I thought was interesting but anyway, so we've done our weeks and now it's time for getting another pastors.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:49] It is.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:51] Your camera is still off.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:53] It is Getting To Know The Pastors.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:54] So we don't know if you're reading your card to us or.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:57] Why haven't you haven't given me a chance yet you feels talk.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:59] If you're just if you're just going to be making it up you should be like.

 

Pastor Newms:

[7:03] You're just you're still talking.

 

Pastor Bill:

[7:04] What's your favorite Monopoly piece.

 

Pastor Newms:

[7:07] You're still just talking as opposed to waiting so I mean you're going to have to be quiet for a minute for me to read like my picture are you ready for me to read. Are you.

 

Pastor Bill:

[7:23] You told me to be quiet, I'm ready you like my two-year-old you ready yep I'm ready and your back, I'm ready I don't think you're ready for this jelly.

 

Pastor Newms:

[7:44] Summer High summer load this doesn't even sound like a question where are if this question is already irritating me.

 

Pastor Bill:

[7:53] Our high some are. Is this a riddle.

 

Pastor Newms:

[8:05] No no this isn't that that was there for no reason because now did your camera just stop because you froze, why did you freeze for a minute okay so.

 

Pastor Bill:

[8:25] But I was getting an amber alert on my phone.

 

Pastor Newms:

[8:27] Oh so that first whole thing was it was nothing.

 

Pastor Bill:

[8:32] Never anything to do with the question.

 

Pastor Newms:

[8:33] Nope in all your travels what is the most awe-inspiring Bridge you've ever crossed.

 

Pastor Bill:

[8:42] Warming that's the summer long some bridges are long some bridges too short some bridges are tall some bridges are old.

 

Pastor Newms:

[8:50] You don't need that for the question is what I'm saying.

 

Pastor Bill:

[8:53] Yeah you really don't you don't need that for your question awe-inspiring.

 

Pastor Newms:

[9:00] Yeah I've never been across an awe-inspiring bridge I don't think I mean, the bridge across the Mississippi and Memphis is pretty good until it cracked in half you know alright if you lived on a farm what Shore.

 

Pastor Bill:

[9:13] Are you not going to let me try to answer you just kind of move on.

 

Pastor Newms:

[9:17] No I was done with that question before we even finished it if you lived on a farm which chore above all others would you definitely not want to do.

 

Pastor Bill:

[9:27] Man mucking the horse stalls is awful.

 

Pastor Newms:

[9:30] Anything with poop was my answer so we're on the same page.

 

Pastor Bill:

[9:35] I've done that I've had three instances of mucking horse stalls in my life and, no more not thank you there was this um this Children's Home a foster home where they fostered several children at a time like upwards of 15 at a time, I went to school with three three or four of the kids that, went that lived at that home and I went to spend the night with them a few weekends and yeah when you spend the night Friday night Saturday morning you go out there and you do chores, so yeah like in the horse stalls that's.

 

Pastor Newms:

[10:23] The question, Zaydiee, was if you lived on a farm what chore of all others would you definitely not want to do, so anything was poop.

 

Pastor Bill:

[10:38] Anything with poop is just.

 

Pastor Newms:

[10:39] Anything with just, I'm not down I'm not down we had a baby in the house for less than 24 hours this week as my friend was passing as our friends were passing through and, just the poops and I was like man I'm glad the kids know you know potty training because this was I, I have no desire to go back to that time where there is just you know six months old just starting food, poops.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:24] Finnick is so close to being potty trained at this point he's just so close.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:30] And as my wife said she does she loves babies has no problem with the poops.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:43] She loves the poops.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:45] No no no no, no she loves the babies she can tolerate the poops.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:55] She doesn't love the poop.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:56] No no.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:58] She can tolerate the pools.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:00] I think we've said poops too many times for this particular broadcast I think we've reached our poops.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:06] How we reach our poop limit.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:07] Yeah I think we reached it like the second time we said it I think that's the most time we've talked about poops since we have ever been on the Berean Manifesto.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:18] Possibly yeah possibly.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:21] You talk about least three different species of poops to.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:26] Species of Hoops.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:28] You said stalls which are horses or cows, I was thinking and said something about pigs unless I didn't say it out loud and then you you we talked about babies which is humans so that's three to four species because Stables can equate a couple, if horses and cows and in fantasy Realms anything can be in a stable so you know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:56] That's true you can Sable anything.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:59] Yeah yeah there's this game I play, call dark and we've talked about it in the past and it's one of the next games up on our list of things to play once we get through the games we're playing right now and they released a new map and.

 

Pastor Bill:

[13:13] So sometime in 2023 2024.

 

Pastor Newms:

[13:17] Well it depends on how often we can actually play anyway the, there's baboons now they added baboons and you can actually ride them unless you didn't watch the video that I sent you okay and, just baboons, and I was just like and so I was thinking that might be we might skip the standard maps and go to that one because then we could experience a map together for the first time as opposed to me knowing, the map going into it like I actually would remember everything I've had a map but that's the second point I can't remember what I did yesterday little own the intricacies of a cave running.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:05] You're not mad you don't memorize every inch of every map that you've ever seen.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:09] Now I'll be like I think I know where we are and I don't, I feel like it's right over no it's not I can't I can't navigate life like real map like here map.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:31] Yeah it's right down the road down there 2006 have a right hand turn at the Chevy's or with Chevy's used to be and then make a left hand turn where they took down that big old tree that used to be there.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:41] Just take a right and then the person's like I got really lost I took a right how do you say right I said take a left no hey now you listen here.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:52] No you're very cluttered the sun turn around.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:54] You listen here it was they put up that fence to stop people from using the back of the Walmart, as a thorough through a thorough way so that used to be a way you could get to from point A to point B Because I had done it and then all of a sudden you couldn't, and I've never not heard about it from him because he's like oh it's the back of a Walmart because I did I took us like ice left here in a right here and then another left and then we'll pop right out, and then it's the back of a Walmart which is the only Walmart I've ever seen where you're behind the Walmart and can't get to the front of the Walmart from the back of the Walmart, so yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[15:38] And when people come and Shop in from that side they don't want those people's money.

 

Pastor Newms:

[15:41] Damn that was that was the no I knew where the Walmart was.

 

Pastor Bill:

[15:50] Were those Walmart come from popped up out of nowhere all right so tonight, um we're doing things a little different than what we normally do I do have a scripture on the scripture bump about transparency so as a 501 c 3, church one of our, and I'm looking to put quotations around this because you know requirements is that we have a yearly business meeting where we let our members know what's going on with the church, and I say requirements because nobody checks on these things there's no governmental body that, goes around and make sure that churches are doing all the things that are required to do. We would never have to tell anybody anything about what we're doing because nobody cares nobody looks but we do I do rather I should say try to keep our financials going on our donation page, I've not been as good about that this year this year kind of got away from me but I did go in this week and update all the financials, and I haven't put that on the website yet but I have it I have it all updated up to the end of November, and so we're just going to talk a little bit about what we've done this year and yeah so I think I wanted to start with just I'm gonna throw some numbers out there and then I'd like you to talk about. Your experiences at Pride if you know just from this year and I'm putting you on the spot, um and we'll kind of see where we go from there. Okay so the last 12 months so we're talking about you know last December and then January through now we were at least 50 episodes this will be episode 51, um for that year span and of the course of those 50 episodes we had 561 downloads, which means we're averaging 11 listens per episode that doesn't count people who show up live for the live recording, unless they're then going back and downloading the podcast that doesn't count anyone that watches on social media after the fact like my mother doesn't download the podcast she watches it on Facebook, so it doesn't count social media at all does the count video this is just the audio just people going to gosh I can give you a, a better comprehend.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:40] The places where you get podcasts.

 

Pastor Bill:

[18:45] Right but there was okay yeah your ride just the places you get podcasts. We're talking about.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:56] This is that Manisha that no one cares about other than us just as.

 

Pastor Bill:

[19:02] Pandora Firefox Apple podcasts Google Chrome Safari these people that are you know getting podcasts from these trackable sources, we're averaging 11 people per episode that are listening somewhere and, in all of that we have listeners from 28 countries this year people that have listened everywhere from Russia to, should have just left all this up, Kenya so are obvious are large Chinese to the United States because we're culturally we talk a lot about things that make sense, for the United States our number two listener in the world for countries is Kenya, um and then Russia and then the Philippines and then Sweden, are our top five countries that we have listeners in which is, fantastic I like that we have listeners from all over the world and we've often said that it is not about. Lots and lots and lots of numbers or anything crazy you know like that it is all about the one the one listener the One impact the big the best impact the 10K what have I done here, I've zoomed in my Microsoft Excel sheet to where I can't find anything. It's always been all about the one it's the one person is what we're trying to reach you are trying to reach, and make a significant impact in the one-on-one relationships not necessarily casting the wide net, where we pull everybody in but making things that are going to reach and make a significant impact on a personal level, so we're good with that this year you want to wager how much we've received in donations.

 

Pastor Newms:

[21:24] No I'm not going to try to wager anything.

 

Pastor Bill:

[21:26] Now you're trying to wager anything okay thirteen thousand two hundred and thirteen dollars and 43 cents, which is not great compared to previous years but considering, in previous years we've had that that missions grant that was going through which a lot of it was a lot of money and we were meeting face-to-face and so we had more money coming in that way consider we you know.

 

Pastor Newms:

[21:56] And we had more expenses.

 

Pastor Bill:

[21:58] Lost those and then yes we cut down on our expenses significantly our expenses year to date is, seven thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven dollars and 18 cents and that includes, five thousand dollars that we invested in our Outreach to The Gaming Community, the computer which then we use for video editing and, and you know audio production and all that stuff that includes that so we've definitely cut back on expenses significantly over previous years.

 

Pastor Newms:

[22:43] Not necessarily by choice.

 

Pastor Bill:

[22:46] I mean we.

 

Pastor Newms:

[22:47] Covid is covid.

 

Pastor Bill:

[22:50] We Bob and weave with you know as things change we adjust, and so that's where we are we're saving up money so that we'll have a good amount of money so when things, when something changes and we're able to do something face-to-face we've got the funds right now we've got, just over nine thousand dollars in the bank which is good it's a good amount for us to be able to do some face-to-face Ministry, is and when we find an outlet for that things like when you and deprive this year and and the cost of you going to provide for the church was like almost nil because, the only thing the church provided was a shirt that, we provided in a previous year so it wasn't it wasn't a new expense and then we printed up some business cards for you to hand out, told the message of you are loved.

 

Pastor Newms:

[23:58] That was it because we didn't we didn't do that we didn't do the booth this year because of the late notices with them and not, you know the moves and everything that happened with with covid there was a lot of up and down on whether it was even going to happen and then, one of the ones that I went to the main one actually rained out moments before and then they still had it by moving it to ours but it was, muddy mess the whole time and so that was interesting to say the least, but it was good when we went we handed out some cards didn't have a lot of conversation just because the opportunities did not, show themselves but had some good conversation so overall it was good but, not as much as you know when you have a booth in your able to get people engaged when you're just walking around it's a lot harder so, hopefully next year we can look at doing a booth at them.

 

Pastor Bill:

[25:08] Well not next year we literally have to start looking into it like in a month we'll have to look into when we can register and all that to make sure we don't ya have.

 

Pastor Newms:

[25:17] I don't know I mean next year having about not looking into it next year but next year is in you know 10 days.

 

Pastor Bill:

[25:28] What is today say the face 19.

 

Pastor Newms:

[25:32] Yeah today is 19 so it's.

 

Pastor Bill:

[25:34] But 13 days.

 

Pastor Newms:

[25:35] Like 13 days and yes bigs they did cancel the second day they didn't have the parade because it was just too, it was muck all weekend so we'll see how it goes next time we will see if Nash Dallas even has one considering.

 

Pastor Bill:

[25:54] This last year they didn't hear before they did have a party this year with a concert but no booths know like you know, we kind of gone but there wouldn't have been a lot of opportunity for Ministry I don't want to, I'm an ally to anyone in that Community I'm an ally but I'm not an advocate meaning, I'm not the one to stand on the corner and and say you know, we need to vote for equal rights we need to I'm the guy that says hey you gonna go stand on the corner how can I help you you need water you need lunch you need you know how can I support you in what you, believe in I'm the Ally so when there's an event where it's strictly hey we're gonna have a party and we're going to celebrate, that we are this thing as an ally that's not really my, area to be you go celebrate and when you need me you let me know you need me it's that makes sense it's also why we don't go to the parade, nobody in our church is that I mean we have. Has been in the past, identified as that so it's been you know it's been real saying to us like I don't want to insert myself into your culture, I'm not have any right to be there under the guise of well I want to do ministry to you well yeah I wanted to minister to you I want to take you to the the IHOP's to the IHOP down the road and buy you a, a stack of pancakes and get to know you so that we can have a relationship, Zaydiees not wrong she said I don't which she says a lot of them need you there to show your support as an ally or a friend and that's why we want to go to we want to go to Pride, but we don't go to the parade for the reasons I said and I don't know what do you think is ADD do we need to re-evaluate that, that concept because I'm not a ship onto an island to my, I don't know what the coke like wheel is amiss as a board member if you feel like we should be going to the parade as well then we should discuss that as a board and see if we should be doing, the events and the parades.

 

Pastor Newms:

[28:36] There's a difference there's not a lot of set up a lot of places and and and in the same way as there is in that first day normally we would just be going, to go.

 

Pastor Bill:

[28:54] I mean if we're going to go to the parade I would think we would need a float make a you are loved flow the whole nine yards.

 

Pastor Newms:

[29:02] Yeah I don't see us doing that no no I'm not getting on a float homie.

 

Pastor Bill:

[29:09] Or we could get a whole bunch of water bottles that say you were loved on them and hand them out to people that are there I don't know something like that it had to be something about you know taking that Ally roll.

 

Pastor Newms:

[29:27] That is true we could just be there there's nothing wrong with necessarily just being there and that's something we could talk about for this year.

 

Pastor Bill:

[29:32] We can have this yeah we can have this conversation but I would like to know what we would be doing there other than just standing there and taking up space, if there's a way that we can engender conversation.

 

Pastor Newms:

[29:49] But there might not be it might literally just be there in our free hugs and see if someone needs us more than anything just as support possibly, in my mind.

 

Pastor Bill:

[30:13] But right now we're we're not doing a lot I mean we're doing a lot of arm a lot of desk time where we're trying to do ministry from our desks virtually.

 

Pastor Newms:

[30:27] And not even enough of that but we've got to get more.

 

Pastor Bill:

[30:31] Even that we're struggling to find time to do so.

 

Pastor Newms:

[30:38] Now that's something she's better at than I am.

 

Pastor Bill:

[30:43] So Zaydiee said on Twitch or just praying as we walk through the area since she says but maybe that's just me because I do that a lot and and that is one of the ladies gifting she is a, an intercessor she prays and she prays and she intercesses and she brings people before the Lord and.

 

Pastor Newms:

[31:03] I find it funny that you know that's definitely her niche, and her and her thing that she does and she's really strong at because neither one of us thought about the fact that we would be doing that while we were standing there as like the main thing but yet she's like well we could be doing this and we're both like oh, well I mean, yeah yeah we could do that yeah that's a good point I think.

 

Pastor Bill:

[31:41] My wife Chimes up she just wants to go she likes parades the woman who has never actually volunteered at Pride with us or shown any interest in going to Pride with us, just said she'd like to go.

 

Pastor Newms:

[31:59] I think she wants to go I think she's been upset with you for years and years that she hasn't got to go to the parade I think that's what she's saying right there.

 

Pastor Bill:

[32:07] She does like parade soon to a Christmas parade and she was just all a flutter oh that's so cool, you know like brakes are kind of loud.

 

Pastor Newms:

[32:20] They're loud they're noisy there's a lot of people it's normally chaotic there's it's pushing and just.

 

Pastor Bill:

[32:28] There was a in the the Christmas parade there was a group of indigenous dancers, indigenous dancers and they were playing drums, and freaked the crap out of all three of my children that I had at the parade you could hear the drums from blocks and blocks and blocks away and that's drums got louder they got nerve more and more nervous and, some.

 

Pastor Newms:

[32:53] Yeah drums are fun.

 

Pastor Bill:

[33:01] Groggy on Twitter says free candy.

 

Pastor Newms:

[33:03] Gargi did say free candy.

 

Pastor Bill:

[33:04] When you go to parades they throw out candy sometimes sometimes they try to hit you with the candy in the head. Got to be careful accepting anything at Pride even hugs gets dangerous sometimes.

 

Pastor Newms:

[33:25] Sometimes some people not overall but some people are odd but, and we say odd because there was an experience with someone who was wearing more than just glitter she had mixed something in with her glitter, I was Fuzzy for two days but that's beside the point.

 

Pastor Bill:

[33:48] You and Houston.

 

Pastor Newms:

[33:50] Yeah me and Houston were both like mmm.

 

Pastor Bill:

[33:53] That sound is that the colored green I hear what is this.

 

Pastor Newms:

[33:56] Yeah it was that was that was that was a rough that was a rough day when it's 100 and whatever outside than all of a sudden you're, trippin and you didn't take anything that you know of that was that was an experience that day was and then you look at the person who you just hugged and they're upside down in the grass and you're like oh.

 

Pastor Bill:

[34:20] That makes sense.

 

Pastor Newms:

[34:21] It's not me anywho, pride is always something we definitely want to do hopefully next year we'll get back out to them hopefully Omicron or, whatever the next p is I don't I don't know what comes after Omicron I can't remember Pi Pi is what would be next actually.

 

Pastor Bill:

[34:44] Patchouli should have the Patchouli variant that would be nice.

 

Pastor Newms:

[34:48] It'd be pie.

 

Pastor Bill:

[34:49] It'd be all like chill and be like what's the main symptom for Patchouli variant like you get really chill just like you're okay with life.

 

Pastor Newms:

[34:59] So the the fear I would have would pipe I would be like you know, mild symptoms but never ending like you know just it's a low number but it just goes forever anyway so yeah hopefully we can, get out next year and do some actual face-to-face ministry again when we're not stuck.

 

Pastor Bill:

[35:25] Right, and we want to ramp up our gaming with pastors moving forward which means more streaming time and more video editing to try to get more, draw more viewers to the channel so that we can have them show up when we're alive so that we.

 

Pastor Newms:

[35:45] Did you clip the last one at all.

 

Pastor Bill:

[35:47] I didn't I never even did I never clipped it.

 

Pastor Newms:

[35:49] Mmm-hmm.

 

Pastor Bill:

[35:50] The last to have it clipped anything we've done from Borderlands yet. Contra I don't know if we'll be able to 9.

 

Pastor Newms:

[36:01] We want tonight there's a.

 

Pastor Bill:

[36:04] You just you just said we should do it later.

 

Pastor Newms:

[36:07] I meant like a later at a later Point not later tonight because.

 

Pastor Bill:

[36:22] Oh my gosh I even started it yet.

 

Pastor Newms:

[36:24] If we watched I think for three four episodes earlier and there's like four more to go five more to go so because the girls were busy most of the weekend so.

 

Pastor Bill:

[36:37] I'm so tired I just I want to get the podcast you know processed after we're done get the podcast processed go to bed just want then I just want to go to bed, got to take the littlest girl to the doctor in the morning and and yeah so.

 

Pastor Newms:

[36:59] I do have work tomorrow but I don't have to get up to take the girls to school so I really don't have to get up till like you know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[37:08] Noon.

 

Pastor Newms:

[37:08] No

 

Pastor Bill:

[37:10] You're like you're like when is my first meeting.

 

Pastor Newms:

[37:13] Like nine so.

 

Pastor Bill:

[37:18] At least be up by my first meeting. Zaydiee has to be up for work is 67 excuses.

 

Pastor Newms:

[37:30] Oh more people trying to get their houses clean before company comes over for Christmas.

 

Pastor Bill:

[37:39] Yeah yeah we've got Christmas at my mother's on Wednesday and then our Sands mother's on Thursday and then, my grandmother's on Friday.

 

Pastor Newms:

[37:55] That's too much Christmas I don't even.

 

Pastor Bill:

[38:00] And then Saturday it's Christmas day right.

 

Pastor Newms:

[38:03] Yes because I have Friday off because of Christmas Eve and Monday off because of Christmas Day, so yeah we could do some Daytime streaming.

 

Pastor Bill:

[38:22] When you're off yeah.

 

Pastor Newms:

[38:23] We're at my mom's.

 

Pastor Bill:

[38:28] And.

 

Pastor Newms:

[38:29] It appears we're at my mom's Friday and Saturday I wasn't I'm sure someone told me but.

 

Pastor Bill:

[38:35] Can you can you check that please Friday and Saturday or no. Bgigs you care to comment on that.

 

Pastor Newms:

[38:47] All right um I love my parents do not get me wrong Biggs and I'm sure Gloria Gloria is listening I'm not trying to say that I'm just saying aye.

 

Pastor Bill:

[39:07] It just seems funny Friday and Saturday but you know.

 

Pastor Newms:

[39:14] Yeah all right so what else we got what else you want to go over as far as numbers.

 

Pastor Bill:

[39:21] I don't have any of them numbers to go over for the business meeting we talked about how many countries and how many downloads and how many episodes we talked about, I mean I wish we were still feeding people so we could be like we've had this many people this year but.

 

Pastor Newms:

[39:43] Yep sadly we are.

 

Pastor Bill:

[39:44] It's not a reality anymore for us.

 

Pastor Newms:

[39:48] We are not having our meals anymore or 15 minutes to the end of the podcast so what else we got.

 

Pastor Bill:

[40:03] I don't have anything else.

 

Pastor Newms:

[40:05] Would you like to talk about the future plans thought process.

 

Pastor Bill:

[40:08] We just did we say we'd like to this year do this and we'd like to do that.

 

Pastor Newms:

[40:13] That's true we feed mr. groggy when he's here for the for the time, each puff is not wrong if you'd like to read that.

 

Pastor Bill:

[40:31] Yeah Phoenix on Twitch suggest that we could donate food money to food banks, and that's true we could I think what I liked most about feeding people is that we were face to face, we could build relationship while we were feeding them when we I'm not saying that food banks aren't good food banks are needed and they need donors thing you know but it takes all of the, the actual face-to-face out of it.

 

Pastor Newms:

[41:08] Yeah which is what you truly care about.

 

Pastor Bill:

[41:11] That's what I truly care about is the face-to-face and feeding the hungry is a big Ministry, and we might need to consider making a donation to a food bank, before the end of the year before the next 13 days is up but that'll be a discussion to have with the board at least the what's the word, the board yeah the Quorum of the board to see if we want to do that, so I'm tired you're tired Merry Christmas y'all.

 

Pastor Newms:

[41:56] Board meetings are boring I mean business meetings are boring.

 

Pastor Bill:

[42:00] Business meetings are boring and we were required to have one by law. But like I said it's a roo requirement but we had it anyway so there you go, we're legal yay you can't hear that but you hear that now you can hear the little what are these chestnuts you can hear the little.

 

Pastor Newms:

[42:26] Canceling your noise-cancelling stuff is canceling it out.

 

Pastor Bill:

[42:36] That's a good point to bring up in our in our quorum meeting of which you are a member of the quorum, so yeah she says and I'm funny of were recording a podcast and responding to texts not telling the the audio what's going on, and which says that yes on me but wouldn't it be better to do it like not at Christmas because that's the time of year usually they get the most donations, and yeah that's that's what we are reply was that's actually a good point, and that my friends is one of the reasons why zadie is on the Quorum of our board is because she brings up very good points like that, that's not a chestnut what is this.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:24] As opposed to me and you who are like let's do it.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:27] Yeah we're like let's do it what is this your dad said it's not just now.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:35] Well when you had a whole group of them it didn't look like a chestnut.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:39] Oh they're just they're just hot glued together. Three nuts here.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:56] I buy one that's a walnut.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:58] Okay drop off.

 

Pastor Newms:

[44:01] Yeah I think that's a walnut a pecan in a chestnut right I don't know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[44:09] So I made a cut my grandmother made a comment about remember the old days when they give you a bag with some nuts and a orange in it at church and it'd be such a special time and I said you know what, I would still think that was special I'd love to get a bat a gift back like that and my grandmother on her way home from church today, she called me and said hey I got a surprise to you since somebody got to get it for my car she said nothing too special just send somebody out and apparently her church had handed out, the bags with the nuts and the orange and an apple and a few little pieces of candy and she had brought me her bag.

 

Pastor Newms:

[44:50] Aw

 

Pastor Bill:

[44:50] And I was like that is amazing I love it that is awesome.

 

Pastor Newms:

[44:56] She is a special lady.

 

Pastor Bill:

[44:58] She is, my grandmother's great, so yeah so that's where I got my and so what I'm doing is I'm now I've got this you can't really see the designs on it but it's this ornate Bowl, that somebody got from some foreign country and then abandoned in the accounting department at Teen Mania, so when Teen Mania closed it became my property, along with other knickknacks that were from the offices and I've been keeping cough drops in it and so I'm currently making them into a.

 

Pastor Newms:

[45:35] Lid nice.

 

Pastor Bill:

[45:36] You know a lid for my cough drop thing so yeah because I because I can't digest nuts of any kind so, doesn't work out well, but then we be talking back to talking about poo did we really only cover 6 minutes in all that conversation which has. Okay so there's an atheist and a little girl flying on a plane.

 

Pastor Newms:

[46:10] We're not telling jokes jokes are terrible.

 

Pastor Bill:

[46:11] Any atheist says the little girls reading the Bible, and the atheist says I can prove to you that God doesn't exist and little girl says oh really and he says yeah and the guy says they'll Authority little girl says, all right so I forgot how the joke goes.

 

Pastor Newms:

[46:32] Huh.

 

Pastor Bill:

[46:38] Do you know how a horse's body turns food into poo, no no no I don't you see it says the girl says well okay do you know how a cows, body turns food into poo and he saith is no no I don't know that either okay do you know how a pig's body turns food into poo yes is a theist is no no I don't I don't know that either in the girl says, well if you don't know anything about poo then why would I listen to what you think about God.

 

Pastor Newms:

[47:13] I don't think that's how the original joke went okay.

 

Pastor Bill:

[47:20] It's really a stupid joke though it doesn't have any my ADHD can't even enjoy the joke because he doesn't make any sense whatsoever what is what is having anything to know anything about the biological processes of the way these three different animals make poo have to do with anything about whether or not God exists, nothing to do.

 

Pastor Newms:

[47:43] When you use the actual version of it it. It's funnier because you need that word that you didn't use to make the joke make sense.

 

Pastor Bill:

[47:57] If you don't know still high in transit then you know.

 

Pastor Newms:

[48:02] Exactly see that is what makes the joke funny but yet yeah all right.

 

Pastor Bill:

[48:11] Mercy even by the time you get to the punch line when I was being told the joke I couldn't enjoy the joke because my brain was still stuck on the lobby in logical, leading up to the punchline I couldn't even enjoy the joke my brain was still stuck big says was no Bible verse tonight big.

 

Pastor Newms:

[48:32] There was one but it's just about transparency Roxanne your husband loves to spread bad jokes I don't know why you're surprised by this.

 

Pastor Bill:

[48:45] We had a business meeting and so 2nd Corinthians 4:2, and we leaned into the second half but the whole verse says, well we'll start verse 1 therefore since we have this ministry because we were shown Mercy we do not give up, instead we have renounced secret and shameful things not acting deceitfully or distorting the word of God, but commending ourselves before God to everyone's conscience by an open display of the truth, that was our verse for this evening.

 

Pastor Newms:

[49:25] So we're transparent.

 

Pastor Bill:

[49:26] For train transparent we're trying to be transparent now let you know what we do what our thought processes are where the money goes where our heart is, we want to do anything in secret, I need to realign these temporary teeth it's going to be a several more weeks before my permanent to come in and.

 

Pastor Newms:

[49:53] That's that's a secret we could have kept see.

 

Pastor Bill:

[49:54] Why would we though I don't want to keep secrets.

 

Pastor Newms:

[49:59] Yeah I agree with thanks thank you and goodnight.

 

Pastor Bill:

[50:01] Thank you and goodnight all right did you have any questions in chat in in in.

 

Pastor Newms:

[50:08] We have to technically ask that in the business meeting.

 

Pastor Bill:

[50:12] Newms do you have any questions.

 

Pastor Newms:

[50:14] I I don't, I'd be shocked if I'd if I did I'd be a terrible vice president of the board if I waited till business meeting to ask questions, pretty bad at my job if that was the case.

 

Pastor Bill:

[50:32] If voluntary job.

 

Pastor Newms:

[50:34] Okay going once going twice closed.

 

Pastor Bill:

[50:43] Did you just hit your desk like it was a cat gavel okay this is me.

 

Pastor Newms:

[50:46] I use the backside the backside of Voldemort's wand to are we going to, church and Ang.

 

Pastor Bill:

[50:58] I think she won't change, change yeah that sounds can say change what Pastor Newms picture on the website are we going to update pastor Newms this picture on the website from, I candid shot of him at his wedding.

 

Pastor Newms:

[51:18] No you put the old picture up there.

 

Pastor Bill:

[51:21] I put your picture up there.

 

Pastor Newms:

[51:22] The old picture.

 

Pastor Bill:

[51:24] Oh yeah picture of you from the future.

 

Pastor Newms:

[51:26] Yeah the picture of me where I look older than Biggs.

 

Pastor Bill:

[51:34] Yeah there it is Church Pastor board vice president everybody should go to EKK.house/team and check out the pictures of our board of directors.

 

Pastor Newms:

[51:49] And this picture is to be taken in in 2067.

 

Pastor Bill:

[51:52] Yes Pastor newms is picture is to be taken in 2067.

 

Pastor Newms:

[51:59] And I would like to point out it's funny that if you press the more info under the name it has less info under all the names.

 

Pastor Bill:

[52:12] Well the names as lesson for sure does read more nothing.

 

Pastor Newms:

[52:15] You you you made a boo-boo.

 

Pastor Bill:

[52:19] Well it gives you the email address if you hit read more.

 

Pastor Newms:

[52:23] For the people that have one you made a boo-boo.

 

Pastor Bill:

[52:29] I just never got around to filling out that information.

 

Pastor Newms:

[52:31] Hmm hehehe. That's funny, hot right now do the bye-byes.

 

Pastor Bill:

[52:46] Okay so yeah so I love you guys I hope you have a great week.

 

Pastor Newms:

Stay safe out there.

 

Pastor Bill:

And until next time.

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