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January 7th, 2011 by Admin

Hello, and welcome to the partial list of project pages for the UIUC engagement with Summit Ave. Baptist Church in East St. Louis, IL.

Kid’s Meeting

December 9th, 2008 by Admin

Hello! I hope the computers have been working well for you so far! We just wanted to check in with you about this weekend. We’re planning on leaving Champaign around 7 AM so we should be in East St. Louis a little after 10 AM on Saturday. Can you or someone meet us at the Church? We’re still planning on working with the kids at noon, so we’ll have some time beforehand to look at any problems you might be having with the computers.


As of this time, the kids are not available for Saturday. They were invited to assist on a recording with Bible Fellowship Church at 1:00 PM. I will be at the church with the electrician finishing the wiring of the education center for networking. Our group on Saturday may not be large but we will have someone there. On tomorrow I will have a good count of how many people will be there. Unless you feel that we need to reschedule, I hope we can accommodate you on Saturday with the small group.


December 9th, 2008 by Admin

Hello! We hope you are both doing well. We’ve been working on the computers for Summit and are ready to see you this weekend! We wanted to check in and make sure you’re ready for us to set up. We wanted to double check to see if you have a switch. If you don’t, Martin said he could order one for you. We also wanted to see if we were still eating lunch with you.

We were able to get five Windows XP computers for you and used Linux Mint for the other six. We’ve found Linux Mint pretty similar to Windows and we’ll be happy to show you how it works this weekend.

We’ll be there Friday afternoon and are looking forward to bringing you the computers!


Good morning,

Yes we are expecting you on Friday. We will provide lunch for you on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday. I will have our team at the church education center on Saturday morning. We have a switch for the computers, however, we were unable to connect each room, due to illness from the contractor. I believe we have worked out a different plan to get the connectivity work done. Do you know the time that you may arrive on Friday?