I live in northern Alabama, and I think Alabama is a nice place. However, I am part of a church in the Nashville area. (its a long story). I have friends at the church who are very creative musicians/artists -- and they all are very talented. Unfortunately, many of them have trouble paying the bills
. I like playing music, but I am grateful that is not my full time job.
One of the reasons that I decided to take FAH more seriously and crank out the points is because my pastor mentioned that we Christians should be cheerful (hilarious) givers. I have been part of FAH for a long long time, but I always put the fahclient on my old dusty good-for-nothing-else computer. A computer that could barely make the WU deadllines and didn't generate many points. However, I just recently built a new office computer for myself; I decided to do that after I heard that sermon. I decided to overbuild my new office computer with digital giving in mind via distributed computing.
Most of my friends at church are not technically oriented people -- at all. They think in terms of Macs vs PC's, and when I mention that I use Linux Mint -- they have no idea what I am talking about
. When they think of giving they think in terms of giving money or feeding someone etc... However, I am one of the few people in my church that is talented with technology, and I am trying to determine how I can be useful to God with my talents. I believe distributed computing is one of those ways.