2011 marks the 25th year of CCI’s ministry to missionary and international faith-based organizations.  One of the things we’ve done in this benchmark year is create a new website.  I’d like to introduce it to you – there’s a lot here.  Like many others, CCI’s original website was designed primarily to tell people about us – our ministry, what we do, and how to contact us.  We’re still going to do that, but we have made a commitment to using this website and its social media features to disseminate information to our ministry partners in the most timely manner possible.  As the work of missions becomes more and more challenging, you need better information, more information, and you need it in a timely manner.  That’s a big part of what CCI’s new website is intended to do – to provide risk, security and mitigation information proactively. And, through the use of social media like Twitter (and soon, Facebook), we’re going to “push” information out so not only is it available when you need it, in many cases you’ll receive it before you ask!  So, it is my prayer that this website will become one of the tools that helps you, and your ministry, work both more safely and more effectively in an increasingly dangerous world.