Wednesday, July 30, 2008
So everyone is always wants to know if we have any success stories. Although we are too young to be able to boast weddings and babies, we proudly boast that we are aware of three couples who are feeling a strong connection toward one another to the point of deactivating their accounts. What a confirmation that what we have built is working! We'll be posting official success-so-far stories on the site, but two couples met through the matching and messaging system, and one actually met in the chat room! So take heart, all you who hope in the Lord, Cache' Connections' mission statement is being fulfilled! Our mission statement:
1. Providing a connection point for Christian singles for community and matchmaking services
2. Supporting and promoting healthy dating relationships based on biblical standards
If there are any other unreported success stories out there, remember, we don't want your name, we want your information!
Friday, July 25, 2008
The Christian Compass
July 24, 2008
Cache Connections has Plenty of Cache' for Christian Singles
Posted on July 24th, 2008 by Sharon
by Linda Emmons
Since our society has long abandoned formal, “proper” introductions of unmarried people to one another, and most frown on arranged marriages, what is a Christian single person to do? Being a Christian single has it’s benefits, and some people are called to that lifestyle. But if you or someone you know is part of the majority of Believers, those who know God has a soul-mate “out there” for them somewhere, and hate the sterile, ineffective approaches of typical dating services, Cache Connections may be for you.
Cache' Connections is the outgrowth of the matchmaking abilities of friends and business partners Kim Whitaker and Linda Martin. Believing that a faith-based, personal approach to finding a mate was lacking, the two women started a matchmaking service. Soon it became apparent that they needed a larger pool of singles and decided to take Cache' Connections online in February, 2007.
Kim and Linda said “We built the service exclusively for Christians… It has always been crucial that we are lifting up in prayer our clients and all areas of the business and committing every aspect to be done in a God-pleasing manner. We believe God hard-wires in everyone a destiny to be completed here on earth, so we take this role very seriously.”
A cache is a hidden treasure, and some of the unique characteristics of Cache' Connections are the personalized, interactive services intended to bring out the treasure in the people they serve. Cache' tries to help members understand themselves and develop healthy relationships. Kim and Linda host online chats to stay in touch with members and provide support from Drs. Tom and Beverly Rodgers, relationship therapists, international speakers and authors of multiple books on Christian relationships.
Cache' adds interest by hosting live chats and a “dating game” segment where a single is spotlighted and they narrow choices down to finalists.
To get started, prospective members must agree to a statement of faith, provide a credit card, and answer a questionnaire. The members are given a series of choices to describe their faith and how it plays out in their daily lives. The questions are designed to be a teaching tool, guiding members to think about who they are and what they are looking for in a mate. The next task to register is photo submission. Since other sites tempt members to use outdated photos, Cache' members are required to submit photos reflecting a more present reality.
Cache' Connections is unabashedly Christian, and scriptural context is provided on their site for all the activities. Check them out further at http://www.cacheconnections.com/
Founders: Kim Whitaker and Linda Martin
Current members are from 20-80 years old; Average member age range is 35-48 years old
Geographical area covered is worldwide, although being a new service, many are clustered in Cache’s home base of Illinois.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Though quite hot and sticky for everyone, we were so blessed to participate in IgniteChicago's second annual all-day music festival. Sponsored by Compassion, Edan Concerts and Sonshine Concerts, we enjoyed worship by Jael, John Reuben, Red, Todd Agnew, Superchick, Hawk Nelson, David Crowder, Mercy Me and Newsboys. What an awesome experience to come together with so many other Christians to bring praises to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ignite, held in Schaumburg, was attended by over 7,000 people. What a great opportunity for Cache' Connections to spread the news of our services. Booth visitors got a kick out of voting for our Single Spotlight Contest; even the kids and "marrieds" got to participate and play matchmaker-for-a-day. (If you haven't registered your vote, check out this page: http://www.cacheconnections.com/matthewfinal).
From 11:00 a.m. until about 9:00 p.m., Kim and Linda were busy explaining Cache' Connections services and answering many questions from interested Christian singles. In addition, many good contacts were made, including some radio stations, singles groups, and other ministries. We look forward to seeing the fruits of this opportunity for Cache' Connections, and especially for our members!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Scary, I know. So, you know those annoying "forward" emails that your friends, relatives and coworkers send you? How they often seem to be hokey, repetitive, sacchirin sweet or too edgy or foul to share? Well, I received one of those yesterday. Of course, it was from one of my e-friends who never writes fresh text, always a forward. Snore...... until I clicked the link about Laminin! Have you seen this on youtube? Ohmygosh, click on the link below to watch Louie Giglio explain to you what Laminin is. Colossians 1:17 says: He (Christ) is before all things and IN HIM ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER.” One way Christ does is this by the cell adhesion protein molecule called Laminin, diagram above. OK, so, since I'm not a preacher and definitely not a scientist, please click on the link. You'll be glad you did.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
So, the other night I was chatting away with my new member/pals in our chat room. Everyone started introducing their faithful dogs and cats at their side. I mentioned Obie, pictured above. I don't think my new friends took me seriously when I stated that we are not sure if he is 100% dog, so I felt compelled to blog about him. There seems to be a strong hint of rat, thus the nickname: "Streetrat," affectionately taken from the Disney movie Aladdin. My son found him roaming the streets on the other side of town and the rest, as they say, is history. To my further surprise (and chagrin) he later brought home a purebred black lab puppy named Jack - paid in full. Jack is 1 year old and a full time job. So all you out there with cute little beagles and lapdogs, think of me. Pray for me. The picture tells it all. Maybe we will have an "Ugliest Dog in the Spotlight" contest next...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
While we encourage everyone to take their relationships slowly and prayerfully, we also encourage you to begin speaking with each other over the phone or meeting in person as soon as you are comfortable in doing so. So much can be lost over the internet - tone of voice, body language, humor, etc. Let's face it. If you are going to have a relationship, it's going to be "live and in person." So, when you're ready, go ahead and call! We have put together some great conversation starters:
"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Colossians 4:6
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Hi everyone! Just a short entry to ask you to pray for us as we continue to pray for all members and potential members. We pray daily for your connections, and that God would direct single Christians to Cache' Connections who would be good connections for you. We also ask you to pray for us, as we make decisions on how to expand our marketing. We have received God's favor with WQFL in Rockford and are very thankful for that! We realize that most singles want to be connected with people who are relatively close to them. Finding the right Christian radio, email campaigns and web drivers can be very complicated and time-consuming, but we know God has a plan for us... and you. Plans to prosper and not to harm us! We claim God's promises over this business and for your heart's desires. Have a blessed 4th as you remember to thank God for the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America. ~~ Linda