Monday, January 31, 2011

Lots of Cache' Connections this Weekend!

Wow! Our heads are practically spinning when we consider all of the connections that were made over the weekend. It was an "ooohhh la la" weekend - our favorite kind!

Where to start? Well, we had two dinner parties in progress Saturday night in Naperville and Schaumburg, Illinois, so approximately 20 singles spent time over dinner getting acquainted. We've heard rumors of some who continued their new friendships afterward via coffee, email, etc., which is very encouraging!

Then, we had a couple of special dates. One couple that was connected on the website had their first date. They are miles apart, so they met somewhere in between and confirmed that indeed their online connection transferred well into a personal meeting. There was also one blind date that took place, but no details have been reported on that yet.

On the website,, lots of messages being sent from the comfort of members' homes!

And we can't forget the Cache' 4-on-4 Connection Party held in Springfield Saturday night! We had a great turnout! About 37 singles of varying ages participated in dinner and a fast-paced dice game. What a great group of people! We had a lot of fun, even through the task of learning how to play Bunco, a game which involves changing partners quite frequently. Our thanks go out to Calvary Temple and West Side Singles who promoted the event. Here's what Pastor Gary Winkleman wrote to us early the next morning: "Linda I heard from several of our people as well as (Pastor) Greg Dungey that a great time was had by all at Mariah's last night. Sounds like another job well done by you two." And from Pastor Dungey: "I think you both did a very good job. It was a blessing to see everyone mingle. Last night was a snapshot of my vision for Christian singles. Thank you both .."

Worth mentioning is the miles traveled for some of these connections. A Peoria woman traveled to Schaumburg. A Peoria member traveled to Springfield. A gentleman from Iowa traveled to Central Illinois - and all of these individuals are glad they did, if you get my drift! While we all understand the convenience of connecting with someone from your immediate area, we also often hear "there's no one in my area" or "I've met everyone in my area."

So what's a Christian single to do? Remember, this is niche dating. Your possibilities are already limited due to the simple fact that you are committed to only connecting with other believers. It only stands to reason that you need to be more open-minded about traveling outside of your zip code to find your Mr. or Ms. Right. Yes, gas is expensive. But if you keep God in the process and it is His will, we believe He will provide the means for this connection. Don't let the enemy close your mind to the possibilities that God might have for you. Remember, with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! (Matt 19:26)

Have a great week!

~ Linda
Cache' Connections

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