What do Breakfast, Microsoft Partners and Prayer Have in Common?

July 17, 2008

Houston, TX - Amid discussions evangelizing Microsoft's 2009 technology roadmap during the company's Worldwide Partner Conference in downtown Houston, the sound of another form of evangelism was heard among partners only one-mile away during the First Annual Partners in Christ Prayer Breakfast held at the Crowne Plaza on July 9.

Rising at daybreak, Microsoft partners from around the world gathered for prayer, fellowship and the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Tommy Newberry, author of the New York Times Bestseller, "The 4:8 Principle," who shared thought-provoking insight on how applying biblical principles produces a joy-filled personal and professional life.

"The average person thinks approximately 50,000 thoughts per day, and each thought either moves us toward our full potential, or away from it," Mr. Newberry said. "Unfortunately, we have grown accustomed to viewing the world, our lives and ourselves through a lens of negativity - and that negativity stands in direct contrast to the positive, passionate and purpose-filled people God wants us to be."

Although the event was led with Christian themes, the breakfast was open to partners from all faiths.

"We are truly excited about the opportunity to intertwine our personal faiths with our business lives as a technology community," said chairman and founder of Intellinet Frank Bell. "But we are even more excited about the chance to share with others outside of the Christian faith."

At the close of the event, Partners in Christ sponsors-Ambassador Solutions, BaseNine, Heartland Technology Group, and Intellinet-presented Star of Hope representative Scott Arthur with a donation to fund the organization's mission to meet the needs of homeless men, women and their children.

The event marks the start of a Houston High Tech Prayer Breakfast which will be held annually, reminiscent of the Atlanta-based High Tech Ministries Prayer Breakfast.

About Partners In Christ

Modeled after the Atlanta-based High Tech Ministries Prayer Breakfast, the Partners in Christ Prayer Breakfast purposes to unite Microsoft partners from around the world for a time of fellowship and prayer, and to minister to the spiritual and business needs of the technology community through the Word of God. For additional information on Partners in Christ or to register for updates on future events, contact [email protected] or visit www.partnersinchrist.net.

About Star of Hope

Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. We are funded through public and private donations, the United Way, churches, civic/community groups, corporations, grants and foundations. In addition, we are assisted by more than 11,000 volunteers. For more information on Star of Hope, visit www.sohmission.org.

About Intellinet Corporation

Intellinet is a professional, information technology (IT) services firm dedicated to helping executives succeed in maximizing the business value of IT by providing solutions that ensure business continuity, lower operating costs, generate revenue opportunities, and enable staff. As trusted advisors, Intellinet provides exceptional Microsoft technology solutions with project delivery in the areas of application development & information worker, business intelligence & data management, and core infrastructure & systems management. Since 1993, Intellinet has been driven by one simple idea: Promises Kept®. That means Intellinet keeps its promises to clients and as a result, strives to earn complete client satisfaction and loyalty. Client endorsements of project successes have won the company Gold Certified recognition by Microsoft in nine IT competencies as well as numerous industry awards and acknowledgements. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit us on the web at www.intellinet.com.

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