Here we are at the end of another month asserting the project and where, if any, progress has been made. We have tried to invest the colder days of winter increasing our video production. Nature proclaims a great message, but we place some audio scriptures in background for a greater message.
So far we have but a modest video attendace, but the potential is there. Let us not forget that God’s work does not hinge on big numbers and large audiences, as it is clearly implied in the famous parable, where the shepherd rejoices over one (just one) lost sheep that was found.
On the website though, we are granted handsome stats. In fact, we are slowly growing towards two million users per month. (see below)
From users, we received interesting and motivational reactions :
"My native language is Igbo one of the main native languages in Nigeria. One of the main online Bible resources available is Holy Bible (Baịbụlụ Nsọ) in the Igbo language, published by Bible Society of Nigeria in 2010. Is there a way to convert it to Wordproject format so it can be more easily assessable in web base program thanks, for the good works you are doing. GU".
Messages like this are the reason why we keep growing and expanding: In this case, we have undertaken the mission of placing the Igbo language on our site – We found out that this is an important Nigerian language, spoken by over 28 million people.
"I am from Brazil. I am emailing you to ask permission to put your Audio Bible, in Brazilian Portuguese in my site. The site is a non profit organization and neutral in relation to criticizing other religions and also has ecumenicc material. We do not criticize other denominations. I am catholic and participate at the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, in my country. My God bless you ! Thank you! C.M."
Hello, i am getting ready to launch my website and i would like to promote your website and possibly use it as reference for all/some of my posts. I would love to spread God's words. Although i know there shouldn't be a problem, I figured it would be best to get an approval from you before i do so. Thank you so much for your prompt response. Thank you, D.
And more general, like this:
Dear Brethren. I praise Lord Jesus Christ for your work in bringing forth the word of God to many who might otherwise not have access to it. I was surprised but so happy to see you are from China. I am in America but while there are many openly Christians here, there are growing laws that ban Christianity in public places. Nonetheless every knee shall bow at the name of Jesus Christ and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord. God bless and protect you always. In Christ. D.R.
We are thankful for all who care enough to write.
On another front, this week I was having a dialogue with an old friend, who is a Christian, and he was sort of complaining that people are giving too much time, body and soul, to social media, getting their knowledge from the world, not from the Word. Furthermore, he implied that our (Christian) involvement in the media is less than helpful in contrast with a more personal and physical approach, that perhaps should be. With all due respect, we hold a position whereof the media itself is not the problem, but the fascination with evil that proliferates in it. Actually, when we consider it deeper, the media allows us to reach people with the Gospel that could never be reached otherwise. Here below are some screenshots containing the list of nations Wordproject was engaging with at that given moment. No way would we be able reach so many places under the old conventional way. Printing millions, or billions of Bibles would be a logistic nightmare, not least the difficulty in bringing them to so many different nations.
This month, on our trip to the North of the country, we distributed at least 20 audio Bibles, to friends and acquaintances, and even to friends we never met before, usually called stangers. It is always a blessing to share the Word with others, in person or through the media, it does not matter.
Not least, we visited or passed through amazing places this months: