Website Traffic Increasingly Varied
One of the metaphors that we use to describe some of the work we do comes from the Parable of the Sower. In this story, Jesus describes a farmer who sows the seed (the message of the kingdom), broadcasting it in a wide and indiscriminate manner. The seed falls in many different places, on many different kinds of soil. In the end, while some seed never takes root, some produce significant fruit.
In addition to our publishing and translating conventional books, Clear and Simple Media manages three websites. The first site (www.clearandsimplemedia.org) is the way we inform people who are interested in what we do and update people who are a part of our support team. The other two sites (www.hearastory.org and www.asimpleword.org) are “delivery sites, where what we have written and recorded is available for people to read, hear, and download at no cost. While we may never know the results, except for the occasional comment to one of our blogs or a note requesting information, our analytics tell us that people are reading and listening – and they are doing so from many different places
Here are the countries from which people have visited the websites in the past 90 days.
Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czechia, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
What we long for, what we pray for, is that one line in Jesus’ parable would become a reality for some of those who made those visits. “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”