Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Two Years of The Bruised Reed Blog

In October 2014 I began a small writing project called "The Bruised Reed Blog" with hopes that it would be both a blessing to a small group of friends and acquaintances as well as a form of catharsis for me.  I never dreamed that it would turn into a collection of over four dozen articles (and growing) and last for two years.  Nor could I have foreseen this endeavor reaching and audience spanning every inhabited continent on earth.  But that's exactly what has happened.

At the end of our first year at The Bruised Reed Blog in October 2015 I reported the following statistics reflecting the progress of the website in its first year online:  

5,491 users
951 cities
10 languages 
90 countries 

Today, at the end of two years online, I am happy to report the following statistics reflecting the year over year progress of the site:  

17,728 users  (+69%)
1,866 cities  (+49%)
41 languages
114 counties

Along with these statistics, we are very thankful that 454 have participated in our online salvation Bible study with at least 25 having been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ as a direct result.

I am thankful that The Bruised Reed Blog has developed into an extension of the missionary and evangelistic endeavors the Lord has allowed me to take part in over the years.  Certainly it is nothing short of a miracle that, with $0 spent on promotion, the site has managed to reach a broad spectrum of individuals from the nations, kindreds, tribes and tongues of the world.  And at a cost of less than $15 a year to keep online, it has been an investment with undeniably exponential dividends.  

In the coming year we are planning an expansion of The Bruised Reed Blog to include more guest columnists and a downloadable MP3 audio webcast.  Be watching for these developments and more in the months to come.

Thank you to everyone who has shared the news about The Bruised Reed Blog.  The work of this website continues through your shares and likes on social media and email as well as your subscriptions and feedback.  Together, let us rejoice in what the Lord has done and look ahead with hope and expectation of what awaits in the third year of The Bruised Reed Blog.  

Jason M. Hood
The Bruised Reed
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