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Author: Ron Graham

Ministry Reports

Ron Graham’s Report
— for Oct-Nov-Dec (4th Quarter) 2019

This page reports my work on simplybible.com for the information of those who take a special interest in that work.

This quarter was very successful as you will see from the figures below. For the entire quarter, the site was running on the upgrade completed in the previous quarter. It ran very smoothly. We added some new features to the site.

New Videos for Youtube

Over the quarter, 13 half‑hour videos were taken from the archive and converted into YouTube videos. There's a day's work in converting a lesson to YouTube, but I believe it's worth the effort. The videos made this quarter were...

God’s Plan of Salvation

YouTube ~ God's Living Way
YouTube ~Chain of Great Events
YouTube ~The Gospel is the Power
YouTube ~Sin’s Source and Solution
YouTube ~Believing and Doing
YouTube ~Meaning Means Method

Why Be Religious?

YouTube ~If I Be Lifted Up
YouTube ~The Inscription on the Cross
YouTube ~What Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
YouTube ~Four Deaths Man Can Die
YouTube ~Five Facts About Death

Wonderful Words

YouTube ~(5) Redemptionn
YouTube ~(6) Predestination

By the end of December 2019, the YouTube simplybible channel provided 30 half‑hour videos, and 20 short video slide presentations. The YouTube channel finished the year with 400 subscribers.

As an indicator of the value in making these videos, for the year 2019 there were some 7000 viewings and 200 new subscribers.

You can inspect the video library at youtube.com/simplybible/videos if you wish.

New Pages on simplybible.com

Hard to Hear Word of God

We added a new feature on simplybible.com presenting Bible verses that people find hard to accept. The series starts off with five pages and a cover page as below. A special Facebook page facebook.com/HardToHearWordOfGod was set up where the same are posted.

Hard To Hear Word of God (Cover)
Hard To Hear Word of God (1)
Hard To Hear Word of God (2)
Hard To Hear Word of God (3)
Hard To Hear Word of God (4)
Hard To Hear Word of God (5)

Science Related Bible Lessons

I wrote three new pages in the series “Through Much Tribulation”. These 3 lessons give the Biblical perspective on three matters which scientists are talking about. Some talk in such a way as to cause alarm, predicting the imminent end of our world and contradicting the Bible. The three new lessons are as follows:

Climate Change
Artificial Intelligence
Godless Universe

Encouraging Bible Verses.

Encouraging Bible Verses 18

Two new Fact Sheets

Bible Facts About Joseph
Bible Facts About Time

Bislama

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Website Usage

The figures for page views over the quarter (total of pages opened by visitors) were as follows:

Month Pageviews Visits Google
Oct 288,842 189,098 113,000
Nov 265,000 170,962 113,000
Dec 231,001 151,141 98,000
Quarter 784,843 511,201 324,000

(Source Awstats).

That is an average for page views of around 261,600 a month or 8000 daily.

For the twelve months to the end of December, the number of page views was 3.2 million. (Source Awstats).

The figure of 784,843 page views for the quarter is 9% improved on the 699,805 page views for the final quarter of 2018.

December Doldrums

Activity on the website is normally at a low in December. Here are December page views (in 1000s) for the past five years, compared with the preceding November and following January. You can see that in every year December slumps.

YEAR  NOV   DEC   JAN
2015  125k  106k  128k
2016  135k  118k  124k
2017  116k   93k  125k
2018  240k  227k  285k
2019  265k  231k   n/a 

Requests for PDF documents

In addition to pages viewed (as shown above) there were 3289 downloads of lessons in the PDF format:

2019 DOWNLOADS
Oct1414
Nov1601
Dec1547
Qtr TOTAL 3289

(Source: Awstats)

Pageviews per Nation

As an indication of the site's outreach, here's a list of the countries in November 2019 in which more than 600 pages were viewed. (Below these are more than 100 other countries, three of which I've added to the list.)

PAGEVIEWS FOR NMAATIONS 
IN MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2019

United States....121,718
Nigeria...........23,140
Australia.........14,489
Great Britain.....11,618
South Africa......11,007
Philippines.......11,003
Canada.............8,763
India..............7,688
Angola.............6,814
Kenya..............6,708
Indonesia..........5,070
Ghana..............3,496
Singapore..........2,108
Uganda.............1,900
Jamaica............1,749
Zambia.............1,593
Malaysia...........1,579
United Arab Em.....1,204
France.............1,145
Germany............1,142
New Zealand..........992
China................897
Tanzania.............714
Russian Federation...657
Hong Kong............623
Fiji.................283
Papua New Guinea.....260
Vanuatu..............186
(Source: Awstats)	

Seventeenth Year Completed

As 2019 closes, simplybible.com completes its seventeenth year online and begins its 18th year. The website first went online in December 2002. It was a very basic site with 80 study pages. Today it has more than 1400 study pages, its own internal search engine, and a substantial YouTube video collection, plus feature pages on Facebook.

Vanuatu Opportunity

As mentioned in my previous reports, a number of people, from various islands of Vanuatu, are in Australia working in the orchards and market gardens. During the quarter, two men were here who often visited us. We held some Sunday morning services in our home, and if they couldn't come in the morning, we offered them a Sunday evening service.

Thank You

Thank you once more for your ongoing assistance with the Lord’s work. Thank you for your prayers too. I deeply appreciate your interest and belief in my work on the website. We reach and teach thousands of people, around the world. By sharing with me in this work, you make it possible for you and me to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation".

Love and best wishes in Jesus.

  Ron Graham


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