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Author: Ron Graham

Ministry Reports

Ron Graham’s Report
— for Apr-May-Jun (2nd Quarter) 2021

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

The Lord Working With Us

When the disciples of Christ first took the gospel to the world, "they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs following" (Mark 16:19-20).

Today we still have the very word which they preached and God confirmed. And of course the Lord still works with us, his providence blessing us as we work for him.

A Webservant's Work

There are several ways we can spread the message of Christ. Not least among those ways is the World Wide Web.

But it's no easy way. There are around 189 million active websites on the world wide web at present. How can a website not get buried in such a mass? How can a website be found by people seeking its information?

Mostly a website is found by people using a "search engine" (such as Bing or Google) which has recognized the site as worthy of being "indexed" so as to show up in search results.

To rank near the top in those results, the site should be reputable, reliable, relevant, authoritative, informative, inoffensive, secure, well coded, and unique. A higher ranking applies if the site is genuinely referred to in one or more high profile websites, including a link.

New Pages on simplybible.com

We prepared 8 new lesson pages and added them to the website. This brings the number of study pages on the site to 1,504. The new pages are...

Bible Maxims (6) mixed
Bible Maxims (5) advent
Bible Maxims (4) church
Bible Maxims (3) mixed
Bible Maxims (2) mixed
Bible Maxims (1) mixed
Four Impossible Things
Contentions in the New Testament
Biblical Calamities and Catastrophes

Fact Sheets and Lists

Five of the new pages enlarged our series of simple lists. In that series, some pages list facts about someone or something important in the Bible. Other pages list verses from the Bible about a particular subject. This quarter we added lists of verses in the form of Bible maxims. These are carefully chosen Bible statements that are brief, pithy, and of course true. They teach some important Bible principles, attitudes, and rules of conduct.

Website Usage

Now here are the important metrics for the site in the second quarter of 2021. The statistics are shown for each month of the quarter.

Note that in the following table Pages means web pages opened and viewed by visitors. Visits means the number of visitors who opened those pages. Google means the approximate number of clicks for our pages on the Google search engine. And PDF means downloads of the PDF versions of the web pages.

Q2-2021 Pages Visits Google PDF
Aprli 279,970 179,303 117,000 1,338
May 268,836 181,821 116,000 1,447
June 233,081 161,666 105,000 1,655.
Quarter 781,887 522790 338,000 4,440
Av Day 8,592 5,745 3,700 48

(Source Awstats and Google).

For the twelve months to the end of June, the number of page views was 3.0 million. (Source Awstats).

Pageviews per Nation

Here's a list of the countries in which more than 700 pages were viewed in JUNE 2021, the 3rd month of the quarter. The previous months (April and May) showed much the same pattern with slightly higher figures.

PAGEVIEWS FOR NATIONS 
IN MONTH OF JUNE 2021

United States.....121,902
Philippines........10,657	
Nigeria.............9,543
Canada..............9,418
Great Britain.......9,308	
India...............7,176
Australia...........6,362
Sweden..............5,411
South Africa........5,223
Indonesia...........4,922
Angola..............3,953
Kenya...............3,881
Russian Federation..2,832
Singapore...........2,096
Malaysia............1,983
Germany.............5,631
New Zealand.........1,315
Jamaica.............1,219
Ghana...............1,116
Norway..............1,031
United Arab Emirates  974
Trinidad and Tobago   878
Poland..............  838
France..............  802
China.................764
Others.............17,547

(Source: Awstats)	

Odds and Ends

We have moved from Childers 60km down the road to Maryborough. We were 14 years in Childers.

We continued to hold Sunday morning services in our home, with one Christian lady still meeting regularly with us using Zoom.

This was my last quarter as a septuagenarian. Early in July I turn 80 and thank God that I can still be useful to him.

Thank You

Thank you for continuing to assist me in the Lord’s work. Thank you also for your prayers and your belief in my work on the website. You are helping to shine a great light in this darkened world. You are joining with me in obeying the great commission.

Love and best wishes in Jesus.

  Ron Graham


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