World Outreach for Christ

Back in 2016, I started to invest some real time, effort and prayer in this blog. Anyone who thinks that even an old fella like me, who is just a normal everyday layman, can’t make an impact for Jesus, with some honest effort, on the Internet, would be wrong. I know I am just small fry and there are countless Christian blogs that reach far more people than I do but just consider the following:

  • Almost every country in the world has been reached.
  • 1500+ posts 
  • 410,503 hits
  • 292,821 visitors
  • Real friendships developed with people from many different countries and backgrounds
  • 1208 followers 
  • Large topically indexed database of free Christian Resources developed
  • Minimal financial expenditure with free WordPress blogs (highly recommended)
  • Smaller core of “regulars” who show patience, understanding and forgiveness with my numerous shortcomings
  • Increased awareness on a wide scope of Christian related subjects
  • Enhanced faith and confidence in our Lord and Saviour Jesus
  • A constant source of guidance, recommendations and encouragement whenever I need it
  • A more viable multi media platform to effectively communicate versus Twitter or Facebook 

If you have never considered starting a blog, I strongly encourage you to do so. Sure it takes time and effort but it is well worth the investment. Most of the Christians that I have encountered are eager to help and provide advice, and even when you run into some who fill their days by throwing accusations at others, it is, or easily can be, relatively minor. All things considered, I have gained much more than what I put into this and I am so very grateful for the friendships that have developed over these short number of years. We live in trying times, this is an opportunity and  resource that can definitely build you up and we certainly need more of that. And as a final note, don’t worry about making mistakes with learning to run a blog, we all make mistakes and there are darn few of us who haven’t made blunders. If you’ve never considered it, give it a try!

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

25 comments

  1. Hallelujah, Bruce, what a wonderful achievement to the glory of God! Thank you for this encouragement and advice to anyone who may be wondering if their blogs will make a difference, and to those who are considering writing a blog. Your post shows that it is definitely a worthwhile ministry in working for the Kingdom of God.

    I value your support in both my personal life and my blogging life and it is bloggers like you who have encouraged me to keep going. This is a truly inspiring post, Bruce. Our value as a blogger for God is something we all need to have confirmed. Thank you!

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    • Hi Lesley, thank you for the kind words. You’re certainly in my group of “regulars” who warms my heart. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to run into people who are just ordinary people like ourselves, trying as best as we can. Jesus tells us to love and help one another and I think we do. I still can’t get rid of that visual of you bouncing around your yard! Well at least you’ve got a great smile on your face! Blessings Lesley and thank you again. Love in Christ – Bruce

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  2. Bruce, I appreciate your blog ministry and I’m grateful we linked up this past year. I enjoy and am encouraged by your thoughtful daily posts. It’s rare to meet up with a fellow believer who shares similar views on the church-state relationship. Yes, WordPress is a great medium to reach out to unbelievers with the Gospel and to encourage believers. I’m “amused” that many of my older posts continue to reverberate on the internet.

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    • Hi Tom, that makes two of us with regard to the grateful aspect. Sometimes I look upon the blog as a form of self discipline because it helps to keep me informed and I find that I’m constantly learning. And it is always helpful to know who to reach out to when you need someone who is knowledgeable in a particular area and has invested a considerable amount of time learning all the particulars, not just some of them. I have a pretty good idea on the amount of time you have invested and I am grateful for your dedication and witness because it is indeed important. God’s peace, grace, joy and blessings to you and yours. Love in Christ – Bruce

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  3. I am SO thankful for you, Papa Bruce! You are real, genuine and authentic. A hard combination to find these days. I appreciate your heart for Jesus, your humility and ability to self-reflect (another lost and rare art!). I am thankful for you. You challenge me and make me think yet you are always there with a kind word of encouragement when I need it most. I am so thankful that you have shared your outreach. It reminds me that blogging matters, leaving thoughtful comments matter. Praising God for you and Peggy! Lots of big smiles, hugs and blessings!!

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    • Hi Mandy. I’m pretty sure I have that smile of yours locked into my mind so when we meet when we are home, I shouldn’t have any problem recognizing you! God’s grace is a beautiful thing! I’m thinking you’re one of God’s blessings. Likewise to you and yours. Love in Christ – Bruce

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  4. Bruce, I appreciated your post. You have been such an encouragement to me, and I thank you for taking the time to comment, respond or like. Christ’s kingdom is universe-wide. Just imagine what it will be like in glory when we see Him face to face and then see others who were touched by the words that we have written, even when we have no knowledge of who they are! Incredible. It is almost too much to consider, but all I can do is Praise His Holy Name!

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    • I’ve thought about the very same thing Linda. I’m thinking we will all be in for some surprises! Thank you for your kind thoughts. May God’s grace, peace, joy and blessings be poured upon you and yours. Love in Christ – Bruce

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    • Thanks Ann (what is your preference, Ann or Annie?), it is kind of amazing when you stop to think about it. Even a couple of hundred from mainland China, where they control where you can look on the Internet and hundreds from some pretty strict Muslim countries. You just never know. Blessings!

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      • Where it’s God’s will, there’s a way. πŸ˜‰
        Friends call me “Annie,” family call me “Ann.” If I’m singing country music, “Annie” is fine, but when I’m an “author and speaker,” it feels like I should be “Ann.” I’m also known as “Nana,” “Mrs. A,” and “Aunty Ann,” so I’ll leave it up to you. πŸ™‚

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      • Well, I have to tell you, I’m really torn between Ann and Annie. Nana is out of the question, Mrs. A. sounds a little on the cold side and Aunty Ann would obviously be non-applicable. So, I thank you for the choices and I think I will go with Ann. It has a certain regalness to it, which I think is fitting. I may however, resort to Annie, if you write something that really grabs my heart! πŸ™‚

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