Letter to the Brethren: June 21, 2018
Dear Brethren and Co-Workers in Christ:
The Apostle Paul wrote:
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:1-2)
Grace to those in the Continuing Church of God wherever you may be relocated.
We hope and pray you had a spiritually profitable week.
Online Radio and Flipboard
While the Continuing Church of God is presently based in the USA, work is being done in many places throughout the world.
For example, we get several types of support from the brethren in New Zealand and elsewhere.
John Hickey, for example, edits the Bible News Prophecy magazine as well as our booklets. Furthermore, he sometimes makes recordings for the online Bible News Prophecy radio program, which is put together in New Zealand.
His wife, Shirley Gestro, is also heavily involved. She helps put together the above radio program as well as assists with booklets and the Study the Bible Course.
She also puts out the CCOG Flipboard page.
She sent the following report:
Bible News Prophecy Internet Radio Update
Analytics from Caster FM Streaming Server
Unique listeners: 46,420
Total Listener Minutes: 7,538,956
Top 25 Countries by Listener Minutes:
- United States 4,643,710
- Unknown 730,226
- United Kingdom 700,573
- Germany 326,354
- Canada 230,084
- New Zealand 180,048
- Australia 156,923
- Bahamas 122,587
- France 96,960
- Japan 87,727
- Virgin Islands (U.S.) 43,076
- Mexico 31,128
- Netherlands 29,114
- South Africa 20,321
- Switzerland 15,260
- Italy 10,769
- Jamaica 10,423
- Belgium 8,611
- China 7,455
- Philippines 7,204
- Sweden 6,665
- Ireland 6,286
- Indonesia 5,406
- Thailand 5,237
- Nigeria 5,006
Bible News Prophecy Flipboard Page Update
Viewers: 24, 672
Page flips: 265,436
Bible News Radio Pinterest Page
Average Monthly Viewers: 8,952
We utilize many platforms to reach whomever we can.
As it worked out, I spent a couple of days in Serbia and got back last night after over 24 hours of traveling yesterday (including about 5 hours on a bus), so I am a bit jet lagged (plus there are many things to try to get caught up on–including dealing with telephone messages when I was gone).
We are working on some important church projects in Serbia and I was able to make progress on at least two of them. But this can be complicated in a country that is so closely influenced by the Orthodox Church (so I used some techniques like the old Worldwide Church of God did, to minimize possible disruptive offense).
Here are some stats from Wikipedia related to religion in Serbia: