This is the first anniversary for Baptist Voice Ministries. One year ago today we launched our first Blog. (May 7,2011) We are a non profit organization 501(C)3. From the beginning it has been our prayer to attempt to answer any and all questions presented to us about the Bible. We wanted each answer to be honest and straightforward. We are theologically conservative and this is reflected in all of our answers.
We honestly did not know what to expect. We did not know if many people would even be interested in our ministry and her mission. The first few weeks we were thankful to have 300 people read our posts. We ambitiously set a goal of reaching 52,000 viewers the first year of ministry. I am so thankful to report that God has blessed and our posts have been viewed 57,746 times from people in the United States and many foreign countries.
I am so thankful for each member of the Baptist Voice Ministry Team. No one is paid a salary. We all donate our time and work here as a labor of love. I appreciate all of our facebook friends that pray for our ministry and share our blogs with their friends. I would be remiss if I did not publicly thank all of the Administrators of Christian Groups for allowing us to post our daily blogs. When we started we had only one Christian Page to post upon. Today we have 73. Some of them have asked us to join their group and other have allowed us to join upon our request. No Administrator has blocked us from posting. For this we are thankful. We try to be Christ- like and respectful to those who do not agree with our opinions/interpretations of the Scripture. It would be most presumptive for us to think that we are right all of the time. We learn from the comments of others, including our critics.
The biggest regret that I personally have is that due to the volume of comments on our posts, I do not have the time to answer each of them and engage in an on-going discussion. I do try to read each comment and wish I could respond to each of them. We get hundreds of comments each week and because of the restraints of time, I simply can not respond to all of them.
We begin our second year of ministry today. I am so excited about reaching more with the truth of God’s Word. Our goal of this second year is to have 1,500 views per week or 78,000 for the year. The Bible teaches that in the last days there would be a hunger for the Word of God. I see that in our ministry as it continues to explode with growth.
We do not want any of you to send us any of your tithes and offerings. You should give that to your local church. We have private sponsors that provide for all of our financial needs. We do request that you pray for our ministry on a daily basis. I wish you could read some of the comments we receive. A teacher at a Bible College in the Philippines told us that he uses our posts to teach his students. A lady reported that her theology on many Bible passages has been changed. A Youth Director at a church let us know that he was printing one of our posts to distribute to every teen in his Department. A man encouraged us by letting us know that we had answered a question about the Bible that he had questioned most of his life. Ten people let me know that my post on “The Romans Road to Salvation” was being used by them and their soul-winning teams to win the lost. People are tired of the sugar-coated, politically correct, non-offensive answers about the Bible. They hunger for the simple truth. Thousands of them are turning to Baptist Voice Ministries for honest answers!