Podcasts: On Time for September 15th

Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 10.09.14 AMThe podcast dream has been in my heart and mind from the very first day that WordfortheWay.com came into being. It wasn’t until May of this year, however, that I started the actual process of learning to make a podcast. By July, I had actually recorded the first podcast. At that time I set a goal of having the first podcast published by mid-September.

The more I read, the more I learned. I ended up re-recording that first podcast 3 more times. My goal is to produce a high quality podcast. The good news is that today two podcasts have been recorded, and I only had to record the 2nd one twice. That’s progress! Right?

Early in August, my son, Austin, gave me some timely and very helpful podcast tips. As a result, a few weeks later I added some brief interludes and music to the mix.

Today, I completed a video course that covers mixing and publishing the audio files for the WordfortheWay.com Podcast. It took almost 10 hours to complete. My memory not being what it used to be, I realized early on that I’m not going to remember all this technical stuff in a one-time pass. So, as I was watching the videos today, I created two instruction sheets that will walk me through the process of finalizing the audio files. I can use these until I have produced enough podcasts to have it in memory.

It looks like, with the help of the Lord, the first podcast will indeed be ready before September 15. Right now I am tired but excited. I can hardly wait for Sunday to get here!

God bless you my friends.

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August Growth: 2 More Countries Added

Welcome, Japan and Poland!!

Here’s is an updated list of the 44 countries that have visited us so far this year. I am so very thankful for all of our followers around the world. You all are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for being a part of the WordfortheWay.com family. I’m glad you are here!

Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Macau SAR China, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Paraguay, Philipines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Growth Report for July 2019

Greetings to my family, friends, and followers. I want to thank you for being a part of WordfortheWay.com. You are such a tremendous encouragement to me. I appreciate all the likes and follows that you have blessed me with.

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I am excited today to bring another growth report to you with the statistics for the month of July. It was another great month of growth for this ministry.

We increased our number of “official” followers in July from 27 to 32. That’s an 18% growth rate. If you haven’t yet clicked that Follow button, go ahead and do that today. as a result, going forward you will receive a notification whenever there is a new WordfortheWay.com post.

Not only did we increase our followers in July but we also increased our total country count by 20%. We added seven new countries. That brings our total up from 35 to 42 countries that Word for the Way has touched since the beginning of the year. The only word that comes close to describing how I feel about this is: AWESOME!  

Here is an updated list of the countries we have touched so far this year (the new ones are highlighted):

Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Macau SAR China, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Paraguay, Philipines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam 

The purpose of Word for the Way is to bring the Word of God into the lives of people around the world. We know that God has promised us that His Word will accomplish the purpose for which it is sent. I would like to encourage each of you to make this list of countries a matter of prayer. Pray that everyone who reads the scriptures that we share will be open and will be strengthened, encouraged, and blessed by what they read.

Thank you again for joining me today. It’s always an honor to have you stop by WordfortheWay.com. God bless you.

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First Podcast is Recorded!

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I have just completed recording WordfortheWay.com’s very first audio podcast! As you can probably tell, I am super excited about it. It took four takes to get it right. We still have to edit, mix, and master the track, but at least we have taken the first step towards that next level.

We are scheduled to have published our first podcasts by mid-September if possible. I’m still in the learning phase of accomplishing the technical ins and outs, so prayers are very much appreciated.

By the way, I’m having a lot of fun through it all! Be blessed my friends.

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Independence Day!!

As I celebrate Independence Day and all the freedom that I, as an American citizen, enjoy. I can’t help but reflect just a moment on the people who live in areas of our world where the freedom that I often take for granted is not allowed. WordfortheWay.com is now being viewed in more than 30 countries—in some of these countries my Christian brothers and sisters are being persecuted for their faith. Preachers in these places often preach knowing that they could be jailed (or worse) for doing so. Please take just a moment with me and say a prayer on behalf the precious believers in these sensitive areas of our world.

God bless you and thank you for your time.

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GROWTH REPORT: 7 New Countries Added

I am so excited to share this news with you, our readers. In the last seven days, Word for the Way has added seven new countries to our list of the countries that have been touched with the Word of God through this ministry. That brings our total country count to 30–and we’ve still got two weeks left in June!

Here is an updated list of the countries we have touched so far this year (the new ones are highlighted):

Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Macau SAR China, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Paraguay, Philipines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Listing these countries with each growth report serves a dual purpose. First, I want to share with you the global impact that I believe we are having. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, I am hoping that each of you will take just a moment and pray that the individuals in these various places around our world would allow the Word of God that we are sharing to have its full impact in their hearts and lives.

Thank you for your time with me today. I pray that God will bless you.

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