|Posted by Geoff on August 24, 2009 at 2:26 AM||comments (1)|
Website Evangelism was offered money by the makers of a movie which is based on the topic (not the website) of one of our websites. Coincidentally, the offer came shortly after God has blessed the website we had built to become number 1 on page 1 of a Google Internet search on that topic.
The offer came from affiliate marketing coordinator for Spiritual Cinema Circle.
Spiritual Cinema Circle are the...
Gaiam - Winner of the LinkShare 2007 Golden Link Awards "Innovative Merchant of the Year"
Gaiam - Named Internet Retailer's 2009 Hot 100 Best Retail Web Sites
They were going to give us $20 for everyone who downloaded the movie from their site after clicking a link on our site that would take them to the download page.
It was nice to get the attention but easy to turn them down, even though with 100's of visitors every day we stood to gain quite a lot.
We turned them down because their views were non-biblical and the link would take people off our site and away from the gospel presentations on it.
Instead, we are looking the the Lord through the body of Christ to provide for the financial needs of Website Evangelism. We are trusting that God will provide since we passionately believe Website Evangelism has been raised up by God bring glory to his name by spreading his Word throughout his World.
|Posted by Geoff on August 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM||comments (4)|
Website Evangelism began in early 2006. I had stepped out of parish ministry to engage with mainstream society for a couple of years. My wife Jenny and I had decided we would do this before going back into parish ministry.
During this time, we boarded with our eldest daughter and her husband who kindly offered us a space in their home as a stop gap measure till I got a job. The job eventually came, 17 months later! Just over half way into that time, I stepped on some wet paint on a roof and had a close encounter with a slab of concrete. This could have been the end.
Things were not going very well.
However, during the convalescence (and much boredom) as the bones mended, I felt inspired to experiment in building a website. Very soon, the potential for evangelism could be seen.
It seemed that this was to become yet another occasion in our lives where God was working out all things for good, for those who love him and are called according to his purposes.
And now, here we are, launching a mission to bring the gospel to people through the Internet.
I might share more of the story at a later date but want to finish here by saying that God is good and he deserves all the glory for anything good that comes out of this chapter of our lives.