November 2012 Newsletter
Dear friends of Bible.org
Note: We delayed delivery of our newsletter as we were still getting responses from people on the East Coast (mail delivery was affected by hurricane Sandy).
You have come to rely on Bible.org to provide free Bible study resources to church leaders around the world. We want to thank each of you who helped us become the world's largest online resource for Bible study materials. We honestly could not do this ministry without each of you who volunteer your time on projects and/or give financially.
Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to run a fund-matching campaign during the months of September and October. Together we raised over $380,000 Many of you participated with us and we want to humbly thank you for your generosity. We are already working hard to improve different aspects of our ministry and your gifts make those improvements possible.
Thank you for your support,
The Bible.org Team
This month we celebrate reaching 3.3 MILLION pageviews! This is just the beginning though. With our improved search and other projects we will be rolling out in the next few months, we are expecting this number to only increase. Thank you for using our resources and for sharing them on Twitter and Facebook!
The NET Bible is on Bible Gateway
We are working hard to get the NET Bible to as many people as possible for free. We do this through the NET Bible Study Environment, free downloads on our site, and our NET Bible Facebook page. We're happy to announce the NET Bible is no available on BibleGateway.com!
Christmas is Coming
This Christmas season will bring people into our churches who may not have been to church in a long time. Wheter you are a pastor, small group leader, or a Sunday school teacher, we have resources for you this Christmas season. Here are a few suggestions for you.
Should Christians Celebrate Christmas by Hampton Keathley
Special Christmas Visitors in Bethlehem by Richard Patterson
Christmas Faith by Bob Deffinbaugh
Christmas Message by Kenneth Boa
For the kids, take a look at Jodi Hooper's Christmas Series
You should also browse the rest of our Christmas resources as you prepare to celebrate the birth of the King!
People are Talking
Every week, people send us messages from around the world about how they have been blessed by Bible.org. We are encouraged by these messages and wanted to share a few of them with you.
"Thank you for all you do to bring God's word to the nations."
'My husband and I have used your resources on the internet many times. We want to say thank you and are enclosing a gift so you can continue this ministry for God's glory.'
"Thank you! You have been a blessing in my life!"