Reaching the World Through the Web

Update 5/4: Reaching the Muslim World — On the Web

Our vision at Desiring God is increasingly global. If you've had the chance to read John Piper's blog post from last week, you might recall that one of the things he mentions is this highly encouraging statistic: in the last 12-months we've seen a 40% increase in Website visits from outside the United States.

For those who might be interested, here is a country-by-country ranking, and how it compares to historical data.

From April 25, 2010 to April 25, 2011, we had 2,848,264 visits from outside the United States

From April 25, 2011 to April 25, 2012, we had 4,063,757 visits from outside the United States

Most notably, we saw the following country-by-country 12-month increases:

24% Japan
27% China
40% Brazil
44% Indonesia
46% Hong Kong
51% UAE
54% Singapore
60% Malaysia
60% Mexico
71% Philippines
77% India
108% Kenya
112% Nigeria

All of this represents a full 43% increase in visits from outside the United States in the last 12-months (as a point of reference, visits from within the United States increased 26% during this same time period). Just over 26% of our total readership now resides outside the United States.

As you ponder these wonderful stats and the amazing work that God is doing, give thanks. And pray that the Lord would continue to give us increase, both within the United States, but even more so across the world. Numbers like this can seem so abstract, but it's good to remember that each of these numbers represents an eternal soul that, by God's grace, we have been given the opportunity to impact.

Thank you for your partnership. Our mission is that people everywhere would understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, and it is through your support that we can continue to reach the world through the Web.

The Lord is gracious.

Scott Anderson
Executive Director