Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Power of YouTube - Comfort in suffering and Advancing the Gospel


Thanks for taking time out of your day to click through to this blog post. Some of you have read my recent post about starting a YouTube Channel in November of 15. I am still in the midst of learning how to make better videos, but I wanted to share with you how humbled I am by the power of YouTube already.

At the end of November, I made a video where I spent a few minutes talking about my wife and I's experience of having a miscarriage in 2012. In the video I speak about what happened and my perspective as a pastor, about God in the midst of suffering. 

The number of views is still not anything to write home about, but where the views come from and the impact it is having invigorate my desire to make these videos and grow the channel even more.

Over the last month more than 50% of the views on this video have come from either YouTube or Google Search. Think for a minute who would be searching for keywords like miscarriage, grief, and God? 

One of these individuals who came across this video was from England, he and his wife had recently suffered a miscarriage. Though he had never believed in God, he began to wonder if there were in fact a God and if that God was punishing him. God used the video to meet this man in the midst of his suffering. The man has now decided to start following Jesus. 

Others have expressed through comments, conversations, and direct messages how they found comfort in the message. As I said before, the project is still very young and I have a long way to go in learning to make better videos. But it is humbling to see that God is at work through it and through me in this way. 

Please, take a minute to watch the video. Click through to view a couple others as well. If any of my videos would be helpful someone you know... especially if you know someone who has suffered from a lost pregnancy. Please send them a link to the video. 

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