Thursday, December 24, 2015

Annual Report (aka: The Numbers)

During 2015, God opened unexpected doors for us as we continue our ministry of training, mentoring and developing resources for youth leaders. For you bottom-liners, here's a summary of the numbers.
 Trained 1122 youth leaders through 11 events in Argentina (2), Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Thailand and the Philippines (5). Taught and supervised student projects for 7 courses at the Youth Leadership Institute in Buenos Aires (91 students total). Continued developing a youth ministry leadership curriculum with Youth Hope (YouthHope.com) for use in their projects around the world. Mentored 20 Young Leaders on an ongoing basis. Employed 8 part-time workers (web developers, social media guy, web editor, video guru, online educator, graphic designers) and published 549 new resources online. Website:  62,500 visitors per week  (that’s 3.25 million visitors this year and 14.6 million pageviews) Designed and published 3 books in Spanish (2 with youth group activities and Bibles studies; 1 personal or small group devotional guide). 1.6 million resources were downloaded from our website, and another 200,000 youth ministry articles read on our blog  Expanded our social media reach by publishing resources via Facebook and Twitter.  Facebook followers grew by 80% from 5,000 to 9,000 and on Twitter from 1700 to 2000. Filmed, edited and published the final 20 videos for the “52 Tips for Youth Leaders” series, and published a 7-video youth ministry leadership training series.  The total number of videos on our YouTube channel is now 106. The number of subscribers grew from 4,000 to 7,500, and the number of videos viewed doubled from 900,000 to 1.8 million (plus 110K more on Truli.com)
Additionally:
  • Expanded our social media reach by publishing resources via Facebook and Twitter. Facebook followers grew by 80% from 5,000 to 9,000 and on Twitter from 1700 to 2000.
  • Continued developing a youth ministry leadership curriculum with Youth Hope (YouthHope.com) for use in their projects around the world.
  • 200,000 youth ministry articles read on the youth ministry blog
  • Filmed, edited and published the final 20 videos for the “52 Tips for Youth Leaders” series, and published a 7-video youth ministry leadership training series.
  • The total number of videos on our YouTube channel is now 106. The number of subscribers grew from 4,000 to 7,500, and the number of videos viewed doubled from 900,000 to 1.8 million (plus 110K more on Truli.com)
If you missed out on any of the happenings which transpired in Latin America, Africa and Asia, we have pictures and stories farther down on this same page: mexitext.blogspot.com

We've been nomads for four years now and are continually encouraged to see how God uses that availability for His purposes and how He provides what we need in terms of energy, housing, finances, and friendship.

Thank you for walking alongside us in this journey!

2 comments:

drpoulette said...

Woo hoo! Glad to call you guys my friends! Keep up the good work.

tim gulick said...

Just saw your note, Dennis. Thanks for the encouragement :-) We glad to call you and Janell friends too