To all of the wonderful people who have supported JGM during these past 14 months, I would like to express a heartfelt gratitude for everything that you have done. It is never easy to branch out and begin a new startup venture and expect to yield the type of results we have received here at JGM since its inception. We owe our every success to God for His presence being here through it all.
Some of you may remember that a couple of days ago, I sent out a message stating that we were dealing with some business concerns that could potentially impact our ministry negatively. Well…the outcome was not the one for which we were hoping, but we still have to tell the Lord ‘thank You’ anyway. He’s truly been faithful…and I decided, after reflecting on the problem for the past couple of days, to provide all of you with a little insight on what has been going on.
For those who do not know, JGM had, until a few days ago, 170,000+ supporters, many of whom had come through our extensive paid advertising on FaceBook. If you were to look at those numbers today, you would see that they are significantly lower. The reason for this is that JGM has decided to end its relationship with FaceBook and has shut down its FaceBook pages as a result of unexplainable activity on FaceBook’s part that has had an extremely negative impact on JGM’s site visits.
One day we were receiving 2000+ hits per day, and the next day all of our ads were being shut down without any forewarning or subsequent explanation as to why this course of action was taking place. Upon inquiry about the situation, JGM received no response. So the obvious question became, “Should we remain on a website that treats people and/or organizations, who patronize and use their business in a partnership wherein both parties are benefitting, in a disrespectful manner?” The obvious answer to the obvious question was, “No.”
This decision was based upon the fact that FaceBook’s decision literally placed JGM in a position wherein it was no longer able to provide the daily inspiration to 170,000+ souls, not to mention the millions of people who at least glanced at the ministerial pieces that were being published on there. The question that JGM was now faced with was, “How do we rebound from such a drastic hit like this?”
This is where we are now…in the process of having to decide on how to redirect traffic to the site again. Our ministerial operations have been hit hard and now we are in search of a contingency plan. We have placed this on the altar before God and are trusting Him to lead us to fresh waters, fresh pastures, and to a fresh audience because someone needs to hear about the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In the meantime, JGM is soliciting your prayers as we continue to pray for access to the nations for God’s glory. We love you all…God Bless…