Foreign Visitors Reading the Website

We are very blessed to have several foreign visitors to the Brothers of John the Steadfast website. As I write this post we have a viewer from Mikkeli, Finland viewing the website. We welcome all our foreign visitors and look forward to the day when we can start our first interanational chapter.

We have been testing an internet statistics program called “woopra” and it provides a live map of the world showing the location of all  the current visitors to the site. A few times a day I will check the site to see where are viewers are from and I wish you could all have the same thrill I do seeing all the little white dots around the country (and the world) representing in real time the current visitors on the site. One time last week we had over thirty visitors on the site at a single time.

May God bless Lutheranism in this country and around the world that we may remain steadfast in His word.

Pastor Rossow

Per comment 2, here is the instantaneous version of the map, showing 6 visitors. Each little white dot indicates a “current visitor”. I see these are too small at this size; click on the map for a full-size version.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Foreign Visitors Reading the Website — 9 Comments

  1. This must be international day. I just checked the statistics site and we have a reader from the Czech Republic currently on the site.

    BTW – these are not spammers. Our old statistical software did not distinguish betweeen viewers and spammers but this new stuff does.

    Pastor Rossow

  2. From a reader in the Czech Republic: I don’t know if you have more than one reader in CZ, but if not, then I’m it. I’m not Czech, but rather an LCMS missionary in CZ. I have been following Steadfast Lutherans for a while after repeatedly hearing your spot on Issues, Etc. After hearing about BJS groups so many times, I talked to a friend, another LCMS missionary living close by, and we decided to start our own BoC reading group, and we’re informally calling ourselves the Sisters of John the Steadfast. I hope you don’t mind us stealing the name…

  3. Good idea Timothy, whatever that is. 🙂

    I’m sure Norm our computer guy knows and will be able to do that.

    Pastor Rossow

  4. Ashley,

    Yes, you were our Czech visitor. Great comment. I will be publishing it on the home page later today for all to see. We are honored that you have used our name for such a great cause.

    Pastor Rossow

  5. I visit nearly every day. The white dot must be really small, because I couldn’t see any in Japan. I’m a former LCMS lay-missionary, now a permanent resident here.

  6. Becky,

    Thank you for visiting everyday. The picture above is just one moment in time. The dots fade in and out as people come on the website. OUr computer guy Norm reads all of these comments and may have mroe infor to share with you on this.

    Thanks again for your interest in BJS. Let us know how we are doing and if there is anyway we can improve the site.

    Pastor Rossow

  7. Becky,

    I just checked the woopra site live and sure enough, there was your dot in Japan!

    Pastor Rossow

  8. Pastor Rossow,

    Thanks. God Bless your work for BJS. I’m patiently waiting for the sisters’ group to be announced.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.