As students have returned from the annual spring vacation that takes them home or to the beach or to the mountains, many of our MBU Timeline bloggers had an opportunity to recall a special event during the week, perhaps a pivotal conversation or moment to ponder their blessings.
It’s been called the 10/40 Window and “The Resistant Belt” because these geographic coordinates represent areas whose inhabitants are among the most adamantly opposed to Christianity in the entire world. And so that is exactly where some mission-minded students from Missouri Baptist University are going to spread the gospel of Christ.
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.