We have an American expression for being utterly amazed: “blown away.” We also say “flabbergasted.” Brits use “gob-smacked.” I am blown away by a recent discovery, a follow-up to the one I wrote about in Surprised by–YOU! (September 23).
In that post I listed all the countries which were represented by people, unknown to me, who have dropped by this blog in 2017. There were dozens and dozens of them. On November 16, in A Gift for You, I posted John 3:16 in each of those countries’ official languages.
The other day I was checking for a particular country* and found a way to look at stats for an entire week, month or year–and for all time. A total of 83,624 people from 172 countries have checked out this blog between 2012 and 2017! I realize most of these people were just passing through and may never come back but I want to acknowledge these additions below. Next time I will post John 3:16 in your country’s official language:
Albania Anguilla Angola Antigua and Barbados Aruba Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brunei Cambodia Cameroon Cayman Islands Colombia Congo-Kinshasa Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Curacao Cyprus Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Ethiopia Faroe lslands French Guiana Gibraltar Greece Guam Guernsey Guyana Iceland Iran Iraq Isle of Man Jordan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxemborg Madagascar Malawi Marshall Islands Mauritius Maldives Malta Martinique Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Nicaragua Palestinian Territories Papua New Guinea Panama Peru Puerto Rico Qatar St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Martin St. Vincent and Grenadines Samoa Sierra Leona Sint Maarten Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia Suriname Swaziland Timor-Leste Tobago Trinidad Turks and Caicos Islands Togo Tunisia Uruguay US Virgin Islands Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
I think the one I am most curious about is Vatican City. And the one I don’t remember ever hearing of before and can’t mentally locate is Faroe Islands.
*By the way, that country was Eritrea, one of those most on my heart. So far no one from Eritrea has visited this blog.