Hello and welcome!
I’m Joe, the creator of Let’s Get This Done website.
As a Catholic layman, I have some thoughts on Christian evangelism, particularly as it pertains to Jesus’ last words, “Go out to all the world and proclaim the Good News.”
I may not be able to travel out to the whole world, but fortunately God has brought the whole world to New Jersey, where I live.
Why Target New Jersey?
New Jersey is a hub of world culture. Wikipedia says this about New Jersey:
New Jersey is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse states in the United States. As of 2011, 56.4% of New Jersey’s children under the age of one belonged to racial or ethnic minority groups, meaning that they had at least one parent who was not non-Hispanic white. The state has the second largest Jewish population by percentage (after New York); the second largest Muslim population by percentage (after Michigan); the largest population of Peruvianss in the United States; the largest population of Cubans outside of Florida; the third highest Asian population by percentage; and the second highest Italian population, according to the 2000 Census. African Americans, Hispanics (Puerto Ricans and Dominicans), West Indians, Arabs, and Brazilian and Portuguese Americans are also high in number. New Jersey has the third highest Asian Indian population of any state by absolute numbers and the highest by percentage, with Bergen County home to America’s largest Malayali community. Overall, New Jersey has the third largest Korean population, with Bergen County home to the highest Korean concentration per capita of any U.S. county (6.9% in 2011). New Jersey also has the fourth largest Filipino population, and fourth largest Chinese population, per the 2010 U.S. Census. The five largest ethnic groups in 2000 were: Italian (17.9%), Irish (15.9%), African (13.6%), German (12.6%), Polish (6.9%).
Spreading the Gospel
The gospel is a treasure worth sharing, and I’ve decided to get involved and do my part.
I’ve taken a map of New Jersey and divided it up into a grid. My aim is to select an entire postal route (about 300 addresses+/-) in each grid block, and then mail a copy of the gospel to each one of those addresses.
That works out to about 65,000 copies of the gospel that I hope to mail out to individual addresses in the state of New Jersey, using the US Postal Service’s direct mail program.
I believe that quality results can be expected through the distribution of individual copies of the gospel to a broad spectrum of people.
These short posts explain what I am doing here, and why:
I am intrigued by Jesus’ many remarks, found in the gospels, concerning the topic of agriculture…(read more)
What if Christianity was an agricultural enterprise?…(read more)
I am a complete novice when it comes to politics and the process of running a political campaign…(read more)
Our country has just been through a bruising presidential election…(read more)
Other Recent Posts
Right now, in the cosmos, a courtship is underway between two very unlikely lovers…(read more)
I recently had the opportunity to visit Planet F…(read more)
If this is your first encounter with Jesus in the gospel, you would be well advised to seek out a local church where you feel comfortable, and learn all you can from the pastor and the church’s ministry team.
If you are interested in respectful discussions of contemporary religious and cultural issues, the website CERC is a marvelous resource.