About this Website:
As a Christian I believe the gospel is a treasure worth sharing. To advance that object, I have divided the state of New Jersey 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.
Why Target New Jersey?
First of all, I live in New Jersey, so it’s the natural place to start. But more importantly, 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%).
I Like Jersey Best
About the Author:
I live with my wife in a rural area of western New Jersey, USA. Together we raised five wonderful children, and we enjoy watching them do great things as they make their way in the world.
- If you are interested in understanding the rational for my project, read my post entitled “Mixing Metaphors”.
Thanks for your interest.