A few days ago the BBC World News featured the work of The Marin Foundation in written and audio form! Above is a screenshot I took of the BBC’s home page on their website… And that’s us as the feature story! It’s been crazy since it went live. We have gotten tons of folks reaching out from all over the world. This impact of our story is being felt! It’s such a humbling thing to have happen, and it’s definitely surreal to know that our bridge building message is getting spread across the globe through the most internationally trusted media company in existence. Just unreal.
You can listen to the 30 minutes segment the BBC ran on us here (and you have about 30 days to download it to keep it if you want)
Yesterday I got an email from the BBC and they gave me the following, crazy, update about our stories since they went live:
—Our radio segment (which has also been featured throughout America on NPR) is the most listened to segment of any from the BBC World Service
—Our radio segment is the most downloaded segment of any from the BBC World Service
—Our article is the 2nd most shared article of any story on any of the BBC websites—Our article is the 3rd most read article on any of the BBC websites
I have to thank Christopher Landau so very much. He was the producer of the segment, as well as the writer of the article. Christopher was the one who fought for this story to be done! Even after some higher-ups said no to his initial proposal, he kept at it over almost 1 full year (!!!!) before they finally said yes. And now look what is happening! Brenda and I first met Christopher while I was speaking in London earlier this year. He had read my book when it first released in 2009 and as he said, “kept it in the back of my head to do a story on it for just this time.”
I’m not the most trusting person when it comes to media folks… They never seem to quite tell the truth in how they are going to present or edit something. But Christopher did exactly what he said he was going to do. A stand up man. A balanced journalist. And now a person ever so dear to not only my heart, but the millions his work has reached around the world.
Just absolutely amazing what the Lord is doing with this.
No matter the outcome, faithfulness always wins out.