An Increasingly Connected WorldHow is the ministry doing in these tough economic times?
Many of our supporters have asked me how the ministry is doing in these tough economic times. Well, we have obviously been affected negatively, from a strictly ﬁnancial
standpoint. We’ve adapted to a reduction in donations that is approximately 28% lower than it was in our peak during 2007. However, at the same time, the faithfulness of God in providing our needs and showing us direction has been truly inspiring. While we’ve scaled back our television and radio spots broadcasting to some extent, we’ve also experienced tremendous growth in our internet ministries and have even been blessed to enter some broadcast markets with Spanish radio spots and devotions that we had not been in prior to this year. Our ability to reach people all over the world through web sites and devotions being produced in three different languages has grown from an average of about 6000 internet “touches” per month in October of 2006, to over 1,600,000 per month as of August 2010. This is
an astounding number and represents a tremendous opportunity for the ministry to reach and minister to people that is also very cost-effective.
We are blessed and thankful to serve a God that continues to provide resources through our supporters, and who continues to light the way to avenues to share His Word with an increasingly “connected” world.
Two WolvesWhich Wolf Wins?
One evening, an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all:
One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The Other is God – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The wise Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
When I ﬁrst read this Cherokee saying, I immediately thought of Paul’s words in I Corinthians: 13-13: “Three things will last forever - faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love.” (NLT) Wonder if the grandfather had ever heard this verse?
We are so grateful for our faithful supporters that enable the ministry to share message of Christ and the attributes of God described by the old Indian. I hope you join us with your gift as we “feed” people all around the world with the reality of God’s love and His greatest gift, His son, Jesus Christ.
Director of Donor Development
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Our mission is to reach and disciple people for Jesus Christ through the use of media. If that resonates with you, would you please consider making a donation to further this mission?