We are excited to have as our ministry partner this year, Central Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. For almost 30 years, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Both ministries have been called to tell others of the hope we have in Jesus Christ. That hope is possible because of the work completed by Jesus Christ at the Cross and when He arose from the dead “breaking the power of sin and death”. That’s Good News and as Timothy Keller has said, “The Gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope”. All of us need to be delivered from the chains that keep us in bondage. Praise God we serve a “Chain Breaker”. His name is Jesus.
God has been very faithful to us over the years. We have experienced growth in listeners and support which has allowed us to be more involved in our communities and make some necessary upgrades to our studios. We’ll also be installing a new transmitter for the KTIG 102.7 signal in August. More details in this newsletter. PTL.
As you know, the Word and the Pulse are listener supported, and as the Lord provides, our generous listeners have time and again met the listener share of our budgets. This summer we’ve kept that budget at the same level as last year: $450,000 for the Word and $200,000 for the Pulse.
My challenge for our listeners - give earlier! As soon as we reach our goals, we can again focus on breaking chains of bondage by proclaiming the love of Jesus in Central Minnesota. Summer is such a crucial time for ministry as visitors flood our region.
The Pulse’s on-air Share 2017: July 11th, 12th, and 13th. To reach our goal of $200,000 by the end of the day on July 13th, we need to raise $100,000 by July 11th. Could you help us get a great start this year by mailing in the response card now? Or you can give by calling 218-568-4422, texting your pledge to 218-833-2778, or giving online. Joe will give daily updates on our progress every morning, and Dave and Aaron will update you in the afternoons.
The Word’s on-air Share 2017: July 18th, 19th and 20th. To have a shot at reaching our $450,000 goal on July 20th, we need to be half way there, $225,000 raised, by the start of our on-air Sharathon on July 18th. Could you help us get a great start this year by mailing in the response card now? You can also give online. Phil will give progress reports daily in July.
Richard (Ric) McClary
MCBI Radio GM
Pequot Lakes, MN 56572