I have so much news to share that I must be concise. First, we are beginning a major new evangelistic push using internet radio; details below. Second, we continue to ask for your financial support for our current budget and services. We need another $12,000 to finish the year, and if you haven’t donated already (many have), we need your help; click here.
It isn’t expensive to start internet radio, and yesterday on Palm Sunday we engaged a provider at $20 a month. But it will cost money to do it right, the way we want it done and you do, and as the Lord deserves it to be done – principally for a professional project manager to oversee volunteer talent, programming and fundraising, following a business plan. We are moving into the beta stage; as we know more, we’ll announce it.
The start-up Daily Office Radio costs do not come out of this year’s budget, which is only $36,000. That’s where you come in. If you use our site on a regular basis – if you subscribe, then welcome and thank you for praying with us. Once a year we ask for $10 a subscriber (email or WordPress) – more if you can afford it, less if you can’t. Please pray about it – then click here. If you’ve already donated, thank you!
Now I’ll give you an overview of what all this means to us, to you and to me, as I see it. Why are we doing this? What is it all about?
First, we know as praying Christian people that using the Daily Office every day changes our lives. It transforms us as individuals, and it works even more when we’re part of a congregation; when we know people and are known by them, and can hear the voice of God in them.
It’s priceless. That’s why the Anglican Daily Office is part of John & Charles Wesley’s Methodism. They knew personally how the daily discipline of prayer deepens our relationship with God. Monks and nuns know it too; they developed it.
Thus as our effort on these websites has evolved the past 14 years, we have constantly sought to become more interactive, even as we have also sought to encourage each of our followers to be part of a Sunday and daily congregation where you live. We support the brick and mortar church – it IS the church – and we extend it beyond the walls by going online.
Anyone who can do websites can also do internet radio, and anyone who can do internet radio can also do internet TV – and we intend to do them all, quite frankly, because that is our charge from God. That is our vocation.
And as clearly as the Holy Spirit stopped me dead in my tracks back in August 2004, to “nominate me” to start up this website, she has called us to internet radio.
You don’t even have to take my word for it; ask everyone else we’ve bounced this off. We have an unmet need and a ready technology; let’s get to work.
I cannot count the times in the past month she has given me, Tom Welch and others the Holy Goosebumps to urge us along, and to support us every step of the way.
Listen to me testify here. I don’t know how else to say it.
Let me tell you one more thing: none of this would have happened without the prayers, nurture and support of our stellar Webcast Group. Seeing and hearing them every day, my ears are more open than ever to hearing the Lord when he calls. If he wants internet radio, and wants us to give it to him, then that’s what we do; enough said.
It sure worked out well for us the last time; here I am writing to 2,819 of you. Thank you for subscribing; don’t forget to click here.
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