One of the biggest "aha" moments my wife and I had about money is when we began to understand that this thing we kept referring to as “our money” wasn’t actually ours at all. If the earth and everything in it belong to the Lord, then that includes our finances. That means that each of us has been entrusted to manage, or steward, a certain amount of resources for God. “Our money” is not ours because we own it or have a right to it. “Our money” is ours because God has entrusted it to us to manage or steward for Him.
After much prayer and many hours invested in the budget process, we’ve determined the listener portion of our budget for 2016 to be $1,110,000.
We’re anticipating the need to hold two on-air fundraisers to reach our annual listener budget need. The first is happening March 15-18 during KLRC’s "Be One" Spring Sharathon. Our goal for this specific event is $790,000. That will leave us with a funding need this fall of about $320,000.
We are so excited about our special Sharathon Kick-Off Day coming up this Monday, March 14th!
It's become a tradition at KLRC that we set aside the first day of Sharathon to focus on Prayer and Praise.Before we begin the fundraising portion of Sharathon, we want to take a day to celebrate who God is and what He has done.
He was sent to the office because he had been caught stealing, but when they question him about the incident they realized he wasn’t a bad kid, he was a hungry kid.
The SnackPack for Kids Program Coordinator, Bonnie, was sharing with me an email she had received from a school counselor at a local high school. A teen boy had been sent to the office for stealing another kid’s lunch. As the counselor tried to get to the bottom of the story she realized that this was more than a disciplinary issue… it was a hurting kid who was scared of facing another weekend with nothing to eat. That’s where Bonnie and the team at Samaritan Community Center came in. Now, this young man doesn’t have to worry about where he’ll find food every weekend, because he’s being supplied with a weekly SnackPack every Friday.
Do you remember the last time you received a hand-written letter in the mail? We have so many instant ways of communicating today that it’s pretty special when someone takes the time to send a hand-written note. This is especially true when the words shared on paper give you an opportunity to get to know the heart behind the person writing the letter.
I received such a letter recently. The writer, who we’ll call Laura, began by thanking KLRC for the role God has allowed the station to play in her life.
If we could have coffee today I’d say, "God has not forgotten you."
When life gets tough, we can feel as if God has forgotten us. We wonder if perhaps his schedule just got a bit busy. Maybe he placed us where we are and then got distracted by something else. Or it could be that he has some idea of what’s going on but the details escape him — after all, he has a lot to manage.
Some of the greatest books and movies ever written involve the joining of unlikely friendships. They fascinate us. We watch these seemingly misplaced characters wrestle out their differences and in the end we celebrate their success.
I'm always amazed by the lengths God will go to. The creative ways he will pursue adopting us into His family, even using a radio station fundraiser! A year ago we met Rosa when she called one of our Sharathon volunteers. That day she didn't just give a donation, she gave her heart to Jesus. We were honored to welcome her into God's family, and for the last year God has used your support of KLRC to make a positive difference in her life.
My husband is a great guy but he doesn’t have rhythm. One night we turned on some music and danced in our living room. We weren't in sync at all. But then I had a thought: What if I just let him lead?
He didn't gain perfect rhythm in those few minutes, but I became a better dance partner.
We are overwhelmed at the incredible response to our "BE LOVE" Valentines project! Thank you for coming together and creating over 8,000 valentines to encourage the hearts of seniors who are home-bound or in nursing homes...