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.
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.
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.
As I made the drive to meet her, I was once again reminded of how big God’s dreams are! Three years ago when we began building our new KLRC signal at 90.9 FM, we could only dream about the impact that a signal reaching over 100 miles might have for people like Lisa who need to be reminded about the Hope of Jesus. I was making my weekly visit to our "Office of the Week," this time to the team at Community Options in Chelsea, OK. I was not prepared for the story I was about to hear.
You have left us speechless. That's kind of a problem in radio. :)
Minutes after 12 noon today, God provided (through you!) a total of $311,959 to officially finish the Fall Fundraiser six hours ahead of schedule. Thanks to the generous and often sacrificial gifts of so many, the operational needs of KLRC are now fully funded and… so is the biggest ministry expansion in KLRC history!
“I started giving to KLRC when I was in 3rd grade, now I’m in 5th grade and I just love giving to KLRC.”
Genna likes to drop by the KLRC studios during our fundraisers. She’s so faithful that we’ve started looking for her smiling face to come through the doors. And she showed up bright and early on Day 1 of the Fall Fundraiser. With $10.51. Money she earned herself that she wanted to give to KLRC.
Our fall fundraiser is officially underway! In many ways, this week is all about crossing the finish line. We started the year with a big goal – to fully fund KLRC operations for a full year and to finish funding the biggest expansion project in KLRC history.
We begin the week with hearts that are full of gratitude because thanks to a lot of friends this spring, we’re already 82% toward hitting these exciting goals!
It’s Fall Fundraiser time at KLRC! Your support this week will not only help complete the funding for KLRC operations, but will also help finish the funding for KLRC’s biggest ministry expansion ever – our new signal at 90.9 FM.
As an investor in this ministry, we'd love to share some detail with you about how we steward the gifts that God entrusts to us through you.
The numbers below will provide detail on our budget for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.