Viewing entries posted in March 2015
Sharathon 2015 is now in the books! I know I speak for the whole team here in expressing our deepest gratitude to all 2,116 of you who gave so generously to help fund this ministry.
In 2013 we had a son that was born on July 2nd and he actually passed away.
I still miss my son a lot. I have days when I’m really, really sad and I miss him so much, but when I listen to this radio station it helps me stay focused and helps me have that hope and holding on and knowing that God has him in His hands and He’s taking care of all of us.
After much prayer and many hours invested in the budget process, we've determined the listener portion of our budget for 2015 to be $1,150,000. This amount will not only fully fund KLRC for another year of ministry, but will also complete the funding for our new signal at 90.9FM!
Your support of KLRC is changing lives for eternity. Lives just like Rosa's.
Rosa called KLRC this morning because she wanted to join the KLRC support family. While she was on the phone with Steve, who was taking her pledge information, she told him that she wasn't a Christian and wanted to learn how to give her heart to Jesus.
Steve dropped everything, and with tears in his eyes led Rosa to Jesus. Today, Rosa became your sister in Christ.
KLRC’s Sharathon fundraiser is now underway! Your call during Sharathon accomplishes so much, including:
- You can help Hope continue to Rise for 100,000 people turning to KLRC each week!
- Your new $30/monthly gift on bank draft or debit/credit card releases nutritious snacks for one local student for an entire school year through the work of the Samaritan Community Center! (limited number available)
- You could win a pretty great prize!
"Would it be possible to look at the KLRC budget expenses?"
Absolutely! If your eyes aren’t already glazed over by the figures I’ve shared already, then I’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 proposed budget for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
"Can I just tell you what this station means to me?"
We were all sitting around the breakfast table this morning when Jodi started to tell me her story. For the past two years she’s been unable to work. Daily debilitating migraines have kept her from her job, and from much of life. Every morning she has enough energy to function for a few hours, she uses that time to be a mom, to drive her kids to school, and every day on the way to school they listen to KLRC.
At KLRC, we've had the privilege to partner with so many organizations making a Positive Difference. For Sharathon 2015 we wanted to build on a special partnership we started last year with our friends at Samaritan Community Center.
Psalm 24:1 — "The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it."
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.
It was a twenty minute commute to work, and if I wasn't already on the phone with the East coast office I only had to turn up the volume and the radio was already set to our local Christian radio station. You know the jingle. 101.1 KLRC, "The Positive Difference." Well, now there is 99.1 and 90.1, but at that point there was only one frequency.
I’d been a fan of the station since college when I transferred in ‘97 to John Brown University as a married student before my senior year. My minor was in broadcasting and a requirement before graduation was to take my turn as a student DJ for one hour each week. It’s an incredibly hard job sounding genuine and natural over the air!