Thursday, April 24, 2014

You did it!

Sharathon 2013 is in the books!  We need to take a moment to thank the amazing team of volunteers who came in and helped us out all week!  They did everything that needed done with a  positive attitude;  answering phones and – most importantly – they prayed!

We also want to thank you.

None of this would’ve been possible without you!

 

Over $128 thousand dollars was pledged in support of our broadcast ministry and community service efforts.  To those of you who are already a part of the giving family, as well as the folks who just started supporting the station last week, we will never be able to thank you enough.  We appreciate you, and will do our very best to do the most ministry we can with your donations.

But, most importantly, we want to thank God for his provision.  We are so thankful for the sacrifice Jesus made for us, which we’ll remember on Good Friday soon, as well as His resurrection, which we’ll celebrate on Easter.  Apart from God, we have nothing – with Him, we have life, and a life more abundantly… and the promise of Heaven.

Thank you again for your support!  Together, we are 88.7 The Cross.

Give to 88.7 The CrossIf you would still like to make YOUR donation, call the radion station at 387-123, 0r click here to donate safely and securely online!  It’s amazing to think of all the people that we reach with the Gospel of Jesus, who are clicking this button right now, and we want you to know that YOU make this radio station possible. We’re still excited WITH you!

Volunteer to help outHave you ever considered volunteering at 88.7 The Cross, like the people you heard in the background during Sharathon?  Whatever your passion is, we could use your help!  Just call and let us know how you’d like to help. The business line is 387-1230 – or send us an email letting us know you’d like to help out! You can click on the button to the left to visit our “Volunteer Registration” page.

Our Food Sponsors for Sharathon 2013:

Corner Coffee House | Gordon Distributers | Roly Poly | Bacco Italian Grille | Zoey’s Cakes & Catering

Jeff’s Place | The Warehouse #1 | Lea’s of Lecompte | Who Dats | Tummy Yummy Creations

Here are a few highlights from 2012:

  • Installed a new transmitter which allowed us to stay on the air with much greater consistency.
  • Collected nearly 1100 pair of shoes for those in our listening area who struggled in deep poverty.
  • Donated over $100,000 worth of air time to churches, ministries and other non-profit partners.
  • Prayed with thousands of people on the phone, on the air, and online for many different needs.

This year – we have a couple of significant projects we hope to begin work on:

  • Purchase a generator for our transmitter site to ensure we stay on air through power outages.
  • Develop apps for smart phone users and programming urban and suburban youth with the Gospel.
  • Bring even more Christian concerts into the Monroe and Ruston area for families to attend.

The cost of these projects is actually over and above the operational needs for equipment maintenance, music licensing and streaming royalty fees, utilities, insurance, staff salaries and rent – along with the required engineering and legal consultation necessary to run a broadcast facility scrutinized by the federal government.  We have a steward’s mindset with the resources that are generously given to us; each expense is carefully reviewed by our board of directors.  Yet, costs continue to rise and opportunities for ministry are plentiful.  Therefore, we’re ready to stop surviving and start thriving as we work on our main mission: spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging families in their daily lives.

Your financial support is appreciated.  If you’re already with us – THANK YOU!

 

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