Saturday, October 1, 2022

Close the Funding Gap. Join the Giving Family!

88.7 The Cross fall Fundraiser

Dear Friend,

A couple of months ago, I was sitting at home asking God for wisdom as the ministry was approaching a season of transition. I was reminded of moments in my life when things seemed grim, and God brought others alongside me to provide. 

He pointed me to a verse that seems fitting for where the ministry is right now, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

God has been faithful to 88.7 The Cross for over 20 years, and I was reminded of His promise to “make a way” recently as we wrapped up our annual Fall Fundraiser, feeling discouraged about falling short of the goal.

We finished the event $15,000 short of the budgeted need for 2022.

88.7 The Cross is in a place where God is laying vision on the hearts of the staff and board members. Although many changes have occurred within the station lately, the mission is the same: to encourage and strengthen believers in their Christian lives and introduce non-believers to Jesus Christ. Stories like this one are common to hear:

“Shortly after I dedicated my life to God, I came across 88.7 The Cross and got hooked when I took on the 30-day challenge. Thank you all so much… Everyone involved. Everyone at the station, the supporters, everyone. You all have reached me in prison and at the beginning of my walk, I found support in your station. I found encouragement and positivity. In a place like a prison, it is hard to find those things.”

– Donovan, Monroe

As 88.7 The Cross is allowing God to lead us forward, I’m praying God would stir your heart to support the ministry.  $10/month, or a gift of $120, is all it takes to help keep 88.7 The Cross on the air. When you invest today, God honors the seed you’ve planted and multiplies it for His kingdom. You’ll also receive a FREE 88.7 The Cross T-shirt as a “Thank You” gift for closing the funding gap.

Finally, I want you to know I’m praying for you. I know the people who listen, give, volunteer, read the daily devotionals or have a window sticker on their car are a reason God continues to carry 88.7 The Cross. I am dedicated to serving you in love, compassion, and grace as we walk into a new chapter of God’s work together.

If you have any questions, please call me at 318.387.1230. Thank you for supporting the ministry!!

Lynne Free, Interim General Manager