Am I the only one, or did last year lead to some changed dynamics, perhaps even fractured relationships? I hope you will forgive such a personal question, and pray that you will read on, as I share how God used even the difficult parts of last year.
A year that started with whispers of a new virus halfway round the world, and ended with news of a vaccine and hope for a return to ‘normal’ at some point in 2021. In the months in-between there were mask wars and political feuds. Every decision was judged, perhaps not so kindly, if you and some within your circle didn’t quite see the world the same way. Social media became a landmine of opinions and keyboard warriors. Let’s not forget how you felt after watching the news.
Joy FM was here to remind you daily, you are loved and safe here. The truth is the enemy knows exactly what to whisper to each of us, lies that stir up our hearts and distract us from living out our faith. Our hope is that everything you hear on this station will leave you feeling poured into rather than depleted and worn down. Joy FM’s mission has not changed. May the words you hear, read and meditate upon be those that leave you even more inspired to live passionately for Jesus Christ.
As we reflect on the past few months, let us be ever-mindful of God’s words to us in Romans 12:18. “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” This verse was so convicting for me, and I found myself going back and reading the verses before this one. What caught my eye is the heading, as I read verses 9-10. The section begins with the words “Love In Action” as Paul tells us that, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
During our Spring Fundraising Celebration, set to begin April 5th, you will hear inspiring stories from listeners just like you, as we focus on the theme, Love God, Love People. We believe that with your help God will provide for our goal of $563,000, enabling Joy FM to be a much needed positive voice for you, your family and friends. Your gift will help build our Challenge Fund which will encourage other listeners to call in with gifts to match yours, as we work together to impact His Kingdom.
When you partner with Joy FM, you make it possible for powerful songs to pierce the hearts and minds of more than 100,000 people who listen daily.
Your support means that others can hear words like this from the Gaither Vocal Band:
“They pushed back from the table, to listen to His words.
His secret plan before He had to go. It’s not complicated.
Don’t need a lot of rules. This is all you need to know.
Loving God, loving each other.
Making music with my friends.
Loving God, loving each other.
And the story never ends.”
Few, if any of us were unscathed by the events of last year. Even so, Joy FM continues to be a place you can turn to where we won’t debate masks, politics, store pickup versus in-store shopping. The messages that are shared don’t require filtering for little ears. We celebrate you because we know that you are doing your best, as you juggle the pressures of work and home life, perhaps as you continue to work remotely.
Joy FM exists to remind people of their true worth, such as these words from John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” You were worth dying for. I can’t think of anything more beautiful!
We get it! There are lots of worthy ministries asking for your support. That’s why I can assure you that we do not take your generosity for granted. We understand that gifting to us means you are likely sacrificing and that makes your gift very special.
Please prayerfully consider what amount you will give to help with our Spring Fundraiser. Your gift will be doubled as listeners come alongside you to inspire others to see their true beauty and value.
You can give safely and conveniently on-line. Should you have any questions about giving feel free to call our Partner Services team at 877-321-3811.
In a world that grows louder and more divisive by the day, Joy FM is more determined than ever to be a place that gifts hope, peace and community. Your support could never matter more in our effort to encourage and uplift weary friends. Together we can continue to show love to our friends who are feeling anxious, isolated, misunderstood or unlovable.
We look forward to hearing from you. And we know that along with your financial partnership we can count on you to pray with us, that God would move in hearts and lives through what is heard on Joy FM.
Loved by Him,
The Joy FM Ministry Team
PS: Your gift will help keep encouraging and life-giving messages possible for you, your friends and neighbors. Please prayerfully consider what you will give for our upcoming Spring Fundraiser. You can give on-line here. Thank you!