An Important Message from General Manager John Long

Dear Friend,

Have you ever felt like you’ve made a royal mess of your life?  A situation or decision that left you feeling like a failure or too far gone for God (and others) to love you?  Trust me, there are so many of us that we could form a club and print our own T-shirts!  Each of us carries scars that reflect hardship and pain, as we’ve navigated seasons of our life that either found us pursuing Christ or running from Him.  We are often convinced we can manage things on our own or feel that we know what is best.  God is neither surprised nor less enamored with us when we go rogue.

Joy FM is here to offer hope and encouragement to thousands of listeners, as they walk through some really difficult situations in their life.  Our days are often filled with events that gift us a distraction from the inner turmoil we are trying to numb or quiet.  We hear from listeners who are grateful for the songs and messages that carry them through restless nights, when as the world stills their own inner dialogue grows louder.  Your support of Joy FM makes it possible for God to touch the hearts of listener’s right when He knows they need it the most.  The gospel messages heard on this station draw people to Jesus and lives are changed.

In the book of Luke, chapter 15, we read the parable of the lost sheep.  “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.  But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”   Then Jesus told them this parable:  “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.  Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?   And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home.  Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

We’ll come back to this story in just a minute …

The theme for Joy FM’s Spring Fundraiser, set to begin April 10th, is Goodness of GodYou will hear incredible stories from people sharing how God has been faithful in their life.  We trust that with your help, God will provide enabling Joy FM to continue reminding you, your family, and friends that He is good, even when our circumstances may not feel good.  Bethel music gave us a song that was notably covered by Triumphant Quartet recently…

I love you, Lord.  For your mercy never fails me.
All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands.
From the moment that I wake up, until I lay my head.

Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God.

‘Cause all my life You have been faithful. 

And all my life You have been so, so good.

With every breath that I am able, oh, I will sing of the goodness of God.”

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, your support means others hear powerful lyrics, with reminders like this … 

                                    “I love your voice.  You have led me through the fire.

                                    In darkest night You are close like no other.

                                    I’ve known You as a Father, I’ve known You as a friend.

                                    And I have lived in the goodness of God.”

 

When you hear the word “mission” you probably envision some statement you read on a wall at some business or ministry.  Your Joy FM exists to inspire people to live passionately for Jesus Christ no matter their circumstances.  When you give to this station, you lock arms with us, and our mission is also your mission!  Together we are showing the same care that Jesus did for one lost sheep. 

As the song reminds us…

Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me. 

                                    With my life laid down, I surrendered now.  I give you everything.

                                    Your goodness is running after, it keeps running after me.”

God knew of our great need of Him.  He loves each of us with the same intensity as even one lost sheep.  He sent Jesus to rescue us from our sin and change our hearts, so that we feel safe running to Him.

Please prayerfully consider what amount you will give to help with our Spring Fundraiser.  The truth is only 5% of those who listen ever give.  Your gift will be doubled as other listeners come alongside you, as we encourage each other to keep going even when it’s hard to see what’s ahead.  I know, everything is expensive right now.  We all feel the strain on our budgets.  Your gift will have an eternal reach in someone’s life!

You can also give safely and conveniently on-line by clicking here, or should you have questions about giving feel free to call us toll free at 877-321-3811.

Thank you.  We look forward to hearing from you.  And we know that along with your generous financial support we can count on you to pray with us, that God would use what is heard on Joy FM to stir a desire for lost sheep to run to their Great Shepherd.

I will sing of the goodness of God,

John Long

General Manager

PS: When you partner with Joy FM you are a beacon of light!  Please prayerfully consider what you will give for our upcoming Spring Fundraiser.  You can give on-line by clicking here.  Thank you!