Are you looking to make a difference for eternity? Consider a gift that has the power to completely change the lives of thousands of “Untouchables” in Asia! These gifts open the door to share the most precious gift of all, the Love of Jesus! The Sound of Life is partnering with Gospel for Asia to share the Good News of Jesus Christ through tangible gifts for precious children and their families.
Choose from chickens, goats, water buffaloes, lambs, pigs, Jesus wells, sewing machines, and more! All gifts are presented by a Gospel for Asia supported national missionary or pastor on the mission field – opening the door to communicate God’s Love! You become an extension of that pastor or missionary.
Dalit Facts: The Dalits are considered subhuman by their culture. They are forced to live in deplorable conditions and are treated as outcasts in society. There are nearly 300 million Dalits or “Untouchables” with over 100 million of them children. These kids are the poorest of the poor and are often sold into bonded labor, working long hours every day to pay off a debt of approximately 16 US dollars! You can choose to give a gift to a Dalit family “on behalf of” someone you love. You can order cards from Gospel for Asia to send to your loved one to let them know their gift is making an eternal impact. Gospel for Asia sends 100 percent of your contribution directly to the mission field to purchase the gift you’ve chosen. Nothing is taken out for administrative costs.
Send a gift today and make an eternal difference in the lives of a precious Dalit family! You will open the door to share the most precious gift of all – the Good News of Jesus Christ!
To choose the gift you want to send call 1-877-914-GOAT or click on the banner above!
God bless you, Merry Christmas and thank you for giving!
Thanksgiving thoughts from Tom…
I was at the station getting ready to do The Sunday Brunch and began thinking about our Week of Giving Thanks. One thought occurred to me: I know “what” we are doing, as Joe has communicated with you about that. He has given you the details of what to share but perhaps we have never really articulated the “why” of our Week of Giving Thanks.
Since the “why” is the foundation that all good “whats” are built upon, I figured I would just take a minute to articulate that to you.
Gratitude has been lost in our culture. Yet to have a strong biblical worldview, to truly love Jesus, is to be a grateful person no matter the degree of pain in our lives. There is no one who can reflect better what it is like to walk through pain and suffering then the Christian. In good and bad, the follower of Jesus should reflect gratitude, not with false religious piety but with the reality a realization that I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength. (Phil 4: 13)
We live in a culture where much of the time gratitude is not valued which is why we want to encourage it. What about the person who is grateful and doesn’t know God? They simply haven’t come to realize yet that they are walking in the grace of God. You can’t be grateful without God yet you can be grateful without recognizing Him in your life. It all comes from the Lord!
Anyone who has ever gone through recovery knows how critical it is to develop gratefulness. Blame no longer has the place in the life of the devoted follower of Jesus.
I have really appreciated the different thoughts that Angela has shared on the air about gratitude this past week especially, even this morning as I was driving in. My hope and prayer is that our staff and listeners will begin to recapture where gratitude comes from and why it is so important in our lives.
It is gratitude that gets us through the most difficult of times. If you read the “Pray for Listeners” page on our website you will see how desperate and difficult life can get. In it all we can find God through gratitude.
This is our fifth year of the Week of Giving Thanks and I would like to challenge you each day this week to list 5 things you are grateful for.
Day One for me:
1) That God saved me when I wasn’t worth saving on 02/19/82.
2) My wife, who is my best friend and a VERY patient person.
3) The joy of working with such a dedicated team at the Sound of Life. They teach me a lot!
4) My Pastor, Ed Jones, another VERY patient person in my life.
5) The Walter Hoving Home – these ladies have taught me courage and what it really means to surrender to Jesus.
A blessed week of Giving Thanks to you and your family!
Fall Life-a-thon is over, but we sure made some great memories! Life-a-thon was held this year for three days in the Community Room of the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston. We had all hands on deck including some board members and guest announcers: Ward Todd, Cory Patterson, and Dianne Davis. The volunteers were capable and faithful and were such a blessing to us! Delicious food was provided by Angela’s Pizza in Lake Katrine. Sometimes we laughed, and sometimes we were brought to tears. It was a time to honor our God Who has given so much and continually reaches out to change lives through the ministry of the Sound of Life. There was an array of heart-tugging testimonies: Living proof of what your support means to others! Most of all it was a time to pull together to do God’s work along with all of you who called or donated on line.
We ended Life-a-thon with 93 new Partners for Life… $35,642 in single gifts for a total of $69,122! Our goal was 100 Partners for Life at $30 per month and $97,000 in single gifts. In the next few days following Life-a-thon we did reach 100 new PFL’s, praise God! We’re still short of our single gift goal, but we know that God is faithful to meet these needs and we’re trusting Him to provide the funds needed.
An hour of broadcasting costs about $97. A song usually lasts about 3 minutes. In those three minutes a life can change! So, even a small gift can change a life. God moves continually, not just during the three days of Life-a-thon and if you feel a call upon your heart you can donate at any time. There are no small gifts or blessings and together we can spread the news that there is a God who cares and loves us all!
Thanks so much for the part you played in Fall Life-a-thon 2013… and all glory to God!
Saturday, November 2nd ~ 10am – 4pm, but the morning starts with coffee & danish at 9:00 during check-in.
Three lunch choices:
1) Poached pear and grilled chicken salad w/ blue cheese, baby greens and walnut vinaigrette.
2) Oven roasted turkey sandwich, cornbread stuffing, cranberry mayonnaise and Adirondack chips.
3) Braised brisket of beef w/ root vegetable mashed, pan gravy.
Tickets are $30 pp in advance or $28 pp for groups of 8 or more. Seating is limited so get your tickets ASAP!
*Purchase tickets in person at Red Carpet Hair Salon, 4 Southwestern Avenue Plaza, Queensbury, NY – 518-798-0110.
*Or mail a check to HFAWH – Lois Stark, 5151 State Route 40, Argyle, NY 12809 – 518-638-6530
Contact them on Facebook @ Hope for a Woman’s Heart or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope for a Woman’s Heart is a proud partner with the Sound of Life Radio Network.
September has been a busy month for the Sound of Life!
Steak Out IV in South Glens Falls on 9.7.13 – It was a great time of fellowship and good food at Steak Out IV! The dinner raised money for the Sound of Life’s Prospect Tower transmitter upgrade which is part of the Impact Project. A BIG “thank you” goes out to all who planned for it and those who attended to make this a successful event!
Casting Crowns Concert – 9.12.13 -Over 2000 people attended the Casting Crowns concert at the Civic Center in Glens Falls. The Sound of Life was the Master of Ceremonies and the Soul Patrol was out front. We met so many great people there and it was an outstanding night of music and worship. We were so blessed to be a part of it!
Fans & ticket winners @ the concert!
Balloon Breakfast – 9.21.13 – The Sound of Life was honored to be part of the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival fundraising breakfast for the Open Door Mission in Glens Falls. Tom, Joe, Shane & Cindy were there and had a great time sharing the Sound of Life’s music and meeting “ballooners”. Unfortunately, it was too windy for the balloons to launch, but it was still a great morning! The Open Door Mission served 2014 breakfasts just on Saturday! That’s a lot of eggs!
Glory Day @ Great Escape – 9.21.13 - Two events in one day! Wow… but it was a beautiful day and an awesome time! We got to meet our ticket winners and our staff and volunteers got to enjoy the park for the day as well. Christian bands played throughout the day in two different stage areas. One of our ticket winning families are pictured below. We’re already beginning the planning for next year’s event which promises to be even more amazing!
And that brings us up to yesterday’s event… the Social Media Seminar. We’ll do a special blog post about that great event in a couple of days and we’ll have lots of great photos for you! Don’t miss it!
You’ve heard us mention Pastor Saeed on the air… He’s an Iranian born, U.S. Citizen who is being held illegally in Iran because of being a follower of Christ.
From the confines of his prison cell, Pastor Saeed has written a letter to Iran’s new president asking for his freedom. His heartfelt plea: “Considering the fact that I came to Iran to serve the orphans, please do not let them make my children orphans and my wife without a guardian.”
The American Center for Law and Justice has joined with Pastor Saeed, launching a brand-new letter-writing campaign to Iran’s president on a brand-new website. It’s a critical effort, and response has already been overwhelming. In just the first 48 hours, letters written had reached over two-thirds the goal of 52,000 letters for the 52 weeks of his illegal imprisonment.
You can sign the letter or write one of your own, and it will be delivered to Iran’s president. CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR LETTER
It seems like just yesterday we were going to graduation parties, attending school award ceremonies, cleaning out desks and shaking out book bags. Sand from the beach is just making its way out of car mats and here we are with September peaking around the corner. The nip of fall air is sneaking in at night and brisk mornings carry the whiff of loose leaf paper. By now school supply lists have found their way into mailboxes. You may have already experienced the frenzy of moms in office supply stores with lists in their hands as they zoom up and down the aisles on a scavenger hunt for the individual needs of each child. The Sound of Life wants to give you some help as you prepare for “back to school time” with the attached links of some Focus on the Family resources and tools that may be helpful, not only for you but for your children as well.
As you stand in those long lines with coupons in hand, remember that you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength! And remember… time flies by so quickly! That kindergarten lunch box you buy today will all too quickly be replaced with college dorm needs!
Once again, we're excited to partner with TWR for our summer mission project! It's called PROJECT HANNAH. Maybe you've heard the announcement we've been airing about Biljana, a young mother who didn't know what to do after she ran away from her abusive second husband. Here's the rest of her story:
A shivering 15-year-old, Biljana Nikolic, stood shielding her one-month-old on a street corner in Serbia as a fierce thunderstorm whipped through town. She leaned against a house to steady herself against the wind. She was fleeing her abusive second husband less than a year after running away from her first husband… a man her mother forced her to marry. She watched her baby struggle to breathe, and remember a song her aunt had taught her when she was a child: "I have a phone that goes up to the sky… when I have problems I can call Jesus."
"God, I know you're there and that You gave me this child," she muttered, "but I don't know what to do with him. If you want, take him."
Just then a Serbian woman opened the door of the house Biljana was leaning against. She urged Biljana to come inside. It was the first of a long string of answers to prayer that change her life.
Eventually, her first husband, Deno, asked her to return to Croatia for the sake of their son. Yet the couple struggled for years. Grinding poverty compelled Biljana to beg on the streets, and forced her to sift through trash for scrap metal to sell for cash. They had no legal documents in Croatia, so they were denied assistance from agencies. Mutual growing bitterness resulted in violent arguments between Deno and Biljana. There seemed to be no end to their suffering until 2004. While she was begging on the streets, a local Christian woman befriended her – an encounter that eventually led to Biljana to give her life to Christ.
The change in Biljana's life moved Deno. "I would wake up in the night and could see was in tears praying for me," he says. "I thought that she had surely cracked, but my conscience began to bother me for everything I had done to her." Slowly, his love for Biljana grew as he learned about the love of God, and he finally accepted Christ in 2007.
TWR's Project Hannah for the Roma people in Eastern Europe will focus on women and children in Albania. The goal is to introduce them to the ONE who has the solution for their life's problems through mass media… so that lasting fruit is produced. The Sound of Life is excited to partner with them in this effort!
TWR already has their Women of Hope weekly program in the Albanian language, and a prayer calendar program is broadcast daily. Your SUPPORT for this project will help these programs continue, so that women and children will know the love of God and salvation in the name of Jesus… Other goals of this program are to:
- See their future with optimism
- Build their self-esteem
- Understand the importance of basic health care
- Be educated about sexually transmitted diseases and ways to prevent them
- Learn about the risk of human trafficking
- Pass on to their children a legacy of faith, wisdom and godly character.
Will you help the Roma women and children in Albania with a gift of $20, $50, $100 or more today? Partner with the Sound of Life and TWR to bring REAL LIFE, REAL CHANGE to these women and children who are dear to God!
Click to GIVE HERE! Thanks so much!
Attention all Sound of Life listeners! Get ready for the most intense game of golf of your lifetime…
The day kicks off at 10 a.m. and will be broadcast LIVE by Cup ‘A Joe Morning Show’s Joe Hunter.
As an appreciation gift to you, the first 100 listeners to arrive at The Castle in Chester, NY will be admitted at no cost. In addition to free admission, the first 100 listeners will receive a Sound of Life T-shirt.
The gifts don’t stop there! Kids who hit a hole in 1 will win a matchbox car.
Listener Appreciation Day will be a fun family day for all! Come out and meet your Sound of Life family; we are looking forward to meeting you!
Ok, ok. So maybe “intense” was a bit of an exaggeration.
The Sound of Life exists to connect people with the positive message of Jesus Christ… so this spring, we’re excited to be supporting Bible League International, in a campaign called “Bibles Behind the Lines.”
During this campaign, you can reach out to your brothers and sisters in Christ in places like North Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Everyday, they face darkness.
Some Christians around the world have to meet secretly in underground, house or indigenous culture churches, and the production of Bibles is forbidden in their countries. Some, living in poverty,cannot afford Bibles. Many are slain for their faith.
Often times, we, American Christians, take for granted our religious freedoms, and our access to the Word of God. Every Sunday, we have an opportunity to gather in church buildings. Throughout the week, we gather for Bible study. We attend conferences, revivals, and concerts. National movements exist such as the annual National Day of Prayer. In this nation, we have the opportunity to live a bold Christian life. It is not constricted by the government. Yes, we’re sometimes persecuted for our beliefs, but not brought to trial or murdered.
“Christians around the world are under attack. There have been more Christians killed for their faith in the last hundred years than in the previous 19 centuries since the beginning of the Church… We are living in the time when it is most dangerous to be a Christian.” ~~ Bible League International
You have the opportunity to make a difference. For every $5 donated to Bible League International, one Bible can be provided to someone living in poverty, persecution, or the Muslim world. By donating, you can provide them with their own easy-to-read Bible in their native language.
Bible League International began in 1938, when a man named William Chapman was inspired after being healed from a serious illness. Healed, Chapman decided that he would use his restored health for God’s service.
This ministry started with 1,000 Bibles in Walkerton, Indiana, and now, 75 years later, they provide millions of Bibles to over 700 different language groups.
They don’t just mail Bibles overseas, Bible League International trains Bible planters who are hands-on in various places. The Bible planters make disciples by way of Bible studies and through Bible based literacy programs that help impoverished people learn to read using Scriptures.
To donate, click HERE or call 1-800-YES-WORD (1-800-937-9673).