Get Ready...It's Coming!
With Spring coming soon...and the Easter celebration waiting in the wings...there's one more thing we are anticipating...yep...Sharathon 2015!
It IS indeed that time of year as we anticipate our annual fundraising event. I think we could all agree the last several years have been challenging for Christian ministries. But of course, challenges also mean opportunities! Given the culture and social climate we live in today, the opportunities are endless to be "salt and light" in these interesting times.
As a result, we have chosen "Let Your Light Shine" from Matthew 5:16 as the theme for Sharathon 2014. Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle said: "As the world gets darker and more evil, it allows our light to shine brighter." In other words...opportunity! Looking to the coming year, everyone of us will face opportunities to "Let Our Light Shine" for Christ in an increasingly dark world. It is our hope and prayer that even in dark times, we can help you shine for Christ in your home, job, church, community and beyond as you "Hear the Light" on KJOL.
So, to the details! Sharathon 2015 is scheduled for April 16-18 (Thursday through Saturday.) Our need (as I always say - it is a very REAL need) is $176,500. This represents a small increase over the past few years, but increasing costs are a simple fact of life, as I'm sure you understand. We continue to do our very best to be good stewards of your prayerful investment in local Christian radio.
For now, I have a couple favors to ask of you. First, pray for us as we prepare for Sharathon. Second, pray about your part in supporting KJOL for another broadcast year. Also, pray for others to come on board and commit to investing in local Christian radio. And, if you made a commitment during last year's event, please complete that commitment soon as we move on to this year's event. If you have any question about a possible remaining balance, please feel free to call us at 254-5565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll check it out and get back to you as quickly as possible.
OK...I see I asked for more than a "couple" favors. However, it just shows how important you are to us as a member of our radio family. We simply cannot do what we do without your trusting the LORD as you pray and invest in KJOL. Thank you SO much!
Please keep listening for more details as Sharathon 2015 draws closer. If you are the mailing list, a Pre-Sharathon brochure will be in the mail in a couple of weeks. It is your opportunity to help us start Sharathon with a good foundation toward our complete need. Please read it carefully and respond as the LORD leads. And, if you are not on our mailing list, contact us and we can take care of that in no time! Finally, remember you can make your Faith Promise for 2015 right now online and anytime during the event by clicking here!
"Let YOUR light shine!"
Ken Andrews, Manager