|I wasn't alone that morning. Many of our Reach Beyond staff came in to answer phone calls. Our office was the central call center taking pledges for two days.|
Our "One Month. One Nation." campaign ended earlier this week and wow, what amazing results. Our hats off to Moody Radio, which jumped in and owned this project in a powerful way. They had four of their stations centered on this effort to build three new stations in a specific unreached country in Asia.
For the month of July, they told their listeners about the project, and immediately listeners responded. In fact, when we got to the final two days, we were about 40% to our overall goal of $200,000. That was a critical point in our timeline, because the final two days were focused, all-day efforts to hit the goal. We had hoped to be 30% of the way to the goal. I knew God was up to something special.
So, did we hit $200,000? No, we hit over $311,000!!! Yes, that much was given for this project to bring the gospel to unreached people via radio. What that generosity meant was that not only did we raise enough for three stations, but also enough to run them for the first year! Praise be to God for his provision.
Let me close this post with a testimony from a listener who listens to the station we are expanding to three new cities. As you read this, imagine what will happen in the coming months as new listeners find the station:
I live with my father and son. My father is 86 years old. My son is impaired. And I am blind. I have been losing my sight for 7 years. Our family income is only the sickness benefit we receive for our disabilities. Church people come to help us. Because of that, I became a Christian as a result of fellowship with Christian people.