This year’s Spring Friendship Drive goal was $75,000.00. At the close of the Friendship Drive, we had faith promises in the amount of $67,746, 230 callers with 36 new friends. If you were listening during the three days, you know what a roller coaster ride we were on. One moment we were jubilant, laughing and praising the Lord. The next moment there were tears in our eyes from testimonies that were shared by our listeners on how our radio ministry touched or changed their life or someone else’s life! This is what the Friendship Drive is all about keeping the ministry on the air and touching lives on a daily basis. YOU, our faithful listeners, make this ministry possible. I wish each of you could help answer our phones. You would hear so many wonderful testimonies that our listeners share with us. I will never forget our very first Sharathon in 1993 when a very elderly widow lady called and asked if it would be okay if she could donate one dollar a month. You see, this lady had lost her husband and was on a very limited income. She was apologetic that it was not more, but that was all that she could afford. Just as the Bible tells a story about the widow’s mite, we also have a widow’s mite story that we tell each year. We tell her story during our fundraisers just to honor her memory and her beautiful heart.
We thank each of you for your prayers and financial support that keeps this ministry on the air 24 hours each day! Not only do you help us broadcast the gospel in Northwest Ohio, but all over the world through the Internet. We have had listeners tuned in from all over the United States, but also from Russia, Sudan, Philippines, Ireland, Germany, Nigeria, Australia, Portugal, Poland and Guadeloupe. May God bless you just as you have blessed His ministry.
Congratulations to Marygene Huth from Marion for winning our grand prize Amish Giveaway Packet.