The Desert's Christian Radio



I will bless those who bless you, and whosoever
curses you I will curse. . .  Genesis 12:3a, NIV


February 2004

Dear friend of KHCS,

In my last letter I pointed out your need for the ministry of Joy 92-FM

I would like to continue this thought by explaining some of the programming changes we have introduced for the new year.

You are no doubt aware of the threats now being made to our civil liberties as Christians.  You may hear about some of these on the secular media.  You certainly hear about them on KHCS.

Perhaps you have read Persecution by David Limbaugh, a book that details the many attempts being made to squelch the rights of Christians to pray in public, sing Christmas carols, or even hold Bible studies in their own homes.  Or perhaps you have heard about these through other sources.

To fully keep you up to date on these developments, we invite you to tune to 91.7 FM each Saturday for Jay Sekulow Weekend.  You probably know that Jay is the head of the American Center for Law and Justice, a public-interest law firm that has been representing Christians in many civil-rights cases, all the way to the Supreme Court.  Here is your opportunity to keep up to date with these crucial issues, every Saturday from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

Our responsibilities as Christians also extend to helping ďthe least of these.Ē  You can learn of humanitarian needs of people around the world on the new program, World Vision Report, on Saturdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m.  Itís a fast-paced half-hour with news reports from all over the globe.

Well, staying informed is important, but itís nice to have fun too.  And with this in mind, we are now airing your favorite Christian hits from the 1970ís and Ď80ís every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon on Streets of Gold.  I hope you enjoy this show and let us know how you like it.  If there is sufficient interest, we could expand the show from one hour to two hours each Saturday, and perhaps air it at another time.  Please write or call and let us know what you think.

Remember, KHCS is a servant ministry, here to serve you. 

We donít exist to push the theology of just one church or denomination.  Our goal is to lift up Jesus as Savior, as the Apostle Paul wrote in this monthís verse: ďJesus Christ and him crucified.Ē

Your tax-deductible contributions enable us to keep on bringing you Information and Inspiration, 24 hours a day. 

Our recent survey showed that 62 percent of our respondents listen only to KHCS.  Perhaps you are one of them. 

What would you listen to if we were not able to keep on bringing you this unique radio programming to the Coachella Valley?

We hope that 2004 will be the year that Joy 92-FM moves ahead with projects that make our ministry to you even more valuable.  But we canít do it without your support.  Please make the decision today that you will faithfully support this ministry throughout the year.

I am waiting to hear from you.

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

PS: While January is normally light on listener contributions, as I write this our donor income is down almost 30 percent.  Contributions need to be up, not down, for KHCS to move ahead with the studio enhancement, Morongo Basin translator and other projects that will help us reach out to more potential listeners in the desert area.  Your contributions are urgently needed.

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