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My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.  Hosea 4:6a

January 2004

Dear friend of KHCS, 

You have spoken!

We just concluded tabulating our Program Survey for our 2004 programming lineup, and would like to thank those of you who participated. 

Focus on the Family remains our number-one program with 87.2 percent of our survey respondents voting for that program.

Insight for Living, Breakpoint, Parent Talk On Call and Money Matters round out your top five programs.

Interestingly, the short feature Lighten Up with comedian Ken Davis nearly doubled its survey responses, up from 24.2 to 42.6 percent.  This popular show airs daily at 3:30 PM.

Also, your interest in news and information features remains strong, with Family News in Focus, AP News, Washington Watch and The Phyllis Schlafly Report high in survey responses.

I am encouraged by this because, as our scripture verse this month points out, God’s people are destroyed “for lack of knowledge.”  I believe there are three areas in which this is crucial:

1.   Knowledge of the Bible

2.   Knowledge of history

3.   Knowledge of the times

Christian researcher George Barna recently found that only four percent of Americans subscribe to a Biblical world view.  More astonishing, only nine percent of Born-Again Christians believe the Bible to be the final authority!

To assist you in standing firm on God’s Word, the listener-supported ministry of Joy 92-FM and these monthly newsletters provide accurate Bible teaching, information about America’s Christian history, and news and commentary about events that are shaping the world today. 

That’s why your tax-deductible contributions are vitally needed in 2004. The Biblically-based Information and Inspiration we present, 24 hours a day, is something you and others in the Coachella Valley need to remain strong in the Lord in these trying times.

We have several projects in our vision to increase the outreach and ministry of KHCS in this new year.  Some of these projects include:

1.   Rebuilding, updating equipment and adding to our studio facility so we can offer more localized programming to better serve the Coachella         Valley area.

2.   Have a working backup transmitter and an emergency backup power system so that we may serve you even if we have technical problems.

3.   Install at least three translators to increase our coverage to outlying areas that we currently are not able to serve well.

All of these outreach and expansion projects will cost considerably more than our present income.  This is needed in addition to the regular operating budget of our ministry.

We ask you to prayerfully consider getting involved as an active participant in this ministry.  Remember the Biblical exhortation to “be doers of the Word and not hearers only.”

Your faithful support is important.  Please let us hear from you soon.

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

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