The Desert's Christian Radio


March 2007

Dear Friend of KHCS,

As spring approaches we begin to appreciate the beautiful desert area we are blessed to live in and the tremendous growth that has come about.  I was thinking about the verse in the book of Daniel which talks about the last days.

But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.   Daniel 12:4

We have all thought that 100 years ago no one would have dreamed

they could fly across the country in a 747 in a matter of a few hours or have a cell phone or a microwave oven.  The list goes on.  Here are a few things you might want to consider in light of what the angel of the Lord told Daniel.

We are living in exponential times.  There are about 540,000 words in the English language, about 5 times as many as during Shakespeareís time.

It is estimated that a weekís worth of New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th Century.

More than 3000 new books are published in the world daily.

According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, the top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didnít exist in 2004.  We are currently preparing students for jobs that donít yet exist, using technologies that havenít yet been invented, in order to solve problems we donít even know are problems yet.

Students starting a four-year technical or college degree will have half of what they learn in their first year of study be outdated by their third year of study.

It is estimated that 1.5 exabytes (thatís 1.5 times 10 to the 18th power) of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year.  Thatís estimated to be more than in the previous 5000 years.

Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development in 2002 alone.  There are over 106 million registered users of MySpace as of September 2006.  There are 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.

The amount of technical information is doubling every 2 years.  47 million laptop computers were shipped in 2006.  Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that will exceeds the computation capability of the human brain.  The list goes on.

Who would have believed that Godís word would come to pass in such an overwhelming way.  Here at Joy 92 FM our mission is to glorify our Lord by presenting the clear message of the Gospel and edifying the Christian community.  This is why we use the term Information and Inspiration 24 hours a day.

We now have the radio version of the Desert Christian News TV program on Wednesday afternoons at 5:30 PM.  You will find this to be an informative program bringing you news and interviews of things of interest in the Christian community going on in the Coachella Valley.

If you find KHCS to be a blessing to you and you have not been a supporter recently, I would encourage you to pray about becoming a regular monthly supporter of this ministry.  As of the 23rd of February, we have only received 76 contributions totaling less that $4,500.00.  This makes it very difficult to operate and pay all of the bills.  KHCS is a non-profit ministry that is only for the Coachella Valley and we cannot operate if Godís people do not support it.  Please pray about becoming a ministry partner.  Thank you.

In His joy,


Dan Pike

Mailing Address:
KHCS - Joy92
PO Box 2507
Palm Springs, CA  92263