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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9, NIV

October 2005

Dear friend of KHCS,

Just a few short weeks ago the world’s attention was on the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.  This was certainly the worst disaster to hit the United States, with over 90,000 square miles affected. 

While aid and relief supplies poured in from across the country and around the world, the task of rebuilding will take months, or even years.  Will this assistance continue for the long haul, or dry up once Katrina is no longer in the headlines and on the nightly news? 

One effect is that local ministries and aid organizations, including the Palm Desert Chapter of the Red Cross, are suffering from a loss on revenues. 

The first few months of 2005 have shown a decline in giving to many not-for profit charitable and religious organizations, possibly due to giving to help the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami at the end of 2004.

Now it is Katrina.  While it is certainly good to help those stricken by catastrophe, please remember that there are other ministries, like the listener-supported ministry of Joy 92-FM, that still depend on your faithful support.

And here in California, we could experience an earthquake or other natural disaster. 

You may not know this, but most of the Coachella Valley north of Interstate 10 is designated as a flood plain.  This area extends from Mission Creek on the west, easterly through the Coachella Valley Preserve.  The communities of Desert Hot Springs and Thousand Palms are at risk of flooding if there are severe rainstorms over the Little San Bernardino Mountains and Indio Hills.

To prepare for a flood or earthquake, I suggest that you take some of your luggage down from the attic and put in a few old clothes (you’re not trying to make a fashion statement!), copies of important papers, soap, a toothbrush, protein bars, some bottles of water and other necessities.   Then keep these in a corner of your closet.  If you need to evacuate your home in a hurry, your “bug-out bag” will keep you going until the Salvation Army, FEMA, or the Red Cross arrives.  

Speaking of emergencies, we are now experiencing an emergency here at KHCS, with listener contributions at their lowest level since 2003.  As mentioned earlier, part of this may be due to last year’s tsunami disaster, and now donations going to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Joy 92-FM has always operated on a bare-bones budget, and we don’t have a pile of money in a savings account somewhere.  We have never had a surplus.

Thus, at a time when we are hoping to move ahead with extra programming to meet listener demand, we may be forced to have cutbacks  just to stay on the air.  Your generous contributions can help prevent this.

If you enjoy listening to the practical, Christ-centered programming that you hear on KHCS, this is the time to become involved as a Ministry Partner. 

You may not be aware of this, but Joy 92-FM is the only Christian radio station that has studios in the Coachella Valley.  One-hundred-percent of what you hear on other Christian stations emanates from northern California or from another state.  Your faithful, tax-deductible contributions will go a long way toward keeping this, your local Christian station strong. 

Please pray about becoming a KHCS supporter if you are not already. 

Your contributions are important at this especially critical period in our 13-year history.  I hope to hear from you soon. 

Thanking you in advance.

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

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