The Desert's Christian Radio

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October 2006 

Dear Friends of KHCS,

A constant battle rages for the hearts and souls of people on every front every day in every way around the world.  Bible believing Children of the One and Only True God are by spiritual birth enlisted in our Father’s Army to carry forth His Truth.

We are attacked on many fronts.  One frontal attack comes from those who would deny the very existence, the credibility or the appropriateness of God Himself.  Atheists and agnostics for years have been entrenching themselves along the battlefronts of our neighborhood classrooms and college learning halls. 

For decades those who know not God have fought in the halls of Congress and our courtrooms to remove Him and any reference to Him from all public use and display.  By law we are denied the opportunity to teach our children in their classrooms His basic Law (the 10 Commandments) or even to acknowledge His existence (in prayer).

Probably the most prominent fight against Truth in our day comes recently from those who worship and devote themselves to false gods.  Young men and women misguided by error and devoted to false gods, fly planes into buildings and blow up buildings and subways killing innocent victims based upon the erroneous belief it will guarantee them a place in heaven.

Other battle fronts include the television and movie screens, pages of popular literature, and, most recently, the internet.  The pressure to be politically correct has discouraged many in our army into laying down or silencing their weapons of Truth.

John 14:6 is still in the Book.  Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

It is that Way, that Truth and that Life we broadcast throughout the Coachella Valley 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In the last few months we have added several new programs that play throughout the day.  Some of the new programs are the Crescent Project, Love Talk with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, Mothers in Touch with Fern Nichols and the Susan B. Anthony List.  We now have the Cal Thomas Commentary back on the air.  You can hear it at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.  On Friday afternoons you will want to hear Plugged in Movie Review by Focus on the Family at 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.  Then on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, it’s the Bill Gaither Homecoming Radio Hour.

We have other programs planned for the near future, including one that will air on Sunday evenings at 5:30 PM which will have many of our local pastors discussing Biblical topics that are important to all of us.

Please remember the word used is “we.”  “We” includes those of use who create and produce the programs.  “We” includes the staff of KHCS who work in the local facility pulling down the signals through satellite and other sources then broadcasting the programs over the airwaves.

Most importantly, “we” includes those of you who contribute on an ongoing basis to keep this ministry financially alive.  We need your continued support. 

While we were sweltering with blistering temperatures in the Valley the past four months there was one thing that remained cool – our monthly donations.  The last few months have been very hard us financially.  We have a budget of about $15,000.00 each month.  This year we have not made that even once.  As of the 22nd of September, we received exactly 80 donations totaling $3,870.75.  This does not come close to taking care of our needs.  We have amassed a short term debt of $50,000.00 over the last year that is DUE NOW!  KHCS is supported only by the tax-deductible gifts from our listeners.  I would ask each of you to pray about becoming a committed monthly ministry partner with us in keeping Christian programming on the air here in the Coachella Valley.  We cannot continue to lose money and for that reason, I am letting you know.  Please pray about it and make as generous of a gift as you can so that we can operate soundly and in a way that is pleasing to the Lord.  In this 3rd quarter of the year, we would like to eliminate this short term debt – can you help us?  We also need listeners who are willing to make a monthly commitment to the Lord’s work here at Joy 92 FM.

In His joy,

 

Dan Pike
President

Note:  Author and friend of Joy 92 FM for many years, Samantha Landy, has given to KHCS many copies of her new book, Savvy Singles Handbook.  This is a very informative and practical book for singles, 50 and beyond.  It’s a good read for anyone, married or single.  As a friend and supporter of KHCS, it’s yours for the asking.   Just drop us a note or give us call and one will be sent to you at no charge.

P. S. – The summer months are traditionally slow for contributions. Your continual, monthly commitment to be a partner in KHCS and our ministry of sowing the Word of God 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is essential. Please give generously as we serve our Lord together. Also, I hope your enjoying our local news which is being done by Janet Barnbrook who is donating her time to the work of the Lord.

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