Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Radio Ministry

Written by Rev. H. Overduin
ÒOur help is in the Name of the Lord Who made heaven and earthÓ (Psalm 124:8). This is the last verse of Psalm 124 and begins with the testimony: "If it had not been the Lord Who was on our side É than surely all would be in vainÉÓ But with the Lord on our side--that God Who is none other than the almighty Creator and Redeemer--what hope and confidence GodÕs people may have, especially in the Gospel ministry. GodÕs cause cannot and will not fail--the Lord will see to that. Nothing is impossible with Him Who made heaven and earth. After hearing all about GodÕs wondrous creative powers and providential keeping as revealed in the many questions the Lord put to him, (Job 38-41), Job says, ÒI know that Thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be witholden from TheeÓ (Job 42:2).

Even so we prepare and speak and send off the weekly radio messages trusting GodÕs Word will not return to Him void and He will use it to save sinners and strengthen His people. We thank you for your continued prayers and support for the radio ministry.

As the radio ministry continues, we receive responses to the broadcasts, not only by letters, but e-mail comes in from listeners in different parts of the world. Some of the correspondence comes from people who find us on the website. Three times a year we send out four printed radio messages to over 700 addresses on a mailing list, which includes about 400 in Africa. Letters of appreciation for the printed messages come in regularly.

But the Radio Africa station generates the most letters. Some letters have questions about the Bible and salvation, while some also request tapes and study Bibles. As mentioned in previous reports, we believe it is important to respond to every request and question of our listeners. We are thankful to God that we can bring the Gospel to them over the airwaves. The following are excerpts from listener responses.

British Columbia:
Would you be able to send copies of Banner of Truth to my friend in Vancouver?

Mildmay, Ontario: I would like to order the free literature for May 18, 2003. I was listening to the broadcast on that day on the radio ÉJune 1, 2003. Please send these free booklets. I really enjoyed the booklets you sent me.

Kitchener, Ontario: I would be very gratefully for a printed copy of your message heard on June 1, 2003 ÒHallowed Be Thy Name.Ó Enclosed is a cheque for $5.00 to cover the cost.

Can you please send me info on how to be saved and what happens to a person when they die? I thank you very much and look forward to hearing from you.

California: I have been looking at your website and I wanted to write to you because of the name of your radio broadcast. I do not see any local listings, but I have been searching for ÒTruthÓ since leaving the Roman Catholic church when I was 11 (I read the New Testament and found a BIG difference between what was there and what the ÒChurchÓ said). Do you have any literature/information/tapes that you could send to me? I would appreciate it very much.

North Carolina: I have been enjoying the Banner of Truth broadcasts by way of the internet. I have especially enjoyed hearing messages about the death of Jesus and the converted thief. It is amazing to think that when Jesus was there at Golgotha that it was all according to plan: ÒHe was numbered with the transgressors.Ó É I just wanted to let you know that the Lord is using the messages that he has blessed you with to encourage me greatly.

Maryland: We live close to Denton, Maryland and were wondering whether the FRCNA is thinking about this area for a mission church. We are familiar with the FRCNA and would be highly interested if that were true. There are at present no churches of your type here. We thank you for your radio ministry and look forward to listening in the future.

Michigan: We enjoy your radio program on WFUR in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday mornings. I am sending a little gift and will send again some time. May God bless you all.

Thank you for your recent mailings. I am still receiving medical treatment. God bless you all for your kindness in remembering me in prayer.

I attend a Gospel church in Lima City. I try as an educator for new believers. Could you send past magazines or booklets about Bible studies?

Greetings to you in the precious and matchless name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I am remembering you in my daily prayers. Your prayers toward us are requested.

Thanks for your continued prayerful and financial support for the Banner of Truth Radio Ministry.

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