A few years back I met one of our BBN supporters in one of the southern United States. She was a middle aged woman confined to a wheel chair. She lived in a modest assisted living apartment, and survived on a skinny social security check. She had a joyful spirit and shared the following radiant testimony with me of how God had enabled her to give to the Bible Broadcasting Network.
“I felt a great desire and burden to share something with BBN. I didn’t know how I could possibly do it, but by faith I obligated myself to $5 a month in response to one of the Shareathons. I had no idea how I would be able to give this, though I knew it was so very little. Somehow by the end of the year I had kept my commitment each month. So before the next Shareathon I began to pray, ‘Lord I want to give more than $5.’ I had a desire to promise $20 a month and it scared me. ‘Lord, how in the world will I ever be able to give $20 a month?’ I felt that God wanted me to trust Him for it, so I called in my $20 promise to the Shareathon. Before the month was out I received a notice from the Social Security Administration that I would be receiving a $26 a month increase in my monthly check. ‘Isn’t God faithful, and I have $6 a month to use on other things I need.’”
I left her home encouraged and yet ashamed; such sacrificial giving and such humble faith in God!
Our BBN Spring Shareathon is April 7-9, 2008. This time of year we invite our listeners and those whose lives have been blessed by the ministries of BBN to make a one time gift or a monthly pledge for the next 4 months. Our Spring Shareathon helps us raise necessary funds to fund projects that are not included in our regular operating budget. Your gift will help us purchase three new stations, two in the US and one in South America. Also, your gift will enable us to repair and upgrade facilities in 5 key radio outlets, and help us to expand and develop our Bible Institute in new languages. These projects will enable us to reach and teach many more millions of people.
Would you pray about investing in this ministry? The Scriptures instruct us: “Let him (her) that is taught in the word communicate (financially share) unto him that teaches all good things.” (Galatians 6:6) They also say, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom. For with the measure that you mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38) This Scripture is promising that God returns back to you in the same measure that you give to His causes, except, He adds His blessings.
We need your prayers. Will you pray for us and this ministry that God will continue to allow us to reach the millions and provide for our needs?