For Such A Time As This Issue 79
The Battle Belongs to the Lord We have had many challenges over the thirteen years we have been in operation. These challenges have been varied and have intensified over the eight and a half years we have been broadcasting. Some of these challenges have been bureaucratic, many have been spiritual and the financial challenges seem constant. Our volunteer Board members over the years have spent much time in prayer and deliberation to keep true to our mission - to provide life changing radio to Gippsland through programs and music that promotes traditional family values with a focus on Jesus Christ. A message of HOPE in our rapidly changing world. This past week I was personally challenged by a song I heard on TRAA from Sanctus Real called Keep My Heart Alive….fabulous lyrics! I’m so tired of politics and all this bad news I’m so tired of chasing the moment instead of chasing You I let the world wear me down, I’m desensitized Jesus, keep my heart alive, keep my heart alive Only You can save me From a world that’s breaking right before my eyes Keep my heart alive. Please help us to stay on air so we can keep these messages being heard. I cling to the wise (and confronting) words from James chapter 1: 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
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Life FM Program Guide Monday - Friday 12:10 AM 03:00 AM 04:50 AM 05:00 AM 06:00 AM 07:00 AM 07:00 AM 08:00 AM 08:30 AM 08:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
66/40 with Chuck Missler - repeat @ 9pm A Different Perspective - repeat @ 3pm Christian Working Woman - repeat @ 6:50pm Focus On The Family - repeat @ 5pm Insight for Living - repeat @ 8pm Book Reading - repeat @ 7 & 10pm (Mon-Thurs) GIPPSLAND EXTRA (Fri) - repeat @ 4pm Adventures In Odyssey - repeat @ 5:30pm Behind the Music with Debbie Trevaskis-Maxwell - repeat @ 6pm Hymns and Worship Wednesday till 10 - includes Insight for Living & 66/40 Zone Out with Randell Green - music with an edge Sam’s Golden Greats - (Tues) repeat from last Sat
Saturday 02:00 AM 06:00 AM 07:00 AM 08:00 AM 10:00 AM 07:00 PM 10:00 PM
Focus On The Family - repeat @ 5am and 5pm Christianity Works - Bernie Dymet History Makers - repeat @ 6pm Weekend Adventures In Odyssey - repeat @ 4:00pm TRAA Top 30 Countdown - repeat @ 8pm Sam’s Golden Greats Zone Out - repeat
Sunday 01:00 AM Face to Face - repeat @ 1pm 05:00 AM Focus on the Family- repeat @ 5pm 07:00 AM Hour of Decision - repeat @ 6pm 08:00 AM Heart & Soul with Jan Baker - repeat @ 8pm 09:00 AM Belgrave Heights Conventions - repeat @ 3pm 10:00 AM The Nehemiah Project - repeat at 10pm ****NEW PROGRAM 09:00 PM Christianity Works - Bernie Dymet - repeat
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Investing in the Future Can you believe it’s tax time again! As usual, things have been tight over the last 12 months – seems to get tighter each year doesn’t it? Here at Life FM we’ve been monitoring month to month as funds have gone very low a number of times - but praise God - we are still here! Our income is such at the moment that we have just enough to keep going for another month and as we have been behind all year…..
we need $40,000 just to balance our budget by June 30.
Our operating costs are significant because we are on Mt Tassie. That is where we are licensed to be (part of the Government’s placement of this particular frequency in the Licence Area Plan). Our other main expense is salaries. Although we still only have 4 paid part-time positions – this core is enough to make sure we stay on air with the quality you have come to expect. Volunteers come and go but the jobs remain the same and need to be done so we need a stable core to ensure that happens. Please consider how you can help to keep this vital ministry alive!
He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern Luke 12:31 You may wonder how your small contribution can help. To help you see how your donation can work towards our goal of $40,000 we've broken it down into some more realistic figures: If 40 people give $1,000 once, = $40,000 If 80 people give $500 once, = $40,000 If 100 people give $400 once, = $40,000 If 134 people give $298.51 once, = $40,000 If 200 people give $200 once, = $40,000 If 400 people give $100 once, = $40,000
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Traralgon Studio Update We have applied for a grant so we can set up a studio and office in Traralgon. At the moment we have staff commuting to Sale. Please pray that we will receive the funds necessary to proceed.
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New Board Member Last month the Board welcomed Amanda Lonsdale to the team. Amanda is 5th generation Gippslander, raised in Sale in the Catholic Cathedral parish and now settled into Traralgon and the St Michael’s parish. She is an active member of the parish serving in Music Ministry, and more recently, establishing the parish records management system. Amanda says I love what I do. Particularly educating primary aged children. Providing them guidance on living a Christian life in a secular world is my brand of evangelising. I have attended two world youth days (Sydney and Madrid) and both have been awesome for different reasons. We look forward to Amanda’s Spiritual insight and her expertise in Human Resources will be beneficial too!
Feedback Warragul Thank you for the strong Christian emphasis you put into your program (Sam’s Golden Greats) this Easter, especially as so much of the other media is promoting the secularization of Easter these times. May God bless you. Morwell Hi Guys, please keep up the good work. I thought the 5 Love Languages series on the radio is a helpful tool. I think your station has a good mix of middle of the road music, it seems to flow on quite well. I like teaching programs too as they give you something to think on and to challenge you. Music alone tends to leave me a bit empty. The live playlist is a helpful idea if you want to know what you are listening too. Thanks for the opportunity to give some feedback. Thanks again. Drouin May God bless you as you seek to spread the gospel through the medium of radio. Moe I've been appreciating Life FM today. The Belgrave Heights Convention Speaker was challenging - great music etc since 7.00am. (Next Sunday I might think about Church again). Have had a 3 month break - literally! (broken hip!)….God doesn't waste our pains. He had those at LRH who needed to hear about the Hope of the World. - it was like a time of 'seed sowing'. This gift is to thank God for all His blessings and provisions! Here I am rambling on & have never met you! - but listening to your Friday interviews gather you are always interested in people! Guess there are many folk who have had similar experiences to mine and were glad to come home to Life FM again.
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NEW PROGRAM - THE NEHEMIAH PRINCIPLE BEGINS Sunday 27th May 10am & 10pm The concept of the program is to get to know our local ministers - so we have written to all the churches we have had some contact with over the past 11 years. The 30 min programs will include basic “getting to know you” type questions and a couple of favourite songs. In an effort to maintain denominational balance we will try to represent different denominations each week. Starting Sunday 27th May 10am with Kim Haworth from the Bairnsdale Salvation Army. The program will be repeated at 10pm Sunday. Life FM wants to encourage people to get involved with their local churches and we see this as perhaps one way of reaching out and letting people know why we do what we do! We also want to build relationships with the many churches in our listening area, which is quite extensive – from Pakenham to Orbost and south to Yarram and Wilson’s Prom. Stay tuned to 103.9FM for details.
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