Radio station reaching the Western Slope nearly complete » Dave Lehmann
from the Delta
(Colo.) SDA Church
sent us an update from the Western Slope regarding their new 3ABN Radio Station, KSYF 107.5.
We wanted to share the good news with you:
"Many of you are aware that even though the FCC had said that they wanted to do more testing regarding the impact of our station on other local stations, God must have intervened—because just before Thanksgiving we received the notification that we were licensed to broadcast.
"While this is good news, our studio was not yet assembled and the holiday was certainly a hindrance. We now have the "bugs" worked out of our internet service which takes the signal to the tower and are currently able to broadcast 3ABN directly off the satellite dish. This will be intermittent for the next few days but our goal is to be on the air 24/7 before Christmas, hopefully by the end of next week. Please pray that this will happen.
"We ask for your prayers and support. We will need to do advertising in the area newspapers for several weeks. With the distraction of Christmas, it may take a few weeks before the pace of people's lives slows enough to resume the habit of reading their newspapers. Also, we still have a $5,000 loan that we would like to retire before broadcasting debts are incurred. We are still uncertain of what our monthly obligations will total, but our current estimate is $3000 to $3,500 per month." Donations may be mailed to
Montrose Christian Broadcasting Corporation (MCBC), 1134 N. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401.
Lighthouse Christian School shares Christmas music » Jodie Aakko
, teacher and principal at the new Lighthouse Christian School
in Fort Morgan, Colo., shared this note with us:
"To focus on the story of Jesus, our students presented, 'Lighthouse Carolers,' which shared the story of Jesus’ birth through song and drama. To close our program, Ed Barnett
, RMC president, shared a beautiful, fitting message, and the students gave a homemade candlestick to each family."
Handicap Accessibility in Gillette » The Gilette SDA Church in Gillette, Wyoming, is thankful to be able to be accessible to members and guests who have mobility issues. They have just completed a multi-year project that included building ramps and adding motorized staircase lifts to acquire ADA Handicapped Accessible status. Read about their efforts by clicking here.
Sheridan members pack Bibles for inmates »
The "Binding Broken Hearts
" ministry has been overwhelmed with requests for more than 800 Bibles from prison inmates in 11 different states the past few months. God provided a miracle through Andrews University Press
by doing a "special order" printing whereby the Bibles could be purchased at a reduced price.
God provided another miracle of donations that covered the cost of 1,389 Bibles which was 589 more than expected. The Bibles arrived on three 1,800-pound pallets, and helpers from the Sheridan SDA church were ready with forklifts and pickups. The next Saturday night, 32 church members, ages 8 to 82, gathered to assemble 1,000 boxes. They packaged, taped, and labeled the Bibles to be mailed to prison inmates.
For more info, check out the ministry's Facebook page at Facebook.com/BindingBrokenHearts. Anyone interested in donating to this prison ministry can do so online or through the Sheridan SDA church.
Juan Estrada Ordained to pastoral ministry »
On December 6,
about 300 attendees were at Denver South Hispanic
to celebrate the ordination ceremony of Pastor Juan Estrada.
Pastor Juan was called to serve at RMC after 19 years of service as a literature evangelist. He started as Bible worker, and then as a pastor of the Colorado Springs Hispanic Church
. Eventually, he became the pastor of Denver Central Hispanic
and Denver South Hispanic
churches. Ed Barnett
, Eric Nelson
, George Crumley
, Craig Carr
, and Ruben Rivera
officiated the service. Other Hispanic pastors and invitees took part of the program as well.
Hispanic lay leaders graduate »
After nine months of study, 39 graduates received a certificate in Biblical Preaching, granted by the Institute of the Hispanic Ministry of Andrews University. Ed Barnett
, president of the RMC, was the keynote speaker. He challenged each student to be a faithful, effective, and active worker for the Lord. The ceremony was held on December 7
at the Denver South Hispanic Church
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