2015 was been a banner year for Joy Christian Radio! God is blessing our ministry and we continue to see steady growth on all fronts. Here is an “end of the year report” containing a partial list of the accomplishments our ministry made this year, and a list of goals for 2016. These are in no certain order.
- Our second FM radio station went on the air on August 26 at 4:15PM EST! WLYY, 88.3-FM in Jasper, GA (about 50 miles due North of Atlanta) is on the air and we are totally thrilled! We have made contact with several churches, but have only had opportunity to visit one local church so far. Our plans for 2016 are to visit more churches in that area! Please pray that many people are touched by the ministry of this new Joy Christian Radio station!
- Joy Christian Radio has finally been able to bring on a much needed part time employee working in the office! We welcomed Melissa Doak to the staff earlier this year. She has been and continues to be a huge blessing to our ministry! She is an uncanny match for our needs and her dedication and love for this ministry makes her the perfect addition to our staff.
- The Joy Christian Communicator was born in December, 2015 with the inaugural edition! Our official newsletter was a long time coming, but with its birth comes a new way for our listeners and supporters to keep up with the latest news about the ministry along with inspirational messages and other interesting things. If you haven’t signed up yet, just go to the newsletter page on this website, fill in the info requested and you will get the next edition in your email box! If you don’t have Internet and wish to get a printed copy, call our office and request it and we will send it to you via US Mail. The office number is 931.222.1633.
- Our Spring and Fall “Share the Joy” celebrations were both spectacular! We made a lot of new friends and God met our financial needs through our supporters! We want to thank all of you who prayed for and supported this ministry during 2015! Without your prayers and support, we couldn’t continue to broadcast the Gospel around the Globe!
- The Internet Ministry of Joy Christian Radio continued to grow in 2015! We saw huge increases in the numbers of people listening to the stations via Internet Streaming, as well as longer times spent listening to the stations on average. We pray that the seeds planted by this ministry would grow and bear fruit for the Glory of God!
- Our Christmas Card Ministry was a HUGE success this year! Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and those who donated cash or cards, we were able to distribute some 13,200 Christmas Cards to 22 different facilities in the Tullahoma area! Each patient at these homes got a different card signed by a different person each of the 12 Days of Christmas ending on Christmas Day. On the last day, they all got a personal card from Joy Christian Radio’s staff.
Goals for 2016
- We pray for souls in 2016. Our most sincere prayer is that God would speak to people who listen to our radio stations through His Word and that sinners would be brought to Christ and that the Saints of God can find Education, Edification and the Equipping needed to minister to people in this broken world.
- We pray for wisdom as we grow that we may reach more people with the Gospel of Christ! Wisdom to make day to day decisions that impact our ministry’s effectiveness and efficiency. God’s Wisdom is what we seek in 2016 as we are faced with several needs in our ministry. Needs regarding the suite we lease in Tullahoma and the electrical problems we are living with until some resolution can be attained. Wisdom to follow the Lord as doors for expansion to our ministry are presented and which doors we should go through and which doors that might open that are not of God’s direction for us. Wisdom for avoiding the “potholes” that are on the road we travel.
- We plan to get into more churches in 2016 than ever before if the Lord opens the doors. Marie and I are making ourselves available to represent the Lord first and Joy Christian Radio at churches in our listening area. Will you pray that we can achieve this goal? And, if you would like for us to come to your church, please call us and schedule a time! Our number is 931.222.1633, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We plan to greatly expand our Christmas Card ministry in 2016 both in the Tullahoma area and move into the Jasper, GA area! We will need cards, so please remember to buy them while the “after Christmas sales” are going on!
We look forward to the blessings of the Lord through this Ministry He has raised up in 2016! Happy New Year to you all, and thank you for your support of Joy Christian Radio!!
In Our Master’s Joyful Service,