Newsletter, July 2015

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Dear Friends, Whatever gift the Lord bestows upon you, whatever ministry He calls you to, you will find great joy in doing His will. I am deeply blessed in the radio ministry. The people I interview have incredible testimonies. And I am doubly blessed when listeners let me know how much they enjoy the program. I know that many of you who receive the newsletter do not have the opportunity to hear the program, so I want to introduce you to some of the true stories of lives that have been transformed by the love of Jesus Christ. Most of the people I interview are women, but I have interviewed a number of men – one who served in the Vietnam War shared the importance of his faith in the emotional aftermath of the war, as he dealt with having seen people killed. His life since the war has been powerful in sharing the Lord, and he has helped evangelists hold crusades in other countries. Another man shared the story of his recovery from alcoholism and later recovery from a broken neck after a fall from a ladder. Other men have also shared their experiences of God’s redemptive love in powerful ways - one who dealt with depression, and one who had a life-changing physical injury from a motorbike accident, but was deeply strengthen in his spiritual life as a result. I also interviewed a pastor about his rowdy life as teenager before becoming a believer and a pastor- all very rich stories of how God used the experiences in their lives to bring them to a saving knowledge of the Lord or to grow them in their faith, which saw them through difficult times. We have a wide variety of stories from the women I have interviewed. A number of them had been sexually abused; several had escaped spousal abuse. One woman suffered terrible spousal abuse and was hospitalized as a result, but she wouldn’t tell the doctor what happened out of fear of reprisal. Her husband ultimately pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her, but he ended up turning the gun on himself and taking his own life. Not only was this woman’s faith the underlying strength that sustained her through the unbelievably difficult times, but her faith has empowered her to help other women in similar situations. A number of women I have interviewed have lost children. It is hard to understand why God allows such things to happen in our lives, but these women remind us that, when we trust Him, He will give the healing comfort that only He can give, and He will even strengthen us to help others. Women have shared their feelings of rejection because they grew up in families that never expressed their love to them, or their grief at never having had a father in their lives, or the deep pain of having been abused by a step-father. Other topics explored through the lives of women interviewed include– Widowhood, Cults, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Help for Single Moms, Children of Divorce, Dealing with Cancer, and Care Giving. Each of us has a unique story, and at our Conference October 10th we are going to teach you how to share your testimony. Whether you are sharing with a group of people or one on one in conversation, it can be simple and invaluable when the opportunity presents itself. We have an exciting lineup of topics and speakers for the Conference – “On Wings of Eagles” How does a blind woman in a wheel chair, go on mission trips to The Middle East, and to Sturgis, South Dakota for the motorcycle gathering to help rescue young women brought in for prostitution? You will find out at the Conference. What woman would go out on the streets of Hollywood and Los Angeles, or into bars in Thailand and ask people if they want prayer? You will find out at the Conference. How do you share the gospel with family members who do not want to hear what you think? You will find out at the Conference. How do you fly on wings of eagles? You will find out at the Conference. Many have come to know Jesus Christ as their savior at our conferences, so think about inviting someone who doesn’t yet know Christ – or invite someone who needs encouragement to come and share the conference with you. Yet those that wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31 NAS The cost for the Conference is $25 which covers lunch. ********** Praise and Prayer Please continue to pray for our financial needs. I sent a letter to Wilkins Radio to let them know we would be unable to continue on three of their stations, which actually meant we would leave six because they give us one free per station. They wanted us to stay, so they reduced the price, which is very helpful. However, we still need help to stay on these stations. In His bonds, Norma Bonds ********* The radio program airs - KCBC 770-AM at 5:45 a.m. Mon-Fri, and varies a.m. Sun. in Calif. World Harvest Radio Sat. & Sun North America, Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, India, China, North & South Korea, Japan, Australia, The South Pacific. Check the schedule at whr.org. To listen to any of the following stations go to www.wilkinsradio.com WYYC 1250-AM 8:30 a.m. & 8 p.m. Mon-Fri. York, PA., WCPC 940-AM Mon-Fri. 7:30 a.m. Tupelo, MS., WLMR 1450-AM Mon-Fri 7:30 am. Chattanooga, TN., WITK 1550-AM Mon-Fri 6:45 am. Wilkes-Barre/Scanton, PA., KIOU 1480-AM Mon-Fri. 7:00 am. Shreveport, LA., WBRI 1500-AM Mon-Fri. 8:45 am. Indianapolis, IN. KKIM 1000-AM Mon-Fri. 2:15 pm. Albuquerque, N.M. WDZY 1290-AM Mon-Fri. 11:45 am, Richmond, VA. WIJD 1270-AM Mon-Fri 6:30 am. Mobile, AL, WIJD 95.7-FM Mon-Fri 6:30 am. Mobile, AL. KWDF 840-AM Mon-Fri. 10 am & 5:45 pm Alexandria, LA. KLNG 1560-AM Mon-Fri 8 am & 7 pm Omaha, NE. KERI 1410-AM 2:15 pm. Mon-Fri. Bakersfield, CA. 2:30 pm. WFAM 1050-AM 10:15 am & 6:45 pm Augusta, GA. Mon-Fri. WSKY 120-AM Ashville, NC. 8:30 am & 7pm. Mon-Fri. The TV program can be seen on WVCY-TV 30 Milwaukee.