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For the past few months we’ve been celebrating the 40th anniversary of our Total Living Network media ministry. That in itself is a wonderful achievement—but as we near the end of our celebration, it’s good to consider how those years were used. Were they impactful years? Are there more people serving Christ today because TLN was here?
Bottom line: have we together—you and I—dedicated the past 40 years to changing negative life courses of our loved ones, friends and people we may never meet?
What really counts is how the years are used. For the Total Living Network, the real question is, what have we been celebrating? What has WCFC TV38, now TLN, done in those four decades to have had enough of a positive spiritual impact on its viewers to warrant a celebration? Have we really made a difference?
The answer is—“Yes!”
And it is “yes”—because of you!
As I think about all the testimonies and stories of changed lives, I’m here to tell you we have plenty to celebrate! The years have been full of relevant and meaningful ministry. At our recent 40th Anniversary Celebration Banquet, Vance Henry, Deputy Chief of Staff/Community & Faith-based Partnerships with the Office of the Mayor of Chicago, told about growing up with TV38 as his family’s channel of choice. Vance emphasized the strong spiritual impact the ministry has had on his life, and today Vance is a powerful witness for Jesus Christ. Mary Stutts, an executive with Comcast/NBCUniversal, related how, as a young woman, she found Christ one night in her home while watching one of our local ministry programs. Today Mary is not only a successful executive, but she is also an intercessory prayer warrior training men and women to be the same.
As I travel, I am frequently stopped on the street by someone who wants to tell me how they have watched TLN and KTLN for years and want to say thanks for the blessing that our ministry has been in their lives. I’m reminded of the pastors who have told us that some of the strongest Christians in their congregations joined as a result of their church’s partnership with our Christian stations.
I immediately think of the precious woman who had reached the end of her rope and decided to commit suicide. At the last moment, she happened to tune in to the Total Living Network and found the hope in Christ she desperately needed— and it saved her life. She committed her life to Christ and has found the peace she longed for. She now volunteers to help others in similar situations. These are but a few examples of the countless stories of how your support of this ministry has been a spiritual force for Christ.
For forty years TV38/TLN has served as an oasis for hundreds of thousands of people. TLN has been a source of inspiration for some; for others it has been a means of spiritual growth and information or even a lifeline—a steady and faithful friend, a spiritual oasis in a dry and thirsty land. And for still others it has been the catalyst for finding Christ and the hope of eternal life. In all, for 40 years it has been a compass and an anchor, rescuing countless men, women, boys and girls from the stormy sea of hopelessness and despair.
TLN has completed forty years of impactful ministry, but truly the best is yet to come. The years ahead offer even greater opportunity for ministry than ever. We are reaching new audiences, many of whom have never heard the Gospel, through our broadcast and cable channels, as well as our expansion into new technologies such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. The world is a chaotic and confusing place today and there is a greater need than ever for a ministry like TLN to continue to be that anchor, a steady source of unvarnished Truth. Because of you and the power of Christ, TLN has changed lives for 40 years. We still need YOU to impact lives as we move forward in ministry, making use of all the new ways available.
We’re excited about the future as we begin our 41st year of television ministry. And as we enter into the next decade of ministry, I want to personally ask you to enter it with us. We treasure your prayers for wisdom in how best to minister to this generation. We are in the middle of the marketplace of ideas—and so many of them come from godless sources. While it is harder to stand for biblical truth, that is what God expects from us and what we must do.
As always, it is your prayers and your faithful financial gifts that keep TLN going—and we continue to be tremendously thankful for your support. Please read on about the Shining His Light highlight for this month—our CareForce prayer ministry—and please stand with us financially this year with your monthly gift or your generous one time gift. Consider joining our CareForce prayer team as well!
You have already been a blessing to this ministry and we thank you for your continued support. May God richly bless you.
Thank You and may God richly bless you.
Jerry K. Rose, Chairman of the Board, Total Living International