Saturday, April 23, 2011
Update: At the conclusion of the "on-air" portion of CARE 2011 we have received $135, 359 in faith-promise support. That also means 2,707 Bibles will be sent to the persecuted church!
We are very blessed to have you as a ministry friend and partner in this wonderful outreach!
Our spring Care-a-thon fundraiser runs April 27 – 29. The theme for this year comes from Romans 8:31; “If God be for us…” Our focus is on how the Lord is changing lives through the power of His Word. The promise that God’s Word “does not return void” is true and we can’t wait to share how the Bible preaching and teaching ministry of Toccoa Falls Radio is impacting listeners just like you.
The goal is $200,000 in listener support towards our annual budget of $558,000.We invite you to be in prayer for the Care-a-thon seeking how He would have you participate through giving to the operational needs during our Spring fundraiser.
I’m truly excited about our partnership with Bible League International. Their ministry is actively involved in getting Bibles to the persecuted church around the world. Scott Thunder, host of Word and Worship Weekly, will join us during Care-a-thon with news of how, together, we can get God’s precious Word into the hands of those who need it most. WRAF will be giving a tithe of funds raised during this time to this much needed project.
Join us for these three wonderful days of praising God and discovering how He is at work through WRAF and Bible League International. If you are not already a monthly giver, let me encourage you to consider that option. Monthly gifts are the life-blood of what we do and our goal is to see many friends help out in this vital way. Click here to set up a recurring gift on the day of the month that works best for you.
What is Care-a-thon?
Care-a-thon is our bi-annual fundraiser that sets the pace for our yearly budget. Twice a year we set aside time to ask you to be a part of the story providing hope and encouragement over Toccoa Falls Radio and reaching people for Jesus.
How is my contribution used?
Your contribution is chiefly to impact lives and families across the listening areas through Christ-centered music and Biblical preaching and teaching. It literally keeps the stations of Toccoa Falls Radio on the air day and night and goes toward electricity, equipment, maintenance, phone lines, bandwidth, towers, transmitters, translators, antennas, music licensing, legal fees, salaries and more.
Is my contribution tax-deductable?
Yes, WRAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Do you really need my contribution?
Yes, because we are a non-commercial station, we depend on your contribution.
How much do you need?
Our goal for our Spring Care-a-thon is $200,000, out of our annual budget need of $558,000 for 2011.
How can I give?
You can give a one-time gift or set up a monthly gift through your credit/debit card or bank account. Donate safely and securely here, or you can call 1-800-251-8326.
What’s a faith-promise?
A faith-promise is the intention to give a gift to WRAF and having faith that the Lord will provide for you to fulfill your promise within the next year.
What’s a Daysponsor?
Day sponsors make a significant portion of a broadcast day possible. When you become a Daysponsor, you’re able to pick a date (assuming that day is still available) for your sponsorship announcement to air and you get to pick what the message says. You get to share special thoughts and commemorate your special event with our entire listening family! Plus, you’re helping to change lives through Christian radio -- WRAF with your gift!
If you are compelled to see lives changed through the power of God’s Word, please consider making a faith-promise of support during Care-a-thon 2011!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
You can win a brand-new iPad2 loaded with Bible applications. A generous donor has stepped forward to provide the iPad as a prize to encourage you to return your faith-promise card.
Great interview on the Morning Show today. For more information about our guest, Philip Reed, the Executive Director of the American Red Cross NE GA Chapter, visit www.negaredcross.org or call 770 532 8453 or 1800 282 1722. There are many volunteer opportunities to look at on their website.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Mustard Seed Counseling Services - My special guest today on the WRAF Morning Show - WRAF 90.9 FM. Learn more about this valuable ministry at www.mustardseedcounseling.org
Upcoming Marriage and Family Conference is on Friday and Saturday May 13-14 at the Pointe in Eastanollee, Georgia. Conference Cost: $60 for couples and $75 for families. Register by calling: 706-894-1371 or 706-886-3827
(pictured: Jeanne Buffington and Kathy Nicholson)
Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted. Yes, this is a serious problem.
For those who would like more information about Rape Response, our guest on Tuesday April 19, 2011, here's a link to their website:
Monday, April 18, 2011
Today's Daysponsorship is in loving memory of Hogan Sayer Dominy, Born April 2, 2010 with Jesus April 18, 2010.
As a parent, you know the joy of holding your newborn and if you have ever held your baby as they take their last breath you also know the blessing this is. We would like to encourage you to hug your children a little tighter and be extra thankful for the gift He has given us through children. Never underestimate what the Lord can do, even through a 3 pound 3 ounce baby boy with Trisomy 18 not even given much chance of a live birth.
If you would like to know more about Hogan's Journey you can visit:
http://hogandominy.blogspot.com/ or http://remembertheone.org
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Inside you’ll find information about our Spring fundraiser and partnership with Bible League International.
This year WRAF donors will be getting bibles into the hands of the persecuted church as 10-percent of donations during Care-a-thon will be shared with the Bible League who will place the scriptures.
You can also win a brand-new IPad2 loaded with Bible applications. A generous donor has stepped forward to provide the IPad as a prize to encourage you to return your faith-promise card.
If you are not on our mailing list contact us today with your information.
Make sure you return your faith-promise by April 29.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control. Today, 1 in 110 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, a 600% increase in the past 20 years. Despite this prevalence, research shows that many parents of young children are generally unaware of autism.
Because there is currently no cure for autism and no effective means to prevent it, early detection is the crucial first step in helping children with autism. With appropriate early-intervention services from ages 3-5, between 20% and 50% of children diagnosed with autism will be able to attend mainstream kindergarten.
To learn more about Autism and how you can help click one of the links below:
Autism Society of Georgia
South Carolina Autism Society
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Scott Thunder with The Bible League and host of Word & Worship Weekly will be joining us in studio beginning April 27 to share first-hand about the need for sending Bibles to those who are desperate to read God’s Word.
Our Care-a-thon theme this year is “Changing Lives Through The Power of God’s Word.” You already know how the Lord has changed you through the teaching of His Word and the Bible-centered music over WRAF. During Care-athon your gift to WRAF will keep your favorite station impacting your friends and family plus you will have the joy of helping change a life one Bible at a time.
Be praying now about how God would have you respond.
Download the Care-a-thon Newsletter. (.PDF Format)