Fall Sharathon - Sep. 27 - 29

Our annual Fall Sharathon celebration begins in a few days. Without the financial support of our listeners, this ministry can't survive, let alone thrive and grow. Being a small station with just a few people to do most of the work, we could use your help.

We need people to pray for us every day of the year. But it always seems like we need it more as we get ready for Sharathon. We seem to get busier, sicker and more things break in the days leading up to Sharathon. You might think the devil is working against us or something. If you can pray for us, please click here and let us know.

We also need help with answering phones during Sharathon and could use some snacks and refreshments for those volunteers.  If you can help as a volunteer, click here to send an email to our office manager Wanda to let us know how you can help.

And, of course, we need your support with a financial gift. The goal for Fall Sharathon is $125,000.  The growth we have seen in this ministry the past six years is nothing short of a miracle.  Our new antenna and tower project should be completed in just a few weeks.  We believe we can do more as the Body of Christ, working together to encourage, uplift and change lives for eternity. We can't do what we do every day without your help.

If you would like to give a gift online before Sharathon begins, we'll use your gift to challenge other listeners to become supporters of 88.3 The Journey. To send a gift now for our Fall Sharathon, click here to go to our secure online donation form.

Thanks in advance for your support of 88.3 The Journey.

The One Thing

My pout has turned to a tentative smile now, because just one thing remains. The soil coring reports came back fine and with no surprises. The final construction drawings have been prepared, stamped and delivered to the city for a building permit. Now we wait just a few more days, we hope, for construction to begin on our new tower.

In the meantime, we’ve arranged for someone to do the dirt and backhoe work. The guy-wire anchors are fabricated. The tower is down and in transit. The top tower mast is designed and in fabrication and the antenna is nearly completed. All of the moving parts seem to be coming together, and yet there is just one more thing.

Also, school has started, our student workers are back and I’m in the classroom again. Oh yeah, Sharathon is in four weeks. My life gets pretty silly some days.

But thinking about the one thing that remains for the tower, makes me think about other one things in my life, including the most important thing. God the Son reminds us about the most important one thing, “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” And He added another just like it, just as important, “love your neighbor as yourself.” Everything else flows from those two.

Makes me think about all the things I think are important. Only to be reminded God thinks only one thing is important, that we love Him with everything, which is best evidenced in how we love each other. How have I shown my love for Him today?

For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Mike Agee, trying to focus on The One Thing.

Antenna Project Update

It’s amazing what a few days walking on the beach in 65-degree weather and time with family and friends can do. And best of all, while I was taking a few days off so we can build a tower before summer is done, we made great progress on the project.

One of the first things we did when we got back in the office was to run the tally on antenna donations. As of a couple of days ago, we are close to $24,000. With the addition of an unexpected engineering survey for tower placement and design, we need between five and six thousand dollars to guarantee we’ll have enough on hand to complete the project.

The engineering survey will happen in a few days and we hope to start pushing dirt the last week of July for the tower and guy wire foundations. Allowing twenty-eight days to cure the concrete, we hope to start stacking our tower at the end of August and hang the new antenna by early September.

Now is your chance to help us finish the antenna and tower upgrade that should add several hundred thousand people to our coverage area and improve the signal for all of us.

Click here to make a donation now!

And thanks for your prayers and support. None of this is possible without you. For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Mike Agee.