In Sweden, recent surveys show only 17% of the people believe that God exists! This nation, that gave us such hymns as "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us", "Day by Day", and "How Great Thou Art", has declined into spiritual darkness. The people are like sheep without a shepherd...wandering, seeking, hurting...but not knowing the Shepherd who would lay down His life for His sheep. Into this darkness, though, the Light shines!
National Religious Broadcasters' Strategic Partnership division, led by Dr. Ron Harris, is bringing together people from different parts of the world with a single purpose...to proclaim God's Truth to a people in darkness. There is no quality Christian radio in this Scandivanian land. Dedicated evangelical Christians are small in number, and need Christian radio to provide a strong voice for Hope...for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thanks to dedicated believers in Sweden, and now thanks to faithful KCBI listeners, the Light will shine brighter and stronger. Giving by KCBI listeners will allow Radio Cross to take strong steps toward establishing solid programming and gaining a frequency in key areas in Sweden. What has been only a dream for several years for people like Nathan Quist and Roger Arnfjel is closer to reality.
On Monday, March 2, 2009 KCBI listeners were challenged to imagine what it would be like with no Christian radio. They were reminded of the many blessings they receive daily through KCBI. And they were asked to give from their heart to help launch Christian radio in Sweden. KCBI station manager Mike Tirone, says, "I know many of us take Christian radio for granted because we have always had it. That is not the case in Sweden but with the Lord's prompting KCBI has decided to do something about that."
Mike Tirone and the KCBI morning team, Jim Wilson and Terri Barrett, were joined by NRB's Ron Harris to let the listeners know what impact their contribution can make. Live interviews with Roger Arnfjel and Nathan Quist in Sweden helped get up to the minute information on the spiritual condition of people in Sweden.
KCBI staff and volunteers were on the phone bank to take calls from faithful KCBI listeners. Many called and others gave over the Internet, some starting before the actual campaign began. At last count the KCBI staff reported the total committed for Christian radio in Sweden to be: $43,757.
The station will continue to receive donations for Sweden over the Internet. Those wishing to donate can do so by clicking HERE to go to the KCBI donation page.
The KCBI staffl, led by General Manager Mike Tirone, worked hard in preparation for the project for Christian radio in Sweden. The results were outstanding. Their prayerful and skilled efforts let the KCBI listeners strongly support the launching of full time Christian radio in a country where only 17% of the people even believe there is a God.
You, your ministry, organization, or station can help. Contact Ron Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (817) 446-1094.