A Message from WHCF President, Tom Obey
Dear Listeners and Supporters:
Every year this is our most important newsletter for the year. Why? Our annual fundraiser is only days away. On October 29th, we will begin our on-air fundraiser with Penny and I in the morning; and Tim and I in the afternoon. It is always fun for me. I enjoy the challenges and the incredible stories of how God has used this radio station. It is a time we get to see many of you as you stop in to drop off your pledges and gifts for another year. Two weeks is exhausting for our staff but the station will not exist without our fundraiser.
This year I want to make it a BIG CELEBRATION, Jesus said “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” Our theme this year is The Joy of Giving. I want to ask you to share with us the reason why you give. I am sure that you have found, as I have, what a great feeling you receive when you help others. So we would like to know THE WHY? Why do you love this station enough to give this year? Send us an email or let us know when you call in. I hope you will continue to give. If you have not given in a while, please step out and give this year.
Someone asked me if I thought the tax changes would hurt us this year. I told them, that I do not believe people in Maine give to get a tax advantage. I believe they either get a benefit from our programming or they realize that others need to hear the Gospel. God’s people give from their hearts.
So here is our ask. We have just under $200,000 donated by monthly supporters who give 10, 20, 30, 50 and yes some 100 and 200 dollars per month to keep this station broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our mission has not changed in 37 years. We are here to reach the lost, edify the saints, and to keep people informed. Our Church of the Week, which highlights churches all over our listening area, and Missions in Your Backyard programs have become very popular. We now have a number of churches who support us as part of their mission budgets. It ALL helps, believe me, and as we entered October, we were only $5,663 short of meeting all our needs.
In addition to the approximately $200,000 in ongoing monthly gifts, we still need to raise an additional $250,000. Can we do it in 10 days? By God’s grace and your participation, we can. Please pray!!!
In His service,