The Bay Blog
The Bay Christian Family Church Blog
Partner Letter October
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
That is how Paul opened his letter in Philippians 1:3-6. I have a sense of how he felt when he wrote those words, because it expresses how I feel about our partners.
This ministry succeeds to do what it does, firstly because of the call and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. And secondly, because we have faithful partners that earnestly pray for us regularly and give so generously so that we can accomplish what we do.
We have been commissioned by our Lord Jesus to proclaim His good news, the Gospel, as far and as wide as we can using the medium of television. When we launched in 2002 our program was one of the first in South Africa to air. I purposed in my heart that it would be a program of excellence that gave high quality teaching to the glory of our Lord using high quality equipment. Over the years we have grown wonderfully by our Lord’s grace.
Some of our partners, particularly those who have been faithfully walking with us over these many years, have noticed that some of our programs have been repeat broadcasts. This is because we have not been doing any studio recordings for some time. One of the reasons for this is that we are in the process of revamping our studio to give it a fresh and updated look. I think you are really going to like it when you see it.
Another reason is that we have felt that we do not want to continue recording using outdated Standard Definition (SD) equipment. We have used some of our cameras for MANY years now, trying to get the most out of them and they are really tired and worn out!
Much of television today has converted to HD (High Definition). And in keeping with my desire to present a program of quality that represents the excellence of our Lord, we have decided to upgrade our television recording equipment to HD.
This does come at quite a high price. The cost of the total upgrade is R 5 000 000 (Five Million Rand). I have heard someone say, “Television wrote the book on ‘Expensive’”.
However, here is the thing…we serve a BIG God. And He is well able to do exceedingly abundantly above what we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).
When I think of all the countless lives that have been reached and saved for eternity from a horrific hell into the glorious Kingdom of our Lord Jesus, the cost of what we have done pales into insignificance. After all it cost the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation. There can be NO cost too great to continue proclaiming this good news to continue reaching the multitudes that still need to hear.
So I bring this to your attention to know where we are as a ministry. And I ask our partners to please come into agreement with Janine and me. We believe that this need has been met according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
I know that the many seeds that have been sown by our partners, and by us, manifests as a great harvest to ensure that we can begin the process of converting our equipment. Your seed has reached so many lives that I think we will only find out on the other side of eternity how much it meant.
Would you please join us in making the bold confession along with us, “We have our HD television equipment paid in full and debt free, in the name of Jesus”.
No matter what you believe God for…keep dreaming BIG. Janine and I pray over you every day that your needs are met according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
We will keep you posted…we are broadcasting HD, in the Name of Jesus!
You are blessed!
Please login first in order for you to submit comments