You Can Help with Beyond Today TV
August 10, 2010
We all know that many people in our society are searching for practical solutions to personal and family troubles. Not only that, but many are seeking real hope for their future in a world where there seems to be very little. We know that God’s Word offers the true answers to personal problems as well as the superb hope of the coming Kingdom of God. With Jesus Christ’s vital help and power, we as a Church are striving to awaken people to the true, Bible-based knowledge that will change their lives for the better.
A great door to help accomplish our mission opened recently on WGN America television. By the end of the year the number of households reached by this cable and satellite giant will rise to 80 million. Viewer response for the first four week’s of Beyond Today programming on WGN America, Vision TV in Canada and on US cable-access stations has topped 2,600. This is very encouraging and we expect response to rise in the autumn and winter months when people tend to spend more time indoors. Of course we don’t want to simply consider response or Web traffic in our analysis, but also the number of “eyes and ears” that now have access to our program. Many people won’t call or write but they will watch! This is all part of our “reach” with the Gospel.
In this regard, there is a way that we can all get involved in helping people become aware of our program on WGN. Please see the attached Beyond Today “personal advertisement” post cards. You can explain and promote Beyond Today to family members, neighbors, friends, fellow employees, acquaintances and others. Ladies can maintain a small supply of the ads in their purses and gentlemen can keep a few in their pocket or in a briefcase. Each of us can play a part in this effort by offering an advertisement to those who might be interested. Additionally, these ads could be placed on public bulletin boards and in other locations where permissible.
Now, we realize that some brethren in the Pacific time zone may be disappointed that Beyond Today airs Sundays at 5:30 a.m. So, here is something about which we can all pray: WGN is considering airing our program at 8:30 a.m. in that time zone. Although they have no immediate plans to make this change, your prayers about it could potentially open that door for us in the future.
We hope you will take the time to print a supply of ads on 8 ½” x 11” card-stock or paper from your PC. You can then cut the ads into four equal sizes using a paper cutter for better accuracy. Cut lines are included on the sheet).
We hope these small “personal advertisements” can be a valuable means by which everyone in the Church, both young and old, can participate in helping preach the Gospel to a society too often filled with hopelessness. It’s something practical and positive we can all do.
Thank you in advance for your help and especially for your diligent prayers for all of the Church’s media efforts. We appreciate it deeply.
All the best,
Peter Eddington—Operation Manger, Media and Communications Services