“…the righteous gives and does not hold back.” Proverbs 21:26
You are making a difference! Viewers who are searching for hope and truth in Jesus Christ can still find them every day, every week on television and the internet, because of your prayers and financial support of the Total Living Network. And we’re so grateful.
We’re sensitive to the fact that, for many of our faithful partners, life is full of challenges. We all face them and we have to deal with them as part of our growth and in order to live full and productive lives.
The same is true for our Total Living Network ministry. Over our forty-plus years of ministry, we’ve faced many challenges, some more critical than others, but all have been part of our growth and ability to continue to reach our audiences with the gospel. Through all those challenges, you have stood with us and we’ve faced them together.
But now we are facing another challenge and we need your special help. In the past few years there have been major changes in the way people watch video programs. And one of the biggest changes is the conversion from “standard definition” (SD) to “high definition” (HD) television. It’s pretty complex technically so I won’t go into a lot of detail, but the bottom line is that HD is here, and is where more and more television audiences are turning to view their programs.
How does that impact the ministry of TLNWest?
The fact is: we must adapt to the changing technology by upgrading our stations to HD television. Here’s more:
Our mission statement and our ongoing commitment is “To direct people to Christ and provide resources for a vibrant relationship with Him through the electronic communications media.” We know that we’re missing the opportunity to fulfill that mission to untold thousands of viewers unless we convert our transmissions to high definition.
But it’s not just television making the change. Most other video media platforms are converting almost exclusively to HD content as well. Viewers, especially younger individuals, are also increasingly consuming video on their smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices, which adapt and transmit HD signals better than standard-definition. If we want to reach our young loved ones – our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors – with the message of Christ’s love for them, TLNWest must broadcast in high definition.
So I’m sure you can see that TLNWest must move as quickly as possible to upgrade to high definition technology. Our objective during these incredibly turbulent times is to be an oasis of hope in a barren desert of secularism and Godlessness. As a Christian ministry it is where we must go. But to get there we need your help. We’ve come too far to stop now. There is so much more to be done and so many people who need to know that God loves them and that there is hope in this darkened world.
This upgrade from standard definition to HD will double the monthly amount we incur to transmit our video signals. I would like to ask you to take a bold step with me to help with this increase in our monthly budget. If you are not a monthly giver to TLNWest would you prayerfully consider pledging a generous monthly gift to the ministry? I’m not asking you to do something that I’m not willing to do. Beyond being the Chairman of the Board of TLN, my wife Shirley and I are regular monthly givers to the Total Living Network ministry.
If you are donating to TLNWest each month, please prayerfully consider increasing your gift, perhaps even doubling your amount to help us cover these increased budget expenses.
And some of you can send an immediate gift of $500, $1000 or more to assist in our transition to new technology necessary to our future growth. The challenge is great enough for me to ask for this kind of generous gift on your part.
Who knows how many people will come to Christ as we meet the challenge of upgrading to high definition programming on television, our live web stream TLNWest.tv, and IP stream like ROKU, Amazon FireTV and AndroidTV? That’s in God’s hands. But I do know that with the upgrade, TLNWest will be there alongside all the other media voices. We’ll be giving people an opportunity to hear the gospel message – and that is what is important.
Thank you for all you mean to us. Your faithfulness is deeply appreciated. And thank you in advance for your generosity in helping us move to our next level of ministry. May God bless you.
Jerry K. Rose
Jerry K. Rose, Chairman of the Board, Total Living International
A Note from our President – From My Heart to Yours
There is a peace that stills my heart. There is a peace that goes beyond my fears, beyond my worries. There is a peace that blesses me in the midst of the storm.
We want that peace for you. We want that peace for those you love. Our days can be filled with joy and even comfort when we’re in community, standing in the gap for each other.
We live in such a rich country with endless opportunities … but we are also often confronted with fear. It centers around health concerns and finances. It may center around a feeling that we are not enough – and for whatever reason – cannot ever get there. We are faced, even bombarded at times with fear but, what really matters is how we choose to react.
David spoke of the peace that can silence the noise around us in Psalm 29:11, “the Lord will bless His people with peace.” Jesus himself talks about this incredible, incomparable peace – when He tells us that we will find peace in Him (John 16:33). He identifies the difficulties we experience as true suffering. But, He encourages us to stay the course because those anchored in Christ will survive the storm.
That’s why I so love what TLN does. We take this message of peace to the streets and into businesses and homes. The peace that can truly silence fear and still our hearts.
If you are facing fears or know someone who is and would like TLN to agree with you through it, contact us at 888.235.9907 or email@example.com.
And will you join us in prayer for God’s provision for our ministry? We at TLN are trusting God now for equipment that will allow us to expand our reach and improve our offerings so that more people of all ages can experience this necessary calm in the midst of their storms. Thank you.
God bless you this day!