With the spread of COVID-19 and the unprecedented worldwide efforts to control and treat it, many are experiencing significant fear and anxiety. People are not sure where to go for reassurance or peace of mind. But there is a Source for that peace and here at TLNWest we want to help you, our viewers find it. Our goal is to be a spiritual oasis where people can go for spiritual comfort, especially in a time like this when there is so much alarm.
Be assured that even before you receive this, our team is on mission focusing on ways to combat fear with faith. As a team, we agree that we are called for such a time as this to invite people to come to Christ and understand that we can depend on Him when we cannot depend on anything else.
Our mission has always been to be a spiritual oasis, but during the next few weeks and perhaps even months, while providing information on how to respond to COVID-19, our primary focus will be on helping people find hope and reassurance in the midst of the crisis. We’re creating special broadcasts and amping up our messaging so that viewers will know that we are here to guide them through the news of the day and direct them to the peace that only God can give. The psalmist says it very well in Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” We want people to know that when they put their trust in God, He can replace the fear with peace. Jesus invited everyone who was heavy laden to come to Him and let Him give them rest. Rest…relief from the stress and anxiety of everyday life. That’s what a relationship with Christ offers and that’s what TLNWest is about.
We will not stop throughout this period directing people to that spiritual oasis that is life-changing.Join us. Take time over the next few days and weeks to lift our team up in prayer. We are small, but mighty, and we’re standing together in our calling to proclaim God’s love in the media.
And I encourage you to let your family and friends know that TLNWest is also here for them as a spiritual oasis. It’s easier than ever to tune in – please take a look at the enclosed program guide for all the ways to watch. Connect with us on Facebook @ TLNWest for inspiration and updates on our programming.
Pray that the Lord will use TLNWest to win more people to Christ than ever before!I would also like to encourage you to prayerfully consider a generous gift to help us be that oasis. Your financial assistance is important to keep us on the air and moving forward in the cause of Christ. Your donation makes you a partner with TLN in proclaiming Christ’s Good News in these challenging times.
P.S. In addition to allowing us to be a spiritual oasis around the world through streaming technology, God is also opening additional doors in Africa for TLN to minister. We’ll be sending you more information soon.
A Note From Our President – From My Heart to Yours
“You are the real deal.”
That statement has been on my heart ever since it was communicated during TLN’s Week of Prayer and Praise earlier this year. Among the many new callers to our CareForce Prayer Center that week, several shared that they had “stumbled” onto our live prayer experience while “flipping through the channels.” Some could not believe that we were live on the air at the very moment they needed help. Others were thrilled to have someone to talk to immediately. Most could not believe that someone from our CareForce Center would actually call back if we happened to miss their call. Still others appreciate that, if they would like, we call them back periodically to continue a prayerful relationship. But, one individual shared the phrase that has affected me on several levels: “TLN – you are the real deal.”
First and foremost, what this grateful individual was saying is that we were in the right place at the right time to provide the right message to the right person. God met her that moment at the point of her need through TLN. These words would also indicate that somehow, somewhere she has been disappointed by people or organizations that have NOT been real. And that breaks my heart.
This past month as the Coronavirus pandemic has grown, so has TLN’s commitment to being in the right place at the right time. Christ is our peace in the midst of storms. We feel a need to proclaim that messaging even louder in the face of fear because perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). In fact, we’ve taken to the airwaves, Facebook pages and our websites – all the means accessible to us to broadcast both live and pre-taped inspiration: the truth that God is the answer and now is the time to draw near to Him (James 4:8). Our plans are to continue and we are counting on you to hold us up in prayer!
Beginning this month, TLN will launcha new LIVE weekly interactive telecast with you in mind – and the millions of people in our neighborhoods and across the globe. Each week, we will pray for needs called in – texted in – emailed in — during the live broadcast. We will also take time to praise God for who He is and for answered prayer. Real prayer with real people in real time.
Imagine believers like you praying with us as requests come in. Imagine collective prayer anywhere in the world as we come together in faith during this new live broadcast.Together, we are making that possible!
Could we use your help? Absolutely. Pray for us as we accomplish these important goals. Please consider helping us cover the costs associated with these new and important outreaches. We really DO need your help. Just think about what could be achieved for the Kingdom by working together in even greater ways!
Information on how to donate, and dates and times for these new weekly prayer broadcasts may be found here on our website.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our ministry has been putting significant efforts into new broadcasts and messaging proclaiming God’s love and comfort during this time. Staff members who normally produce our program guides have been dedicated to making sure these timely messages are created and communicated as quickly as possible. Therefore, we are not issuing our usual print guide for APRIL-MAY but our program schedule is always available here on our website.