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February, 2019

Dear friend,

Thank you for being part of this Christian inter-generational multi-media ministry that God is using to impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across Aotearoa New Zealand every day. Rhema Media exists to encourage a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to help each and every listener, viewer and reader to take their next right step in their faith journey. 

You make it possible for God to reach people with messages of hope in the midst of their darkest days (this message was received via Rhema Media’s mobile app): 

"Good morning Rhema. There is something absolutely phenomenal about this ministry. Its ability to bring hope 24/7 is so powerful and wonderful. I am currently in the depths of despair. Friends are helping but they have busy lives. I need help 24/7 and Rhema is the only thing capable of that. When I listen hope arises. Thank you." Brian 

So, who is Rhema Media and what is phenomenal about this ministry? Rhema Media is you and I, together with thousands of other Christians across this nation, joining together in prayer and support to 'connect Kiwis to Christ through media'. 

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5 NIV). 

Christ is the source, together we are the branches and through media our branches are longer and extend into places you and I may never physically go. 

You will likely receive this letter at the same time as the annual Life FM support drive is on-air. Currently Life FM connects with around 90,000 people every week through radio, social media, mobile and the web. Life FM is sharing with the younger generation how much God loves them, so that more of them can be impacted like Amy was:

"I have recently come back to my faith and struggle with depression and anxiety. At the same time I have become sober. Every day is a battle, oftentimes a lonely, very personal one. Life FM keeps me going for sure. It’s positive and reminds me of God’s love, and your words of the day inspire me, plus the music! Songs like Plumb’s “God Help Me”, for example, have really helped me pray in song."

Life FM’s support drive is on during the week of the 18th of February. Tune in and enjoy the fun and hear the stories of the impact that God is having through Life FM in hearts and homes around New Zealand because of your support. 

Thank you again for the life-changing impact you are having through your support. We thank God for you.

Another way that you could help is by spreading the word about your favourite station. It may surprise you, but many people, even amongst the Christian community, are not aware that Rhema Media’s stations exist. 

If you could let your friends and neighbours know where and how to tune in then your Christian media ministry can have a greater impact in people’s lives and their communities.   

 

God bless,

Andrew Fraser

Chief Executive

 

PS. Looking to the end of the financial year, Rhema Media is currently operating in overdraft to the tune of around $523,000. Increases to costs, particularly in the areas of digital media development and transmission facilities, have meant our normal income level has not kept pace with costs. Would you prayerfully consider whether you could provide additional financial support at this time?

PSS. Remember the end of the financial year is 31st March 2019. Send any donations before then so that they are eligible for inclusion in your 2018/19 tax receipt. And keep in mind, it is possible to claim 33.33% of your donations back (see www.ird.govt.nz for conditions).

 

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