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Dear Friends of KHCS,
We just celebrated Thanksgiving and I trust all of you had a wonderful day and gave thanks to the Lord for all of the blessings he has given. We have a lot to be thankful for and we should be giving Him thanks every day of the year.
KHCS Joy92 FM is thankful for the many of you who have supported the station financially over the many years which have kept us on the air. There are so many people unable to support the ministry and are being blessed every day. As team members of the ministry you are having an important part of reaching the entire Coachella Valley with the Good News along with biblical encouragement for the Christian way of life. We also give the valley information from a Christian perspective about things going on in our country that you will be hard pressed to find on any other local station.
Christmas will be here before we know it and as Christians we must do all we can to “keep Christ in Christmas” before all the people we know and come in contact with. Tony Perkins, from the Family Research Council, brought to our attention the fact that if you think the malls are busy at Christmas, you should see the atheists! From mangers to tree lightings, America's grinches seem to be on every corner, ready to police the meaning right out of the holiday season. This year, the American Humanist Association (AHA) got an early start on its bah-humbugging by harassing schools that participate in Operation Christmas Child. The goal of the project, which is a long-time outreach of Franklin Graham's Samaritans' Purse, is to fill empty shoeboxes with toys for needy kids around the world. Although the ministry isn't shy about its faith, ministry spokesman Kelly Wells says the real purpose is "to show God's love in a tangible way to disadvantaged children around the world."
And for 20 years, they've succeeded. More than 103 million kids in 130 countries have celebrated Christmas with gifts they could have never afforded -- all thanks to the vision and generosity of Samaritans' Purse. At East Point Academy in South Carolina, administrators were careful to avoid any religious undertones in their two-year partnership with Operation Christmas Child. And while the school intentionally didn't collect or distribute Christian material, that didn't matter to AHA, whose attorneys sent a menacing letter to school administrators warning them to cut ties with the charity -- or else.
To the disappointment of families across East Point, principal Renee Matthews reluctantly agreed, and in a letter to parents explained that the school couldn't afford a courtroom battle over a Christmas toy drive. "We have a very small budget and a very small legal budget. We felt that we could not risk using our school funding for classrooms and teachers to fight a court case." In an "abundance of caution," Matthews wrote, "we are not going to accept Operation Christmas Child Boxes. If you and your child had planned to donate a shoebox of supplies, you are encouraged to find a charity of your choice for the gift."
The secularists have made great progress over the past years in taking God out of our public life including all of our holidays. Here at KHCS we want to make sure the programming we give to you honors our Lord by presenting facts that are correct historically and show God’s hand in all things.
As we approach Christmas we must be thankful and keep in mind the loving Grace of God who sent his son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to redeem us from our sins so our eternity will be in Heaven with Him. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas we should keep His birth foremost to everyone we talk to. If we don’t, other won’t either. The secularization of Christmas is a fact. It is the Christian community that must keep Christ in Christmas.
Here at KHCS we are playing only Christmas music through Christmas Day. We have many programs that will be emphasizing the birth of Christ this season as the greatest gift to mankind. For a list of programs and times, go to our website, www.joy92.org or www.khcs.us.
Please remember to pray for the ministry of KHCS. Many people generously give to Christian organizations during this Christmas / End of the Year season. This past year we have been down in contributions considerably. Your partnership and support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Would you prayerfully consider making your best year end tax-deductible donation that is needed to keep the ministry on the air?
In His Joy,