“BRING FORTH THE BLIND PEOPLE THAT HAVE EYES
AND THE DEAF THAT HAVE EARS…. ” Isa. 43:8
Glorious news! Breathtaking new technology
is becoming TBN’s best friend! For 15 years
we have had to plead, beg, and PAY to gain cable
TV access — except for systems in areas where
TBN owns a full power station. Thank God for the
Supreme Court that upheld “must-carry” in 1997.
With 33 big, full power stations we have
49,543,761 households on the air free! But with
48,522,000 cable homes it has been knock down,
drag out, and pay incentives to get on the non-
“must-carry” cable systems. Many cable systems
simply don’t want any religion, so they tell us to
BUT NOW — praise God, with the digital age
upon us it seems nearly all the communications
companies such as AT&T, Verizon, the Baby Bells,
and others are getting in on the act of delivering TV
to your home, plus telephone, and quality Internet
connection. But HERE’S THE AWESOME NEWS:
Through a new technology called “SWITCHED
DIGITAL” they are coming to us and requesting to
put all five of our networks on their digital systems
—ready for this one?—FREE! Yes, I said FREE!
The Bell systems, and many still have Bell
Telephone, are gearing up to offer you not just
telephone, but all the TV your heart could desire,
high speed Internet connection, email, plus some
new bells and whistles!
A new emerging technology coming into use is
called “mobile TV technology.” This technology
brings together over-the-air television broadcasting and
the ultimate mobile communications device — the
cell phone. In other words, you can receive a
television station’s through-the-air signal on your cell
phone with perfect digital picture quality and sound!
The other night I was watching TBN on Paul Jr.’s cell
phone via a mobile TV service provider that is
carrying all of the TBN networks, again for FREE!
We know that few would ever watch a full TV program
on such a small screen, so we have agreed to produce
short one, two, or even three minute inspirational
spots to catch precious souls by “accident.”
Yes, dear Partners, the day is almost here
when you can have one big screen that will bring
everything into your home, probably for less cost
than you are now paying for phone, TV, TV cable, the
Internet, and something Paul Jr. calls “IPTV”! Don’t
ask me what that is. I don’t even have a computer —
and I don’t want one!
By the way, high cost cable hit a 17 year low,
according to Nielson Media Research, losing 2.3 million
subscribers mostly to DirecTV and the Dish Network,
which both carry YOUR TBN! Praise the Lord!
Bottom line: TBN is reaching 95 million of the
110 million homes in America! But the best of that
bottom line is PRECIOUS SOULS! If all this
doesn’t make you shout “hallelujah” you need a new
touch from God! I don’t think I have to encourage
your rejoicing because most of you reading this
letter have made it all possible. How Jan and I love
you and thank you for 34 years of faithful support.
Oh, and don’t forget the millions watching
overseas and around the world. Because of YOU
and God’s many miracles, we know of over
36 MILLION SOULS that have contacted us to
confess faith in our precious Jesus as Savior and Lord!
The recent Praise-a-Thon® was a blessed record.
Thank you, again, and as I have said so often:
TBN is debt-free — free to invest every penny into
expansion to the rest of the world!
There are no words to express Jan’s and my love
for you and the great Voice for God that we have
built together. Surely God will bless you for your
faithfulness to Jesus’ call.
“BEHOLD I WILL DO A NEW THING;
NOWIT SHALL SPRING FORTH: SHALL
YE NOT KNOW IT?” Isa. 43:19.
Yes, Lord, we know it and are doing it in Your
P.S. By the way, Jan is still healed! The doctor said
she had only 6 months to live without radiation and
chemotherapy — but FOUR YEARS later she is
alive and well in Jesus’ Name! Hallelujah!