"I WILL PRAISE YOU
EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD, IN EVERY NATION. FOR YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS
IS GREAT BEYOND MEASURE, HIGH AS THE HEAVENS." (Psalm
108:3, 4 TLB
PRAISE THE LORD! Yes, a new island nation in the South Pacific ocean
is ON THE AIR! The capital city of Port-Vila of the sovereign nation
of VANUATU is receiving TBN on Channel 4, twenty-four hours a day! This
island nation, with its own seat in the United Nations, is located north
and east of New Zealand and Australia, with over 80 islands and a population
of about 200,000 souls! The Honorable Vistor Rihaluth Serge Vohor, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Telecommunications, officiated as another “BIG
SWITCH” was thrown and TBN flashed ON THE AIR!
Special thanks, also, to Pastor Jim Moli of Vanuatu and our TBN representative,
Owen Sunnex, for their labor of love which brought this new TV station to
reality. Pray for Owen and his wife Liesbeth as they work to bring TBN to
the South Pacific. We praise God, so far, for DBS satellite covering New
Zealand, Australia, Indonesia; and TV stations covering Samoa, American Samoa,
Tonga, the Fiji islands and, now, VANUATU!
PRAISE GOD! The islands of the sea are receiving the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
with many more to come!
And now, JC-TV—young people LISTEN UP! My son, Paul Jr.,
tells me that our streaming video Internet site is receiving 16,000 hits or viewers
a month! For best viewing results you need a broadband connection like a cable
modem, DSL, or satellite broadband from DirecTV. However, we are already receiving
many reports like this one from Philip Funderburk of Chester, South Carolina:
“Hello, just a line from a DISH NETWORK subscriber. I have JC-TV
on ECHOSTAR. It airs on a public education channel called “Educating
Everyone” (EE Channel 9413). It airs from 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
to 8:00 AM overnight on weekdays and all day Saturday. On Sundays, the
new Church Channel from TBN airs. I was thrilled when channel surfing one
night and saw JC-TV! I guess we’re one step closer!!”
God bless you, our precious TBN youth, for your prayers and for calling,
calling, CALLING, your cable systems and requesting JC-TV. Some cables
ARE adding JC-TV, but we still need YOU TO CALL: 1-888-WANTTBN! Follow
the prompts and your call will be recorded.
Many are still asking HOW and WHEN can I receive JC-TV—even
from foreign countries! Well, our cable department is working full blast, but
much is still up to YOU! Your cable listens to you as a financial subscriber,
so keep calling and also WRITE your request on EVERY cable bill you pay!
A really BIG DEAL is cooking with AOL-Time Warner, Comcast-AT&T, and other
MSO cable companies. Pray for Bob Higley and his department in Dallas that God
will give us great favor with cable TV! By the way, information phone numbers
are available on the back page of this newsletter for subscribing to the “Dish” satellite
service and DirecTV for high speed Internet access to receive JC-TV.
And now—CHINA! God willing, Jan and I plan to visit the leaders
of China again, this July. Many of you will remember that I met with the
Ambassador from The People’s Republic of China two years ago. He
asked if I would go to China and meet with eight of the top leaders to
help them combat a dangerous false cult that was causing great problems
for the government. I spent several days with the ministers of the eight
major departments, gave each a Bible and showed them from Scripture that
the only defense to false cults is to let us come with Christian television
and teach the TRUE CHRISTIAN FAITH!
They were greatly impressed by passages like Romans 13, which teaches believers
to obey the government, pay their taxes and support government workers, etc.
Since then, two delegations of Chinese leaders have visited TBN in California
as we have continued our discussions and proposal for TBN in China.
Now, here is the GOOD NEWS—Jan and I have been invited back to China and
I was informed that Minister Zhao of the State Information Office was—
“VERY HAPPY THAT HIS OLD FRIEND DR. CROUCH IS COMING BACK TO CHINA.
HE SAID HE HAD FINISHED READING THE BIBLE DR. CROUCH HAD PRESENTED TO HIM DURING
THEIR LAST MEETING AND WAS EAGER TO SHARE HIS THOUGHTS ON THE BIBLE WITH DR.
CROUCH IN BEIJING.”
So, please pray that God will continue to open the hearts of our dear Chinese
brothers, and that they will truly see and understand that the Bible and the
teaching of the TRUE Christian faith is the best friend a nation
can have! Surely our America is proof of this, and while we are not perfect and
have many problems to deal with, we do have complete freedom of religion and
still have “IN
GOD WE TRUST” on every coin and dollar!
Minister Zhao is a dedicated leader and impressed my spirit greatly as a true
statesman. And, as Minister of Information, he will be the key and final word
on bringing TBN to China. Pray for him and all the new leaders of China, and
for Jan and me, that this will be a blessed and fruitful mission to The People’s
Republic of China!
And, finally, rejoice with me for thousands of letters, emails, and calls from
virtually every nation on earth! Even the secular media is referring to TBN as
the “RELIGIOUS CNN”!
Actually, we are getting a few emails from CHINA! DBS satellite is reaching Hong
Kong—and even Mainland China is visiting our Internet website, www.tbn.org.
Here is one example:
“Hello—my name is Joie. I work here in China. Your homepage was introduced
to me by a friend who is a Christian. Now I have a Bible free talk every Friday
in my home. My problem is it’s hard for me to find materials and Bibles
for them to be used. I hope you could help me…Joie.”
Believe me, Joie’s Bibles are on the way! Praise the Lord!
My heart leaped to receive this email from a brand new nation—CAMEROON.
His subject was, “I NEED SALVATION.”
“I am with great pleasure to introduce myself—I am 25 years old
and a Cameroonian by nationality. I wish to build-up my faith strong in Christ.
Kindly teach me, and give me better doctrine on how to go about the word of God.
mostly on faith and salvation.”
And this one made me shout!
Greetings Brother—I am, [blank], 19 years of age, am Pakistani national
living in Saudi Arabia. I was born as a Muslim in Muslim family—I got Jesus
in my life. I want your help. Please write back soon and I’ll let you know
more about me.”
Ah, dear Partners, for years we have longed to reach our arms around the whole
wide world—and NOW—PRAISE GOD—we are doing it! How
the Lord for over 4,000 TV stations and 27 great satellites—this
Voice to much of our world!
But God spoke a strong word to my spirit recently. I was driving in my car, praising
the Lord for all of YOU, my Partners. The word from the Lord was that each
Partner’s love, prayers and support has made TBN JUST THAT MUCH STRONGER
AND FURTHER REACHING. In other words, TBN is the sum total of each Partner’s
it! On the other hand, to the extent that some HAVE NOT supported—TBN
is just that much smaller and less far reaching! You may feel that your small
of $5.00 makes no difference—but if you fail to give, TBN will be that
much smaller; and what if, because of your lack of support, we miss EVEN ONE
Dear, dear Partners, Jan and I have given our all—the 30 best years of
our lives. Our physical strength is not what it was 30 years ago! We need you
now more than ever—ALL OF YOU—to strike NOW, as the old saying goes, “while
the iron is HOT”! We won’t have these stations and satellites forever—let’s
use them NOW. Let’s make their voice even stronger—let’s
the winds a MIGHTY VOICE—Jesus saves, Jesus heals, Jesus is coming again!
April is Praise-a-Thon® renewal month—Jan and I love you—30 years
strong and will be looking for your call or letter. Remember—even
a SEED to get His HARVEST!
Little satellite receiving dishes are springing up everywhere around the world—even in LISBON, PORTUGAL!
Praise God—a new LIGHTHOUSE for Jesus is on the air in the South Pacific Island nation of VANUATU!
ATTENTION YOUNG PEOPLE! Now's the time to call your cable system—TELL THEM "GIVE ME JC-TV!"
Minister of Information, Mr. Zhao Qizheng, will be key to TBN’s efforts in The People’s Republic of China. Please PRAY!