Awesome GOOD NEWS! We have signed the contract to send TBN into the largest cable TV station in all of CHINA! Praise the Lord! Nearly one MILLION households can now see TBN 24/7! With an average of eight to ten persons per household, this means nearly TEN MILLION new souls will be able to tune us in!
But in addition to this, I received a letter from one of the top officials I met with last year saying, "I am pleased to report to you that TBN is now seen in many parts of China"! This is confirmed by the many new emails and letters we are receiving from the mainland of China — even a love gift of Chinese cash worth about $50 U.S. dollars!
Most of you know that I traveled to China in 2000 and again in 2003, meeting with all the top ministers of government. I left a Bible with each one showing them from Romans 13 that Christians make the best citizens, since we are commanded by our faith to obey the civil government! This was good news to all of the officials with whom I met. But what thrilled me most was the following statement in a recent letter from one of the top Chinese officials:
"TELL DR. CROUCH THAT I HAVE READ THE BIBLE HE LEFT ME, AND I WISH TO DISCUSS MANY THINGS ABOUT IT THE NEXT TIME WE MEET"!
Ah, dear Partners, God has not forgotten ONE BILLION, THREE HUNDRED MILLION souls in the great nation of the People's Republic of China! Praise the Lord!
Now we have begun the arduous task of translating and subtitling the programs into the Mandarin Chinese language. With thousands of Chinese dialects, we can thank former revolutionary leader, Mao Tse Tung, for requiring all of China to understand and speak the Mandarin language. Without this requirement we would be at a loss to communicate the TBN programs to the masses of China! How good and wise is our Heavenly Father! We are now searching for new programs produced directly in the Mandarin language, and while we have a few, we need many more. If you know of anyone producing such programs, please contact me directly at my private box address: P.O. Box C-11949, Santa Ana, California 92711.
So dear, dear Partners — rejoice, rejoice as the GOOD NEWS will soon be reaching nearly one quarter of the population of the earth! Surely this proves the final harvest is pouring in!
In other news from India, Brother Prakash is calling for 500 more satellite dishes and receivers. The cable TV stations love our quality TBN programming and will give us free time 24 hours a day if we will simply give them the equipment to pick us up from the satellite. As we have often reported, about $1,000 will give us a whole new TV station reaching up to one million households! How can we say no to such a request?
As I reported last month, when I went to Nigeria with Benny Hinn, the president offered us a full power TV station in the capital — shall we build it in Jesus' name?
We have just added two more stations in Kenya: Nakuru and Mombasa! I also have an invitation to meet government leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) — pray for this meeting! Also, a full power VHF station is called for in Zambia in addition to the three already on the air. If that isn't enough, the leaders of Namibia, West Africa are asking our help to build a whole new TV network to cover the entire nation! HELP — dear Jesus! The "Macedonian Calls" are pouring in from virtually the whole wide world!
Recently, I was reading the call of the Lord to Isaiah the prophet:
"ALSO I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LORD SAYING, WHOM SHALL I SEND, AND WHO WILL GO FOR US?" Isa. 6:8
"THEN SAID I, HERE AM I, SEND ME. AND HE [GOD] SAID GO AND TELL THIS PEOPLE." Isa. 6: 8, 9
The message of Isaiah to the people of his day was not a good one — but our message to our world is GLORIOUS!
"FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED." Rom. 10:13
Yes, rejoice over 12,000 TV stations and cable affiliates! Thank God for 46 mighty, winged angel satellites feeding them from the heavens. Surely we can see that this is the final great harvest spoken of by the apostle John in Revelation —
"AND ANOTHER ANGEL CAME OUT OF THE TEMPLE, CRYING WITH A LOUD VOICE… THRUST IN THY SICKLE AND REAP…FOR THE HARVEST OF THE EARTH IS RIPE." Rev. 14:15
Ah, dear Partners — can't you see it? God has given us one of those "SHARP SICKLES" called TBN! Will you help Jan and me — and all your fellow TBN Partners — thrust that great sickle into this dying, starving world?
The cost to run this great worldwide network is about 20 million dollars a month! But, praise God, we have never missed paying our bills and TBN is still 100% debt free! Praise the Lord!
Thank you, precious Partners — without YOU obeying the Voice of the Lord, none of this great network would be possible. What a glorious reward awaits all of us who have given and prayed these 32 years to see this great miracle we lovingly call the TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK! Jesus said it:
"FOR THE SON OF MAN SHALL COME IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER.…THEN HE SHALL REWARD EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS WORKS." Matt. 16:27
We love you — let's keep working!
Yes, we agree in Jesus' name - ALL of China will be reached with the Gospel!
In 2000, Paul reached an agreement in principle with China's Minister of Information, Zhao Qizheng, to allow TBN to broadcast into foreign compounds, cable systems and hotels. Since then, we have received letters from viewers all over China!
August 1999—Paul joined with Christian leaders and pastors from around Kenya as they launched 45 balloons to celebrate the dedication of Channel 45 in Nairobi. Two more stations have since signed on in the cities of Mombasa and Nakuru.
Paul with TBN's manager in India, Dr. Manakem Prakash, at a "satellite dish farm" in Bangalore. TBN is now covering roughly half of India with the Gospel—and the doors continue to open!
A mighty move of God is EXPLODING in Nigeria! Millions are coming to Jesus through great evangelistic services such as the recent one with Benny Hinn, which Paul attended, in Lagos. Even more good news: The president of Nigeria has granted TBN permission to BUILD a TV station in the capital city of Abuja!