“FOR THUS SAITH THE LORD…CONCERNING THE HOUSES OF THIS CITY…BEHOLD I WILL BRING IT HEALTH AND CURE, AND I WILL CURE THEM, AND WILL REVEAL UNTO THEM THE ABUNDANCE OF PEACE AND TRUTH.” JER. 33:4,6
Dear Partners — help me claim this blessed Scripture for our NEW YORK CITY!
So NOW I can tell you the secret of New York
City! On Behind the Scenes, Paul Jr. and I gave many
hints as to exciting news coming about our New York
TV station. For many years our Channel 54 has been
up the Hudson River, a little too
far to cover the “Big Apple.”
But, as I have reported, we were
able to plant our new DIGITAL
TRANSMITTER twenty miles
closer to the Big City! Now we
cover New York City with a
powerful digital signal with
all FIVE of our networks
But the big problem has
been the refusal of the major
cable systems to carry even our
main TBN network. Their
argument has always been,
“YOU HAVE NO TV STUDIO
IN THE BIG CITY.” As such,
they further argued that we had no
significant local programming to
meet local needs — which was
BUT NOW — ah, dear
Partners — the reason for this historic letter to you!
I could write a thousand pages of the AGONY
we have suffered through trying to get a studio, only
to be disappointed again and again. I will not bore
you with those thousand pages, but will give you
ONE PAGE of glorious victory!
On July 27 we closed escrow on an historic
Manhattan “off Broadway” little theatre! You
older TBN Partners will know the significance of this
address: 111 East 15th Street in historic UNION
SQUARE at the corner of 15th and Park Avenue.
YES, DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN NEW YORK
CITY, NEW YORK!
As I said, you old timers will remember 111 Dyer
Road, Santa Ana, California! That is where TBN
began in 1973. We have
smiled together as we recalled
when on Dyer Road we were
in “dire NEED”! I have often
remarked to large TBN audiences
in later years, “WHERE
WERE YOU WHEN WE
YOU?!” But now we see why
God planned it HIS WAY!
Now NO ONE can take the
credit or the glory for HIS
TBN! Glory be to God most
high! Jan and I have often
quoted the apostle Paul —
“GOD HATH CHOSEN
THE FOOLISH THINGS
…TO CONFOUND THE
WISE…THAT NO FLESH
SHOULD GLORY IN
HIS PRESENCE.” I Cor.
All glory be to our “3 in 1”! Yes, the Holy
Trinity has done it again — another miracle of our
great God proving His love for the millions of souls
we will now cover by television!
Now, let me tell you a little more about this small
“off Broadway” theatre.
New York, rejoice! We will have many great
programs together in the 298 seat auditorium.
It was formerly the “Century Center for the Performing Arts.” It was built in 1857 and was totally
renovated in 1996. In 1993, it was declared an
“HISTORIC LANDMARK” by the City of New York
and, as you can see from the pictures, will be a beautiful
NEW HOME for your TBN! Praise the Lord!
Jan and the decorators, engineers and production
staff are already at work installing equipment, building
sets, hanging lights, placing furniture, and on and on! In
a few months we will have a glorious “OPEN HOUSE”
for many days so that New Yorkers and all our TBN
family can visit THEIR NEW HOME! Even if you
cannot come to New York, we will all be together by
television, WORLDWIDE, from 111 East 15th Street,
Manhattan, New York City!
Yes, we rejoice for this new home for TBN, and
rightly so; but the real victory is the fact that in a short
time we will be “must carry” on all the greater New
York cable systems! Millions upon millions of souls, yes,
many in “the valley of decision.” We will have the joy of
telling them the “old, old story of Jesus and His love.”
Yes, TBN is God’s great miracle with, now, over
7,000 affiliated stations, cables, etc., with 55 great
satellite footprints covering the world! And yet God has
called you and us together to take “HIS GOSPEL” to
the ends of the earth. Jan and I could never have done
our part without YOU and your part. But together with
God’s part, the Word is “covering the earth, as the waters
cover the sea.”
I recently discovered a new song that has moved my
spirit greatly. Read these anointed words from the song,
“LITTLE IS MUCH.”
In the harvest field now ripening,
There’s a work for all to do;
Hark! The Master’s voice is calling
To the harvest calling you.
Please read on and be blessed...
Does the place you’re called to labor
Seem too small and little known?
It is great if God is in it,
For He won’t forsake His own.
And then the great chorus raises us all to heavenly
Little is much, if God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There’s a crown and you can win it,
If you’ll go in Jesus’ Name.
And finally the last verse says it all:
And when all this life is over
And our race on earth is done,
He will say, if you’ve been faithful,
‘Welcome home, My child – well done!’
Shall we build New York? Jan and I know your
answer! We love you now 33 years long and strong!
P.S. If you purchase a new digital TV set, BE SURE
it has a digital tuner in it!