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Stronger Together

Significant life-changing events have a way of searing memories into our brains forever. You probably have one or two.

One of mine happened in 2007. I was 37 years old. A doctor told me I had Stage 4 colon cancer and the odds of surviving it were in the low single digits. My life changed completely in that moment.

Up until that point, I had been a healthy, full-steam-ahead, self-sufficient, driven and motivated young man. I had a wife and two little children, a great career, and was the guy people called when they needed something. I was much better at giving than receiving and I gave liberally.

But one thing I quickly learned as I dove into the chemotherapy, surgeries, and the countless doctors appointments: you can't fight a battle this big alone. As humbling as it was, it was the love of my wife and family, and the support of countless people who came alongside us providing meals, childcare, transportation, visits, prayers, and more, that helped us face each day.

One day as I was receiving chemo at the hospital, I came across a website and learned there was an effort to launch The Bridge radio station. I felt the Lord tell me I was supposed to help get the station on the air, using my radio engineering knowledge and experience. At the time I was working for another commercial broadcast group. I remember questioning the Lord saying, “I'm going to die. How can I help them?” The Lord answered quietly in my spirit, “You take care of them, and I'll take care of you.”

Despite my health, I joined The Bridge team as a volunteer and helped get the radio station on the air. That was 14 years ago. I have been cancer free for over 15 years.

Just as it took a team of doctors to help me beat the cancer (with divine intervention), and a group of friends to help our family get through that difficult period, it took a group of people to help launch the ministry of The Bridge. And I learned one very important life lesson from all of those experiences.

We're stronger together.

The other day, Denise Harper said something that I can't get out of my head. She said, “If there EVER was a year that our world needed to hear “We are Stronger Together”, it is 2024.

She's right. Our world, our nation, perhaps even some of our families, seem so divided.

But that's not the way it should be. The Bible teaches, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

The Bridge’s vision is to strengthen our communities by connecting people to each other and to Jesus. And thanks to you, we're seeing it happen. We hear from listeners daily about how their lives are being strengthened by the music and words they hear on the radio. And we're seeing first hand the results of people being strengthened through our community outreach projects.

But like me when I was fighting the cancer, we can't do it alone.

Twice a year, we humbly ask for your financial support to help The Bridge continue to minister to tens of thousands of people every week. We're a non-profit ministry, which means we rely 100% on donations from people like you to provide the funds to continue serving our community.

Would you take a moment today to return the enclosed envelope with a tax-deductible gift to help fund this ministry through the fall? You can also give online now. Financial gifts that come in early are added to our Challenge Fund, which encourages listeners to call in during our Spring Fundraiser, April 16-18. Your gift today will give us significant momentum during this important event.

The Bridge is here for you 24 / 7 / 365, available when you need some encouragement, a word of hope or The Right Song at the Right Time. Today, we need you to stand with us to help The Bridge remain financially strong and ready to spread the Gospel and a message of unity during 2024.

Thank you for your prayers and your support. We're stronger together!

 

Sincerely,


Jeff Twilley
The Bridge of Hope, Inc.
President & General Manager

P.S. - If there was EVER a time our world needed to hear "We are Stronger Together" - it is now. The Bible teaches a cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Stand with The Bridge when you give online before our fundraiser April 16-18.

 

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