Last summer I joined the Reformed Witness Hour Committee and became one of fourteen volunteers from five different Protestant Reformed churches to serve on the committee. This number includes our present radio minister, Rev. Haak.
I thought it would be a good idea if someone from our committee would write an article on our work, and also list our stations and times. Little did I know they would want me to write the article!
When I first joined this committee, I was astonished at how much work is done behind the scenes and how smoothly the whole committee seems to work.
The broadcasts are prepared on CDs by Rev. Haak, who preaches the actual radio message, and then filled in by Dr. Monsma, who introduces each program. The CDs are then mailed to each station without fail week after week. Also, booklets and tapes are made and sent out to regular subscribers and all who request them. This has been happening for almost 60 years now, which attests to the dedication and perseverance of the volunteers of the past. I would not doubt that the majority of people from First Protestant Reformed Church have served on the committee at one time or another.
Presently we are broadcasting on thirteen different stations in eleven different states and have a station in Canada that is ready to start broadcasting soon. We are also trying to get on Family Radio, which broadcasts in 38 states and on 55 different stations. Additionally, we would like to get onto Family Radio’s short-wave stations. Our goals for the future include trying to add five more stations.
We receive around ten to twenty responses every other month, the majority of which are very encouraging. If you listen, please drop us a letter or postcard. We also covet your prayers and support. Currently, our yearly budget runs roughly around $50,000 to $60,000. We are thankful for the generous support of so many of our listeners and churches.
May the Sovereign Triune Lord continue to bless this outreach and may the elect be gathered from the four corners of the earth!