This blog is followed only by a few hundred people, but read by more. To date I’ve written over 300 blogs in a 3-year period with no agenda except to be a blessing and encouragement to those who hunger for the true word of the Lord.
Today, however, it is different. Today I need your help. Today I am directing my thoughts to friends of the ministry who won’t judge us wrongly for this appeal I’m about to make. I am looking for a core of select saints and followers who love us and who love this ministry to champion a potential God assignment I’ve just been offered.
This month we have received an amazing opportunity to broadcast the gospel to a potential viewing audience of 450 million people via television on 4 satellites for minimal cost. We are prayerfully considering this expansion as God has just dropped this in my lap without any effort on my part – just as He did with my role as a featured blogger for Charisma magazine and my appearance on Sid Roth’s show last year. Those opportunities were free. This one, however, is not.
Here’s the breakdown of the broadcasting opportunity: There are two 30 minute slots open on two networks – for the price of one. We could broadcast once a week for $4000 per month, or rebroadcast twice a week, for approximately $5,000 per month.
The area of coverage for this broadcast is the entire Middle East, Europe and the UK, as well as North Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA. For us as a smaller ministry, this cost is high, but in actuality it is a significant discount.
In comparison, TBN charges $8,000 per each half hour broadcast, and an additional $3000 to rebroadcast. This truly is a unique opportunity! One of the networks primarily reaches into the Muslim world where in many places it is illegal to convert. That missions aspect of this project is the most exciting part for me.
Here’s what a very astute doctor friend of mine encouraged me with this week when I was wrestling with the idea of the fund raising part and being misunderstood and perhaps even losing favor for it.
This broadcast opportunity is a big step of faith for our ministry, but well worth it for the amazing potential to reach Muslims and Arabs with the gospel. Many of them have received the paganized mess of the Americanized gospel and need real solid preaching and teaching. Will you prayerfully consider making a 12 month investment into this broadcast, and then re-evaluate it at the end of the first year?
Here is some simple math:
- 1. 10 churches or individuals investing $400 per month would cover the cost for one broadcast per week.
- 20 churches or individuals investing $200 per month would cover the cost.
- 40 churches or individuals investing $100 per month would cover the cost.
- 50 churches or individuals investing $80 per month would cover the cost.
- 80 churches or individuals investing $50 per month would cover the cost.
- 100 churches or individuals investing $40 per month would cover the cost.
- 200 churches or individuals investing $20 per month would cover the cost.
As you can see, many hearts and hands sharing the burden make the load lighter. If just one of three people reading this right now would commit to only $20 per month we’d be well on our way to our goal. That’s giving up one decent restaurant meal per month.
I know how these appeals usually go, though. It’s easy to think that you are the two out of the three who won’t commit, and when everyone thinks the same way, the funds don’t accumulate. Rather the few in the body carry the load for such a project and funds have to come from elsewhere, or the opportunity must be wasted.
Perhaps there are a few individuals or larger churches who would be willing to be heroes of this missions project and be led to invest larger amounts.
They’ve asked me to do this broadcast because they consider me a solid gospel preacher and teacher of the Word and not your typical American “tickle the ear” preacher. I also lived as a missionary in a Muslim country for nearly four years and know their mind-set. It is a tremendous opportunity and a great honor for me to even be asked, but we do not have the funds to do this on our own. Please let me know if you can help.
You can give through Paypal using our DONATE button, and/or set up an automatic withdrawal each month, or send a check each month to:
Holy Fire Ministries, PO Box 4527, Windham, NH 03087
Please be sure to indicate on the memo line or note, “WORLDWIDE BROADCAST”.
You can also contact me personally via Facebook (Messenger), Twitter, or ask for my personal email if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your time today, and God bless you for all you do for the gospel.
Abundant grace to you and yours,
Brother Bert Farias