Dear OFRH Family,
Each of our staff is especially grateful to you for your encouragement to us this past month. We pray that during August the Old Fashioned Revival Hour might be a special encouragement to you. A number of listeners have called or written this summer requesting prayer. Some are deeply concerned for the salvation of family members or friends. Others have shared their serious health issues and their longing to go home to be with Jesus. We appreciate being entrusted with these heartfelt needs, and we do bring them before God’s throne of grace.
On our four Sunday broadcasts in August, Dr. Fuller’s emphasis is the life of Joseph and how he went through a long season of extreme difficulty and humiliation. The Lord had a painful road for him to follow during which he was faithfully obedient when nothing seemed to make sense. Perhaps you’re familiar with the following statement made to Adoniram Judson, missionary to Burma in the 1800s. In the midst of excruciating year-in and year-out suffering he said, “The future is as bright as the promises of God.” It’s a truth that Joseph believed and exemplified somewhere around 1800 B.C. And it’s the miracle of faith in a trustworthy and wonderful Savior who is so much grander and more powerful and loves us so much more perfectly than we can wrap our heads around. However, the time did come when God lifted Joseph up and made him a tremendous blessing to the Egyptians and to the children of Israel. And Joseph’s faith presents an example for all of us to follow, especially when we face difficulties or unfair treatment.
Yes, Joseph became God’s instrument of blessing to multitudes of other people. So this month we’re featuring “Make Me A Blessing,” one of the CDs by the Old Fashioned Revival Hour choir. Among the 15 songs on this CD are some that perhaps Joseph could have sung in his darkest hours, such as “No, Never Alone” and “Where Could I Go But To the Lord?” The cost is just $12.50 which includes shipping. But California residents get to add tax for a total of $13.63.
Perhaps you recall that in previous letters I indicated that this year we began airing OFRH in the Washington, D.C. and Phoenix, Arizona areas. I’m glad to report that we’ve had some response, but not nearly enough to cover the expense incurred. We’re hoping that within a year, listeners in those locales will pick up the tab. Meanwhile, if the Lord lays it on your heart to help, what a blessing that’d be!
Basking in God’s promises and blessings,
Michael Khanchalian, D.D.S.