American Family Radio Listeners Donate Over $100K To Bible Project For U.S. Armed Forces
February 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM (PT)
Contemporary Christian network AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO (AFR) listeners responded to the network's MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEK from JANUARY 24-28 by donating over $100,000 for the MILITARY BIBLESTICK project. More than 4,000 servicemen and women will receive their own MILITARY BIBLESTICK, which is a portable digital audio play that is preloaded with a complete, dramatized copy of the NEW TESTAMENT.
The ministry behind the project, FAITH COMES BY HEARING, is currently responding to 18,000 requests by U.S. military chaplains from every branch. AFR listeners effectively funded just over 20 percent of that need during the campaign.
"We are so grateful to AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO and their amazing listeners from across the country for their outpouring of support for the brave members of our armed forces," said FAITH COMES BY HEARING Founder/President JERRY JACKSON. "This radio campaign is yet another example of ministry partners reaping the blessings of working side-by-side to spread the Word of God."
"We believe in the men and women of our military who are out there fighting for our freedoms. What a tremendous opportunity. The Word of God in the hands of those...we love and appreciate so much. We couldn't pass it up," said AFR GM BUSTER WILSON, in an on-air interview during the campaign.