Welcome to your first edition of Frequency for 2017. As an important partner of Rhema Media you can look forward to another great year of sharing the life-giving messages of grace, hope and love with people all across Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Thanks to your partnership, Shine will be broadcasting life-giving Christian TV into every home in New Zealand along with your three nationwide Christian radio networks, all broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every week of 2017. In addition to these broadcasts you are also impacting people in your community through The Word For Today and Word For You Today. All backed up by their respective websites and mobile apps.
Your support of these vital Christian media channels is changing lives for good and you will find a number of examples of this throughout this edition of Frequency. Thank you so much for the difference you are making in these individuals’ lives!
Over the past couple of years, you have enabled Rhema Media to increase the reach of Christian TV and radio through a number of new FM transmission sites and by Shine going fully onto Freeview HD. This means that you have made it possible for hundreds of thousands more people to be able to receive TV and radio content that encourages a personal relationship with Jesus Christ than ever before.
Looking ahead, you will see a focus on strengthening the networks’ programming, encouraging more people to tune in and developing ways to better support the activities of other Christian ministries in New Zealand.
Inside this issue of Frequency you will see a note on the Rhema prayer wall. If you have a look at the prayer wall on the Rhema website (or Shine website) you will likely be blown away by the number of people reaching out for prayer and the depth of need within each request. There is such a need in our country for people to feel that they belong, that somebody cares and to know there is hope.
Also in this issue you’ll find profiles on one of our long-serving, hardworking employees and one of your Rhema Media Board members. Rhema Media is made up of a diverse range of people, including an army of volunteers, serving across all areas of the ministry and we are so grateful for their commitment to the mission.
Thank you again for your continued partnership with us, we really value your prayers and support.
Together we are connecting Kiwis to Christ through media, vital life-saving work with eternal consequences, and we cannot do it without you.
God bless you in 2017.
PS. We would love for you to spread the word amongst your network of friends and family about where to find Shine (Channel 25 on Freeview) or your local frequency for Rhema, Star or Life FM.