February 2020 Newsletter
SAVE THE DATE
2/2 | Ground Hog Day
2/14 | Valentine’s Day
2/17 | President’s Day
March 24 - 27th SPRING SHARATHON - THROUGH THE DECADES
For the month of February we ask that you join with us in praying for Sharathon preparations. That we would be able to complete all that needs to be done smoothly and in a timely manner before the big week! We also ask that you pray for Valentines Day, that it would be a time for us to reflect on Christ’s love for us and how He showed us His love by dying for His people so that we may have eternal life with Him. May we show those around us the love of Christ and that His love is the truest of all and that He gives it so freely
One of the strange things about working here at The Cornerstone is that most of our daily activities are future events. This month for us is all about March and our main fundraiser, Sharathon. We have been working on this since Christmas. One of the key pivotal things is the theme. It is our goal to make the case for donating to this ministry. Set that aside for a minute.
Often in any business there is a turnover in clientele. In our efforts, it is listeners. People move, people get saved, and some just never knew we existed. We frequently hear people say, “Oh, I listen to that other station,” with a kind of look like ‘I didn’t know you existed’. Obviously, we need to advertise even though our very existence is what others use to advertise. Many might be surprised on just how much we do to advertise. We would love to have an extensive billboard campaign, but that’s money we don’t have.
Back to our theme for Sharathon. We realized we missed our opportunity to promote WJLU’s 30th anniversary last year. As we talked, we realized we have many milestones to brag about. Well, let’s not say ‘brag’, but milestones that are worth noting. Did you know that WMFJ was one of- if not the first- radio station in Florida? Did you know it was born in 1939 and born again as Christian in 1979? Christian for 40 years. Did you know WJLU went on the air over 30 years ago?
It was a no brainer to make our theme ”Through the Decades”. There has been a lot of water under the bridge between 1939 and 2020. You’re in for a treat as we take you through the decades March 24th through the 27th. What makes me so excited is when I think of all the wonderful people that have shared this journey. Part of our plan is to have an open line for anyone who would like to call in and share briefly how the Cornerstone has impacted your life.
This is not going to be just an extended Throwback Thursday. It is our effort to inform motivated, new listeners. We are not done yet. Jesus has not returned yet, and there is much work to do going forward. Although trends change, the culture changes, and people change, the Cornerstone’s mission has never nor will ever change. Jesus is the same yesterday and forever. The Bible is always relevant and is the very gift God has given to every generation. It is our handbook and how we get to know the Lord.
We realize Sharathons don’t have quite the impact they once did, but we refuse to treat them as such. Many hours, prayer, and effort are being put into this year’s because we think you’re worth it, and it is our way to inform you and new listeners. May the Lord, with your help, make us known as we make Him known throughout the Volusia, Flagler, and South St. John’s counties. Oh, and around the world through the internet. Mark your calendar.
(Heb 13:8) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
TREASURING GOD'S WORD
My son, if you receive my word and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
Cultivating a passion for God’s Word is the duty of every one of Christ’s sheep. The voice of the Good Shepherd is heard clearly as we read and study the Scriptures, and it’s our joy to be taught the words of eternal life. I love this passage from the book of Proverbs because it serves to remind us of the power of the Word and the promises that come from being attentive to them.
The Cornerstone exists to promote this kind of treasuring of God’s Word. We praise the Lord for the decades of ministry opportunity and thank Him for t