Last year I wrote that I was starting an Internet radio show, and that has gone well. I have recorded about 70 shows and have also used four guest hosts to fill in for me while I am gone, thus mentoring others in the broadcast ministry. Now it is time to take it to the next level. Before I say what that level is, let me share some background.
For many years, I have felt that more media was in my future. When I put on the headphones, I sense God's presence and pleasure. I would have great interviews, and hosts would say, "I am going to have you back." In most cases, they never did. It was always a mystery why that would happen.
In 2008, I had a windfall profit from a trip to England, and decided to invest it in Internet radio to both learn and reach more people with the purpose message. It was a great experience. I did 13 shows, had 1,000 listeners a show and 30 people downloaded one of my shows to listen to every day. But when I ran out of money, I stopped the show to wait for another time. Last year was that time for the Internet, and the response has been good. I have had a blast.
Now on Saturday, September 15, I am going to host a weekly 8 AM Saturday morning show here in Pittsburgh on 73WPIT AM. The show will be called Wake Up to Purpose, and I will attempt to build a show with many different segments, but all contributing to the listeners finding purpose. Anyone can call in during the show at 1.412.333.9748, and it will be streamed live on the station's website.
Furthermore, next year I am going to record 13 television segments of a show called Your PurposeQuest that will air on Cornerstone Television Network in the fall of 2013. I am so excited to be able to develop that show and the supportive material to go with it. We have many exciting, creative ideas to incorporate into that endeavor.
All in all, it's an exciting time. Yet it's not about me, it's about the message God gave me, the message of purpose that continues to impact people all over the world. Don't ask me how, but I feel there is even more media in my future; I just can't see it all yet - but I can see me doing it.
So thank you for your encouragement over the years that has kept me writing and producing. If you would like to contribute to my media efforts, you can do so through my website or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. If you can, call into the show some Saturday, and please listen in by radio or Internet. And then give me your honest feedback on how I am doing and any new ideas you may have for the show.
Who knows, maybe one day the show will be live in your city via syndication! Now that would be a grand thing, and I will work toward developing material and a show worthy of such exposure. How, what can you do this week that will bring you a step closer to a dream you have? It doesn't have to media; it just has to be in your heart. Feel free to write and tell me what that is, and let me know if I can help. I pray you have a purposeful, happy week ahead of you. I know I will.
KENYA UPDATE: You can find my latest update from my trip to Kenya on my blog. This includes updates from Alice and Pastor Peter. And then do what you can to help them and the others in Kenya by contributing through my website or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thanks!