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Evangelism => Sharing Our Faith and Personal Evangelism => Topic started by: V. Hahn on July 24, 2017, 07:10:29 PM

Title: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: V. Hahn on July 24, 2017, 07:10:29 PM
We in Michigan are blessed with a wonderful Adventist radio broadcast center called Strong Tower Radio based out of Cadillac, MI.  It started when the Cadillac SDA church bought a radio station seven years ago, and started broadcasting their own plus some 3ABN radio programming.  Now they have 11 stations, ten in Michigan and one in Illinois, as well as one TV station — www.Strongtowerradio.org (http://www.Strongtowerradio.org)

A year ago the Grand Rapids area, where I live, paid 1.5 million dollars for a station, and are blessed with Adventist programing 24 hours a day.  I love it! 

There have been lots of miracles in connection with Strong Tower Radio, including the purchase of our Grand Rapids station.  It came down to the one week before the deadline last July before the Grand Rapids church members came up with enough money to make the final payment on the station. And just this past June STR moved into a new broadcast center to accommodate their growth (see story below).

Here is the first half of the story about the miracles associated with the new Cadillac broadcasting facility.  I haven't received the last half yet.

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Broadcast Center Behind the Scenes Story 
A Continued Story by Jilane Fenner
 
Monday, Dec. 5th, 2016 David asked me to check on the Fox TV building price after Cadillac Pastor Pat Milligan & Keith Rose drove by the station and cell phone called David asking him if he had ever thought about the building for STR?  He had!  David first had prayed for this 17,000 sq. ft. building when it was listed in July 2016 for $599,000.  My research revealed the price had been reduced twice to now $499,000 and it was still available!

David and I first toured the building Wednesday, Dec. 7th.  As the realtor let us in a side door of this two-story broadcast station, I saw a long hallway with many rooms on each side most with computer screens, a real nice foyer with a big screen TV, studios and recording booths, an emergency generator, and a 160' microwave tower.  Even Direct TV paying rent!

The next day, Thursday, Dec. 8th David came out to my house to fix my 3ABN dish.  After realigning the dish he mentioned a vivid dream he had at Thanksgiving but he didn't know what it meant. 

He said he saw a two-story building that STRONG TOWER RADIO (STR) was going to move into.  The previous occupant was moving across the road to a different building.  There was a long hallway with rooms off on each side & there were big screen TVs thru out. 

I couldn't believe what he was saying!!!  My jaw must have hit the floor!  That is exactly what it looked like what we saw when we toured the building. Plus the sellers were moving across the road & not far from this site!  My husband told me later that was when he knew David's dream was from God.

The STR board and contractors looked at this building.  We asked God that He  would make His will known. 

Our STR Christmas party/social was held on Sunday, Dec. 11th at my house.  We enjoyed fellowship, fun & food then the board went into our office to discuss this opportunity. After lots of prayer & discussion, the board unanimous decided to offer one of two options — a two-year 6% land contact or lump sum July 1st  (2017) payment both with a down payment.

I explained to Greg, their realtor, we didn't have any money & we needed time to raise the money.  Gave him some background on STR & how we've grown plus told him that 1 year ago we bought a Grand Rapids station for $1,500,000 & didn't have the money then either but closed on time.  God had always been faithful in the past & we've always raised what we needed to purchase 11 radio stations & 1 TV station!   

The SEV was about $453,000 which the State of Michigan says the true value is twice that amount.  So the building is worth over $900,000 & my husband, Bryan who is a contractor, said you couldn't build that building for $1,000,000 today, plus it sits on 10 acres!!   
 
The sellers countered with $466,000, $60,750 down within 7 business days & close by July 1st. The board accepted this offer & we now had 7 business days to raise the $60,750 (which we did!).  Now we had 6 months to raise $405,250, piece of cake or so we thought based on past experience!!  But the money came in slowly.
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To be continued...
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: newbie on July 25, 2017, 09:40:34 AM
sure wish we had something like that in our area or 3abn radio... I often have to rely on my own tapes (yes, I have an old car but praise God it still works..  4 working wheels is all I need)
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: Listen on July 25, 2017, 09:43:25 PM
3ABN radio is on your computer, along with all their channels. 
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: V. Hahn on July 26, 2017, 04:53:25 AM
sure wish we had something like that in our area or 3abn radio... I often have to rely on my own tapes (yes, I have an old car but praise God it still works..  4 working wheels is all I need)

I believe that God is going to take Strong Tower Radio far.  If anyone wants it in their area, I urge you to give them a call and watch God work!
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: newbie on July 27, 2017, 07:46:27 PM
3ABN radio is on your computer, along with all their channels.
I was thinking something I could have on in my car... my car does not have computer... it's pretty old.  LOL
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: V. Hahn on August 01, 2017, 04:55:46 AM
Here's a continuation of the story (the first post in this thread) about the new Strong Tower Radio facility. 

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Part II
by Jilane Fenner

After much prayer and deliberation, on December 16, 2016, Strong Tower Radio signed a contract to purchase a beautiful 10 acre, 17,000 square foot facility, which formally housed the FOX 32 television studios here in Cadillac, MI for $466,000.00

We now had ten days to raise the $61,000.00 down payment.  As always, when we purchase a property, we begin on our knees, asking God for wisdom and understanding.  We then began to contact donors who we thought would be interested in supporting this project.

Praise God!  We raised the funds for the down payment in less than three days!

The remainder of the funds, $405,250.00, needed to be submitted on or before June 30, 2017.  Monies came in to support the project nearly every day.  Yet, on June 29th, one day before the funds were needed in full, we were short $227,000.00.  We continued to hold onto God's promise found in Philippians 4:19, that He "would provide for all of our needs according to His riches and glory by Christ Jesus."
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To be continued...

Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: Listen on August 02, 2017, 09:03:59 PM
3ABN radio is on your computer, along with all their channels.
I was thinking something I could have on in my car... my car does not have computer... it's pretty old.  LOL
Guess that wouldn't work in your car.  Unless you are close enough for reception from one of their radio stations in your state.   http://3abn.org/networks/3abn-radio/3abn-radio-affiliates/   
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: newbie on August 04, 2017, 09:10:26 AM
thank you Listen...  those are all out of my area...if I had wi fi in my car I could listen on my phone but I have an old car...   8-)
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: V. Hahn on August 09, 2017, 07:39:02 AM
Here’s the final segment of the story about the new Strong Tower Radio facility:

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Part III
By Jilane Fenner

On the final day, our phone lines lit up like a Christmas Tree, inundated with donations, both small and great, and throughout the day, God provided more than the $227,000.00 we needed!  By 4:00 pm that day, we could give a cashier’s check to the owners for the full amount needed!  God is so good!

It was so exciting to see God answer our prayers, and thank you so much for your continued prayers and financial support of our ministry.
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Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: Larry Lyons on August 09, 2017, 08:46:45 AM
Amen!! What a thrilling account of what God is willing to do if we have faith and trust in Him.
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: V. Hahn on February 02, 2018, 05:21:19 AM
If anyone would like Strong Tower Radio in your area, it wouldn't hurt to talk to them.  I believe they can broadcast outside of Michigan if a radio tower can be found for sale.  Don't be discouraged if you have a small, poor church.  They have had many miracles happen, because God wants His message broadcast 24/7.  Some of the sermons they broadcast are very pointed.  People will walk into a church ready for baptism--they know all our distinctive beliefs from listening to the radio!

http://www.strongtowerradio.org (http://www.strongtowerradio.org)

Call them for more information--they will be glad to talk to you!  231-468-2087
Title: Re: Strong Tower Radio
Post by: newbie on February 02, 2018, 04:43:47 PM
thank you... we will look into it