As we approach our annual KYB Sunday it might be good to remember how much good the program has done over the years. I know it’s hard to believe, but we began broadcasting in South Dakota 10 years ago. I spotted this letter in my files and think it is worth a reprint. It’s from one of the leaders of the Sioux Falls church written two months after our debut.
Greetings from the Church of Christ in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I am pleased to report to you that our partnership in Know Your Bible is working well to introduce the unsaved to His Church. Having been involved with the local church since 1990, and as a former Elder for the Southeastern assembly, I am comfortable in telling you this is the most productive activity in the past 20 years. … Within the first two months of being on television more than a dozen correspondence courses have been activated. Along with the BCCs a number of questions have been phoned in from eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota, which tells us people are interested and viewing the program. Since this area is truly a mission field, Know Your Bible has rekindled our enthusiasm for evangelism. After years of less productive evangelism efforts, it is very encouraging to see our members enthused and recommitted. With the introduction of KYB we are enjoying a major increase in participation. Our members request opportunities to work with the program, they are focused about filling the requests for BCCs, and excitedly go through the mail file to see if their student has returned their material each week. Because our members are excited to promote KYB, they are posting signs in their neighborhoods and cars. … Each Sunday morning before Bible study, several of our members gather to watch the show in our fellowship area. It is good to see our people getting focused prior to worship. I have no doubt that we are doing the right thing by hosting KYB in this area. God blesses those things that He approves, and He is. On a personal note, I will close by saying that in this mission field there are often more discouragements than encouragements, but KYB has restored my hopes for reaching those souls seeking truth and salvation. It has also been an encouragement to see the willingness of the other congregations in this area to work together through KYB. Thank you for making all of this possible.
Aren’t you thankful that we have been blessed to meet such a great opportunity? As a reminder, our annual KYB Sunday is fast approaching. The end of October will be the time to make your annual commitment. So, be praying!