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Better Life Adds 2 New Stations!
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Better Life Broadcasting has the goal of reaching the Northwest with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That's why we're so pleased that already in 2011 we've been able to add 2 more stations in Reno, NV and Redding, CA! This adds to the growing list of 23 stations that now cover much of Oregon and parts of California and Washington State, as well.
The Biggest Little City in the World
Reno, Nevada, is often referred to as “the Biggest Little City in the World,” with a metro area population of approximately 400,000. Viewers there can now can watch Better Life on digital UHF channel 14.5, 24 hours a day.
The addition of the Reno station came as quite a surprise, according to Ron Davis, Better Life’s general manager. “It wasn’t even on our radar,” he says, adding how the Lord miraculously provided them the opportunity to lease a sub-channel on a new digital transmitter. Although they’d focused their efforts in the Northwest, Better Life’s board of directors felt the opportunity was too good to pass on, so they stepped out in faith to put Christ-centered programming on the air in a city known for its casinos and nightlife.
Since the Reno station began broadcasting in June, viewers have continuously called to express their delight in having a new Christian station, but Better Life turned to a rather unorthodox method of getting the word out.
“After the station went on the air, our staff gathered in prayer, asking the Lord to direct viewers to the new channel,” says station manager, Marta Davis. “Then we asked Him to intervene—even by having their power go off, if necessary, so they’d have to rescan their TVs and find us!
“Shortly after that, we received a call from a man in Reno who had just found us. Then he told us that, for some reason, his power had gone off, and when it came back on, he had to rescan his channels. For us, this was a direct answer to prayer!” she exclaims.
“After 21 years of broadcasting we’ve discovered there are many people searching for Biblical truth,” Ron adds, “and time after time they tell us they find it in our programming. In fact, a man from Portland, Oregon, who miraculously found one of our stations told us that our network was aptly named because it had indeed helped him find ‘a Better Life in Christ!’”
Redding, CA Becomes Second New Station 2011
A second station has started airing Better Life programming in Redding, California, the largest city in that state north of Sacramento. UHF channel 33 is now Better Life’s southernmost station in California, and just two hours after it came on, we received a call from a man in Corning, California, a city about 60 miles south of Redding. He was ecstatic about the new channel, and became so enthused that he called back multiple times. Later, this same man wrote, “With my Bible and Better Life, my heart is at peace, God is good.” Not surprisingly, he’s also ordered advertising door hangers to help get the word out in his community.
“You can tell the Lord is moving to finish His work quickly,” Ron says. “Better Life has grown at a phenomenal rate. The number of potential viewers has gone from 500,000 to 4.5 million in the last 18 months! I’m sure it’s because the Lord is getting ready to return soon, and we need to reach as many people as we can, as quickly as we can, with the saving message of Jesus Christ.”
Better Life wants to thank its faithful supporters who have made amazing progress like this possible. Working together we can win even more souls to God in the Northwest!