January 10th 2006 - special message.
Every ministry has one of those moments
that we can call 'wilderness' moments. Times of testing, evaluation and examination
as to why we are here, what we are doing and where we are going. GodsPod, though
barely weeks old, has now reached such a time.
I suppose you could say
that we are victims of our own success, which is satisfying, as it shows us that
more and more people are being blessed by the material on our website, messages
that we believe are quite unique and timely.
But we can't continue alone.
Notwithstanding the sheer effort finding good messages and preparing them for
broadcast, two things are missing from our ministry, two needs that have driven
us deep into the wilderness. Firstly, it's hard to develop a ministry without
an iota of feedback. Our stats tell us that every week more and more people are
out there listening to our material yet, to date, we have only had a single email
of encouragement. Secondly, because of the extra traffic, we have outstayed our
welcome with our webhost and are now in a situation where we need to move to a
We have until the end of today to find around £500
to find a permanent home on a dedicated server that will give us the web space
and bandwidth we need. If we don't then, from tomorrow,
January 11th 2006, the website will be put on hold, with no audio downloads until
(or if) funds arrive.
If we weren't the proverbial 'one man
and his dog' and had the backing of a larger ministry then, of course, this would
not be a problem as the funds we need are not large. But we don't even operate
on a shoestring, rather a flimsy length of cotton!
If you can help us
out, then you can send secure funds using the WorldPay system by clicking
All I can promise is that if the Lord leads us out of this
wilderness, then the promised land will be packed with prophetic, life-affirming,
relevant and educational messages from the cream of Christian and Messianic speakers.