SPREADING the WORD Through My Hobby
With the advancing of my disability in recent years, the sudden untimely death of my brother in 2000, I had withdrawn and by not even being able get out went through a very low period. The Lord was with me during the low times to bring me through.
In 2004 I was encouraged to get back involved with my hobby of Amateur Radio. It would require special equipment with my severe disability. God blessed that I found and purchased a radio that is computer controlled. I started getting on the air with a simple wire antenna a friend helped me with. As I got back active in the afternoons, the Lord showed me how I could minister to others in the USA and World Wide.
When I talk with anyone, they go to a web page www.qrz.com and search for my call WD4LYV. There they not only find my address for a QSL Card, they read a brief biography about me and my faith in Jesus. There is also a link to these personal pages for them to visit. Here they find the Meet Jesus link to introduce them to Jesus. I have a friend helping me with QSL Cards which I send to stations I talk with. The card has JESUS LOVES YOU and the www.comemeetjesus.com info on every card.
I soon discovered that my station was not powerful enough to reach many countries in Russia / Middle East / China / Japan area. I began seeking the Lord in Prayer.
A local pastor stopped by a few days later unexpectedly and asked if I needed any help in my ministry by radio. I shared the need, explaining the need for a special auto-tune RF Amplifier to increase my power. We prayed and he shared the opportunity with the little church. In a couple of weeks the church received the money to buy the 5000.00 RF amp and interface needed to increase my power. God does answer prayer . I had a dear Christian brother who purchased an Antenna Rotor that has computer control. Another lady purchased an interface converter needed.
With Gods help to get needed equipment, I have a renewed desire to get to my radios each day. I feel I am doing something worthwhile every day. With the opportunity to contact people worldwide and share that Jesus Loves them.
There is a need to get a tower system for my new Beam Antenna's. We discovered the pole that I was counting on has holes from wood peckers. A new tower system that has crank up / tilt features and requires no expensive guys cost about 6000.00 new. This will help me have a first class station to reach the world for Jesus each day. I am praying and watching an Amateur Radio for sale web page for one of these towers on the used market. I have over 1500.00 in new antenna's here ready to install once a tower is in place.
With 20 churches helping with this ministry of 300.00 we can get the needed tower. Perhaps God will have your church help in a greater way as the local church has helped. Perhaps some people could give for half the tower cost. It is exciting when I think how I can use the money normally spent on airplane tickets to one country and visit many countries every day without extra cost. I can share in different parts of the world on any given day once the tower is in place. I ask that you seek the Lord in prayer about you or your church helping with this ministry.
I am praying for the Lord to touch other Churches to help me in my ministry from my room. I have received email saying how Blessed people have been meeting me on the radio and how I have encouraged them. I am thinking of one brother in Syria who wanted a prayer partner but could not make regular contact because it would endanger his family. They had accepted Jesus and wanted to be a witness for Jesus in their community.
I look forward to hearing from those who the Lord has impressed to help with this ministry. You my contact me at 229-567-2643 , Wayne Harrell, 2716 Denham Rd, Sycamore, Ga 31790 email wd4lyv at surfsouth.com .