The WBNH Good Newsletter

May 2022

The National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 5

"Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the time for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular tenets; and right can never be safer than in their hands, where the Constitution has deposited it." — Thomas Jefferson, 1808

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of humbling, fasting, and prayer in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.  The theme for the 2022 National Day of Prayer is “Exalt The Lord Who Has Established Us”, taken from Colossians 2:6-7. Listen to a live broadcast radio special this Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm on WBNH! Learn more

Join local believers in prayer for the Central Illinois Region. The National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at the Peoria County Courthouse Square this Thursday at 6:00pm. There will be directed prayer from local leaders and pastors. There will also a time of worship. Bring your own lawn chairs and water. Street parking is available. The event is being sponsored by Arise 309: Contending for God’s Purposes in Central Illinois.

Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 8

Mother's Day is a day to celebrate motherhood and show appreciation for mothers, including (great-)grandmothers, stepmothers, foster mothers and other mother figures. The history goes way back: the modern holiday was first celebrated in 1908. Anna Marie Jarvis was the founder of this holiday in the United States.

When I think of Mother’s Day, in addition to my mother (Jim talking here) and my mother-in-law, I think of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  As a model of what motherhood is all about, Mary never wavered in her support and protection of her first Son, in addition to providing for the rest of her family.  Remember this weekend all of the sacrifices your mother has/had made for you.  And then celebrate the moms in your life, even those that are not your mother!....such as your wife, daughter(s), daughter(s)-in-law and even sisters, sisters-in-law and nieces!  These godly women are our gifts from our Father.  Remember them always on Mother’s Day.

Estate Planning Seminars coming to WBNH

Since we've had such a great response to the Estate Planning Seminars (and what we feel is an important need), we’re hosting them again.  Is your will up to date for the moment you join Jesus in eternity?  Statistics show most people are not ready when it comes to planning their estate. Jeremy Heiple, a Christian attorney and member of the WBNH family, will conduct the Estate Planning Seminars.  He’ll share some great advice and more on what needs to be done before you age another day.  Dates for the seminars are Saturday, May 14 at 9:00am or Monday, May 16 at 6:00pm.  To register or get more information, visit or call 309-636-8850. Must be able to navigate a flight of stairs, refreshments will be provided.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30

As we continue to see what Jesus said would always be a part of life – wars and rumors of wars – we should thank God for the freedom we enjoy here in America.  Remember those who died for our country, especially those who were members of our respective families.  Also remember those brave men and women who serve our great nation today as part of our armed forces. And, stepping outside of our national boundaries this year, let’s also pray for an end to the war in Ukraine and pray for wisdom on the part of America’s leaders, as we pray for the leaders of the nations involved in eastern Europe and the surrounding nations.

Thanks, always.

Having just enjoyed another successful Share fundraising campaign, we continue to be amazed at how good our God in Heaven truly is.  We thank him for the provision he gives this radio ministry every year.  We thank him for the servants who support WBNH, for their financial gifts, for their prayers and for their friendship.  As a listener-supported ministry, we stand in awe of the One who sustains us and we’re extremely grateful for the servants he uses.  May he richly bless you for the remainder of 2022.  And perhaps we’ll see you at some great events coming this summer!


God is with you,

Jim, Keith, Daniel, and Carla
Your friends at WBNH 88.5FM