The WBNH Good Newsletter
Finally! New lights!
In this season of COVID-19, street violence and more, WBNH is experiencing new light! In addition to the Light of Jesus Christ on the airwaves and internet streams, we now have new lights on our broadcast tower! Many of you heard about our dilemma back in June during Share 2020, when we successfully procured much of the funds needed to replace the aging and troublesome lights on our tower in East Peoria for our "Light the Night" campaign. This week, we experienced God’s provision when some friends installed new LED broadcast tower lights! Here are two photos taken late last week.
In the first shot, we see our friend, James, near the top of our 500-foot tower, and the next picture, he's just entering the base of the massive, 66-foot-tall bay antenna up at the peak of our tower. James had just installed two new marker lights at the half-way point and was climbing next to the top.
In the next photo, our friend, Brian, leans over to pick up and deliver the new top beacon to James via a large pulley. Note the size difference between the new beacon in the foreground and the old ones in the back.
As we write this today, our electrician friends are installing new conduit and wiring in the base building and then our engineer, Wayne Miller, will make final adjustments for new lights later this week! It’s been quite a journey of several years to get here! And we’re very thankful for many of you that helped us Light The Night! Check out our tower some evening later this week or after. The beacons will be shining, thanks to our Great God in Heaven and you, His faithful servants.
What a Cruise-In!
Many thanks to several hundred friends that made the first-ever WBNH Cruise-In a huge success! Friday evening, July 17, approximately 550 friends joined us here on the property at WBNH to enjoy some great food from 4 different vendors, while observing over 80 classic cars come and go! In typical cruise-in fashion, there was much activity as some were coming while some were going! We received several nice comments about the setting here at the station, including some about the Christian music playing in the background. Several of the “cruisers” also asked us if we’re doing it again next year. We’ll wait and see what God has in store for 2021, but what a great way to start new friendships and see some great iron! Thanks to all for joining us and making Cruise-In 2020 a success.
One Little “Sad” Note…
We regret to inform you that we’ve decided to cancel our annual Cookout this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic that won’t go away. Normally, we would have that in late August. We’ll pray with you for a speedy end to this global virus and that 2021 will be much more fun. Many thanks for your prayers and understanding.