About Us - How God's Great Outdoors Got Started
If you ask me how the radio program of God's Great Outdoors came into being, be prepared to spend some time listening. Because, as the story unfolds, you'll discover God never takes us on a straight line from point A to point B. The Father must first prepare and change us. Thus, we travel on life's path through God's divine direction and always in His perfect timing.
In 1993, a group of men and women joined together and started a chapter of Christian Bowhunters of America. As the chapter grew and developed outreach programs, an idea for a hunt began to take shape. The hunt, called The Trophies Of Grace Whitetail Deer Hunt, became the ministry's vision to see unsaved loved ones become the "Trophies", not the deer that were harvested. Want to know more about the Annual Trophies of Grace Whitetail Deer Hunt? Go to www.lothac.com
The hunt became an annual event with the second year seeing hunters and their families attend from nine different states. (The fifth annual hunt saw twenty states represented.) Several weeks after the second hunt, I reflected on all the Christians who made their living in the outdoors. I also thought of all the different outdoor ministries I'd come in contact with in the last few years.
The Christian community needed to know about the sacrifices of both time and money that were being committed to reach unsaved outdoorsmen. Men, women, and children who will not attend church, listen to Christian radio, or watch Billy Graham on television are finding Jesus Christ because of these Christians' efforts. With all this in mind, the idea for a Christian radio program about God's Great Outdoors became a burning desire.
May 2010, a
recent broadcast features a story of true inspiration and faith
The listeners are off to the Panhandle of Alaska in Sitka, to meet Kyle Ferguson. Kyle shares how as a little boy he planned on joining the Army and was diagnosed with an illness that called for his discharge. He prayed to receive Christ and started doing the second thing he had planned after the Army, which was becoming a police officer. This interview closes with a “the rest of the story” which has to do with an unborn baby and the decision that The Fergusons had to make about terminating the pregnancy.
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