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The Facts

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Fact 1 There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
Fact 2 No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
Fact 3 “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends with the letters “mt”.
Fact 4 Almonds are a member of the peach family
Fact 5 Maine is the only state whose name is one syllable.
Fact 6 There are only 4 words in the English language that end in “dous”: Tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.
Fact 7 Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
Fact 8 Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street fame were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” movie.
Fact 9 A goldfish has a memory of 3 seconds.
Fact 10 It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Fact 11 The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes
Fact 12 “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with the left hand only.
Fact 13 WBVN is a 100 percent listener supported station.

You might think since you now know “everything” that you would only be qualified for being a teenager. But no! Actually, with the knowledge of that last fact, you’re now qualified to financially help WBVN continue bringing you CCM for another year. From our beginning on January 8th, 1990, this ministry was structured and designed to be a blessing to the area and not a burden to the Christian community. We are modest in our expression and “super” economical in our needs. Our most important “mission” is simply to express the Gospel in a way that makes the “community of Believers,” of which we are all a part of, a more Faithful and hopeful group. Encouragement being the real “vision” of this ministry means we don’t have one eye on the Gospel and another on the stock market, or what equipment would be fun to have. We are single minded about what it means to be a ministry in this area: Simply, is this a better place with WBVN in this community?
We don’t spend a lot of time raising funds and we simply come during our three days of Fall Celebration, 8 hours each day and give people an opportunity to help. There’s no “badgering” here, no crisis mentality, just an honest expression of our financial needs and our trust in God, through you, to meet those needs.

The first song played over FM 104.5 on that January morning was Keith Green’s “The Victor”. We still play that song today. Just as that song has been a part of our format for over 14 years, our purpose has not changed from that start date either. From it’s beginning WBVN was a ministry of encouragement, based on the “Hope found in Christ” and broadcast so often over this station. In 2004 and into 2005, WBVN still remains a help ministry, inspiring our listeners to a consistent Faith each and every day.

We don’t have a huge budget that over-whelms. We broadcast for 8760 hours each year and that much time for less than 20 dollars each hour. It takes about 650 people, families, churches or business organizations giving, some each month, some twice a year, some occasionally, that keeps this ministry “happening”. Will you join with us? We need your help to continue being a daily encouragement. Your contribution is a “vote” of approval for keeping this ministry in the community and making it a better place to live and raise our families.