Listeners Bless Station Over $255,000 in Support Raised

November 01, 2009 | Jay Wintermeyer

KEEH, 104.9 FM, a radio ministry of the Upper Columbia Conference, held its annual three-day sharathon Sept. 15–17, raising more than $255,700. The funds raised during the sharathon help the ministry continue serving the greater Spokane, Wash., area.

The station has been serving Spokane for fourteen years. Over the years, God has blessed in some exciting ways. This year's sharathon was no different. In spite of the slowing economy, more than 1,000 listeners called in with faith commitments to support the station financially during the coming year.

Darin Patzer, station manager, says, "God says in Proverbs 3 if we acknowledge Him, He will direct our paths. In spite of the economy, the sharathon total this year was another record-high for community donations. Additionally, enough money was raised in matched pledges to allow us to partner and build a couple new wells for orphans in Guatemala with the Water for Life ministry."

In addition, God provided a unique visual reminder of His care on the final morning of the sharathon. The hosts and volunteers began the day with prayer prior to going on-air at 6 a.m. Immediately following prayer, the South Hill Adventist Church, where the station is located, was covered by a beautiful double rainbow.

"I'm amazed at how God blessed the sharathon this year. He provided many new donors helping us reach our goal," says Kathy Marson, KEEH office manager. "Also all our volunteers were so excited to serve. Their faithful support really strengthened our team."

KEEH partners with three other radio stations and their translators in Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Northern Oregon making up the Positive Life Radio Network. The other PLR stations also held fundraisers and, along with KEEH, raised a combined network total of $639,000.