Today, as the Christian faith is under unprecedented attack, and as the airwaves are clogged with moral and spiritual poison, it’s more crucial than ever that we broadcast the love and Truth of Christ in our nation. A ministry supporter named Jackie recently shared with us how a Leading The Way broadcast first impacted her life.
"I was flipping through the channels on my car’s XM radio," she said, "when I heard Dr. Youssef say, ‘Are you lost? Are you alone?’ In my struggle with an eating disorder, that’s exactly how I felt. I wasn’t sure how I could get through the day.
"God used Dr. Youssef’s broadcast to reach me and bring me to Him. I’m still going through the storm, still struggling—but I have hope I can get through it in God’s strength. I have joy in my heart that only comes from Him—but I worry that my country is going down the wrong path. It seems everyone lives only for selfishness and greed—not for God. America needs God’s Truth.
"Dr. Youssef speaks God’s uncompromising Truth from the Bible. I want to follow that example and do my part to share the Good News with my children, my neighbors, and everyone around me."
It excites me to hear Jackie’s desire to do her part to reach others with the Good News of Jesus Christ. She’s right—America is on the wrong path. But there is hope for America.
The greatest threat to our nation does not come from foreign powers or terrorists. It comes from within. We have abandoned God’s principles for a righteous society. In times past, our nation turned to God for help. Today, we have largely forgotten Him. When the next threat comes, where will we turn?
Ancient Israel once stood at the same crossroads where America now stands. When evil kings led Israel into idolatry, the pagan nations overran Israel, burned its fields, and pillaged its cities. Eventually, Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and led the Israelites into captivity.
For 70 years, the people languished in exile. Then God raised up Nehemiah, the Israelite advisor to the Persian king. Nehemiah longed for Israel. When he thought of the broken walls of Jerusalem, he wept. Nehemiah prayed, he planned, he acted—and God used him to rebuild Jerusalem.
At Leading The Way, we want to be a city on a hill—a beacon of God’s grace. Over the Internet, on five national TV networks and 68 local TV stations, and on more than 500 radio stations in the United States, Leading The Way reaches people like Jackie every day in all 50 states. We rely on your gifts every month to stay on the air. This month, I pray you will partner with us in our mission to see God awaken this nation to the Truth as we proclaim Christ over the airwaves.
The walls of our nation are broken, but now is not the time to give up. Believe that God still uses faithful individuals to accomplish the impossible—then pray, “Lord, send me!”
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.