It's been a very busy past couple of weeks here at Thy Word Network! We've had to get ready for our Golf Scramble and Sharathon, and we're still in the middle of the WBHW tower project.
If you were to walk into our offices right now, you'd really have to watch your step! We seem to be in the process of accumulating boxes. We've got boxes of radio equipment, boxes of books, boxes of CDs, boxes of boxes and envelopes, boxes of food and drinks, and boxes of miscellaneous giveaway prizes. They're stacked up against every wall and in the middle of the room and on just about every available flat surface. Navigating the room requires some serious bob-and-weave maneuvering! Everything has to be taken out of said boxes, labeled, stuffed into a mailer and then put back in the boxes in preparation for Sharathon. We're not sure where we're going to put everything once we run out of wall space, but we'll come up with something!
Last week, here in the office, we were trying to prepare for the Golf Scramble and attempting to get a handle on the list of things we need to take care of before Sharathon begins (surrounded by boxes). It had gotten so hot in the transmitter building at the current WBHW site that the A/C couldn't keep up, and so it just gave up. This, of course, shut down the equipment, and knocked WBHW off the air. Floyd got to spend Wednesday morning installing a new air conditioner, and then he headed to the new tower site to start on some things that needed to be done there. In the middle of all this, the FCC decided to make a surprise inspection visit to make sure that all of our records and equipment were in order for WBJW (they were). So we cleared a space amidst all the boxes, and did our best to accomodate him. Floyd then completed his day by driving from Washington to Albion to help complete the WBJW inspection. It seems that if it's not one thing, it will always be another!
Most of our staff was out of the office on Friday to help with the Golf Scramble at Cambridge Golf Club. It was hot, but a fun break from "the usual". I got to spend my morning riding around in the beverage cart, passing out drinks and snacks and taking pictures (which you can see here). This required putting my life in Bill Turner's hands, as he did all the driving. The boy is a good driver, but when he gets in a golf cart, he acknowledges only one speed: Pedal To The Floor. At least this created a good breeze.
This week, Susan and I are attempting to plow on through Sharathon preparations while Floyd, Rick and Bill work at the new tower site to build a transmitter building. So far all is going well, but we always appreciate your prayers for this ministry as we strive to move forward. Sharathon is just a few short weeks away, and we're looking forward to seeing all of our volunteers and visitors. Give us a call at (800) 264-5550 if you'd like to come up and help out September 10, 11 or 12th!
We hope to be back with more behind-the-scenes information soon! (Assuming we're not wholly swallowed up by boxes first ...)