From the beginning, Three Angels Broadcasting Network has worked to reach the world with the undiluted three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6–12, and we are grateful for those who support this network. We are also grateful for the many ministries who work with us to accomplish this goal.
Recently our programming became available in two more cities through the efforts of Better Life Broadcasting Network, our largest affiliate network, when they added stations in Reno, Nevada, and Redding, California. Their growing list of 23 stations now offers coverage to much of Oregon, and parts of California and Washington State, as well.
The Biggest Little City in the World
Reno, Nevada, is often referred to as “the Biggest Little City in the World,” with a metro area population of approximately 400,000. Viewers there can now watch digital UHF channel 14.5, which broadcasts 3ABN and Better Life programming 24 hours a day.
The opportunity of having a station there was a God-given surprise, according to Ron Davis, Better Life’s general manager. “It wasn’t even on our radar,” he says, adding how the Lord miraculously provided them the opportunity to lease a sub-channel on a new digital transmitter. Although they’d focused their efforts in the Northwest, Better Life’s board of directors felt the opportunity was too good to pass up. So they stepped out in faith to put Christ-centered programming on the air in a city known for its casinos and nightlife.
Since the Reno station began broadcasting in June, viewers have continuously called to express their delight in having a new Christian station, but Better Life turned to a rather unorthodox method of getting the word out!
“After the station went on the air, our staff gathered in prayer, asking the Lord to direct viewers to the new channel,” says station manager, Marta Davis. “Then we asked Him to intervene—even by having their power go off, if necessary, so they’d have to rescan their TVs and find us!
“Shortly after that, we received a call from a man in Reno who had just discovered us, saying that, for some reason, his power had gone off, forcing him to rescan his channels. For us, this was a direct answer to prayer!” she exclaims.
“After 21 years of broadcasting we’ve discovered there are many people searching for Biblical truth,” Ron adds, “and time after time they tell us they find it in our programming. In fact, a man from Portland, Oregon, who miraculously found one of our stations, told us that our network was aptly named because it had indeed helped him find ‘a Better Life in Christ!’ ”
A second station has started airing 3ABN/Better Life programming in Redding, California, the largest city in that state north of Sacramento. UHF channel 33 is now Better Life’s southernmost station in California.
Just two hours after it came on, they received a call from a man in Corning, a city about 60 miles south of Redding. He was ecstatic about the new channel, and became so enthused that he called back multiple times. Later he wrote, “With my Bible and 3ABN/Better Life, my heart is at peace; God is good.” Not surprisingly, he’s also ordered advertising door hangers to help get the word out in his community.
“You can tell the Lord is moving to finish His work quickly,” Ron says. “Better Life has grown at a phenomenal rate. The number of potential viewers has gone from 500,000 to 4.5 million in the last 18 months! I’m sure it’s because the Lord is getting ready to return soon, and we need to reach as many people as we can, as quickly as we can, with the saving message of Jesus Christ.”
We couldn’t agree more. Time is short, and we are grateful for the partnership we have with all our affiliate stations. Working together, we can do more than we ever could do separately, and we believe the Lord is pleased when we join in winning souls for His kingdom!
—From the October 2011 issue of 3ABN World