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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Facing Life Head On

Brad Mattes receiving Emmy AwardUnlike the Christian radio industry, good TV programming is hard to come by.  Rarely are shows thought provoking and engaging at the same time.  It's been my experience that most TV shows use sex, drugs, violence or special effects as their main story line.

Brad Mattes, host of both "Life Issues®" and "Facing Life Head On", however, knows how to do both radio and TV well.  As the executive director of the Life Issues® Institute Brad interviews individuals and families on topics like abortion, adoption, disabilities, medical technologies, stem cell treatments and end-of-life care, Brad fuses education with entertainment ...

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My Hometown?

1)  Andy; Barney; Opie; Floyd

2)  Jughead; Archie; Betty; Reggie; Veronica

3)  Marty; Doc; Biff

4)  Father Tim; Cynthia; Dooley

5)  Anne Shirley; Marilla Cuthbert; Rachel Lynde;

6)  Oliver & Lisa; Mr. & Mrs. Ziffel; Arnold

7)  Fred & Wilma; Barney & Betty

8)  George & Mary; Uncle Billy; Mr. Potter

9)  Sponge Bob; Patrick Star; Sandy Cheeks

10) John Whittaker; Connie Kendall; Eugene Meltsner


We'd love for you to leave your answers below...and if you get stuck, just email Peggy for the answers!

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What do You Scream For?

Favorite ice cream

"You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream."

"Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time." -- Charles M. Schulz

"I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream"
-- Heywood Broun

Ah, it's summer!  So ... which of the proverbial 31 flavors of ice cream is #1 on your list?  Respond with your favorite below and check out the latest edition of Ambassador's Update for more answers.

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Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Garage  SaleWith the end of summer approaching, are you feeling a need to put away all of the summer items lying around, and bring some order back to your home?


When my children were young, summer’s end meant a count down to going back to school (finally!), and the time to clean out rooms and go through their clothes. 


Each Labor Day weekend we held a garage sale, and cleaned out the accumulated summer clutter, and old clothes.  The kids were allowed to keep the money from any toys they sold (a good incentive to eliminate excess toys too!).  The ...

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Happy Birthday week, Evelyn!

1)  Kris Kringle

2)  A Golden Girl

3)  Sinful preacher

4)  Perry Mason's creator

5)  She blamed it on the bossa nova--not Steve

6)  Green Acres was not the place for her

7)  The original Trapper John (and Mr. Streisand)

8)  Spain's great artist

9)  Chopin of the North

10) A Woman After God's Own Heart


If you get stuck, email Peggy for the answers! :)

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Packing up Poverty

John Rakis from WPHN meeting his Compassion sponsored child DavidWhat would it be like to share with people at your radio station or place of ministry what poverty really looks like, smells like and sounds like?  That's what a group of us recently sought out to do with the help of Compassion International.  New friends joined me from WCSG (Grand Rapids, MI), WPHN (Gaylord, MI) and WXML (Upper Sandusky, OH) on a journey to find poverty in Bolivia -- and poverty quickly found us!

Compassion International seeks to release children from poverty...in Jesus' name.  Our team knew well the ministry's motto, but would we be able to ...

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