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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!

BGEA: New Ways to Share the Gospel

Billy GrahamWe can't all be a Billy Graham . . . standing at a podium, in front of an overflow stadium crowd, passionately sharing that ... God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son so that we may not perish but have everlasting life. 

And yet . . . we are each called to share the message of hope with others.

But sometimes, it's not so easy.  We feel inadequate.  Not prepared.

In addition to the impact Christian radio on changing lives, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has now launched http://www.peacewithgod.net/ as yet another ministry means to share the ...

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Heroes in my life

Brad MattesWhile watching "I am number four" recently, I was struck by how much I wanted to possess super powers. I want to be the superhero and 'save the day.' Cliché, I know . . . but true! That got me thinking about the real life heroes that I've had (and continue to have) in my life: My father, my grandfather, and of course, my wife.  These are all people who have impacted me in truly special ways.

This year I was given the opportunity to work with another hero of mine. Standing up for the sanctity of human life, Brad Mattes' daily ...

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Where Were You on 9/11?

I can still remember where I was on the morning of 9/11 . . . I'd just arrived at the office after hearing news on the car radio about a plane which had crashed into the one of the twin towers.  

Slowly, the full tragic story began to unfold . . .  in shock and horror, we all soon realized that this was a day we would never forget. 

This September marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and even as we all recall where we were on that fateful morning, Anne Graham Lotz underscores God is sending us a wake up call ...

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"You are amazing!"--it works for me!

  • Monday, July 11, 2011
  • Evelyn Gibson
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A major impact in any fundraising communication is saying, "thank you!"

It's too often neglected in strategy and in implementation.

I recently received an example of an excellent "thank you" from an organization I support--not just financially, but as a volunteer for the past 22 years.  They have never taken me for granted--and this recent letter is proof of that.

Just a few notes!  The letter is a monthly "form" letter, obviously personalized.  It's thanking me for my monthly contribution.  For additional "wow" factor they could have acknowledged my contribution as a volunteer advocate.  But that's only ...

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Joni and Friends®— Milestones

The PathWhen traveling down life's path we sometimes come up to forks in the road, trees of cool shade and deserts of harsh heat. And, we also come to stop at the mile markers along the way. Reminders of where we've been and how far we've traveled.

A milestone that I see coming up along my life's path is the two-year mark since my husband was laid-off from his job. And, I'm grateful. Grateful that the Lord has kept His promise to never leave us, grateful that our community has rallied around us and grateful that ...

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Bears All Things

trivia question

Think you're beary good at trivia?  Bear with us!

1 - Jellystone occupants. 

2 - Golf great.

3 - Had no hair.

4 - Tubby little buddy all stuffed with fluff.   

5 - The polite immigrant from Peru found in a London train station. 

6 - Wocka, wocka, wocka!  

7 - Mr. Crimson Tide.  

8 - Spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.  Think!   

9 - Mowgli's mainstay.  

10 - Chewed by millions, eventually had their own TV series. 

Need help? Ask Peggy!

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