Dallas, TX, August 19, 2021 – Tragic events have unfolded over the last week. Afghanistan is now held by the brutal Taliban. Nearly 2,000 people were killed in an earthquake that rocked southern Haiti. COVID-19 continues to be a threat, as the WHO identifies variants of the virus.
KCBI is holding a Day of Hope Friday, August 20, calling listeners to pray hourly for the those trapped under Taliban rule; for the people of Haiti as they recover; and for those here and around the world grappling with how to respond to the latest COVID variants.
“We’re following up on last year’s Day of Hope inspired by our friends at KSBJ in Houston to lift up not only our community, but those suffering from two catastrophic humanitarian crises,” said Matt Austin, General Manager and Vice President of KCBI. “Our hope is that tens of thousands of listeners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be lifting up prayers together and that God will provide help in these times of need.”
Samira Izhadi Page, Founder of Gateway of Grace, a Dallas-based refugee ministry that works with several Afghan refugee families and Deb Runge, a missionary to Haiti, will help provide context to the events. Dr. Robert Jeffress, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church, Dallas, John Fuller, co-Host of Focus on the Family and Richard Ellis of Richard Ellis Talks and Lead Pastor of Reunion Church in Dallas are among those leading listeners in prayer.
“Our listeners have a strong desire to help when they hear devastating news and see coverage in media that is heartbreaking,” Program Director Kelly Corday said. “This gives us an opportunity to join together and to gain an understanding of specific needs, both across the world and close to home, and how to best pray for and help those who are hurting.”
90.9 KCBI, Encouraging Music … Words of Hope, is the nation’s most-listened to Christian radio station that carries Bible teaching programs, serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.