Bob at the World Concern 5K RunIt is nice to finally have the weather catching up with the calendar here in Seattle. Late is better than never though, and I praise God for the beauty of His creation that is so evident to us here in the Northwest. I feel blessed daily, and certainly for more than just the weather and beauty of creation—the privilege of leading CRISTA Ministries is a blessing that I do not take for granted. The work of CRISTA is unique and inspiring and we aren’t slowing down.

Just last week in Austin, Texas, CRISTA Broadcasting officially opened the headquarters for our recently launched fourth station, SPIRIT 105.9—the SPIRIT of Austin. SPIRIT 105.9 began encouraging the people of Austin in September of 2010, and has rapidly climbed the charts becoming one of Austin’s most listened to broadcasts.

Bob at Austin Open HouseWe saw great support from all seven of our ministries in presence and participation during the fourth annual World Concern Free Them 5K on May 7, which raised over $100,000. At Camps, we continue to promote an active campaign to send deserving children of military families to summer camp—even if they cannot afford it.   And finally, we saw incredible success at our Miracle Event for Seattle Urban Academy, where over $167,000 was raised to transform lives through educating the youth at-risk in our community.

Stay tuned for my regular updates on how CRISTA Ministries continues to maintain a pace that efficiently and powerfully Loves God by Serving People in the realms of Media, International Relief and Development, Education, and Senior Living. For the latest news from CRISTA Ministries you might also take time to explore the fresh look of, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Bob Lonac
Bob Lonac
President & CEO
CRISTA Ministries