Have you heard about HopeTV?
I had first heard about HopeTV (…the Nation’s Faith Station) on my local Christian Radio station (Life100.3) so when I got the chance to review it, I jumped at the opportunity. Putting faces to the voices I hear on my radio was kinda fun. (Oh so THAT is what Charles Stanely looks like.)
Let’s face it, summer messes with our schedules, not only are the kids off school, but camps and family vacation time throw the daily routine we are used to from September till June not only out of whack, but sometimes right out of the window. Suddenly church attendance is down because members are at the cottage or away, and so with the introduction of HopeTV, you can still get your spiritual food despite trips to the cottage, travel, sickness and whatever may come your way this summer.
The 700 Club Canada is co-hosted by retired CFL All-Pro Linebacker, pastor, and motivational speaker Brian Warren, and speaker and author Laura-Lynn Tyler-Thompson. I have to say that this was my favourite show of all, with Sheila Walsh’s show (I forgot the name of the show) coming in a close second. Sheila is the author of The Storm Inside and she shared some of her very own personal stories.
Both shows shared touching stories, testimonies of people who had found hope and overcome some real struggles in life. These are stories about broken people finding wholeness in Jesus. I was really moved by these stories and found such hope in them. I love that in various ways each program and ministry offers resources should you need them.
Another show that moved me profoundly was Children from the Holocaust with Jonathan Bernis. It is only when you watch shows like this, that it puts our trivial complaints about day-to-day superficial things into perspective. And most of all, the viewer is offered a chance to participate in giving if you want to. For the history buffs out there, you will find this show not only interesting, but it will touch your heart. It did mine.
There is something for everyone, just check the listings to see what suits your needs best.
I could not help but think that elderly people who are not able to leave home would love the show Faith to Live By with Pastor H Barber, together with his musicians (Quartet and Mixed Trio) who sang the hymns in the style that the older generation love, or In Touch with Dr.Charles Stanley. For those that prefer a more modern approach, there is Walk in the Word with James MacDonald or Joyce Meyer’s Show for the ladies.
These programs provide a wide range of spiritual shows, which will appeal to a variety of viewers, but each feeding the spirit. Therefore it broadened my perspective to see what God is doing through these organizations, whether Bible teaching, or providing hope for families in need, building up broken lives, or providing dental care and reading glasses for war survivors. What really touched me was to see that God is still working, still moving, still reaching the broken hearted, providing for those in need, and giving Hope to those who desperately seek a better way.
I am so glad I heard about HopeTV, and now you have too.
*This is a sponsored post, my opinions are my own
HOPE Television’s programming features unique Canadian content through 700 Club Canada, hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson and Brian Warren. Inspiration from well-loved Pastors, Dr. Charles Stanley, James McDonald, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, and Peter Youngren have proven to resonate strongly for those seeking hope. Shows highlighted on the network include:
• 700 Club Canada – Weekdays | 8am, 10am & 10pm ET
• James MacDonald- Walk in the Word – Weekdays | Noon ET & 1:30 am ET
• Bobby Schuller – The Hour of Power – Sundays | 11:30 am ET
• Joyce Meyer – Weeknights | 9 pm ET
• James Robison – Life Today – Weekdays | 11:30 am ET
• Peter Youngren – Weekdays & Sundays | 4:30 pm ET
• In Touch Ministries with Dr. Charles Stanley – Sundays | 8 am & 6 pm CT/9am & 7 pm ET
• Beautiful Unique Girl – Mondays | 5:00 pm ET
HOPE Television is currently available on digital cable in approximately 6 million Canadian homes. Watch nationally on Bell 591, throughout Ontario and New Brunswick on Rogers 174, throughout Alberta & BC on Telus Optik 875 or Telus Satellite 591, and throughout Manitoba on Shaw/MTS 11.
To find out more, or check your local listing go to Hopetelevision.ca
Melony Teague is a freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She loves to uncover the good news in society and writes human interest and community pieces. As co-author of As the Ink Flows, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words. In her spare time, she reviews books and interviews authors. These reviews can be found right here on her website. Melony Teague was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children and two cats.
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