March 16, 2004          





LINCOLN— The Voice of Prophecy (VOP) launches its series of Diamond Jubilee rallies at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church on the Union College campus, 4015 S. 49th St., Lincoln, on Saturday, March 27, at 4 p.m. Rallies celebrating the 75th anniversary of the international Seventh-day Adventist radio ministry are also scheduled at several other Adventist colleges and universities.

            The Union College Unionnaires, Octet, and Orchestra will join the VOP team in an afternoon of praise. Other musicians include Del Delker, Walter Arties, the Melashenko Family, Connie Vandeman Jeffery and Adrian Westney.

            “We'll also present stories of persons whose lives have been changed through the Voice of Prophecy radio programs, Bible courses, and public evangelism,” says Lonnie Melashenko, director-speaker at the VOP. “One of these is the former Nebraska state director for American Atheists, who attended our evangelistic series by satellite at a Lincoln church last spring and rediscovered faith in God.”

            H. M. S. Richards began the Voice of Prophecy broadcast on a single radio station in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 1929. H. M. S. Richards Jr. joined his father in 1960 and a few years later added a daily program.

            Today, Pastor Melashenko's daily and weekend broadcasts are heard on hundreds of stations worldwide, as well as through the Internet.

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