"Rice for Cambodia" Blessings
Positive Life Radio campaign receives enormous response
The success of Positive Life Radio’s recent fundraising campaign, Rice for Cambodia, evokes a heartfelt response from PLR staff.
“It was just an unbelievable, over-the-top blessing!” says PLR Station Manager Kevin Krueger. The campaign, which is in its fifth year, raises money to purchase rice for starving families in Cambodia.
This year PLR listeners pledged a record-breaking amount of more than $128,000 – more than twice what was collected last year. More than 950 listeners made donations. “That amount of money will purchase nearly 500 tons of rice and will feed at least 79,000 moms, dads, children, and grandparents in Cambodia for a month,” says Krueger.
For the Rice for Cambodia campaign, PLR teams with Musicianaries International, a not-for-profit organization founded by Christian recording artist Bobby Michaels to promote the gospel through physical assistance, music, and evangelism. The Musicianaries team visits Cambodia regularly, to purchase and distribute rice to flood victims. The team also performs concerts and distributes the gospels of Mark and Luke in the native Khmer language.
“The enormous response we received this year will actually change the logistics of their trip,” says PLR Station Manager Kevin Krueger. “It was clear through the whole event that God was taking charge of this project and making it much bigger than we could ever imagine.”
That became increasingly evident the final morning of the campaign. “Every line was lit up all morning long,” exclaims Krueger. “As soon as one volunteer would hang up, the phone would ring again. We had to bring in extra volunteers from other places on campus just to keep up with the volume of callers. We are all truly blessed.”
“We are humbled by the outpouring of the listener’s generous gifts,” says Michaels. “The wonderful listeners of Positive Life Radio are having a massive impact on the lives of people in Cambodia.”
It’s not too late to join the Rice for Cambodia campaign. To make a donation, visit plr.org. For more information on the Musicianaries, visit www.musicianaries.org.
The Positive Life Radio network is located on the Walla Walla College campus in College Place, Wash. PLR can be heard on various frequencies throughout the Northwest or online at www.plr.org.
**After last year's Rice for Cambodia campaign, PLR morning show host Don Godman joined the Musicianaries as they gave away tons of rice to families in Cambodia. See photos from his trip.