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Theme: Relying on God even if we don't know the next step
Episode Number: 457
Writer: Marshal Younger
Scripture: Psalm 37
Album: #35: The Big Picture
Last Air Date: 01/31/2005
Original Air Date: 12/2/00
It's another edition of "Candid Conversations with Connie," that fabulous radio show Connie Kendall interviews interesting people about interesting things. Today it's Tom Riley, owner and operator of the Timothy Center. Connie starts asking questions about all the next projects coming at the Center, but Tom seems hesitant about talking about it. Connie pushes him and eventually finds out, however, that the Center is in a financial crisis...and she didn't even know about it!
Whit and Bethany are listening to the broadcast and suddenly hear a voice cut into the program. It says "Nova Broadcasting...testing...one...two...three." Whit wonders why the company is cutting into their programming. Just then Tom and Connie come out of the booth. Connie wonders why she didn't know about the financial trouble, but Tom insists that he'll handle things. Connie isn't easily persuaded and eventually convinces him to have a big fund-raiser at the Center. Ben and Ellen Shepard help out by praying, while Bethany works on making a list of how she can help save money.
Meanwhile, Whit finds that Novacom is a new company around town. They just recently got their broadcasting license. Whit meets with Arthur Dent, a representative of the company, and he assures them that the interference was simply a malfunction. He continues by telling Whit of all that Novacom wants to do in supporting the community of Odyssey. He also says that the company needs to build a radio tower nearby and suggests a plot of land on Tom's property, stating that the company is willing to pay Tom handsomely to build the tower.
Connie and Tom, of course, think this is an answer to prayer. Whit isn't so sure, but after Tom meets with Mr. Dent, he agrees to allow them to build their tower. As the trucks begin to prepare the site for construction, the whole gang watches. Tom wonders if Whit still thinks he made the wrong decision. Whit says that he still isn't certain, but there's no point in second-guessing a decision that has already been made. They have to wait on God and see what this new adventure will hold.
This was another show that went through a few title changes. The working title was "Tom's Tower", then it was "The Quick Fix", and then finally "Opportunity Knocks."