is defined as a fertile place in a desert, due to the lack of water. A place or thing offering welcome relief as from difficulty or dullness in one's life.
Our program is designed to bring the message of hope and life to the person that doesn't know Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior.
Our program is also designed to encourage the new Christian in their walk with Jesus Christ.
ministers inspires the most seasoned saints to continue their service for the kingdom of heaven, and provokes them to soar to higher heights in their walk with Christ.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Remember those who are in bonds as though you were bound with them.
OASIS Radio Program is a faith based radio program, not show, hosted by ex-inmate Pastor Lonnie Provo, along with other former inmates, every Sunday night at 10 p.m. on Houston’s 100.7 FM, “The Word." Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death and supernatural resurrection is the foundational teaching that is shared throughout the program. The listening audience is composed of men and women incarcerated in TDCJ prisons, and their family members and friends on the outside. Although inmates cannot call in to the program, they are able to hear greetings from their families who may be hundreds or even thousands of miles away, and may not have seen each other for 3-5 years on up to 20+ years. Elderly mothers and fathers call the program to express their love through “shout-outs” to inmates, and “I love you dad”, birthday songs, or nursery rhymes from young children keep the staff and listeners in tears. OASIS is broadcast live on www.kkht.com, so we regularly receive local callers as well as calls from Maine, Michigan, California, Utah, and even British Columbia, Canada.
We receive letters from family members and inmates who are Atheist, Wiccans, etc., who are touched by the way the gospel of Jesus is shared with callers. Even the roughest gang member inmates write that the expressions from the children had them weeping in their cell. Mothers and wives weep as they share how repairs need to be done around the house, how the car needs fixing/tires, the kids wouldn’t listen the other day, but mostly how much they love them no matter what they have done, and will be here waiting for them to get out. Families feel totally safe and secure expressing their rawest emotions (including anger, frustration, rejection) in front of countless listeners. We realize that family members on the outside are serving the sentence of the inmate and the family suffers greatly from this separation. OASIS gives families a media outlet to release thoughts and feelings, and families have strengthened their bond since many can’t afford to travel the distances to visit units. This is an outlet for others to realize that they are not the only one going through the same problem a caller shares, and that maybe their own personal situation is not as bad at all.
When family members are in the Houston area, we do allow them to be live on the program as guests. We encourage inmates to contact us upon release, because we also allow them to be live guests in the studio. Those who cannot come to Houston regularly call the program to “shout-out” to their former cell mates, share their testimony about how they survived being locked up so many years, and the goodness of what God is doing for them on the outside. These callers give hope and inspiration to others in white by telling them about jobs they’ve been blessed with, how good the food is, and even how fast cars go on 6 lane hi-ways! We read poems and letters; sing to each other; laugh at each other’s losing teams; joke about dumb mistakes we made to get into the situation we’re in; but mostly we just love on each other to say that with Jesus everything will be all right!