The name of the ministry is changed from “Temple Time” to “Words of Hope.” In many parts of the world, the word “temple” is associated with non-Christian religions. Words of Hope is chosen as the new name in order to point to what the gospel of Christ offers in a way that makes sense in an international context. The decision is made that Words of Hope will focus primarily on missionary radio, while maintaining a more modest presence in North American radio.
Words of Hope’s daily devotional resource also changes its name from Prayer Time to Words of Hope. Currently, approximately 90,000 copies of each quarterly edition are distributed worldwide.