Two months in and Talani Sanislo, 53, continues to create a weekly Christian show called “Praise God on the Peninsula.”
She and her husband Brian bring together community members willing to share their testimonies of faith, along with original songs, biblical readings and more.
“We want to bring God back to the public airwaves,” Sanislo said.
“I am one of 1,000 ways to share your faith, and this is one way they can proclaim it.”
In 2018 Sanislo started her first show, “Talani Today,” for Peninsula Area Public Access, producing 61, one-hour shows under a similar format while going to school and working full-time.
She started the new website in December last year with a new focus on weekly programming by adding more show guests.
Sanislo said she learned a lot about the ins and outs of television and that, even with less shows, “producing four shows a month instead of 30 is more difficult with more people.”
With airing her shows on her website praisegodonthepeninsula.com, and twice a week on PAPA at noon Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays on channel 21, Sanislo hopes to recruit more Christians in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties to share their testimonies and talents such as dancing, sign language and original music.
“Some people have told me that God told them to create (something original) and they didn’t know how they’d use it until now,” she said.
Sanislo said she wants to reach out to areas such as Clallam County’s West End and under-served religious areas. She also hopes to hear and share how God is working in people’s lives now for the show.
Along with “Praise God on the Peninsula,” the Sanislos started SequimTV.com as a way to profile local businesses and provide a resource for locals and visitors.
The channels will be part of the PGOTP network with any advertising from SequimTV.com used to support “Praise God” despite no direct link in content, Sanislo said.
People will not be charged to appear on “Praise God,” and she’s offering special packages to produce commercials for local businesses as the channel begins to grow. Those interested in appearing on “Praise God” and/or SequimTV.com can reach out to Sanislo through PraiseGodOnThePeninsula@gmail.com.
One way she hopes to grow Sequim TV is by joining the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, which recently had a ribbon cutting for “Praise God on the Peninsula.”
Sanislo said she hopes to continue networking and growing the programs to setup free community events, such as prayer vigils, permitted flash mobs and more.
As word has spread, “Praise God” has received unexpected blessings, Sanislo said, such as free business cards, food for the ribbon cutting and more.
“We rely on Matthew 6, where if you put God first, he’ll take care of the rest,” she said.
Brian continues to work at 7 Cedars Casino while Talani focuses on the network.
“A lot of people are excited and believe this is part of the ‘Revival Movement’ that they’ve been praying for,” she said.
One of the show’s images is a church with hands and feet, which Sanislo said is a human chapel.
“We believe we are God’s human chapel,” she said. “And we can minister in a unique way.”
New episodes of “Praise God on the Peninsula” go live typically each Saturday on the website and air at noon on Sundays, and re-air at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on PAPA (channel 21).
The PGOTP television network offers “Praise God on the Peninsula” on its channel 3 and “SequimTV.com” on channel 7.
All episodes of “Praise God on the Peninsula” can be watched anytime on www.praisegodonthepeninsula.com.
For more information, visit the websites or email the show at PraiseGodon ThePeninsula@gmail.com.