Traveling to the mission field involves a lot of prayer, planning, and shipping
those basic necessities that will help the missionary live and share the message of Jesus in a foreign land.
I remember arriving with Brenda and our two young children in Papua New Guinea, PNG, in December of 1977. Although we had arrived, it would be months later before our belongings would. Our earthly “essentials” had been very carefully packed into one small wooden crate and four 55 gallon metal drums, that were welded shut. We waited with great anticipation for their arrival. Across the Pacific Ocean they floated from exotic port to port.
The day finally arrived, our ship had come in. We were like children on Christmas morning opening the crate and barrels; we felt like a piece of home had followed us to the mission field.
We are now filled with that same anticipation! World Christian Broadcasting has shipped their technical “essentials”. The final pieces of this enormous technology/broadcasting puzzle, the transmitters, have finally been packed, loaded on the ship in Houston and has sailed for Madagascar. Each of the three transmitters is packed in shipping containers the size of a semi trailer. This is a much larger load than my shipping crates and barrels sent to PNG in 1977, but the anticipation of their arrival is just as great. Once the transmitters are installed we will be a part of sending the Gospel, via this new station, to all of: Latin America, the Arab world, Africa, India, and Europe. For the very first time, the Gospel will be made available to all of the world through a broadcasting signal. This will give every individual on our planet access to the hope through Jesus Christ.
This is marvelous! For me, this is a complete turnaround in media outreach from my former 1977 Papua New Guinea experience, one government radio station and no television. Rather than spending two and a half days to walk to a remote village to share Jesus, God has gifted us with the capability to use media to span the globe with His message. It is amazing how God’s plans come together.
More exciting plans for 2012 include:
• Cuba and Dominican Republic Radio Listener Seminars
• Launching our daily 3 hour radio broadcast from Madagascar with
World Christian Broadcasting. Our prayer is that the station will be
ready in March or April.
• Begin new television production of Viva Vida this month
• Begin developing radio programs for Brazil to be broadcast from Madagascar
• Continue the training of talent for radio and television production
• Develop the strongest relationship possible with follow-up teams both foreign
• Partnering with other ministries that help us share Christ’s message to our
Weekly Broadcasting on TV and Radio to all of the Americas
Radio Broadcast La Voz Alegre (The Happy Voice) is broadcasting weekly on:
People are seeking the saving message of Christ.
2011: Over 5,228 souls responded requesting spiritual guidance
2010: Over 4,315 people responded to this media outreach.
The requests for prayers and Bible studies continue to pour in. Please pray that the loving message of Christ will reach souls and transform
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope in the future.” Jeremiah 29:11