The U.S. Ambassador to Namibia referenced
the old Sesame Street feature, “One of These Things Is Not Like
the Others.” In a list of African countries, he said Namibia
stands out as different – in a good way. It has a stable
government, has shown itself to be fiscally responsible, and at
27, is the youngest African country. Opportunities abound for
international trade if Namibia is recognized for what it is.
U.S. Trade Delegation with Namibian Hosts.
Henry Huffard is 4th from the left; Earl Young is 2nd from the
The Ambassador said this as he briefed a
trade delegation of U.S. companies earlier this month. Henry
Huffard represented World Christian Broadcasting in that
delegation. His purpose was to gather stories to interest that
would possibly serve as examples to listeners worldwide. In
meetings Henry attended, government ministers and key business
people often expressed the need to “put Namibia on the map.”
Good stories directed to an international audience certainly can
draw attention to Namibia and shine a spotlight on qualities
that set this nation apart.
Earl Young, Olympic gold medalist and
friend of World Christian Broadcasting, was also part of the
delegation. He spoke with the Namibian Cancer Association and
Ministry of Health about Namibia becoming the hub of the
registry for Africa’s bone marrow donors. The number of donors
to serve the world’s black population is far too small. If
Namibia takes up this challenge, what a story that will be!
It was a great evening. Both Charles
Caudill and Andy Baker told of plans for the future: adding new
languages in Portuguese, Korean, and French. Andy also shared
highlights of the $20 million “Piercing the Darkness” campaign
currently in progress.
For more than three decades, World
Christian Broadcasting has spread the good news of Jesus to
untold numbers of people around the world. Other broadcasters
have come to look to World Christian Broadcasting for program
content and guidance. Our mission is simple: World Christian
Broadcasting exists so that people in places best served by
broadcast media become aware of the Good News of Jesus Christ
and want to know more.
Mark your calendars for
next year’s dinner to be held April 19, 2018.
July 2017 Newsletter
KIRK CAMERON VISITS WCB
It was a treat to have actor Kirk Cameron come by our studios at
World Christian Broadcasting to discuss his newest project, Revive
US 2, an event to be broadcast in movie theaters later this month.
Audiences remember Kirk from the popular ABC series Growing
Pains (1985-1992) and other television work, as well as the
movie Fireproof. As we made our way to the studio, I enjoyed
watching the reactions of surprise from some of my colleagues, most
of whom had not been told he was coming. Kirk posed for photos with
anyone who asked, which made their day.
In our interview, Kirk talked about the need for a discussion of and
return to traditional spiritual values in our country, as well as
what it’s like being a person of faith in the spotlight and glamor
of the Hollywood scene. We’ll have a good story on Revive US 2 and
also an upcoming edition of our First Person series. A fun,
memorable day here at the radio ranch!
AWARDS FOR "ALIVE AGAIN"
If you walk by the office of our Senior Producer for English, Rob
Scobey, you will see a new trophy on his desk. It’s from the
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for last
year’s World Christian Broadcasting video, “Alive Again.” Rob
received an Award of Merit. IABC has members in more than 70
countries. Judges were business communications professionals from
Rob’s desk is getting downright crowded with all
the awards he has won . . . but there’s always room for one more!
Congratulations, Rob! In the photo, Rob is standing beside World
Christian Broadcasting’s president, Charles Caudill.
TWO STATIONS, ONE MESSAGE
During the April 20 annual benefit dinner for World Christian Broadcasting, the
new 2017 video was shown for the first time. “Two Stations, One
Message” tells the amazing story of God’s work to use two shortwave
stations—one in Alaska, one in Madagascar—to cover the entire world
with the sweet message of Jesus Christ. In this video you will see
some of the people involved in the creation and transmission of the
“one message” to the world. Sit back and see how God is at work as
told in this video. Start the video now.