Over 1 billion people
speak Mandarin Chinese! Not only are we teaching those who live
in China, we are reaching Chinese people who live in Africa,
Europe, North and South America as well as throughout Southeast Asia.
House churches in China use our material in their Bible classes.
Over 2 million hits occurred on our Chinese website this past
year. Edward Short and Edward Ho talk to millions of
Chinese listeners every day.
Although our Russian programming
has the eastern part of Russia as a target, due to good conditions in
the ionosphere, our Russian broadcasts can be heard often anywhere in
the world. More than 280 million people worldwide know the
Russian language. We have regular contacts not only from
Russia, but also from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, India,
Mexico, and Finland. Each month more than 3,000 unique
visitors connect with us on the Russian website.
Along the Pacific Rim area for
the last 30 years, English programming has been received by a portion of
more than three billion shortwave radios in the world.
English as a second language is very popular all over the world. We know
that we have listeners in the Philippines, Japan, Australia,
India, Pakistan. and New Zealand. There are more people in
China taking English classes than there are people in America. Many
times English broadcasts are the first contact unbelievers have with the
gospel. You can hear our daily programs by going to our website:
Living in most countries of the
world, there are over 400 million Spanish-speaking people.
Rex Morgan, Senior Spanish Producer, contacts thousands of people
every day with his radio, television, DVDís, conferences, direct
mail and website outreaches. Requests for World Bible School courses
are more than 100 per month from Cuba alone. From
Manhattan, New York, to Central and South America, Latin Americans are
using his material for Sunday morning lessons.
Arabic is the 6th
most common language in the world. It is the official
language of 27 countries. It is spoken by about 400
million people. With 66% of those who speak Arabic under
the age of 25, we have an exciting opportunity to impact a large
segment of the Middle East. We have recently added some short Bible
studies, prayers and Bible readings in the Egyptian, Tunisian and
Syrian dialects. When the broadcasting begins from Madagascar,
we are ready to make contact with many new Arabic listeners. The 10/40
window of northern Africa and the Middle East will be a focus for our
Languages And Outreaches We Hope
To Begin In 2014
Be prayerful as we hope to begin
English for Africa programming and as we begin to prepare for Portuguese
and Korean programming. The year 2014 should bring about making contact
with many new listeners by means of an international shared website.
Another Medical Missions trip to Madagascar is planned for this year as