1st Quarter 2016- News Update

How Soon Will We Be On The Air From Madagascar?

Our staff represented us in January at the meeting of the High Frequency Coordinating Council before returning to Madagascar.  This is the equivalent to the FCC here in America.  We will finalize all the things necessary to officially begin broadcasting April, 2016.  Various computers and electronic systems will be put in place at the new station.  Preparations will then be made for the team coming from Continental Electronics in February to sign off on all the connections to the transmitters.  Following that, we will turn on the new station, and testing of the new equipment, radio frequencies and antennas will begin.  Programs will begin broadcasting to the Middle East in Arabic, to Africa with English for Africa programs and also in Spanish to South America.  New areas in Russia, China and the Pacific Rim will hear the gospel from the Madagascar station. 

What Has Been Happening While We Have Been Waiting On The New Station To Begin Broadcasting?

Broadcasts in Spanish have been covering Cuba and most of Latin America several hours each week from time purchased from three Spanish radio stations.  Twenty (20) hours of programs each day have been sent out from Station KNLS in Alaska.  Ten hours of Mandarin Chinese, five hours of English and five hours of Russian broadcasts have been blanketing about half the world each day.  Over six million hits occurred on our six websites.  A new transmitter has replaced the 32-year old transmitter which gives us a solid infrastructure there for the next 20 years.  In Franklin, TN over the last year, several hours of Arabic, Spanish and English for Africa programs have been recorded in anticipation of the new station going on line in early 2016.  Bibles, correspondence courses and other religious material has been sent from Franklin, from Alaska and from our response offices in Hong Kong, China and Saint Petersburg, Russia. 

For What Should We Be Praying At This Exciting Time? 

Pray for a successful time of testing at the new station that will commence in early 2016.  Pray for more listeners.  Pray for courage in our listeners who live in areas hostile to Christianity.  Our staff who writes and records all of our programs covets your prayers.  Please pray that they will know the needs of their listeners and their programming will have the ability to connect billions of people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Pray for all of the donors of World Christian Broadcasting that they will continue to support this God blessed ministry to make a genuine impact in The Middle East, Russia, China, Africa, South America, India, and many other areas that will receive our signal.  Pray that God will be glorified.
 

Andy Baker
abaker@worldchristian.org
615-417-3906  

 

Andy Baker, Vice President - Development      World Christian Broadcasting
605 Bradley Court, Franklin, Tennessee 37067, TEL: 615-371-8707      info@worldchristian.org

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