It took 24 years to transform David Maindonald's dream into reality, but today international broadcasts from HCJB Global-Australia's shortwave site in Kununurra are going out in 26 languages. The new site was dedicated on April 21.
"It was really exciting to worship with the Nepali Christians and plant seeds where the gospel may never have been heard before," said Nate Dell who co-led a work team that helped build a birthing clinic in a remote community last month.
Mrs. B. had already mapped out her intended last motorbike ride, planning to steer it in front of a large truck to end her life. Depression had accompanied the loss of her restaurant in Thailand after she’d made some poor business decisions.
Countless thousands of listeners to All India Radio had the opportunity to learn more about and Christianity as HCJB Global’s local partner, Genesis Media Training Association (GMTA), aired special programming on the government network during the Easter weekend.
The brother of a Thai believer thought the Christian God was an angry God. Then he tuned in to local station Good Radio and called them.... This story and others encouraged Thai Christian radio station managers after their recent broadcasters' training event near Bangkok.
In mid-December HCJB Global's partner radio stations in Fiji and Samoa were devastated by Cyclone Evan, causing $45,000 worth of damage and leaving thousands without Christian programming. The storm first ravaged Samoa, leaving thousands homeless and without food, power and water. Then it hit Fiji as a category 4 storm with winds in excess of 170 mph.
Twelve radio announcers representing 11 partner stations from across Indonesia gathered for advanced training in October. They showed their commitment to improve their skills by starting classes at 8 a.m daily and working as late as 10 p.m. during the weeklong event.
Nestled in the hill country of central Thailand sits a picturesque, bustling agricultural town with about 80,000 people. While most of the residents are Buddhist, they can now hear the story of salvation in Christ on an FM station that went on the air last month.
“Sometimes a weekend trip is all a partner ministry needs to get back to full strength,” said Toffer King, who traveled to a partner station in Indonesia in September with Steve Balzer in an effort to solve the station’s technical problems.