Fffffffffffth… The soft yet distinct sound of the blow gun can be heard in the jungles of the Amazon rainforest. For the animal hit by its dart, death is almost certain. The darts are tipped with curare or “the flying death.” It is also called “Ticuna poison,” for which the Ticuna Indians are known.
Who would accept the daunting task of taking more than a year to upgrade a 50,000-watt "prototype" transmitter for long-term broadcast service on the mission field? At the HCJB Global Technology Center in Elkhart, Ind., the engineers saw it as a personal challenge and an opportunity to help our long-time radio partner, Trans World Radio (TWR), in Swaziland.
The radio planting ministry at the HCJB Global Technology Center in Elkhart, Ind., continues at a rapid pace. In the past six months, systems and transmitting equipment have been sent to Ghana, Mozambique, Burundi, Indonesia (43 stations now on the air), Latvia, Togo, Samoa, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and others.
Right now one of the projects I'm working on is with a ministry partner that is sending biblical programming into the Middle East via commercial satellite TV. My job is to help them define the proper equipment to enable them to continue broadcasting the much-needed message of the gospel into this part of the world.
The office comes alive with new voices many times a year at the HCJB Global Technology Center in Elkhart, Indiana. Some of us are involved in setting up the testing area and preparing a luncheon for those volunteers who arrive from area churches. They come to help with the testing and packaging of SonSet® radios.