here to see an article and a video about some
Christians teens in Madagascar who want to help a friend. You won’t
understand their words, but you’ll love their heart.
Broadcasting’s annual dinner was held in Franklin, TN, on April 11.
Over 500 people met at the Embassy Suites for an evening of great
fellowship, great food, and to hear a great vision for the future.
One man who attended for the first time wrote this: “The evening was
very well done: tasteful, thoughtful, reorienting, and an
appropriate length. Great job!”
Baker, Vice President for Development, spoke at the dinner.
World Christian Broadcasting initiated a
medical mission in Madagascar that benefitted more than a thousand
people. On March 4, 2013, 52 medical personnel—doctors,
dentists, surgeons, and their assistants—gathered to begin work at
two locations on the western side of Madagascar. These
professionals came from the USA, France, Switzerland, Italy, The
Congo, Reunion Island, and Cambodia, and spent a week working
together as if they had done so for years.
Children waiting to see the doctor.
While the idea came from World Christian
Broadcasting, the logistics were worked out through a non-profit
organization, Partners in Progress, a group headed by Bill McDonough
and his wife, Marie Claire. The 52 medical people worked with
medical personnel in Madagascar who were all pleased with the work
accomplished. In just a few days they treated more than 1,000
patients and filled more than 5,000 prescriptions.
During the week, all 52 took time off to
visit World Christian Broadcasting’s station in Madagascar, and were
impressed by the great work that Kevin and Nancy Chambers have done
to build and maintain that facility. All gathered promised to
pray that the delay in completing Madagascar World Voice will soon
Dr. Frank Harrell examining a
patient for whom this may have been his first time ever to see a
Two members of World Christian
Broadcasting’s Board of Directors, Dr. Frank Harrell (a dentist) and
Dr. Dan Davidson (a medical doctor), were among the 52.
Our thanks are extended to all 52 who went,
as well as Partners in Progress who rendered invaluable service and
direction throughout the project.
SHARING THE MESSAGE
Each year, World Christian Broadcasting
is blessed to be offered the opportunity to present its message
during various lecture programs across the US. Early in May,
2013, we were honored to be asked to speak four times during the
Pepperdine Bible Lectures in Malibu, California.
During class hours, Charles Caudill,
Andy Baker, and Gayle Crowe each approached a different aspect
of our ministry through presentations titled, “Far Away Places
with Strange Sounding Names,” “I Never Promised You a Rose
Garden,” and “Different Strokes for Different Folks.” In
addition, Andy Baker and Maurice Hall told the World Christian
Broadcasting story during a luncheon hour on the first day of
For your benefit, we are making available the text of Charles
Caudill’s presentation, “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden."
On these pages are to be found amazingly heart-breaking facts
and figures about the extent of persecution happening to
Christians worldwide today. Feel free to download the words of
this speech and spread it freely. Click
A special treat this year was the
presentation of a beautiful plaque honoring World Christian
Broadcasting’s 30 years of broadcasting from Anchor Point,
Alaska. Mike Cope, Pepperdine’s Director of Ministry Outreach
and Lectureship Director, and Rick Gibson, Vice President for
Church Relations, made the presentation. The plaque reads,
and Kathy Caudill and Maurice Hall listen as Rick Gibson and
Mike Cope present the “”Distinguished Ministry Award” on May 1.
“Pepperdine University presents the
Distinguished Ministry Award to World Christian Broadcasting:
Celebrating the work God has done through this ministry since
1983 to broadcast the Good News of Jesus to people throughout
the world; giving thanks for their new outreach in Madagascar;
anticipating the ways they will continue to connect with people
who otherwise might not know the most important story of all.
Presented on May 1, 2013, at the 70th Annual Bible
Lectures.” The plaque was signed by Andrew K. Benton,
President of the University, Rick Gibson, and Mike Cope.
The Pepperdine Lectures have become a
focal point for fellowship and encouragement of mission works of
many varieties. We are both honored and humbled that such a
tribute would be presented for the work God is doing through