The U.S. Ambassador to Namibia referenced
the old Sesame Street feature, “One of These Things Is Not Like
the Others.” In a list of African countries, he said Namibia
stands out as different – in a good way. It has a stable
government, has shown itself to be fiscally responsible, and at
27, is the youngest African country. Opportunities abound for
international trade if Namibia is recognized for what it is.
U.S. Trade Delegation with Namibian Hosts.
Henry Huffard is 4th from the left; Earl Young is 2nd from the
The Ambassador said this as he briefed a
trade delegation of U.S. companies earlier this month. Henry
Huffard represented World Christian Broadcasting in that
delegation. His purpose was to gather stories to interest that
would possibly serve as examples to listeners worldwide. In
meetings Henry attended, government ministers and key business
people often expressed the need to “put Namibia on the map.”
Good stories directed to an international audience certainly can
draw attention to Namibia and shine a spotlight on qualities
that set this nation apart.
Earl Young, Olympic gold medalist and
friend of World Christian Broadcasting, was also part of the
delegation. He spoke with the Namibian Cancer Association and
Ministry of Health about Namibia becoming the hub of the
registry for Africa’s bone marrow donors. The number of donors
to serve the world’s black population is far too small. If
Namibia takes up this challenge, what a story that will be!
It was a great evening. Both Charles
Caudill and Andy Baker told of plans for the future: adding new
languages in Portuguese, Korean, and French. Andy also shared
highlights of the $20 million “Piercing the Darkness” campaign
currently in progress.
For more than three decades, World
Christian Broadcasting has spread the good news of Jesus to
untold numbers of people around the world. Other broadcasters
have come to look to World Christian Broadcasting for program
content and guidance. Our mission is simple: World Christian
Broadcasting exists so that people in places best served by
broadcast media become aware of the Good News of Jesus Christ
and want to know more.
Mark your calendars for
next year’s dinner to be held April 19, 2018.
July 2017 Newsletter
AWARDS FOR "ALIVE AGAIN"
If you walk by the office of our Senior Producer for English, Rob
Scobey, you will see a new trophy on his desk. It’s from the
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for last
year’s World Christian Broadcasting video, “Alive Again.” Rob
received an Award of Merit. IABC has members in more than 70
countries. Judges were business communications professionals from
Rob’s desk is getting downright crowded with all
the awards he has won . . . but there’s always room for one more!
Congratulations, Rob! In the photo, Rob is standing beside World
Christian Broadcasting’s president, Charles Caudill.
2014, the name Dr. Kent Brantly was frequently heard on every news
media. He was the doctor who travelled to Liberia to serve with
World Medical Mission as a post-resident physician. While there, he
contracted the Ebola virus and was evacuated to Emory University
Hospital in Atlanta. In December 2014 Time magazine named Brantly
as one of their five “People of the Year.”
As the Ebola pandemic
was sweeping across West Africa, one organization, Samaritan’s
Purse, was willing to step up and commit its people and resources to
provide comfort, compassion, and care to the hurting people of
Africa. But it was not until Dr. Brantly came down with Ebola that
the attention of the world turned toward West Africa.
Arthur Rasco with Paul
Facing Darkness is a movie that tells the real story of the Ebola
crisis. During the National Religious Broadcasters convention in
Orlando, Florida, World Christian Broadcasting’s Senior
Correspondent Paul Ladd interviewed the producer and director of
Facing Darkness, Arthur Rasco. In this documentary film, Samaritan
Purse president Dr. Franklin Graham tells the story. To watch the
TWO STATIONS, ONE MESSAGE
During the April 20 annual benefit dinner for World Christian Broadcasting, the
new 2017 video was shown for the first time. “Two Stations, One
Message” tells the amazing story of God’s work to use two shortwave
stations—one in Alaska, one in Madagascar—to cover the entire world
with the sweet message of Jesus Christ. In this video you will see
some of the people involved in the creation and transmission of the
“one message” to the world. Sit back and see how God is at work as
told in this video. Start the video now.