World Christian Broadcasting’s annual benefit dinner, held April 23,
was informative, challenging, and just plain fun. Andy Baker
relayed the news that the hundreds of guests had been waiting for:
our 5-year wait is over. The two 100,000 watt transmitters have
made the long trip, and are finally in the dock ready to be
transported to our station in the Indian Ocean.
In a matter of just a few months, those transmitters will be sending
out programming in Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and two
editions of English (International English and English-for-Africa).
With the flip of a switch, roughly 90% of the world’s population
will be under the sound of our voice.
“What?” some will ask. “Shortwave? Don’t you know that everybody
in the world has the Internet? Why do shortwave?” According to an
article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal the day before
our dinner, April 22, 2015, roughly 2/3 of the global population is
still without Internet access. And according to the latest
research, “The race to bring the next billion online could take
longer than many executives think.” And of course AM & FM radio are
available only in the centers of population. That means the only
outside voice billions hear is still shortwave radio.
And there’s no doubt about it—“shortwave delivers the greatest bang
for the buck” of any existing media. Andy Baker repeated several
times that a gift of $1.00 to World Christian Broadcasting will
take the message of Jesus to 1,000 people for one year. The
next morning the 5-year-old in the photo above, grandson of World
Christian Broadcasting founder Lowell Perry, gave his grandmother
four quarters and instructed her, “Give these to Mr. Andy so he can
tell people about Jesus.”
Would you like to donate $1.00 to tell 1000 people about Jesus for a
year? Or $100 to tell 100,000 people about Jesus for a year? Click
here and praise
God for the godly impact you will be making!