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Volume 47 Issue 1 - 2010
Volume 47
Issue 1 - 2010

Hope for Haiti

Volume 47 Issue 1 - 2010 Hope for Haiti A pew is revealed beneath the rubble

A pew is revealed beneath the rubble of the Delmas Street Church of Christ building

“May the Lord Think of Me”

Ben Adkins World Radio Team Leader

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, you arrive at your church building to get ready for all of the new Christians that will meet you there tomorrow. You are very excited about the recent growth in the church and the 161 baptisms last month. Suddenly, you feel very dizzy and out of balance, much like you are leaning to the right then seconds later you feel as if you are leaning to the left. As your glass of water spills and chairs skip passed you on the floor, you realize something is dreadfully wrong. By the time you have enough balance to run toward the door, the roof begins to collapse as the entire building crashes on top of itself. After you wake from your unconscious state, you wonder “What just happened? Am I the only one who made it? What about my family? Where is my little girl?” You don’t think about the pain

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Ben Adkins, Lucner Pierre and David Heath stand overlooking the ruins of Port-au-Prince

Ben Adkins, Lucner Pierre and David Heath stand overlooking the ruins of Port-au-Prince

of your broken bones because your body has pumped a massive amount of adrenaline through your veins to keep you alive and moving to escape your death. Your goal is to get out of that building. By moving a large piece of concrete in front of you, a glimpse of light shines through the dust and you can now see a hand of someone reaching for you in reply to your cry for help. As you are pulled from the rubble, you slowly realize that you have not only lost much of your right leg, but fifty of your friends and family. As the sun slips below the horizon, darkness falls on the screams of those alive beneath the wreckage. You wipe the dusty tears away during the following hours as you hear of more families

in your congregation that have lost their homes or their lives. Comfort for something like this can come only from the Father. I found it difficult to sit down and write about my experience in Haiti following this month’s devastating earthquake. Part of the reason was

due to phone calls, interviews, relief

coordination,

information out as a plea for more help and to deliver much needed food and supplies to the earthquake victims. Another reason was that it was so overwhelming to experience the aftermath of that tragedy first- hand that I struggle now to find the words to express the situation to

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you adequately. You won’t have to cover your nose to avoid the smell of death, decay and smoldering rubble while reading this, nor will you have to listen to a motherless child’s cry for help. Many images of pain and suffering crowd my thoughts as I share this with you, many too graphic to be appropriate. These images, however, are not the only ones that I see. I see a church full of your brothers and sisters praising God following this disaster with Creole songs like “Everything is

alright because Jesus is on our side”. I see your family in Haiti bowing their heads in fervent prayer for the victims of this tragedy. People like this understand what the Scriptures say in Psalms 40:16

“ may all who seek you rejoice and

be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, ‘The Lord be exalted!’” The same church building in which I preached five days after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake would be irreparably cracked later in the week from one of the many powerful aftershocks that occurred while we were there.

I was proud to not only be Christ’s ambassador, but also to represent you and millions of Christians around the world as I boarded a plane three days after the earthquake to deliver help and hope to the people of Haiti. Our rapid arrival in Haiti was clearly an advantage in buying food, fuel, and supplies for immediate relief. Knowing that we had so many people supporting the work financially and through prayer was a huge encouragement to us and the church there. David Heath and I spent the week distributing food and water, meeting with church leaders, and coordinating with the military, local authorities and other organizations to maximize relief efforts. The night before we were to leave, I asked David if he was ready to get back home and he said “Yes, but I don’t think I can leave.” He called his wife and told her he was going to stay in Haiti helping in the disaster relief for at least three more months to which she replied “I knew you would say that.” As Christians, we should be known for this type of attitude and willingness to serve. I’m

Signs of Life
Signs of Life

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attitude and willingness to serve. I’m Signs of Life Crushed and burned, this child awaits much

Crushed and burned, this child awaits much needed medical attention in Cap-Haitien

certainly not advising everyone who

wants to give a hug to fly to Haiti; in reality, this would make the problem of limited resources worse. My point is that we should not surprise the world with our love and service to those in need. After I returned, a reporter asked me, “Why should we care about those people when we have enough problems of our own?” My mind raced with many answers to the question,) then I relaxed and uttered the most simple one, “Because we are Christians. We show love to others because He loved us first, when we needed it the most.” I followed this response by addressing non- Christians with illustrations of basic human compassion, reciprocation

but I kept returning to the initial

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response. I don’t require a chapter and verse to tell me that I should help my brother in his darkest hour. I know this is my duty because of the grace that has been extended to me.

see Think of Me, page 4

“May the Lord Think of Me”

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I don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed

for living in this great land where we are so abundantly blessed, but after knowing people like Lucner Pierre, Bellot Calice and Jean Elmera and witnessing their passion and “widow’s mite” generosity, I give a hard look at how I use the resources

I have been given and hang my head. The relief effort in Haiti will take time. Through this process, the church is positioned to be able to provide much relief for their communities and develop

meaningful, eternal relationships with those affected by this tragedy. In a meeting with our World Radio speakers, I asked them about their goals aside from the relief we are able to give. They told me that their goal was to “catch” more people for Christ than they ever have before. These brothers have proven their responsibility and passion for God over and over again and I am so glad to see them reach out to the church and their communities as they have. They understand the next verse in Psalms 40:

“Yet I am poor and needy; may

the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.”

You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.” Photos by David

Photos by David Heath

and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.” Photos by David Heath Page 4 World
and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.” Photos by David Heath Page 4 World

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and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.” Photos by David Heath Page 4 World

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Bridgetown

Mark Selman

BARBADOS

Globetrotting at www.wfr.org Bridgetown Mark Selman BARBADOS • Faithful radio listener met while door knocking; radio

Faithful radio listener met while door knocking; radio is one of our more effective means of taking the gospel of salvation to the world

BENIN

Cotonou Achille and Christian Todego

to the world BENIN Cotonou Achille and Christian Todego • More cordial relationships are enjoyed with

More cordial relationships are enjoyed with some denominational pastors who listen to us

Faithful listeners Gérard L. and Marceline K. agreed to give their lives to God in baptism

Three days of prayer and fasting on behalf of radio listeners held at the Vèdoko congregation attracted more than 80, among them several listeners

BOLIVIA

La Paz Rufino López/Juan López

several listeners BOLIVIA La Paz Rufino López/Juan López • A roundtable program format dealing with topics

A roundtable program format dealing with topics has impacted our audience; some call with questions and are mad, and others congratulate us and encourage us to keep on

Campinas

Allen Dutton

BRAZIL

us and encourage us to keep on Campinas Allen Dutton BRAZIL • Jo gave herself to

Jo gave herself to Jesus through baptism

Recife

Randy Short

Radio has become very expensive so sometimes we do daily 15-minute programs for our large market (4 million) and other times we air radio blitzes to attract people to our School of the

Bible; radio funds also helped a church in Maceió with a more affordable smaller market

Rio de Janeiro Larry Zinck

We continue to be grateful for World Radio; the more people who can hear the message, the more response we will get!

BURUNDI

Bujumbura Samson Munahi/Barry Baggott

we will get! BURUNDI Bujumbura Samson Munahi/Barry Baggott • Besides French, we have requests for broadcasts

Besides French, we have requests for broadcasts in Kirundi and Swahili; Bible courses are being translated into Kirundi to help with spiritual growth

Despite the hard times we live, the church of Christ is growing well; thanks go to Barry Baggott for the radio broadcasts on CD and to Doyle and Barbara Kee who send shipments of French Bible studies

Doyle Kee

Even as the restoration movement was getting underway in Burundi in 2006, opportunity was given to have two French radio programs weekly; The Way of Truth (Chemin de Vérité) is heard in the capital region plus across the border in Democratic Republic of Congo

A Burundi Christian, Samson Munahi, coordinates the two weekly programs with lessons on CDs by Barry Baggett, long-time missionary in the Ivory Coast and director of French publications in Nashville

Christians would like additional programs in Kirundi, the local language, and Swahili, the regional language of central African countries

see Globetrotting, page 6

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CAMBODIA

All Cambodia/Kampong Cham Bill Singleton/Hang Seng

CAMBODIA All Cambodia/Kampong Cham Bill Singleton/Hang Seng • There are about 25 gospel ministers and circuit

There are about 25 gospel ministers and circuit riders that share the radio follow-up; all are supported by their wives and family

New developments from radio are taking place in Strung Treng Province on the Laos border where most speak Laotian

Ten denominational groups of the Svay Riegn Province attended the two-day training program; this group and also one from Soun are very close to the Vietnam border and seem to have an opportunity to cross into that nation

A new congregation began from the radio at Takeo; they sent a young man to Kampong Cham to be trained in the Bible

We had 10 baptisms this weekend

Bertoua

Paul Thocke

CAMEROON

We had 10 baptisms this weekend Bertoua Paul Thocke CAMEROON • Caliste has studied with me

Caliste has studied with me and promised to speak about this with her husband

Stephanie started to worship with us; Roman Catholic priest, Basile Mevo has continued to come and we’ve had many studies

Other pastors have visited: David Louis Barra, Bernard Baleka, and Adrian Edoh; Adrien Edoh and Philemon Ndissara are studying the WBS lessons

Seven gave their lives to Christ in baptism

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Bangui Worlanyo Bor/Bertin Kopaulina

Mr. Fotollo, a journalist from the national radio, used his broadcast time to express appreciation for the truth taught on our radio program, for the free WBS courses, and preacher training school to help improve people’s knowledge and skills in the Word of God

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The drip irrigation workshop ended with two baptisms, Chrysostom Samba and Jeudi Yomatha; we believe that encouraging the community through simple scientific farming will help in spreading the Gospel in CAR and all Africa

CHAD

Moundou Daniel Feltoing Djonga/Barry Baggott

Africa CHAD Moundou Daniel Feltoing Djonga/Barry Baggott • Prisoners are among the faithful broadcast listeners;

Prisoners are among the faithful broadcast listeners; 40 are enrolled in French WBS, 24 send thanks for Bibles, and Idriss Koubo (60) and Doungous Kélo were baptized

One of the first broadcast listeners, Enock Mbaïnhodoum (20), was baptized after recently receiving his baccalaureate

Over one million people listen twice weekly to our evangelistic broadcasts recorded by Barry Baggot; 275 are enrolled in WBS and 11 were added to the body of Christ in 2009

COLOMBIA

Bucaramanga Ricardo Martínez/Ricardo Moreno

2009 COLOMBIA Bucaramanga Ricardo Martínez/Ricardo Moreno • The program can be heard on Internet Monday to

The program can be heard on Internet Monday to Friday at 1:00 p.m. Colombian time at: www. melodiaenlinea.net.co; the studies increase with many visitors

Zapresic/Stubica Ivan Tesic

CROATIA

with many visitors Zapresic/Stubica Ivan Tesic CROATIA • Thanks for 20 years of continuous generosity for

Thanks for 20 years of continuous generosity for our radio programs; while conversion is quite rare, we have established ourselves as a relevant religious sanctuary in the local community

Countless letters and phone calls come in response to our daily radio programs; one was a thank-you note from a third grader on behalf of his grandma, a listener for many years

DOMINICAN

REPUBLIC

of his grandma, a listener for many years DOMINICAN REPUBLIC La Vega Fausto Piña Bello •

La Vega Fausto Piña Bello

Radio was an important factor in the last three baptisms as so many are listening, congregations are increasing their memberships, and many brethren are spiritually stronger

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I spoke at brotherhood seminars in Costa Rica and southern California where two were baptized

Bakau

THE GAMBIA

 

Isaac Daye

were baptized Bakau THE GAMBIA   Isaac Daye Mao, Valverde Prudencio Rodríguez • Radio listener

Mao, Valverde Prudencio Rodríguez

Radio listener Eusebio Luciano was baptized in Jicome; pray that a congregation will be established

Many listeners are calling the radio program

Ana Vázquez, Wilfri Peralta, Flerida Fermín, Adison Ventura, Bielka Tejada and Ángel de Jesús were baptized; 36 were baptized in 2009

Neyba Francisco Vásquez

Brothers Manuel Aquino and Ángel Méndez have presented two series of programs on Baptism and The Distinctive Nature of the New Covenant

Mr. Endris and his family call the program for prayer and they plan to study

Fifteen teens completed the BCC and 25 more have enrolled

San Juan de la Maguana Bolívar Ramírez

We have a new work with believers in Yabonico

Santo Domingo Federico Martínez

At our campaign we had 90 visitors and four were baptized; 30 souls were baptized in 2009

EQUATORIAL

GUINEA

Malabo Leonardo Bueto Kinson/Jorge Pineda

We maintain a single congregation meeting in the whole country, but the radio program has brought massive increase in our weekly attendance; in 2009 we won eight souls for God through baptism

Four Christians from different countries living in Malabo found the church with the help of Reflexión del Alma

In December we had two baptisms, the first interested lovers of our radio evangelism program

In 2009 the church became fully registered with the Equatorial Guinean government

fully registered with the Equatorial Guinean government • After four years of listening to the Saturday

After four years of listening to the Saturday message, Philip Mendy traced me at my house for further study followed by baptism

Brother Friday Adima conducted a three-day New Life Behavior Seminar with 23 receiving certificates as instructors

Our church planting trip in Pujehun, Sierra Leone went very well with World Radio speakers Maxwell Whea (Liberia), Michael Amara, and Tamba Kabba (both of Sierra Leone) taking part in the campaign; Tamba and I spoke on the radio in Pujehun

Ho

Sem Akumia

GHANA

and I spoke on the radio in Pujehun Ho Sem Akumia GHANA • Upon their request,

Upon their request, I visited listeners on Dodi Island of Volta Lake; we anticipate planting a congregation on the Island

In 2009 we had 13 baptisms and a new congregation established

Guatemala City Roberto Álvarez

GUATEMALA

established Guatemala City Roberto Álvarez GUATEMALA • The radio program carries the Word to the homes

The radio program carries the Word to the homes of about 25,000 families; our objective for 2010 is increase the number of hearers by 3% by distributing 10,000 calendars with radio information in commercial centers, parks, and public places

2009 ended with 20 souls converted as fruit directly from the radio program

Cap-Haitien

Lucner Pierre

HAITI

from the radio program Cap-Haitien Lucner Pierre HAITI • In 2009 more than 1,000 people came

In 2009 more than 1,000 people came to Christ due to the radio program

I am thankful for the brothers that assist me in my program: Smith Pierre, Bernard Belony, Calixte Jumenes, and Audain Marcellus

My main congregation has grown to 600 with two worship services

see Globetrotting, page8

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Hinche

Bellot Calice

The radio waves of Super Continental now cover almost all of Haiti each Saturday at 5:00 a.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

In Montegrando we started a new work at the blind village; I started to study with a Baptist Church in Jacob

In Tomassique we have an assembly with 24 members; in Cerca Cavajal we have a new assembly established - they are all listening to my broadcast

The Hinche church is collecting funds to buy our rental place for worship services; I sold two parts of my land and plan to sell my house to help buy the place

HONDURAS

and plan to sell my house to help buy the place HONDURAS Tegucigalpa Rigoberto Vargas •

Tegucigalpa

Rigoberto Vargas

Thanks for all the support received from World Radio in 2009

INDONESIA

Jakarta Steve Cate/Daniel Setiabudi

Radio in 2009 INDONESIA Jakarta Steve Cate/Daniel Setiabudi • Products of the radio program, Yoshua (36)

Products of the radio program, Yoshua (36) and his fiancé Damilia, were baptized

Jerusalem

Joseph Shulam

ISRAEL

Damilia, were baptized Jerusalem Joseph Shulam ISRAEL • Pray for Udi , Shaul, Adam, Danny, and

Pray for Udi, Shaul, Adam, Danny, and Ammikam who work on program production and materials that present a sane biblical view of our faith in Yeshua as our Messiah and the Savior of the world; pray for Hannah and Elizabeth who produce wonderful material and man the program correspondence

Pray for the Lord to bless every hearer in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the Ukraine

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Eldoret/Kapsabet Christopher Otsieno

KENYA

Issue 1 - 2010 Eldoret/Kapsabet Christopher Otsieno KENYA • Radio is a very powerful tool to

Radio is a very powerful tool to take the Gospel to people in their own languages and for many older illiterate people; three were baptized after a family study with listeners

My live program where listeners ask questions has brought many to the Lord and restored families and marriages

A preacher who listens to the program invited me to speak in his church

Wilson Barno

Twelve called expressing the ways that the program has blessed their lives

Because of the program, I was invited to Koptega Secondary School to preach the Gospel to the youth

Kipsang was baptized at Sang’alo Nandi District, Kipsang

Ezekiel Ngososei

An average of 40 calls are received weekly

After discovering that I am the radio speaker, I was given a chance to greet a funeral gathering and then was invited to start the Lord’s church there

The radio is still a leading tool for announcing our local assemblies, workshops, youth camps, and many others; over 95% have a radio or listen to that of their neighbors

I baptized 10 souls at the Kaplelach youth rally

As a result of this radio, there will be a church planting at the land rehabilitated by the East African Tannic Industries

Joseph Maiyo

Lazarus (Kesses) invited us to have a family life meeting in his house attended by 30 families

Ten called and others sent short messages praising the program for its good council and encouragement to youth and families

Charles Cheruiyot

Radio is one tool that is bringing unity across the world since people we could not have reached on foot are getting the messages and are responding by accepting Jesus

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The church in Kenya demonstrated the love of God by sharing with the famine victims of the worst drought in recent years

In 1968, the church started in Kenya by missionaries from the U.S.A.; congregations marked the 100th anniversary of Thomas Campbell’s 1809 unity statement by sharing how God has blessed their congregations since the church was established

A lady was baptized in Eldoret

At the funeral of brother Peter Andhoga, radio speaker in Kisumu, the Lord was glorified as mourners gave testimony of how Peter blessed their lives every time he was on the air

daily at Baraka FM - 4:00-6:00 a.m. and 9:00- 10:30 p.m. with us paying for the extra time

Three were baptized because God used me to help a woman with a distressing difficulty that she encountered while traveling

Mustafa Karenga, a constant World Radio listener, was baptized along with his wife

Four youth were baptized at camp in Sondu

Ten were baptized in Kisumu when a denominational group became the Church of Christ Nyakachi; another denominational group became the church last year in Western Kakamega

Seven policemen have been baptized through the radio program

Kisii

The World Radio ministry is appreciated at the

Simeon Ongiri

One of my finest radio listeners, Nyakundi Keboga (79), walked for two and a half hours to study with me and later was baptized

Naphtali Ogega, lover of the radio program and formerly a Pentecostal preacher, and those from his congregation are now 33 adults meeting at Riamogo Church of Christ; six were baptized

Moi International Airport where this month I was asked to lead prayer for the 6:00 a.m. passengers

Our evangelistic mission to Pap Onditi, Nyanza Province (830 km. from Mombasa) resulted in ten baptisms and a denominational group removed the signboard to say “Church of Christ”; we returned for a funeral and 11 more were baptized

From a feeding program started for the poorest children in our church, five parents were baptized

From the preaching at my mother’s funeral, one couple, Patrick Naomi Oyaro were later baptized; months later my oldest sister, Teresa Moraa was baptized in Inkora

Teresa wanted to start the church in her home so we held an open-air campaign; 11 souls were baptized, some that I never believed would become Christians; one was a lady who heard me preaching over the radio and now over the

microphone

Teresa’s husband, Christopher Masago was baptized; they offered land to construct a church building for the Nkoora Church of Christ

Because of the AIDS pandemic, we have started

a feeding program for a few children and I have

preached a lot more on the radio about caring for the orphans; thus, I have been invited to schools and many places to pray for the children and give

a message of comfort

Mombasa Morisho Mutupeke/Michael Mutai

My prayer has been answered for two sessions

LIBERIA

Buchanan, Bassa County Maxwell Whea

two sessions LIBERIA Buchanan, Bassa County Maxwell Whea • A seminar was held for pastors who

A seminar was held for pastors who have been our key listeners

A mother and her son (Mandeh and Bob Jeezay) were baptized

At the Totota Church of Christ seminar we had three baptisms

Monrovia Maxwell Whea/Sammy Yarkpawolo

Decontee Mcgill and James Jaymen were baptized at the Smythe Road Church

Radio listener George Saydee is interested in having the church in his home town in Maryland County near the Ivory Coast

The church plant mission in Pujenhum, Sierra Leone, was successful with over 1,000 enrolled in WBS; Isaac Daye and I spoke on a call-in radio show on “Who is Christ?”

see Globetrotting, page 10

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Weala

George Tengbeh

Radio listener and academy student Mantay Mahn (23) was baptized

Seminars for denominational pastors led to two conversions, the last one being Harrison Toe

God’s moving through radio messages brought atheist Wooven Johnson to obedience

Blantyre

Yunusa Mataka

MALAWI

Wooven Johnson to obedience Blantyre Yunusa Mataka MALAWI • In Islamic Lilowonde, a Muslim woman was

In Islamic Lilowonde, a Muslim woman was baptized

The seminar in Rwanda about Church Planting Multiplication through the Bible Discovery System Method attracted brethren from 18 African countries and the U.S.A.

Henry Shamu, a group village headman, calls his other subjects to listen and share the program; a villager was baptized

Northern Malawi, in the District of Karonga, was hit by an earthquake that left three dead and thousands homeless; this along with drought and locusts has put us in a hopeless situation

Bamako

MALI

and locusts has put us in a hopeless situation Bamako MALI Peter Ofori/Audence Théra/Naomie Dembélé/ Salomon

Peter Ofori/Audence Théra/Naomie Dembélé/ Salomon Togo

Because of the flooded Niger River, Fanta Dembele and Sitan Coulibaly were baptized in a hotel pool; flooding killed 25 and left 2,000 homeless

Sidi Diallo was baptized on the church’s Friendship Day

Torreón

Gabino Rico

MEXICO

on the church’s Friendship Day Torreón Gabino Rico MEXICO • Thirty people called the program wanting

Thirty people called the program wanting to know more about God through Bible courses, CDs, and prayer

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NICARAGUA

León Esteban and Leonel Valle

Issue 1 - 2010 NICARAGUA León Esteban and Leonel Valle • Puestos los Ojos en Jesús

Puestos los Ojos en Jesús (Eyes Fixed on Jesus) began transmission in November 2009; Mike Kellett and Ben Adkins (from White’s Ferry Road Church) held a campaign and spoke on the program

Audience acceptance has been good for the 30-minute Saturday program

NIGERIA

has been good for the 30-minute Saturday program NIGERIA Awka, Anambra State Christian Nwachuckwu/Ebenezor Okafor/

Awka, Anambra State Christian Nwachuckwu/Ebenezor Okafor/ Raymond Owumere

The program has remained a blessing to churches in the states of Enugu, Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Kogi, and Abia; two listeners were baptized in Enugu State

Awka listener Pius Nwaji left the Reformed Church of Nigeria to embrace the truth in baptism; Constance Obierika was baptized

Yaknan Dashie was baptized in Ifite Awka

At Iboji in Kogi State, a man and his wife were baptized from the program; Ebenezer Okafor recently baptized three people as a result of evangelism and radio

Lae

PAPUA

NEW GUINEA

as a result of evangelism and radio Lae PAPUA NEW GUINEA Jab Mesa • My prerecorded

Jab Mesa

My prerecorded Sunday radio sermons are aired at 7:30 a.m. and repeated at 7:30 p.m.; many Christians in the rural areas appreciate the Lord’s Word on the air and the Seed is being planted

It was worth the sweat and knee aching from the two-hour drive out of Lae, three-and-a-half-hour walk up the river bank, and mountain climb for 900 meters to worship with the 150 members of the Puic Church

The 1 st Morobe Provincial Youth Camp was highlighted by its organization with classes taught by youth; 129 youth from Waria Valley braved a week’s walk to Wau to get on a PMV to Lae, and from Tami Island came 24 who paddled a day and walked a day to the gathering of 330 which resulted in five baptisms

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PERU

Lima Tomás Parrillo/Rodolfo Casas

PERU Lima Tomás Parrillo/Rodolfo Casas • A new congregation began in Santo Domingo in north Lima;

A

new congregation began in Santo Domingo in

north Lima; a family of radio listeners has visited

Through the radio program, families still

recovering from the earthquake in Pisco two years ago were helped with clothes, medicine, and funds for the roof of a partially-constructed church meeting place; María Ramírez was baptized

The radio program now transmitted through Family Radio 105.1 FM. reaches two million people in northern Lima and bringing visitors to the new congregation

IBI students are being trained to give Bible studies on the radio

PHILIPPINES

being trained to give Bible studies on the radio PHILIPPINES Baguio City/Cabanatuan/Dugupan/ San Fernando/Tarlac Daniel

Baguio City/Cabanatuan/Dugupan/ San Fernando/Tarlac Daniel Oliva

Joint efforts in preaching the Gospel through the radio with follow-up of personal teaching brought 15 baptisms

Evangelistic efforts through the radio and personalized teaching are going on at Tuba National High School in Baguio City

Five radio listeners were baptized in Dagupan City and two in Tarlac City

Lamare Bayog Jonard Sotillo/Rolando Entese

The Gindoy, Cobillo and Malaque families attend

a Saturday Bible study in Kanipaan Zamboanga

del Sur where we have most of our listeners; God’s Word over the radio has touched those weak in faith and encouraged them to return to worship

ST. KITTS – NEVIS

Basseterre Randolph Prentice

to worship ST. KITTS – NEVIS Basseterre Randolph Prentice • We made some booklets with teachings

We made some booklets with teachings concerning the church to present to some St. Vincentian visitors to the worship services

In the wake of the Haiti disaster we are thankful for the radio to help us step up our evangelism

Dakar

Arnold Dzah

SENEGAL

to help us step up our evangelism Dakar Arnold Dzah SENEGAL • Good response came from

Good response came from the local campaign

While evangelizing in Elinkine and Sedhiou (southern Senegal) over 300 people came to watch the films on Creation and Jesus; the Ghanaian-dominated congregation needs a French-speaking preacher

The effectiveness of the radio program cannot be over emphasized; to better reach Senegal, we need an additional radio program in Wolof, Dioula, or Serel languages

A Muslim university student wants to study because his understanding of Jesus Christ is different from what he hears on the radio

Bo

Michael Amara

SIERRA LEONE

what he hears on the radio Bo Michael Amara SIERRA LEONE • Upon hearing the gospel

Upon hearing the gospel message by courtesy of World Radio, Mohamed Kuyateh, a former Muslim, was baptized

Three souls were added to the new church at Sama Lugbu that now boasts of having 19 members; World Radio broadcasting in our community has brought a rebirth of souls through baptisms in Bo and its sister congregations

WBS has planted the church in Pujehun, 46 miles from Bo

Pagadian City

Koidu, Kono

Feliciano Blen

Tamba Kabba

Tracts translated into the Cebuano dialect include our assembly schedules, home Bible studies, and

Our avid listener, Dionisiano Aldaya, has been

One WBS student was baptized with WBS covering more than five chiefdoms

radio program; hymns are also being translated

attending our regular assembly; radio reaches those in far-flung normally unreachable areas

After radio lessons on the crucifixion and baptism, two souls were baptized

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Isaac Daye

World Radio and WBS sponsored a church planting mission to Pujehun (pop. over 150,000), one of the least developed predominantly Muslim districts which is home to the notorious Kamajors, the civil defense forces that fought alongside the government during the civil war, who are believers in voodoo, charms, and sorcery

Among the 11 converts, four were Muslim

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town Jim Hyde/Dereck Beukes

were Muslim SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town Jim Hyde/Dereck Beukes • We are continually amazed by the

We are continually amazed by the outreach of radio in and outside of Cape Town; nearly all the Saturday seminar participants are contacts from the World Radio program

A new, exciting outreach is weekend seminars with denominational leaders in the rural areas; a Biblical Research Library on CD and an introduction to a book of the Bible is presented with a challenge to use the materials to get their congregations into the Word of God

Kpalimé Essotèna Nyemanta

TOGO

into the Word of God Kpalimé Essotèna Nyemanta TOGO • We are studying with nine apprentices

We are studying with nine apprentices at a dressmaker’s workshop

Among the students attending Centre Bible Study (CBS) are denominational pastors, two of which were church founders

Tsevié Akalo Komlan/Adjayi Inoussa

The son of co-speaker Akalo Komlan was baptized

TRINIDAD

Port of Spain/San Juan Mahasse Bissoondath/Wendell Parris

Port of Spain/San Juan Mahasse Bissoondath/Wendell Parris • Our call-in feature has been very successful; 35

Our call-in feature has been very successful; 35 baptisms came in 2009 as a result of our radio

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program, about 20 in San Juan

UGANDA

News, Issue 1 - 2010 program, about 20 in San Juan UGANDA Jinja Robert Waibi/Grace Nyanga/Maanda

Jinja Robert Waibi/Grace Nyanga/Maanda Wilson

The radio programs from John have moved listeners to call and thank us for helping them have a chance to read (hear) the Bible

UNITED STATES

Dallas/Fort Worth (Latino) Mike Eppinette

UNITED STATES Dallas/Fort Worth (Latino) Mike Eppinette • A Latino bus driver in Dallas requested all

A Latino bus driver in Dallas requested all of the radio programs on CD to play for his Latino clientele all day long on his route because he says it’s the best presentation of the truth he has ever heard

At least 11 new study groups have started recently; two weeks ago we had 10 baptisms

Sixto Rivera

Martin Burrola was added to the Lord’s body after asking if we could plant a church in his town of Alvarado

James Nored

Two families (five people) from McKinney were baptized after hearing Sixto Rivera’s World Radio Hispanic broadcast; a new church may form around these families

ZIMBABWE

Bulawayo

Velaphi Mlangeni

While visiting Binga we witnessed a very strange cultural religion of an old lady smoking dagga (similar to marijuana); at Lushonkwe in Gwanda we witnessed a husband using a razor blade to open his dead wife’s womb wife to remove her dead baby to bury them together in the same grave - people need the Gospel to be freed from such terrible cultural practices

Mrs. Lucy Tshuma (89) came out of the waters of baptism singing!

The results of the radio program are excellent with Christ-centered discussions with Dr. Daniel Gwini, Isaiah Machingura, Linus Ncube, and Velaphi Mlangeni

There were 205 baptisms in 2009!

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Daniel Gwini , Isaiah Machingura, Linus Ncube, and Velaphi Mlangeni • There were 205 baptisms in

The Moment of Awareness

Randy Kirby

WFR Elder

Can you remember a moment in

your life when you became aware of some new information that changed how you viewed reality? We all have those memories that are permanently etched in our minds that were life changing because of a new awareness. Moments such as a birth, a death of a loved one, a job change, a move, or

a major illness or life event that cause us to reevaluate life itself. I cannot imagine a greater moment of awareness than the moment we become fully aware of how lost and hopeless we are without Jesus. We have ringside seats of such moments as we read the Gospels and

witness the life changing events on the fateful Friday of Christ’s crucifixion. For three men, a Jew from Cyrene,

a common thief, and a commander of 100 men, their

unexpected moment of awareness forever changed their lives. At 9:00 a.m., Simon was seemingly at the wrong place at the wrong time, forced to bear the burden of a man destined to death, only to discover it was his burdens that would ultimately be lifted. At 12:00 noon, a thief condemned to die a terrible death and to be buried in a common grave suddenly found himself next to a Savior and received instead a promise of a home in paradise. And at 3:00 pm, a hardened soldier who stood at the foot of hundreds of crosses and witnessed countless deaths, for the first time saw life in a new and hopeful way as he proclaimed, “Surely He was the Son of God.” These men had their moment of awareness when they saw Jesus for who He really was, and the veil of this world was pulled back to reveal eternity. Maybe, it was not as dramatic, but the time and place that Jesus was revealed to us did dramatically change everything for us - our past, our present, and our future. Being involved in bringing the Good News of Jesus to someone else is also a monumental moment. World Radio’s mission to reach every person with the Gospel, in their native language, has grown for over 46 years thanks to faithful partners who have the desire to reach and save the lost. However, the financial resources necessary for this work are becoming more difficult to secure. So we

for this work are becoming more difficult to secure. So we have decided to dream big

have decided to dream big and KNOCK and ASK you to join us in an effort to build an endowment that would help secure radio programming for the future. This will allow World Radio to reach more countries that are not currently hearing the GOOD NEWS. “How then can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News.” Romans 10:14 Beginning in 2010 our goal is to raise 10 million dollars over the next 10 years so an awareness of Jesus and His saving grace can be brought to millions more who have not heard the GOOD NEWS. Our desire is to secure consistent future funding that will ensure the expansion of World Radio to those who have not heard the Gospel. In order to have the boldness to ask you and God to bless this effort, there are some serious questions that had to be answered. First, is this a responsible and effective work? A moment of awareness that answered this question for me came on a trip to Venezuela to visit our brothers and sisters in that country. At every stop men and women came to us and thanked us for World Radio, confirming that it was through hearing the Good News and learning of the locations of local churches on the radio that their faith journey began. That story has been repeated countless times around the world and the Kingdom is ever expanding because of your involvement. Secondly, can we do the work in a cost effective manner? The leaders of this work have taken seriously the responsibility to be good stewards of God’s money and message. Forty-six years is a long time for any work, and is a testimony of how God can use a small church in a small town to exhibit His power though our weakness. We would love to share the story of World Radio more personally with you. Ben and I would love to come visit you and your church family. Always know we would love to have you visit us. From all of us at World Radio, thank you for your prayers, your hearts for the lost, and for your willingness and desire to reach as many as possible with the Good New of Jesus. For more information, please contact Randy Kirby or Ben Adkins at World Radio, 3201 N. 7th St., West Monroe, LA 71291 or call - 318.396.1000 or

318.396.6000.

Haiti - The day the earth shook

Sandra Chowns Accountant for World Radio

the earth shook Sandra Chowns Accountant for World Radio On January 12, 2010, the earth moved

On January 12, 2010, the earth moved with such force and fierceness that the city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti was mostly leveled. On that same day, World Radio speakers who live and work in and around Port-au-Prince were able to get the message out that

they were alive and ready to go to work. Because of those contacts we were able to send two of our men, Ben Adkins and David Heath, who were on Haitian soil by Saturday, January 16. Food, water, and supplies were distributed immediately. Beyond the physical needs, people needed to hear that someone knows and cares about their struggles. Ben and David were your arms to hug the hurting and your hands to wipe away the tears. They were your mouths explaining to the hopeless that thousands upon thousands of prayers were being sent to the Father from all of you, our World Radio and Relief team members. The Haitian people send their love and thankfulness for all that you have done and

continue to do over the next days, months, and years in order to help them rebuild their lives. Plans are for David Heath to stay in Haiti for three months in order to continue the work that must be done and to keep us all informed of the progress of our relief efforts. He will coordinate between Ben Adkins here in the States and our World Radio speakers there in Haiti. Please add him to your prayer list as he will be away from his family during this time. We offer prayers of thanks to all of you who have already sent funds, and to those of you who will do so in the coming weeks and months. Once again, we are so grateful for the way you step up and reach deep into your wallets to give so that others can be blessed. WFR Relief has worked closely with our World Radio Speakers for over thirty years in Haiti. Our Mission has been to teach and proclaim the greatest hope that any of us can ever have, which is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gives hope to all of us to live in heaven with Him for an eternity. How can I help? Your financial support is what is needed most at this time. We have been using funds to purchase supplies for distribution in the country, which in turn helps the recovery of their economy.

Serving God, Serving You

A Priority of Love

Carolyn Jo Gower Donor Relations

Here at World Radio there has been such an outpouring of love since the earthquake in Haiti.

Many World Radio Donors have called concerned about the World Radio Speakers and all our brothers and sisters in Haiti. This is so revealing of your “Priority of love”….love for Christians that you have never met. Our concern for others sometimes leaves us feeling so helpless. We lament, “All we can do is pray.” But when we look at the example of the apostle Paul, we find

But when we look at the example of the apostle Paul, we find Page 14 World

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him asking the readers of his letters to pray for him. “I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.” (Rom. 15:30-32 NIV) Our forever family in Haiti needs our prayers more than ever. Remain faithful in prayer as we encourage one another to keep on keeping on, because without prayer for Haiti there would be no hope. Your calls have meant so much as we join our hearts in prayer together for the hurting in Haiti. I’m here for you, please feel free to contact me:

Phone: 318-396-1000 or 318-396-6000 Address: 3201 N. 7 th St, West Monroe, La. 71291 E-mail: jgower@wfr.org

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Memorials Mrs. Chestine Alexander Scott Nelson Edna Lewis Donna Prince Levi Benson (2-month-old baby) Ray
Memorials
Mrs. Chestine Alexander
Scott Nelson
Edna Lewis
Donna Prince
Levi Benson (2-month-old baby)
Ray Lewis
Donna Prince
Donna Prince
Buster Blakey
Roy Lewis
Irene Wall
Donna Prince
Virginia Broxton
Abe Lincoln (Instructor Sunset SOP)
Mr. & Mrs. Leon Reynolds
Mike Bryan
Scott Nelson
Paul Carter
Joe & Brenda Waugh
Jerry Casserino
Donna Prince
Charles Conley, Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Conley, Jr.
Mary Catherine Cook
Scott Nelson
Margie Daniel
Scott Nelson
Travis & Janie Sayers
Mr. & Mrs. William H. Smith, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Telford
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Brandon
Sonny Longdue
Donna Prince
Deryl Love
Irene Wall
Kathy Martin
Mrs. Joan Bowling
Adelaide (Dolly) McWhister
Irene Wall
Janice Norrell
Nell Spigener
Janice Otis
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd M. Perryman
Duke Rainone
Lucille Rainone
J. B. ‘Jack’ Skipman
Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Conley, Jr.
Smitty, Shonnie & Sydney
(adult children of Mary E. Smith)
Mary E. Smith
Margie Stephenson
Gary & Pam Stephenson
Jim Strickland
Mattie Gray Bird
Kate Humphrey Tackett
Mrs. Gladys Bennett
Anna Thompson
Kenny, Cindy, Daniel & Sophie
Westmoreland
Lola Mae Plunkett Tripp
Scott Nelson
Gail Walker
Mr. & Mrs. William H. Smith, Jr.
Mr. Dewey F. Weaver, Sr.
John & Phyllis Grigson
Bobby Leigh Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Conley, Jr.
Paul & Clara Williams
Graham R. Williams
Durant & Elsie Worley
Graham R. Williams
Jim Reeves
Living Tributes
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd M. Perryman
Paul ‘Dixie’ Davis
Vernon G. Regenauer
Butler’s Landing Church of Christ
Irene Deats
John & Marcia Kirby
Norma S. Regenauer
Donna Prince
James Remedies’ SISTER
Jason Freeman
Scott Nelson
Ken & Ruth Steele
Katie Vandever Rich
Hartzell Geyer
Bob Geyer
Kenny, Cindy, Daniel & Sophie
Westmoreland
Cora Oakley Gilmer
Merritt Robertson
Linda Hicks
Billie Hilliard
Nancy Campbell
Leland Howard
Scott Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd M. Perryman
Mr. & Mrs. William H. Smith, Jr.
Gary & Pam Stephenson
Lanelle Howard
Paula (Riley) Saenz
Mrs. Reba Isham
Mr. Charles Isham
Ladies for Christ Bible Class of
Elliott church of Christ
Dorothy Jones
Barbara Sandifer
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Bryan
Mr. & Mrs. William H. Smith, Jr.
Lorene Jordan
Ruth Schreier
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Stanley
Donna Prince
Jack Lawhon
Mr. F. A. Schubert
Melissa & Bruce Anderson
Russell & Loraine Mabry
Mary Eppinette
Mary Donson
Mike Eppinette
Ladies for Christ Bible Class at Elliott
Carolyn ‘Jo’ Gower
Ladies for Christ Bible Class at Elliott
Andrew Mabry
Russell & Loraine Mabry
Emily Mabry
Russell & Loraine Mabry
Ina Masters
Kenny, Cindy, Daniel & Sophie
Westmoreland
Willie McLerran (90th Birthday)
Kenny, Cindy, Daniel & Sophie
Westmoreland
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Lucille Rainone
Mr. & Mrs. Don Yelton
Mr. & Mrs. David H. Heffington
Marie Lawhon
Mrs. Madeleine Schubert
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“How to Reach the Masses”

Sam and Clayton Hartline recently visited south India where they were able to see the World Radio work alive and well. The following is an excerpt from Sam’s report of the work in India:

“Over one and a half billion souls live in India and the impact we had is just a drop in the bucket to reaching these masses. We spoke in 15 cities and villages in Andra Predesh, the largest state in India, where the population is over 90 million. We were impressed with the devotion, humility, service and hunger for truth that was evident among the brothers there. We arrived in India to help and observe the ongoing work of brother Asee Darla, World Radio Speaker - South India. Asee, joined by nearly 500 preachers he has trained, has been helping the flood victims of India while sharing the Good News of Jesus. After two days of studying the Word with a group of Hindus, 15 decided to follow Christ. We will never be the same after making the trip to India to aid the work of God. It was clear to me by the thousands of responses that the World Radio work has a significant impact in reaching the masses of India.” - Sam Hartline (Minister at East Side Church of Christ, Albany, Ga.) When we see brothers who are so excited about opportunities to serve our Lord, it is very encouraging. Asee is a fine example of this kind of excitement. What a worthwhile work to support through this ministry. Our

World Radio speakers are a special group of servants who receive no salary for their work, but take full advantage of the airtime that is purchased with your support to preach the Gospel (simple, full, and free) to the people in their communities and countries. Literally millions of people are able to hear the Gospel that is preached every day around the world because of what you do in supporting the ministry of World Radio

of what you do in supporting the ministry of World Radio Sam Hartline, minister at East

Sam Hartline, minister at East Side Church of Christ, Albany, GA and Asee Darla, World Radio Speaker in India