Radio in Kenya

Kenya is another country that is effectively using radio to bring many to Christ. Galcom International has partnered with the station “Radio Imani” to build a broadcasting tower to fulfill their mission to reach Kenya.

Thousands of these listeners and viewers are nourished spiritually; hundreds are surrendering their lives to Christ in our vigils, many more call to be led to Christ after listening and watching these broadcasts; and there are those touched by Radio Imani’s outreach ministries to prison and the far-flung communities in the interior parts of Kenya who accept Jesus as their Lord and personal savior.

God is drawing the Africans to faith at an unprecedented rate, and these new Christians need to continue receiving the good news on the airwaves! This is possible if Imani is on air!

This is a quote from a listener to Imani Radio:

“God speaks in many ways; I thank God for the Imani presenters, they really touch our lives through their presentations, teaching and preaching. There are times I am so low in the spirit, especially when my sister was admitted at the hospital. Through listening to Imani and their prayers and encouraging words when I called the studio, my sister has now been discharged and my faith has also grown. I thank God and give him all the glory!”  – Mathias Okech from Mitume

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A Quick Update on Galcom in Africa

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Kenya – A long-time partner of Galcom International, Scott Beigle, with Faith Radio Network, shared this brief note with us:

“We just returned from Kenya.  In some the village churches 98% of the people couldn’t read so we gave them ‘mini Missionaries’.   They were so thankful.”

 

 

NigeriaNigeria – Rick and Martha Bradford, SIM (Serving in Missions) missionaries (see the post from March 1, 2017) have been a partner with Galcom almost since the beginning.  They just returned from Nigeria and had this to share:

“We finish our work in the hospital for the week and we spend our weekend days out visiting bush camps. In our bush runs we find camps of people living in the bush. No electricity, no water and no washrooms. In some of our visits we bring a dentist, and he checks teeth. During that time we give out solar-powered MP3s of the bible in their language. After a few visits we found that they had questions about what they were hearing. So now on Saturday mornings we go to visit the fishing village and we listen to their questions about what they are hearing from the Gospel.”

Solar Audio Bible Gives Blind Man Hope

Scott Beigle is a Galcom International partner, working in Kenya is the president of Imani Radio and TV Ministries in that country. Scott had the opportunity to visit a church there some time ago and took some Galcom audio Bibles with him. Also attending the church that day, was a young man named Caleb. Caleb is a 16 year old who is partially blind and not able to read the Bible. However, his desire was to do just that. Caleb grew up in a very poor household in a remote part of Kenya and his parents were unable to send him to a school for the blind. While visiting the church, Scott gave Caleb the solar power radio that contained a Swahili audio Bible. This radio gave him hope and changed his life.

Later, Scott was invited back to minister at this church and when he came, he again saw Caleb. Caleb was asked to give his testimony that day, and began by saying that his dream was to read the Bible by himself and it has come true due to his listening to the Bible in Swahili through his audio Bible. He went on to recite the Book of Genesis word for word. Following this, Caleb continued back to his seat and took a chicken out from under it.  He announced to the church, that he wanted to bless Scott because the solar powered radio had greatly changed his life. Scott said that he could not hold back his tears as Caleb comes from a poor family and for him to donate that chicken is like the parable of the widow’s mite found in Luke 21:4 (and Mark 12:41-44) where the widow donated two small coins which was all she had. Jesus went on to explain to his disciples that the sacrifices of the poor mean more to God than the wealthy who donate their surplus wealth. Caleb did just that by donating the chicken and it was all because of a little solar powered audio Bible.