The Promises of God, Part 10 by Allan McGuirl
Here we are again, continuing our series on God’s promises. It is amazing the number of promises that God has given in His Word: over 3,500! Do we know them, and better yet, are we claiming them in our daily lives?
One promise I get excited about is in Matthew 7:7-8, which says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Today I would like to take you to the country of French Guiana in South America. When we started the Galcom International radio ministry by placing solar-powered, fix-tuned radios into many of the Latin American countries, and along with that, installing low-powered Christian radio stations, we made many of our contacts at the COICOM Annual Conference. Each year this conference is held in a different Latin American country, and our radios were most welcomed there. Wherever we would see a need, we would set up an FM radio station and provide the solar-powered radios. Over time we were able to have involvement in every Latin American country except French Guiana. The country denied entry for Christian radio stations and the radio receivers. We wondered why. We began to really pray and ask God for an open door. We met up with Arnold Doobay, a seasoned missionary with MATE Mission. Arnold said, “Allan, this country is under French control, and distance, plus lack of personal contacts, is a huge challenge. However, I will work on your behalf to see if we can get an open door.”
We knew we needed to follow the words of our Lord Jesus when He said “Ask.” We did just that and prayed specifically for this country. God’s promise is that if we ask it will be given to us, perhaps not right away, but the promise is still true. While asking and seeking, we found the right person who was able to assist us in gaining entry to the country.
We are now partnering with RVLD Radio FM 98.3 and have sent them a thousand solar-powered, fix-tuned radios. With broadcasting in French, French Creole and some English, the station reaches most of the population in a 260 km radius. They especially find the radios sought after in prisons and hospitals, where they are gaining a large listening audience.
We praise God that He has opened doors in every Latin American country in Central America, South America, and the West Indies. And, folks, some day in heaven we are going to meet many people from these countries, especially French Guiana. Many times when I bring back these reports from various countries, people ask me how they can be a part of this great missionary effort sending solar-power radios and audio Bibles into Latin America. We have a matching donor who will provide funds on a 50/50 basis. For $15 you can help send a radio to the mission field. Why not get involved today, knowing that you can have a part in sharing the marvelous message of salvation with unreached people around the world?
Call us at 1-877-242-5266, ext. 225, and I will give you details on this project. You can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, let’s continue to ask and seek God so that the Gospel may reach into many other closed areas.