Daily Topic for July 01, 2016
Pray that the example set by Broger and Bowman will inspire many others to step out in faith, and teach His paths to the nations.
The story of Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) starts at a time which historians have called Year Zero—the year 1945, when one world ended and another began. World War Two came to a close. Peace finally came to a planet exhausted by six years of relentless conflict. More than 60 million people were dead. Cities and towns around the world lay in ruins, their populations stunned, starving. And out of this shattered silence there came a yearning for something higher and better.
Two men understood that need and vowed to do something about it.
John Broger was a soldier returning from the Pacific front. Bob Bowman was a minister and radio broadcaster. Old friends who reunited after the war, they developed a deep appreciation for the spiritual needs of Asia.
They felt called by God to set up a radio ministry that could reach into the silence. That would inspire and encourage desperate, disheartened people after so much death and destruction. They wanted to bring the greatest comfort of all to millions, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The two men had no financial backing, no supportive board, and no church denomination. But they had courage, and they leaned on this biblical promise from God: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with my eye.”
Pray for faith and perseverance for those God is calling in the 21st century to begin new works to extend His Kingdom.