Daily Topic for February 18, 2010
Radio is a spectacular way to spread the gospel! In some cases, people in closed countries have been known to listen and respond to radio broadcasts in the privacy of their own homes. It can go out to thousands that may have no other way to hear that Christ died to save sinners. He wants none to be lost!
Pray for the hundreds of unreached people groups in West Africa to have access to Christian radio broadcasts in a language they can understand.
The scene is the sub-Saharan desert with sparse vegetation. The main character enters: a Fulani herdsman with his goats. There is something incongruous about the scene. He wears earphones attached to a compact battery operated radio. Yes, hi-tech has reached the West African desert! In January 2009, Djibu FM started operating in Burkina Faso, and as one missionary reports, “Every Fulani and his goat has been listening to it.”
When someone phoned the radio studio from the hospital with an appeal for blood, the whole town descended with sleeves rolled up. Another call for cotton spinners resulted in an army of old ladies brandishing bobbins. With the station’s popularity, it was difficult for Stephen Davies, a missionary in the area, to get airtime, but finally he signed a contract for a half-hour slot every Tuesday night. He is broadcasting a series called “Laawol Daartingol” – the straight road. Over the next two years thousands of Fulanis will be hearing the good news of Jesus, some for the first time in their lives.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for Stephen Davies and his ministry “Voice in the Desert” as he and his team try to reach every Fulani speaker in the provinces of Burkina Faso with the messages of salvation and hope that Jesus brings. Davies asks readers, “If you find yourself praying on Tuesday night, pray for switched on radios, stilled hearts and changed lives.”
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