Obstacles Turn to Celebration

Sometimes we face enormous obstacles, even when we’re confident we are following God’s leading. This was the experience of Nigerian businessman Benny King as he endeavored to establish a Christian radio station in the metropolitan city of Asaba, Nigeria.

Finding a source of power to run the station that was affordable, reliable, and legal required multiple starts, stops, and U-turns. Obtaining paper work, approvals, signatures, and funding took months longer than hoped. And most disappointing of all, Benny found out that the station had been mistakenly assigned the wrong frequency after he had already printed it on their new letterhead and paid for professionally produced station identification spots. But with a deep conviction that God was going to use Christian radio to make an impact in this community, Benny pressed on.

Despite the initial setbacks, Crown FM 93.7 is now on the air and thriving. Here are some listener reviews:

 “One of the best things that has happened to Asaba,”

  “A break from radio-life starvation … people could learn that it takes the gospel to heal the land.”

 “The best so far … It’s spirit lifting, motivating. It helps u[sic] start your day right!”

Crown FM launched its first station in the city of Warri in 2010. Receiving daily testimonies of changed lives encouraged them to establish more stations. They started another in Warri, ministering specifically to those who speak pidgin English. Most recently, they established the station in Asaba, the Delta state capital, where they hope the gospel broadcasts will positively influence the population of over half a million.

SonSet Solutions is privileged to assist Crown FM by supplying broadcast equipment and technical support. What an honor to partner with Nigerians desiring to reach their own communities with the truth of God’s word.

Written by Barbara Anderson and Marla Bender