Making disciples in Africa – In Tanzania, radio is the most influential form of media, so our partner Joy in the Harvest built a radio station to positively impact the lives of 2.5 million people. Radio JOY, a not-for-profit station on-the-air with a full schedule broadcast since February 2016, is the only local radio station in its area. Pray that their purpose will be fulfilled “to provide expertise and resources needed by the church in Africa for making Christian disciples.”
Broadcast equipment for Tanzania – Most people in Tanzania are illiterate and have no access to other media of communication except the radio. Radio Furaha purposes to have 30 percent religious or gospel programs and 70 percent development programs, but in most cases religious programs account for more than 50 percent. They are involved with several stations across Tanzania. Pray for wisdom as they consider securing new broadcast equipment from SonSet Solutions.
New station – We began working with Radio Uhai in Tanzania in 2014 when the proposed station was in the initial stages and seeking financial assistance. Now they have the funds and the license and the equipment has been shipped. Pray that this predominantly Muslim and traditional religious region will be reached with the message of the Gospel.