Did you know that in Sub-Saharan Africa there are 653 unreached people groups with a population of 887 million? These are cultures and places where Christ is largely unknown and are typically less than 2% evangelical. Many of these people are illiterate and oral learners. Despite the arrival of the Internet, radio is still the most used source of information and a vital tool for proclaiming the gospel to these unreached.
Two such people groups, the Fulani and Kotokoli, are located in the countries of Togo, Ghana and Burkina Faso in West Africa. Today they are receiving the good news of Jesus through a new community FM station in the Dapaong region of northern Togo. This station, run by an African missionary couple went on the air in August with the help of Reach Beyond and SonSet Solutions.
Our team here in Elkhart made or purchased all the equipment, packed it up, arranged the shipping and provided long-distance consulting during the installation. Reach Beyond’s staff in Africa helped install the equipment and train those who are operating the station.
The African missionary who runs the station desires to use this radio station to reach into the communities where he is already working as an evangelist. “We believe having a radio station will help us reach these people to know Christ and to know how to manage their own lives every day according to the Word of God.”
Please pray for this new venture. The station has already run into bureaucratic problems that temporarily forced them to go off the air.
We are grateful for the opportunity that Reach Beyond and SonSet Solutions have had to come alongside this vital ministry. Our continued partnership is making an impact in many unreached areas of the world.
Written by Charlie Jacobson