Highlands of Papua New Guinea: A short visit to the highlands of Papua New Guinea reveals a land rich with rugged mountain ranges and deep valleys, but also a land void of many of the infrastructures found in other parts of the world. It is a land of remote villages, reached only by days of walking or mission aircraft. This is a land perfectly suited for the impact of radio ministry!
As the month of August came to a close, Papua New Guinea World Mission Broadcast Coordinator, Rev. Daniel Eka, sent in the following report.
During the month of August we have received tremendous responses for three of our radio programs, Krai Bilong Ol Meri (Cry of Women), Kirapim Gutpela Sindaun (Starting a Good Life), and Krais I Laikim Olgeta Pikinini (Christ Loves All Kids) which collectively are airing on 17 radio stations across Papua New Guinea.
Freda Peu, program director for Krai Bilong Ol Meri was very excited to report that as a result of the radio program, 10 single ladies have given their lives to the Lord. Two men also heard the program and called on the phone, discussing how they have been encouraged by the programs, and are challenged to not mistreat their wives any more.
“Even though the program is aimed at women, men are also responding to this program, which means that God is using this program to touch the lives of men as well,” shared Freda.
We know that in all of our media ministries, the quality of the production makes an impact on engagement.
“Krai Bilong Ol Meri is ranked by Wantok Radio Light (a major Christian broadcaster in the country) as one of the top locally produced Christian programs being aired,” shared Eka. “We praise God for such comments made by our major broadcast partner.”
Daniel Eka went on to share that Biora Wan, who is the program director for Krais I Laikim Olgeta (Christ Loves All Kids) is not just producing the program, she is actively going and visiting children that have been contacted through the radio program.
“Imparting at least a Bible verse in [a] child’s life is more than giving a silver or a gold because God’s word is the creative power to direct life,” says Biora.
“We thank God for this vital tool/medium that God is using to touch and transform the lives of many people who are unable to read and write and who live faraway, especially in the very remotest parts of Papua New Guinea,” said Eka.
World Mission Broadcast truly is effective in reaching the otherwise unreachable populations of the world. Thank you for your ongoing participation in and prayers for this very vital ministry.
See below the re-enactment of a Radio Ministry Story from Papua New Guinea.