Through the faithfulness of radio ministry in Papua New Guinea (PNG), lives have been changed and new churches have been planted. For seventeen years faithful Nazarenes have used radio to spread the Gospel in PNG. As reported by Daniel Eka, a leader deeply involved in radio ministry in PNG, three programs aired across 17 radio stations have been a great source of encouragement and discipleship for Nazarenes around a diverse nation.
The first program, called Krai Bilong Ol Meri (Cry of Women), targets women in PNG. This fifteen-minute program targets women who face difficult issues, such as depression and cultural challenges. They are encouraged not to lose hope in the Lord, but to serve faithfully in the midst of their challenges.
A second program called Krais I Laikim Olgeta Pikanini (Christ Loves All Children) targets children between the ages of 7 and 13. For ten minutes, the program presents Bible stories and teaches the Word of God to children.
Finally, Kirapim Gutpela Sindaun (Starting a Good Life) is a five-minute devotional program that encourages listeners to stand firm in their faith, giving them the tools they need to persevere during the process of evangelism and discipleship.
Through the work of these programs, along with the faithfulness of Nazarenes across Papua New Guinea, Eka reported that three new congregations have been planted in the Highlands and Lowlands of PNG. In one of these congregations, Kuldamong Church, ten people were baptized in December, with another six ready to be baptized soon. Recently Kuldamong Church made the decision to extend their semi-permanent building by three meters to accommodate its attendees. Sip-Bala Church, another new congregation, will baptize fifteen people in the month of June. Its location in the middle of its village has resulted in a strong response to Sunday morning worship.
Eka asked for prayer for both congregations, and for the radio ministry as it moves forward in Papua New Guinea.