In Pakistan, an FM expansion project is in the works in 3 cities. The radio broadcasts started in Muzaffarabad in 2006 with a 30-minute program called SYABAN, and over time, the subject matter turned to community-centered topics.
Because Pakistan does not allow proselytizing over the radio, community outreach is the best way to reach out to the people. It serves as a bridge, sharing Christian values with Muslims and drawing them closer to an understanding of the Gospel and God’s love.
Here’s a listener who responded to one of the programs:
“We are listening to your programs very keenly as you talk about love, peace and harmony. This is really a need at the time. Lessons from the Holy Bible refresh our souls and strengthen us in our daily life. Your team is doing wonderful work in radio programs; please greet them from the core of our hearts. Your teachings have influenced us very positively, keep up this good work.”
In addition to the broadcasts in Muzaffarabad, there are two other stations which focus on youth issues and women’s rights in different parts of the country, and there are even more opportunities to expand to four new cities in the coming months.
These developments are such a blessing, as just 2 years ago FEBC Pakistan was dangerously close to going off the air. We are so thankful for the generous support by you, our partners, who kept these stations on the air!
Please keep Pakistan in your prayers as believers continue to face persecution for their faith. It is still a country that demonstrates a great deal of opposition to the Gospel.