Established -1973 – FEB Myanmar National Operations began in May 1973 under the ministry “Witnessing for Christ”(W.F.C.) Myanmar, an inter-denominational ministry, founded by Rev. Dr. Tin Maung Tun (Ronnie).
The partnership between FEBC Philippines and W.F.C. first began as a way to help Myanmar listeners who responded to a free offer of a calendar and program schedule by FEBC. They could not be delivered due to a Burmese postal policy. Hence, Rev. Leon Gold, then Director of South East Asia FEBC personally requested Ronnie to explain why they could not meet the commitment, which he did. He also delivered Gospel tracts to listeners.
Involvement later developed into a follow up ministry, producing Burmese and Myanmar tribal language programs at W.F.C. studios in Yangon. All the programs were then sent for airing to FEBC Philippines.
Although most of the Burmese programs were produced in FEBC Philippines for many years, soon after digital broadcasting systems were set up, the Myanmar office in the Philippines closed December 2004. At that point, the production of all Burmese programs simply transferred to Myanmar, while the broadcasts continued to air from the Philippines.
FEBC Broadcasts in 5 Ethnic Languages
Relevant Content to Reach All Listeners
Direct Follow-Up with All Listener Responses
Myanmar Ministry Highlights
FEBC broadcasts are heard in a variety of ethnic languages: Burmese (Bama), Jinpo, Daai Chin, Mro Kami Chin, PaO. The programs air at different times and days every week, ranging from 15 minutes to 1 hour in length. Most programs produced locally in Myanmar are done by individual ethnic broadcasters. The content and design of all the programs are based on individual cultures and their evangelical Christian nature. Total broadcast hours per day: 2.5 hours in 5 languages: 1.5 hours Burmese; 1 hour ethnic languages.
FEBC Myanmar concentrates on building closer relationships with every listener who contacts us. We divide the mail into two types: non-believers and believers. FEBC Myanmar mainly focuses on non-believers, but also helps Christian listeners connect to other ministries as follow-up and support to their spiritual needs.
Types of Programming
50% Christian Nature, 50% General Knowledge, Health, and Contemporary Entertainment.
In 2009, FEBC Myanmar received 668 phone calls, e-mails, and letters
Background on Myanmar
Government: parliamentary government
Capital: Nay Pyi Taw
Population: 56,890,418 (2016 est.) Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
Religion: Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, Animist 1%, other 2%
Languages: Burmese, 130+ ethnic languages
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