Radio ELWA Burned to Ashes
11 November 2011
Radio ELWA outside of Monrovia, Liberia, was gutted by fire and destroyed Tuesday night, 8 November. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The station is currently broadcasting from its satellite site.
Please pray for the Liberian leaders and staff of the station—ELWA's executive director, Rev. Kedrick White, James Kesselly and many others. Pray for wisdom to recover and move forward.
Thank you for standing with our church and ministry partners during this tragedy! We could not do it without you.
ELWA Ministries Association photo gallery.
HistoryThe ELWA Radio Station, founded in 1954, was completely destroyed in 1990 as a result of the Liberian civil war. The FM and shortwave broadcasts were relocated to the old ELWA Garage building, itself thoroughly looted in 1996. Nevertheless, resumption and expansion of FM, SW, and Liberian language broadcast was accomplished in the early 2000s. The civil war ended in 2003.
AllAfrica.com: Fire Destroys Radio Station
Assistnews.net: Too Early to Tell What Caused Fire at Liberian Radio Station
To learn more about how you may give, please visit Radio ELWA Restoration. Thank you and God bless.
Images courtesy of Joni Byker