Testimony from Waves of Hope Radio Ministry
By Fabian Armijos | Ecuador in South America
Waves of Hope Radio Ministry team.
The team from Ecuador’s Waves of Hope radio ministry came face to face with their listeners for the first time and helped 90 children learn more about Jesus.
The team, who are based in Loja, travelled to the town of Gonzanamá for a special outreach programme organised through a local church.
The team put on a programme which engaged both the children and their parents.
Delighted team member Adriano Abendaño said, “Today we can say that 90 children from Gonzanamá met Jesus as their Saviour and it is our prayer that their parents will also come to know him.”
The team are intent on building relationships with their listeners. Radio is a key means of communication for many people in these remote communities but visits like this one are an exciting way to cement the relationship between broadcaster and listener. They also give the team the opportunity to share the love of Christ in a truly personal way.
They hope to continue visiting these communities and make live programmes from these remote places. In the coming weeks, an SIM worker will do a follow-up meeting with these children and begin to disciple them.
MaGu Japa, who formed part of the radio ministry team, was greatly impacted by the experience, she said “for me, it was a very edifying opportunity… seeing the little children happy and attentive to the teaching was something that filled my heart. Although it was a time focused on them, their parents got to hear the good news as well and this challenged me to continue to share Jesus with others.”
Jenny Cabrera, who works as a volunteer with the radio team, and accompanied them on this trip, said, “sharing with the children and youth of Gonzanamá this weekend was a very enriching experience. It was so special to see their faces as they understood the Creation story, God’s love towards them, and the Great News of the gospel. Their parents were very supportive as they told them what they had learned.”
Recently Waves of Hope Radio Ministry expanded radio coverage to Gonzanamá, Cariamanga, Quilanga, Sozoranga, Macará, and all the surrounding areas where before they were only heard in Loja and Catamayo.
You can visit Waves of Hope Radio Ministry’s website at www.oeradio.org and you can listen to their programs from the OE Radio mobile app.
-Pray for the children and families who heard the Gospel in Gonzanamá, and for the discipling opportunities after this event.
-Pray for more listeners to be won for Christ.
-Pray for more opportunities to travel to places where the radio signal is now reaching.