It gives me great joy to celebrate milestones with FEBC colleagues around the world. FEBC Korea’s station on Jeju island was launched 50 years ago. And FEBC Philippines celebrates its 75th anniversary this June. In its infancy, FEBC on Jeju-do broadcast into Japan whilst FEBC Philippines transmitted into China. Both aimed at reaching the unreached with the Gospel of Jesus.
We have not stopped. FEBC exists to reach the unreached with the Good News through the media. It is God’s mandate. And we do so in each people group’s own language.
This year, 28 May marks The Day of the Unreached. It is also Pentecost, when God gave His Holy Spirit to help us be His witnesses. God’s heart is that all may know.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Yet more than 2,000 years since Jesus’ commission, 42.4%* of the world’s population, or more than 3.3 billion people in 7,388 people groups, have not heard the Gospel. Jesus bled for each one.
The unreached are people without any Christians, churches, or resources around them. They may be in places that are hard to reach physically or places where Christianity is outlawed or ousted by the community. Most also live in the poorest places in the world.
But radio and media can reach where missionaries cannot, and when people are unable to read. That’s why we have not stopped.
As I interact with FEBC teams around the world, it gives me immense joy to hear and witness the transformations in individuals, families, and communities. And I invite you to hear these stories too.
Beyond the milestones, my heart lights up when faces lighten in the presence of our Almighty God. I may not understand the language, I am certainly not accustomed to the dances, but I rejoice with all of heaven, and with you, our partners. Together we can reach every tribe, tongue, and nation. Let them hear.
In His service,
National Director, FEBC Australia
*Statistics from The Joshua Project