Pakistan has the second largest Muslim population in the world. FEBC’s partners have been quietly changing mindsets about Christians through their faithful, humble service to the poorest of communities. Like Jesus, they have been reaching out to the lost, the forgotten, the marginalised.
Afia* reaches out to her scalp. The itch is unbearable, but so is the sting from the open wound on her head. The Afghan widow, mother of two and refugee in Indonesia, whose husband was killed by the refugees is at the end of the line. There are many Farsi-speaking refugees like Afia whom FEBC Indonesia is reaching out to.
Each year on one day in September or early October, the usually bustling streets in Taiwanese cities become quiet. Bathed in the light of the full moon and paper lanterns that decorate homes, families gather to celebrate the mid-autumn festival. The reality of most Taiwanese families is less sweet and wholesome.
‘Krusa’ means ‘family’ in the Khmer language. This is the name of FEBC Cambodia’s FM channel, whilst its shortwave broadcast is named ‘Voice of Love’. To a nation full of orphans, the longing for family runs deep.
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