25 December is a public holiday in Pakistan to celebrate the birthday of the country’s founder. While 99% of the country’s population, or more than 237 million* people, may know about Christmas or ‘Barra Din’ (‘Big Day’), they may not know about Jesus as God incarnate. FEBC’s partners in Pakistan are changing that.
One of FEBC’s strengths is having locals share the Gospel to locals in their heart language. For the ethnic people groups in the hills of Southeast Asia, this can be a stretch of faith. But God is exalting the humble and giving the increase.
When Bob Bowman, John Broger, and William Roberts followed God’s lead to start a missionary radio to share Christ to the world, they had one particular country in mind – China, which was closed to missionaries. Hence, Far East Broadcasting Co. (FEBC) was born. Song was one woman who heard the broadcast.
Their very first broadcast was aired from Shanghai. But by 1948, China had closed its doors to foreign missionaries.
“In the beginning God …” so the Word of God begins. God was in the beginning when His Word landed in Cambodia in 1923. 100 years later, FEBC Cambodia is beginning the year with the biggest Christian celebration the country has ever seen.
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