Reaching non-literate peoples with the gospel is difficult. Oral media, particularly radio, can have a significant impact on such peoples. The Afar people heard the gospel for eight years through a Muslim-sensitive radio program that shared the gospel through Chronological Bible Storying. Some Afar put their faith in Christ and need discipling. Your gift will create programs that help these new believers grow in faith and join with others in worship and disciple-making.
Since the previous radio program ended, Afar believers continue to need sound, focused Bible teaching through oral media as they figure out how to live the life of faith together. The Afar Media Outreach project will meet specific needs to facilitate a church planting movement.
This radio ministry is an integral part of an overarching church planting strategy among the Afar and a great example of shared ministry between local believers and the western church which provides funding and technical expertise.
Northern Africa and the Middle East is consistently thrust into the international news as it develops into one of the world’s most enigmatic-but-influential global regions. Vast economic development typifies it's urban centers, offering creative business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Religious life permeates every society here, whether its residents are Muslim, Christian, or Jewish. Though Christianity began in this cradle of civilization, it is sometimes difficult to know if the church exists. Cities that birthed the gospel now house ornate mosques, temples, and skyscrapers. Thankfully, the church is experiencing a captivating resurgence among this region's 520 unengaged and unreached people groups.
Millions of refugees live here, displaced by war, famine, oppression, or poverty. Many are open to the gospel, seeking an anchor amid the upheaval of their lives. Pray for Christian workers as they share the hope of the gospel during this unprecedented spiritual openness.