Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hard to "corner" a round world...

Radio is not the common denominator – the love of Christ is actually the bond of similarity that connects of all nations for a common goal.  It is that same love that will one day unite the same at the throne of the Father.
Having the opportunity to see first-hand 2 churches operating radio stations in an effort reach their community for Christ, reestablished in my mind the same desire that should rest in the heart of every believer.
The first, Radio Punta (in the city of Ibarra), rests in a nice church building and has been blessed by station partnership from the U.S.  Even still, they operate on a limited budget with an all volunteer staff and eagerly await their AM signal to be transferred to FM.
Quichua Radio was found in the most obscure location.  In a small church building in middle of a pasture on a remote mountainside, a pastor, his family and small congregation have established the only Christian voice in the native language.  In fact, there is only one other signal available in this language.  Broadcasting 4 hours a day (4AM-6M, 7PM-9PM), 6 days a week, this is mission radio at its’ basic form (evangelizing the unbeliever, discipling the Christian).
To share a chilly afternoon on a smoky mountainside was a privilege to long remember.  Knowing that god is guiding each of us with His love and grace broadens my perspective even more on the heart of the Lord for His children.  I am thankful that our fleeting moment of friendship will expand into the everlasting.
“…you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.”   Acts 15:7b-9

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