Amen! Amen! Amen! The radio station in Burundi is now broadcasting. We installed the transmitter in the upper machine room and turned it on December 30—just one day before the deadline. I wish you could have seen the joy that day as about 10 church people all stood around listening to the radio and shouting amens and praises to God! Then we had a time of prayer to thank God for all of His help.
But down on the first floor, we did not have a front door, because the walls were not even built yet. I was down in Burundi the entire month of December and let Pastor Rama supervise the workers as they finished up the studio in January. In February, I will go back again to finish putting in the desk, mixer, microphones, batteries, and solar panels.
The church we are working with called the station Radio Uhuru, which means “Freedom Radio,” at 104.0 FM. We estimate that there are only a handful of good Baptist churches in the entire country and NO Baptist missionaries that we know of. So, it will really be a great tool to get the Gospel to about 1.5 million people who have not heard a clear presentation of the Gospel.
Then back in Uganda, we organized and went to camp the first week of January with 26 teenagers from 3 different churches we work with in Kampala. They had a great time, many decisions were made, and a few received Jesus as their Saviour. Amen!
This year, we are coming back on furlough from April 11 to October 13. So, for the rest of January, I got busy calling churches in the USA to get meetings set up. Now we have nearly every Sunday booked and filled up. However, we still need meetings for nearly every Wednesday service. We will only be on the East Coast this furlough. Please call if you would like us to visit on a Wednesday.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia,
Micah, and Zachery Schoof