We received permission almost a year ago for a second radio frequency in West Rwanda. So we have 105.1 FM that now has been operating five years, and we have 90.2 FM that we really need to get started. For almost a year, we have been trying to get a small piece of mountain-top property from the government to build a tower—but with no success.
Now another government office has just given us 30 days to start broadcasting, or we will lose 90.2 FM. We have the equipment and one antenna we need to start with low power, but we need a place to mount it. So we have two options: (1) rent from another tower for $9000 per year (which I don’t have) OR (2) put up my own tower—but I need property.
So, please pray for this situation. The new radio frequency could add 5 million people to our coverage area! I don’t want to lose this opportunity. We tried to find property on another mountain, but it is too far from our approved place to broadcast.
Another big prayer request: On the trip to the mountain, our van bottomed out on a dirt road, and a rock cracked the oil pan. Well, all the oil drained out without my knowledge while I was driving. I knew nothing until it started making some awful noises, but it was too late. The engine was completely blown. We need about $3500 to get a rebuilt engine here to replace it.
This really is a spiritual battle that we are in, and Satan is not happy about us starting another radio. Please pray for us and help if you can. The next 30 days are extremely important.
Thank you again for your regular prayers and support. In the last two months, we saw 14 saved, 1 profession, and 97, that we know of, saved through the radio.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia, Micah, and Zachery Schoof