Located north of Australia and east of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea is a beautiful and diverse land. Bible translators have spent decades preparing God's Word for the 1,000 people groups speaking over 800 languages. Papua New Guinea has long been recognized as the world's most complex nation ethnically and linguistically. Over 80% of the population is isolated.
Though 96% of the population claim to be Christian, there is a need for a deeper understanding of a faith in Jesus Christ that makes a difference in how people live.
Christian radio in PNG is helping to bring that depth, as stations are planted in many of the outlying villages and regions. Wantok Radio Light went on the air in January 2002, and continues to grow in its strong witness and in its reach. New stations are needed to carry the hope found in Christ to the hearts of the Papua New Guineans.
Current needs include a new station in Medang Town, a town and province on the northern coast of PNG. It is known for its beauty and is a tourist attraction for many of the business class of people who can afford to vacation there. A station here will provide an evangelistic witness to those God directs to the station. The station will also provide teaching opportunities and encouragement to the solid core of believers in the area.
In addition to this need, the headquarters for Wantok Radio Light in Port Moresby, the capital of PNG, is in need of a radio training center. WRL has acquired a wonderful campus outside the city of Port Moresby, and will use the training center to hold conferences and train others in Christian broadcasting. The building shell is completed, and remodeling into the radio training center will come as funds are available. Already, $15,000 has been committed to the project.
You, your ministry, organization, or station can help. Contact Ron Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (817) 446-1094.