Months after the destruction of their radio tower, FEBC’s station in Slavyansk, Ukraine, is now able to resume 24/7 broadcasting in Eastern Ukraine.
During the summer, FEBC’s Eastern Ukrainian broadcast tower in Slavyansk – that was in the middle of the fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian central government – was shot down and completely destroyed.
While FEBC could still broadcast in Western Ukraine and reach millions there, broadcasting to Eastern Ukraine was not possible until local Christians recently installed the antenna on top of an old water tower located at the highest point in the region.
“With help of FEBC supporters in the U.S. and around the world, partner ministries such as Guidelines International Ministries, and local Christians in Eastern Ukraine, the station is now reaching more than half a million people!” reported the ministry.
Dr. Victor Akhterov, FEBC Russian Ministries Director, added, “After visiting the region torn apart by war, I felt how desperate people were for hope. Now we can provide just that – hope in Christ.”
According to FEBC, Eastern Ukraine continues to be inflamed by a political, economic, and spiritual crisis. Many churches have been closed, and thousands have lost their lives. Still, while the future is not certain, FEBC continues to proclaim the Word of God to the hurting population of the region.
FEBC has been actively broadcasting in Ukraine for the past two decades through local stations. In 2012, their first FM station was opened in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.
By NRB Staff
Published: January 8, 2015