Believe it or not, there are preachers and church leaders in Africa who have had less exposure to Christian resources than the average church member in first world countries.
It has been said that Christianity in Africa is a mile wide and an inch deep. Every time we hear that, it hurts. Yet, there's a ring of truth to it and when we receive listener letters like the following one, it confirms that it's true in certain places. We're just glad that we can participate in the exciting work of getting people like this into the deep end.
"Although I am a pastor and a leader of a community where I preach Christ, I had not understood and didn't know Christ deeply. But when I followed the epistle to the Romans which you presented over the radio, the scales fell off my eyes.
"Through the assurance of the words of the Bible and your direct and easy way of presenting God's Word, you have brought me to understand the height, the depth, the size and greatness of our Lord.
"For me, Dr. McGee1 is my father in Christ. If I am pastor today, it is because he gave me the advice of the Lord. Because of Thru The Bible, I am a student of God's Word. Greetings to my father in Christ!"
Take a moment and say a prayer for this dear brother from West Africa. Ask God to help him shepherd his sheep and take them to deeper pastures.
A package of powerful programmes continues to be broadcast over TWR's medium wave transmitter in the West African country of Benin. These programmes tackle the topics of salvation, evangelism, and discipleship, and they also reach oral communities with Scripture story-telling. Some of the languages broadcast include: Hausa, Kanuri, and Fulfulde. The signal is within reach of over 200 million people living in West Africa.
Published: 30 June 2011