The places we reach with the gospel may seem far from home, but these are the countries that need Christ the most. We reach places that very few missionaries are able to reach, where the culture and languages are so complex, that even if they did receive a visit from a believer, the impact would be minimal.
Through God who makes all things possible, FEBC recently acquired an FM frequency that will allow them to broadcast in the city of Osh, which is the southern capital and second largest city in the country of Kyrgyzstan. Through this station, FEBC will also reach the neighbouring city of Jalal-Abad and the Ferghana Valley in Uzbekistan.
Rev. Ulanbek Karypov, the National Director of FEBC Kyrgyzstan, is very enthusiastic about this new station and believes that it is one of the major keys to making a large-scale impact on the country. He says;
“Since the start of our ministry we have been praying. God is great! In 2020 He gave us a total of six FM stations to manage that will enable us to reach the lost. We are overjoyed about this.”
There are 10 million people living in the Ferghana Valley, which is spread across eastern Uzbekistan, southern Kyrgyzstan and northern Tajikistan. The valley is one of the most unstable areas in the region since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Concerning socio-economic factors include the presence of an extremely ethnically diversified population, complex borders, dwindling resources and religious extremism. The people in this region, who are predominantly Muslim, face problems like domestic violence, abuse, polygamy, drug trafficking and highly organised crime.
Through broadcasting the gospel of Jesus Christ, this new station has the potential to change the lives of 10 million people living in the region. Praise be to God for this significant accomplishment so soon in the new year!