In the gospels, Jesus used his voice to connect with the hearts of the people he met. When he spoke to the crowds, he announced that the Kingdom of God was near, he told stories, he asked questions, he challenged individuals to follow him.
Our media projects aim to do the same.
For over 80 years Reach Beyond has been proclaiming the good news of Jesus through the technology of the times. In 1931 that meant shortwave radio, allowing us to reach three quarters of the globe with a life-transforming message from the Andes Mountains of Ecuador.
In the Twenty First Century, radio remains a powerful means of reaching unreached people groups where they are. We now help to plant FM community radio stations with partners in Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. We continue to use shortwave radio as an effective way of reaching into countries such as India, Pakistan and Nepal.
But new technologies mean we can also use satellite radio and the Internet to connect with those who might not hear the Voice of Jesus any other way. That might mean broadcasting directly into a person’s home through their satellite dish in the Middle East, or reaching them on their smartphone through a mobile app in one of the ‘stan’ countries of Central Asia.
Whatever media is used to deliver the message, we can claim this promise from our Father:
“…my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to and prosper everywhere I send it.” (Isaiah 55:11, The Living Bible)