Overcoming Addiction

India

A couple living in India recently made a three-hour journey to say thank you to a radio program producer. Jai and Parwati are long-time listeners of Words of Hope and Back to God Ministries International’s joint Hindi radio programs. As they’ve listened to and engaged with the programs, they’ve seen God at work. “I originally bought a transistor radio to listen to songs for entertainment,” remembers Jai. “One day, while surfing the channels I heard a message from Ms. Neelam. …

Searching for Good News

India

Pranav was raised as a devout Hindu. His family lives high up in the mountains of India, far-removed from larger towns and cities. “I got frustrated with the struggles of life,” he says. “I had many unanswered questions in my heart.” Pranav was feeling discouraged and decided to scan his radio one day for songs or news to listen to. “I came across a gospel song in my own tribal language,” he says. “I was happy to listen to it.” …

Radio: A Part of Everyday Life

Nepal

Over 80% of Nepali people live in the rural areas of the country, most of which are underdeveloped and hard to reach. While the cities are equipped with more advanced means of communication like television and internet, the mountainous regions of Nepal rely heavily on radio. However, in both rural and urban homes, radio is a part of everyday life. Listening to an FM radio program happens everywhere in the city. From a morning bus ride to work, to a …

One Year Anniverary

Turkey

One year ago, Words of Hope partnered with Radio Shema in Turkey to purchase a new radio station in the city of Antalya. Antalya is a cosmopolitan city located on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Today this station is enabling the good news to reach not only Turkish residents, but also Turkish-speaking tourists who visit the country from Europe or Central Asia. Words of Hope’s Director of Operations, Adam Navis, says, “Radio stations include hardware, station licenses, and ongoing staff costs. We …