Worthy Christian News » Christian » Urgent Appeal For Broadcasting Equipment For New Christian Radio and TV Station on Vanautu
By Dan Wooding
PORT VILA, VANAUTU (ANS) -- An urgent appeal has been made for broadcasting equipment for a new Christian radio and television station on Vanuatu, an independent republic consisting of more than 80 islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, located about 3,500 miles southwest of Hawaii and about 1,500 miles northeast of Australia.
Jim Moli James, who is heading up the broadcasting project on behalf of Apostolic Life Ministries (ALM) and the Associated Christian Churches of Vanuatu (ACCV), said in an interview in Auckland, New Zealand, during the recent UCB International broadcaster's conference, that his group is in desperate need of broadcasting equipment.
"We are planning to call the TV station Vanuatu Christian Television and the radio station, Radio ALM Rhema FM, because of the support we have received from the Radio Rhema station Orange, New South Wales, Australia," said James in an interview. "This is a brand new project that we have started. We have no transmitter or any broadcasting equipment. If anyone out there has any spare broadcasting items, please let us have them. We need that equipment, including cameras, microphones or tape recorders. We use the PAL system for television."
Jim Moli James then talked about his country and the need for Christian broadcasting in his country that used to be called New Hebrides.
"Vanuatu has a population of about 200,000 and was under joint British and French rule, and became independent in 1980," he said. "It was the only country in the world ruled by two super powers. There is only secular television and radio in the country at this time and there is a big need for Christina media here.
"Vanuatu sees itself as a Christian country but, like many other places in the world, when you look at the truly Christian people, the percentage is very small. So there is a need to boost the Gospel to my country. My people are traditionally church going people. They call themselves Christians, but Christ is not Lord of their lives. We need to get them saved so that Christ will become Lord of their life.
"Vanuatu is very poor but I believe that God has a way to set this project up. I have a peace that God is going to provide the needs. I have done the plans for the broadcasting house and it will take both the television and the Christian radio station which, with the cost of building, landscaping and also providing air-conditioning, would be about $40,000 US."
James Moli James said that there are also a number of Mandarin and Cantonese speaking Chinese and also Vietnamese people living in the country and also appealed for Christian radio and TV programming in these languages to be sent to him.
He concluded, "Please pray that we can be on the air by December 31 and that God will move by His power in our country so that a lot of souls will be saved through this broadcasting media."