The world is more connected today than ever before. Yet despite the technology and resources many possess, thousands of people groups remain categorized as unreached. This means very few people, or none at all, identify as Christians.
TWR is expanding its ministry into Suriname to help shrink this number. Lauren Libby of TWR explains why they decided to begin broadcasting radio programs to unreached tribes in the South American country.
“About 30-35 years ago, a group of missionaries went in, and in one of the tribes [everyone] became believers,” he says. “[That tribe] is really interested in spreading the Good News of Jesus throughout Northern Brazil and into Suriname, particularly where the native populations are. One of the tools that they’re looking at is radio.”
The challenges for presenting the Gospel to unreached people groups vary. With people groups in Suriname, location is itself an obstacle.
“There are tribes that they’re just now finding [in Suriname],” Libby says. “We’re looking at the process of putting an FM radio station on the air in Suriname. It would cover a large area, and be able to reach the tribes.”
The tribe TWR is partnering with remains committed to securing radios for these people groups even though COVID-19 brought heartache and obstacles.
“The leader of the church in this particular tribe died of the coronavirus, but it mobilized the tribe. They’re more committed to reaching out right now than they were just 3 or 4 weeks ago. God is using this. We’d like to be able to be a part of that and put an FM radio station there so people can hear the Good News about Jesus,” Libby says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Rachel Pfeiffer
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for the unreached in Suriname.
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