Indonesia -- Christian Radio Silenced

Mar 25, 2003 10:24 AM EST

Far East Broadcasting Company comes across its first major obstacle in Bali, Indonesia. Jim Bowman with FEBC says a direct lightneing strike to the antennae destroyed the transmitter and has silenced the station’s voice. "The Hindus consider the strike on this Christian station a curse from God and they think that this is a way of God saying He doesn't want the station there. [And] That's why getting the station replaced as soon as possible, the damages replaced right away, are so important." Bowman relates the problem as 'urgent', in raising the 20-thousand dollars needed to fix the ground system and parts. "The sooner this transmitter gets back up, the sooner it will confirm to the local residents in the area, to which we are ministering on FM, that God has not put His curse on the station."

By Pauline J.