"My Thoughts Are Not Your Thoughts"
Feeling a need to reevaluate, World Mission Broadcast’s (WMB) Executive Radio Committee in Papua New Guinea (PNG) made a move to end the year and a half run of it’s program KGS (Kirupim Gutpela Sindaun – a 3-minute radio program targeted towards PNG youth). However, they found out that the Lord had a greater idea that would be beyond their imaginations.
The team’s revaluation was prompted by financial concerns and the fact their partner station, Radio Light, was not expanding to short-wave as quickly as they had hoped. In addition, there was a concern as to whether or not they were getting the most for the money spent as the program’s staff had received only 3 letters of feedback from listeners in Papua New Guinea.
“The feedback situation in PNG is a challenge” reports Nazarene missionary, Jeff Myers. “The reason for this is in part because it takes about an hour’s wage to mail a letter and the majority of Papua New Guineans do not own or have access to telephones.”
With all of this before them, the committee felt that it was time to move in a new direction. Pastor Daniel, Co-Director of Radio Ministries in PNG, made a call to Pawa Warena, Manager of Radio Light. On that call, the pastor shared with Pawa that June 30th would be the final airing date of the KGS program.
A couple of weeks later Pastor Daniel received a phone call from Pawa who asked if WMB would continue to produce KGS because Radio Light had found a sponsor. To this the Radio Executive Committee responded “Praise the Lord…the notice that someone was willing to sponsor the KGS program certainly is a great form of feedback!” So, in response to listener/sponsor demand, WMB will continue airing Kirupim Gutpela Sindaun in its ongoing efforts to reach the youth of Melanesia.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways" declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
“World Mission Broadcast’s Radio Ministry of Papua New Guinea has always tried to seek the Lord's direction for this ministry. They now believe that this is the Lord's way of saying He has more for KGS to accomplish and they are thankful for the way the Lord is leading”, said Myers. “It is an exciting time for radio in PNG.”
--World Mission Communications
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