Reaching Gold Miners for ChristHave you ever thought of how a gold mine would have anything to do with a Christian radio station like Radio Kahuzi?
Just the other day, one of our friends was telling me how a visitor came to their church and after church the man came to our friend’s house to have a bite to eat. As they visited, this friend proceeded to tell how he listened to Radio Kahuzi even when working in the gold mines. But, the interesting thing he shared was, that before the men go down into the mine, they listen first to see if Radio Kahuzi is on the air, and that way, when they hear Radio Kahuzi, they know that everything’s o.k. in Bukavu!
Interesting how radio can be appreciated in so many ways. The gold miners don’t have very easy lives to say the least, and many times, because the mines are just dug with shovels and picks and with no safety precautions, so many times the holes just collapse and people lose their lives. So, we’re thankful they are getting the Word of God in a very unusual setting. And, in such dangerous conditions.
What does a bucket of flowers and Radio Kahuzi have in common? Well, let me tell you! Our friend, JP grows gardens of flowers as did his father before him, and now, twice a week, he comes walking up the street, with a bucket of flowers on his head, going door to door, selling them. And, every time he comes to our house, he has with him his little Galcom radio, enjoying the music and sermons from Radio Kahuzi. He loves his little short wave radio, as he was from another religion, and then, accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, and now appreciates his life in the Lord and loves listening to the programs on Radio Kahuzi. We have many opportunities to discuss the things of the Lord with him, and we try to encourage him, as he does us so many times. He’s growing in the Word!
Thank you for supporting Radio Kahuzi and for praying for all the “little people” that are so many times over-looked because they don’t have the riches or power like some very few. But, they have the “Unsearchable Riches of Christ” which is far better.
Keep Looking Up!Richard and Kathy