OFFERING FAITH AMIDST MISERY IN HAITI
TWR Airing Timely Hope to the Hopeless in Earthquake-Ravaged Country
CARY, NC, January 14, 2010–As the beleaguered nation of Haiti suffers from mass devastation caused by Tuesday’s earthquake, international Christian media ministry TWR will provide Creole language messages of hope into Port-au-Prince by radio. Beginning tonight and continuing indefinitely, TWR will provide a simulcast of local Christian programming from Haiti’s Radio 4VEH via TWR’s 100,000-watt AM outlet on the island of Bonaire. Broadcasts of Radio 4VEH’s live Internet audio stream will be aired from 10:15 p.m. until 2 a.m. local time in Haiti.
“Two solid Christian stations on Haiti are Radio 4VEH and Radio Lumiere,” explains TWR Americas International Director Tim Klingbeil. “Since Radio Lumiere is off the air due to a damaged transmitter facility, we believe broadcasting Radio 4VEH’s programs from Bonaire will reach people who currently are not able to receive much-needed gospel messages.” Radio 4VEH is located on the northern part of Haiti, and broadcasts do not effectively reach listeners in Port-au-Prince.
According to sources from Radio 4VEH, the station plans to make adjustments to its regular programming in an effort to address the needs of those who are suffering and looking for help. “Our thinking is that we will continue providing simulcasts at least until Radio Lumiere is able to go back on the air,” Klingbeil says.
TWR has established a Haiti Earthquake Reponse Fund, which initially will handle airtime and program production expenses. The ministry plans to produce additional programming in Creole to be aired later and will also offer disaster-related broadcasts “Growth Through Hardship,” a series of upbeat radio spots that focus on how believers can respond during the aftermath of natural disasters. “The key is to provide ongoing help once the immediate crisis passes and people begin to realize the reality of the situation,” says Klingbeil.
Klingbeil adds: “Please pray that God will use TWR’s Bonaire signal and the programming from 4VEH to bring comfort and hope to the Port-au-Prince area during this challenging time.”
To give to TWR’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, please visit http://twr.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cdee53e4312159098f89f004b&id=5099eb3cd3&e=bf71c26504.