Already this year has flown by and we have been quite busy. Just this last week there was maintenance on a 200' tower and replacement of a backhaul wireless radio, connectors and cable that had gone bad. The cable had a slice in it and the torrentials rains had filled it with water causing a short. We are continuing to prepare for PNG. It has been a long wait but together with the IBM team a summer installation looks great. Check out the PNG column for some answered prayers from Brother Brad Wells. Thank you for all your prayers and support!
I went to the national licensing authority?s office in our capital, Port Moresby, with trepidation. This visit would determine whether Bible FM?s upcoming launch to the two largest cities, Port Moresby and Lae, would proceed this year. As we pulled up to the office, the director was waiting just inside the door to meet me. That was a good sign. I rolled out the plan: Port Moresby, Lae, Kodidanga, and Hela Province in 2013. Five other downline stations in 2014 and, Lord willing, five more in 2015. The director listened with interest and explained the steps we must take to make Bible FM a nationally syndicated station. With whole-hearted consent, the licensing authority gave their approval for Bible FM to proceed. In this conference I was put in contact with a Christian customs agent who will be able to get the container imported, Lord willing, duty free. Your prayers are being answered! Perhaps a bit slower than we planned, but yet we see God?s hand working and things unfolding in His time and way. Thank you for standing by us in this effort.
NEW TOLL-FREE NUMBER
Please make a note of this new number. This number works for both VOICE and FAX. We are trying to set up a better service for you, especially as we approach the LPFM filing window in October. If you have any questions please give us a call!
KaraTek International supports local churches,
missionaries, and missions organizations in proclaiming the Gospel
of Jesus Christ through communications technologies.
This includes broadcast and streaming radio, sound reinforcement,
video, and other Internet and network-based technologies.
Our mission is to provide technical and logistical assistance, construction of facilities, and to facilitate training of operators and technicians with the goal of each project to be self-sustaining.
Studies done by the United Nations have found that in third-world countries radio is the major means of getting information into the hands of the people. The governments of these nations simply do not have the funds available to make the switch over to the world-wide web. Because radio knows no geopolitical boundaries it can be the voice of a missionary taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not only into the homes and businesses of church members in major cities but also into jungles and across restricted borders where the missionary cannot go. KaraTek International is able to install low-powered FM stations starting at $10,000 making them more affordable for missionaries and churches. Licenses are readily available and they can reach a city or small regional area. Our burden is to get the tool of radio throughout the world that the Gospel may be heard.
If the Lord lays on your heart to donate to the ongoing ministries of KaraTek International, all transactions are secure, and tax deductible in the USA.