Two point seven billion people need to hear the gospel and Far
East Broadcasting is working to that end.
The ministry was founded in 1945 with a mission to carry Christ
to the world by radio, with a primary emphasis on nations that are
traditionally not open to the gospel.
Broadcasting spokesman David Creel explains the ministry
is now broadcasting in about 130 languages.
"We're broadcasting primarily in Asia, into places like North
Korea and the Korean Peninsula, and countries like China, Vietnam,
Cambodia, also into Indonesia--the world's largest Muslim country,"
he says. "FEBC's emphasis has been in Asia throughout the years,
but of course with the advent of new technologies like the Internet
and podcasting, literally we're reaching people throughout the
It's a certainty people are listening, absorbing and responding
to the gospel.
"In a year's time, we're getting about one million responses and
that includes all kinds of traditional and newer technology
responses, anything from a hand-written letter to a text message to
an email or social media response," says Creel. "It's pretty
amazing the responses that we're getting now."
The sister organization, FEBA, Far East Broadcasting Associates,
primarily focuses on the Middle East and Africa. Based on research,
Creel says the audience daily is in the hundreds of millions.