Kenyan Partnerships Result in Broadcast of Turkana Audio Bible
Davar completed the Turkana audio Bible in 2018, in partnership with the Bible Society of Kenya and Trans World Radio with the hope that many would have the opportunity to hear God’s Word, possibly for the first time.
This hope is being realized through a variety of programs but one that is very exciting is “the Bible through Radio” program that is broadcasting segments of the Turkana audio Bible for its listeners—starting with the Gospel of Matthew.
The broadcast reaches approximately 500,000 people through its daily programming, many of whom are either semi-literate or illiterate. The Turkana region has a literacy rate rate of only 18%. The radio program’s goal is to evangelizing the Turkana listeners with the Bible message.
Each week the radio station gives away a free audio Bible on a solar player to increase listener engagement. After each broadcast of the audio Bible, listeners are welcomed to call in live or send text messages to share testimonies on the impact of the Word of God. This 30-minute, listener-driven program is reaching a wide range of both believers and unbelievers throughout the region, ranging from a blind man in a remote region, a witch doctor, elderly grandmothers to young people.
It is our prayer that this particular program will reach 200,000+ people every month. We are grateful for the wonderful partnerships that God has provided to spread the Gospel to those who need to hear it. Please pray with us that God will bless the Turkana radio program and that those who hear his Word will live transformed lives for his glory.
A Few Winners of the Audio Bible
Mr. Ngabonoo, a witch doctor from Kapua, started listening to the radio program and called in to learn more about Jesus’ teachings. He requested listeners to allow the program presenter to give him the gift of the audio Bible so he could learn God’s Word.
A 70-year-old grandmother had her daughter call in and help her win the free audio Bible. She is grateful to be the winner as it will help her understand God’s Word now that churches are closed because of COVID-19.
Mr. Sila is an illiterate mason from Canan. Sila said he appreciates the efforts of the donors and Maata Radio for giving him the opportunity to hear God’s Word.
Text Messages From Those Listening
“I am John, from Kangagetei, thank you for this program I know it can change the lives of many in Turkana.”
“We are blessed so much through this program. It rouses all people young and old. Even youth like me who are normally not serious with God’s Word, we are now faithful listeners.”
“I am Eleman, I would like us today to gift that witchdoctor with an audio Bible. It’s not easy for a witchdoctor to listen to the Word of God and if he is asking for one it might change his life.”
“Turkana audio Bible has made me to have faith and believe in God that God IS powerful I TRUST IN HIM.”
“I am Wardy Sonica, I come from the Prison area. I am ok, just listening to the Turkana audio Bible. I continue being blessed and laughing and so happy.“
“Eey, that man who was born again on live radio has died. May his soul rest in peace. It is even good this program prepared him for Heaven. May you continue to do God’s Work.”