Luke 8:8 “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
Radio remains the best mass medium to reach large numbers of people in Sierra Leone.
We initially only had one broadcast going out in Freetown on Sunday on BBN Radio 93.1 However, from testimonies in Sierra Leone we know that these broadcasts encourage believers hugely and also provide teaching they may not otherwise receive. We have therefore increased our support in this area and this has enabled us to send out broadcasts in Lunsar, Bo and Makeni on a weekly basis.
The radio panels are usually made up of pastors and church leaders from EFSL member churches . Discussions are usually centred on spiritual and social issues, such as prayer, discipleship, marriage, parenting, finances etc. Testimonies and contributions are often made by people who call in during the broadcast. More recently it has been a great tool to provide useful information about COVID19.
Roger Sylvester: We always have EFSL member church Pastors who teach and discuss bible topics. This has lead to the salvation of lost souls, to which we want to thank God. We also discuss the activities of EFSL and member churches during our air time programs.
By the grace of God, we have recently been able to Partner with the Radio Staff to organize a mass Baptism for those listeners that frequently call and have made decisions to follow Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior.
The Radio Program/ EFSL HOUR has been a tremendous blessing to most of the communities where the Gospel has not been reached. In partnership with the radio, our teaching and discussion programs has been able to plant 3 churches in Muslim dominated villages. Tuesdays of every week has been scheduled for the discussion program which starts from 8:00pm to 9:00pm every week, but because of the COVID curfew in the country, we now have it from 6:30 to 7:30
Radio Show Caller: "I thank God for the teachings we are receiving on the radio, as this is the only time I have being able to understand teachings from the Bible after 12 years of becoming a Christian". He also prayed the programme would continue if possible "two or three times a week to help them understand the Bible, so that their lives can be transformed."
Jon: 3:16 “Gɔd so lɛk mɔtalman dat i gi in wan gren Pikin we i lɛk; so dat ɛnibɔdi we biliv pan am nem nɔ go day, bɔt i go gɛt layf we go de sote go."