HCJB Global's works to impact African listeners with the love of Christ.
Africa (MNN) ― HCJB Global's Dee Walker is working to implement their "Transformational Goal" in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using the strengths of media, health care and leadership development, the team can better reach a populace with the hope of Christ.
HCJB Global has over a decade of radio ministry in Africa. Building on the core strategy of ministry through mass media, health care will open new avenues to reach people and see communities ultimately changed.
A community development program with a focus on HIV/AIDS and a ministry to AIDS orphans requires the help of local leaders. That means training and leadership development.
Rather than issuing marching orders, Walker wants their partners' input on how to best shape their regional goals. "We've invited 15 of our key partners to a two-day consultation that will be held on the 27th and 28th of February in Accra, Ghana, to lay this out and have a dialog on this concept."
The team is seeking input from radio and medical partners from nations such as Niger, Mali, Malawi, South Africa, Lesotho and Sierra Leone.
One prototype venture in Freetown, Sierra Leone has provided encouragement toward growth. HCJB Global is working with Radio Life Venture. Together, they have been focused on bringing the Gospel to unreached groups, not just using radio, but going into the remote villages with health care by doing things like improving sanitation, teaching preventive medicine and drilling water wells.
The bottom line on this project is to get the national leaders to own the concept. Walker is praying for unity as the team explores the best way to present the hope of Christ to Africa. "We all know that Africa is very unstable, politically. It's not easy to minister in Africa. We would ask people to just pray that as we meet with these church leaders and radio station leaders and managers, that God's spirit would just engulf all of us so that we would be sure that this is what God wants us to do."