03/07/2015: The Message in the Air
The Message in the Air
Our Redemption Radio Ministry is located on the north coast of Honduras. Over 18 years ago, the Lord worked through different agencies to establish this radio ministry and has made it an instrument to carry the light of the present truth to countless people. Throughout the years, the Lord has given us so many blessings.
We have seen His work expand in this area in a wonderful way. Many church groups began here, especially those in the mountain areas. Once, we received a letter that had been signed by several families from a distant community. They were asking us to send a Bible worker to give them further instruction on the things they had learned while listening to our radio programs.
Another time, a local pastor visited a distant community to perform baptisms. While he was there, three men came to him and asked to be baptized, too. He was confused because they weren’t part of the group the church had ready. He asked who had given them the message and they answered that they had received it through Redemption Radio. There are many more stories like these that we’ve heard. We wonder how many more we haven’t heard and will never hear on this side of eternity.
In the inspired writings we read: “Many a worker sends out into the world messages of strength and hope and courage, words that carry blessing to hearts in every land, but of the results he, toiling in loneliness and obscurity, knows little.” Last Day Events, 304. Oh, how true these words are, especially regarding radio work! Who can know the real reach of this work? This is the thought that keeps this ministry going in the midst of difficulties and discouragements.
The last few years have been years of struggle, and in the last few months our faith has seemed to falter at times. Will this work survive? There have been so many obstacles including financial struggle, technical problems, and illness. And to top it all off, our broadcasting permit was cancelled. All these things have made us wonder: can this work survive and thrive again? But we believe one thing: it is our Master’s will that His gospel will go to the uttermost parts of the world, and that the trumpet will give a certain sound in these last days of confusion, and that we, as His people, must lift up our voices and warn the world of the things that are coming upon it as an overwhelming surprise. No, we do not believe that it is our Lord’s will for Redemption Radio’s voice to be silenced, but rather that it sounds louder and more distinctly with God’s special message for this time.
“Angels are now restraining the winds of strife, until the world shall be warned of its coming doom; but a storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth, and when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture…. A moment of respite has been graciously given us of God. Every power lent us of heaven is to be used in doing the work assigned us by the Lord for those who are perishing in ignorance.” Maranatha, 259.
So, in the midst of all these struggles, our Lord bids us to move forward. His message is to go to the uttermost parts of the world. For us, that means the uttermost parts of the mountains of Honduras, Nicaragua, and other neighbor countries. Yes, at least for some hours in the day, we were reaching parts of other countries and most of the rural area in Honduras. Can the Lord do this again? Oh, in the middle of all these difficulties, we see His hand working.
A volunteer technician has just arrived, willing to stay until all the technical problems are solved, praise our Lord! See how He provides? Can He also provide us with a new license, maybe a new license allowing us to work with more power? Is there anything too hard for Him? Of course not. Will I be His helping hand? Will you be His helping hand?
We have received gifts of love from Mission Projects International Magazine readers. We are saving these gifts to purchase our new license. If the Lord helps us and we have enough, we hope to get an increase in power, too. Please, pray that the Lord will move the hearts of the people who grant these permits, and pray that the Lord will move more hearts to give for this purpose and also to keep this radio on the air month after month.
Apart from the special needs, our biggest monthly expense is to pay the electrical bill. Depending on the broadcasting power, it ranges from about $600 to $1,000 US every month. But the Lord uses the small offerings given in love by His children and makes them abound to supply the needs of His work. So if the Lord puts in your heart the desire to support this work in the task of carrying God’s last message through the air, please contact us.
Let the warning be given them before it is too late. We should now feel the responsibility of laboring with intense earnestness to impart to others the truths that God has given for this time. We cannot be too much in earnest. The heart of God is moved. Souls are very precious in His sight. It was for this world that Christ wept in agony; for this world He was crucified. God gave His only-begotten Son to save sinners, and He desires us to love others as He has loved us. He desires to see those who have a knowledge of the truth imparting this knowledge to their fellow men.
“Now is the time for the last warning to be given. There is a special power in the presentation of the truth at the present time; but how long will it continue? Only a little while. If there was ever a crisis, it is now. All are now deciding their eternal destiny. Men need to be aroused to realize the solemnity of the time, the nearness of the day when human probation shall be ended. Decided efforts should be made to bring the message for this time prominently before the people. The third angel is to go forth with great power. Let none ignore this work or treat it as of little importance.” Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, 17.
By Teresa Jiménez de Muñoz at Redemption Radio. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations to: Spanish Herald, PO Box 143, Dillard, OR 97432. Mark donations: “Radio station in Honduras.”