Middle East (MNN) — Foreign
leaders from Russia, European Union, the United Nations and the United States
are meeting April 17th in Jordan to lay the groundwork for upcoming Middle East
peace talks. In the meantime, violence
has been spreading in the region.
Words of Hope's Lee DeYoung says
they're bringing a different message through their radio broadcasts. "They're scheduled immediately after
that station's popular newscast, 'Panorama.'
The depressing news of conflict, tragedy and strife of the world give
way to the transforming good news of Jesus Christ's saving love."
DeYoung says because of the
response to the message they're bringing, they just expanded the
broadcast. "Along with the doubling
of the airtime, the production teams of young Christian professionals in Egypt
and Lebanon have revamped a creative, fast-paced mix of program segments that
attract and hold listeners' interest over Radio Monte Carlo through Trans World
Arabic outreach has been a top priority for Words of Hope
for more than three decades. The broadcasts' primary intended audience is the large Muslim majority
throughout the 22 nations of the Arab League.
The programs creatively address common Islamic
objections to Christianity.
Production coordinator "Nada" notes: "We've
divided each day's program into multiple sections to maintain a high level of
listener interest. We include listeners' questions and comments about various
issues, expert information from a scientific point of view, and, of course, the
Bible's teaching on these topics."
Thousands of listeners are responding via
e-mail and SMS text messages. Countries yielding the most Muslim responses
include Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.