Radio team readies ministry amidst voodoo celebrations

By January 14, 2008

Benin (TWR) — Progress continues on Trans World Radio's new broadcasting facility in Benin, West Africa. TWR received the title deed for the land, and a commissioning service of the Nautel transmitter is scheduled this month.

TWR missionaries and other workers have been working to prepare for initial transmissions, which are scheduled to begin early this year.

Despite many challenges along the way, including health concerns for missionaries and delays in receiving needed equipment, much has been accomplished to ready the site for broadcasting.

Recent updates included installing the air conditioning, changing out guy-wires and installing two generators, among many other duties.

"Praise the Lord for all the many prayers He has answered," said TWR-Africa missionary James Burnett. "Praise Him for those that we have prayed for long and hard, and those we never even thought to pray about." Still needed is preparing the system to transfer radio programs, which is being worked on in the coming weeks.
January 10 is National Voodoo Day in Benin. According to an article on, of the country's 7 million citizens, 65 percent believe in voodoo. The day has been a national holiday for a decade.

Please pray for God's protection on TWR staff. Pray that Satan's strongholds in Benin would be destroyed.

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