Story number 1 for 30 Jul 2003

By July 30, 2003

(Philippines)–We begin today in the Philippines, where Christian radio stands strong, despite a 19-hour military coup attempt. 300 junior officers and enlisted men demanded the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Loyalty of senior officers helped her retain power. Far East Broadcasting Company operates in the region. FEBC’s President Jim Bowman. “When there are upsets like this, there are moments in people’s lives when they’re more open to the Gospel. But, everything like this is an opportunity, in radio, to say something about human nature and about corruption and about the effect of sin and the need for Christ.” Bowman describes why he believes the coup took place. “There’s a sense in which this kind of coup is an attempt to express some kind of frustration over the corruption that just kind of continues. This, of course, was stimulated over the apparent ‘deal making’ with the Islamic forces in the Philippines.” Pray that FEBC will continue making a spiritual difference in the lives of Filipinos.

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