Story number 1 for 30 Jun 2000

By June 30, 2000

We begin today’s newscast in Sierra Leone. Rebels recently attacked and burned villages in government-held areas of central and northwestern Sierra Leone. In spite of the ongoing fighting, missionary Jack Chalk is planning on beginning ministry there in August. However, he’s already run up against an obstacle. “One of our purposes for going there was to establish a Christian radio station. But, we just received word that the government has turned down our application for a radio license, saying that there are not any available frequencies. We think that’s kind of suspect since there were only four radio stations on the air in Freetown. The reason may be the fact that the government is mostly Muslim.” Chalk adds that the resistance won’t stop his desire to evangelize the area. “We’ve already seen how prayer is making a difference in Sierra Leone. It’s changed one person’s heart over there, anyway. He was a former rebel and is now a born-again Christian. We believe that God can change other hearts too, and we believe it’s His will for this radio station and that it’ll happen in His time.” Chalk is staying at D&D Missionary Homes in Florida until he leaves for Sierra Leone.

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