Story number 1 for 4 Jul 2002

By July 4, 2002

(Sudan)–Headlining today’s news, while tens of thousands of Sudanese are fleeing the fighting in the south, a radio ministry is making a strategic move. Word’s of Hope’s Lee DeYoung says they’re moving to Lokichogio, Kenya — closer to the border so they can be more effective in reaching the Dinka and Nuer. “There are literally tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees who pass through this area on a regular basis. And so, putting the studio in this area will allow the producers to live amongst their people and also to interact directly with them.” DeYoung says even though Lokichogio is the staging area for relief efforts into Sudan, setting up a studio won’t be easy. “Although there are 10,000 some relief people living up there, there is no power grid. So, our plan is to produce a recording studio that will actually operate on solar power, with laptop computers and we hope even satellite connection to the internet.” DeYoung says they’re still raising funds for this effort.

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