Adventist World Radio’s broadcasts carry the gospel to places where missionaries cannot go or where people cannot access Adventist printed materials. But there are still people who are unable to hear AWR’s voice of hope—perhaps because they are too poor to afford their own radios or batteries, or because they cannot receive an AWR signal in their location.
To fill this gap, AWR turns to special solar audio players—
called MegaVoice Ambassadors—which are preloaded with
AWR’s recordings in selected languages and distributed to local
church workers or members in target areas. These workers have
devised ways of using the players that best fit their local needs,
and are reporting great success. One such testimony came recently
from László Szabó, of Friedensau Adventist University,
who has been working in an unentered Maasai area in Tanzania:
“The people in these villages are illiterate and very poor.
We struggled with reaching the Maasai men, but this year God
blessed our efforts. We invited the elders from most of the villages to eat with us and discuss the issues and needs in their
villages. We developed a very good friendship with these people.
“Usually, we gave the MegaVoice Ambassadors to baptismal
candidates because there is limited opportunity for Bible studies
and follow-up. They were very happy because this is the only
way for them to listen to the Bible. No books, no pastor can
help them after we leave, but the MegaVoice Ambassadors are
preaching and caring for these people.
“We have focused our ministry more on men because, if
we reach them, we will also reach the women and children. I
challenged specially men to become leaders of the church. So,
whatever they hear on the MegaVoice Ambassadors, they should
teach to the congregation. God wants them to become elders of
the church, but for that ministry they need to be educated in Bible
Shelley Nolan Freesland is AWR communication director at the
General Conference world headquarters.