Premier Christian Radio have started their Christmas campaign today. On their website they say,
This Christmas we’re using our National Digital Platform to reach the maximum number of people possible with a message of faith AND hope, the REAL Christmas message. Your gift today will not only support our National Christmas Starts With Christ Campaign .. but will help us keep broadcasting into 2012.
Considering I work for Wycliffe Bible Translators, it would be really easy to take a shot at PCR by pointing out that maybe those that are really unreached are the 300+ million people who live without a single word of Scripture in their own language. But, that isn’t quite right.
You see God loves us all equally, both listeners of PCR and remote communities without access to the Bible in their own language. Sometimes that’s hard to imagine, especially when we can all think of people that are hard to love – but God loves them too. And, he wants us all to know him and love him back. So God does things to get our attention:
- Christian friends who occasionally bang on a bit about church and God and life and death
- Church spires and bells
- Christian radio stations
- The view of the Oxfordshire countryside on the M40 just past junction 5 (going west)
- People who love and care for others (in this country and overseas)
- The force of nature
- Comfort from a friend when your world’s falling apart
God is in it all, and if we take the time to look for him we will see him.
What does that have to do with PCR’s fundraising campaign?
Well, some people in the UK will find God through PCR and what they broadcast and it would be wrong of me to think that a small community living in isolation in the mountains of Papua New Guinea deserve God more than the people of Warrington, Widnes, Walton-on-Thames or Walthamstow. Really, we all need God, and we shouldn’t assume that we are all going to find him in the same place. PCR can reach people that Bible translators won’t.
So, if you’d like to give to support Premier Christian Radio, please go ahead. Their giving page can be found here.
But there are unreached in this world who can’t even hear about God in their own language. They may know he’s there through what they see around them, but they don’t have the means to get to know him because his words to them are still tied up in foreign languages. God loves them all the same.
If you’d like to give to Wycliffe Bible Translators you can do so online.