Stories Stories Bible stories for everyday life Programmes broadcast into an area of Central Asia provide listeners with the opportunity to hear Bible stories and teaching that speak to their life situations.* Our partner’s 30-minute daily programmes include features based around daily living which aim to encourage discussion around spiritual matters and biblical values. How can radio do this in regions with restrictions? This region has restrictions on discussing the Christian faith, yet despite the security risks our partner is able to have conversations about faith that can lead to transformation in the lives of listeners. Using drama can be a creative and effective way to deliver communications. In a serialised drama on marriage a ‘wise friend’ gives advice from the Bible to the husband and wife. Recent programmes have looked at the family of Isaac – how a wife was chosen for him, their years of childlessness and then the warring twins, Esau and Jacob. In follow-up phone calls, the team were able to draw on the Bible story to help listeners apply lessons to their lives. despite the security risks our partner is able to have conversations about faith that can lead to transformation Sharing God's love in a context appropriate way is important to the security and outlook of this ministry. Listeners contact the radio station: A listener spoke of her hopes that her sons find good wives. Our partner pointed out that it’s important to find women who worship God and want to teach their children about God. They told the listener the story of finding a wife for Isaac and encouraged her to pray that God would provide for her sons. Another listener asked for prayer for a grandchild. Their son has been married for some years but they don’t have a child. Our partner explained that Isaac had waited 19 years before God gave him two sons. Our partner prayed with the listener. Read more about the work of our partners and other online ministry in Central Asia: How radio overcomes barriers to sharing God’s love 24 hours a day *Due to security restrictions, some details and names have been withheld.