Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Luke 2:10

At the first Advent the shepherds were ‘living out in the fields nearby’ and an angel came to tell them of the birth of Jesus. This is a reminder that people living in rural and oftentimes remote locations can miss out on news and information. But radio can overcome this, as Firoz knows from his own experience.

I have been born and brought up in a remote village and at that time radio was the only media that was the source of information and entertainment. I remember I used to listen to the news and other programmes with my family members on the radio. So I was aware about the impact and power of radio.

Feba is a partner in projects which bring news and information, and help educate listeners. This enables transformation in the lives of individuals and communities as they receive health advice, find out about support and opportunities for education and employment, learn about their rights and receive Christian teaching.

“I . . . listen to your programme . . . very regularly because it educates me on several issues. . . Previously I was not keen to keep myself informed but now I am informed and know what is happening in the society.” Listener, India

“I am your listener. The Lord teaches me many things which are very important to my life. . . Every night I hear the word of God through your radio programme.” Listener, NE Africa

Dear Lord, thank you for the amazing good news of your coming into this world. Please help us play our part in passing this message of joy on. Thank you for the radio programmes which share about you and bring other life changing news and information to people living in remote and rural locations. Amen.

To hear more from Firoz and for links to the other Advent reflections, please click here.