In many parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and northern India (PANI), the people have never seen a church or met a Christian.
Especially in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Christianity has become synonymous in the people’s minds with America’s political agenda. Although deeply religious and earnest seekers after God, the people in this region have no understanding at all of who Jesus Christ is and what it means to follow Him.
But millions of people in this region, particularly in rural areas, already naturally turn to their radios for news, instruction, and entertainment. It is a simple, non-threatening way to introduce people to a biblical worldview and to the Prince of Peace. And radio waves can reach into whole villages where human missionaries would be not only unwelcome, but actually in danger. Although TWR (Trans World Radio) has been broadcasting in the region on shortwave radio for some time now, PANI’s new AM transmitter will expand our impact dramatically with 500,000 watts of power. With the new transmitter, TWR will also expand the time we can spend broadcasting the Good News in the region’s six key languages: Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Urdu, Farsi, and Dari.