Nepal Quake Update #4

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

Our First Response Radio partners have been cooperating with aid agencies in Kathmandu and are now moving out to the northern district of Rasuwa (see map).

Reports say that all radio is off the air in that area so Mike Adams (FRR International Coordinator) and his South Asia team have been preparing portable broadcast equipment, tuning radios, and liaising with various aid organisations to coordinate the communication aid.

Please pray for all affected people, and for the Disaster Response Radio team (a.k.a. First Response Radio):

  • for safe and quick access to the worst affected areas in the north;
  • for a fast set up and success with all technical equipment;
  • for clear signals reaching far and wide;
  • for survivors to hear and be guided to shelter and provisions;
  • for survivors to be reconnected with government and aid agencies;
  • for the team functioning at 2000m elevation, to remain healthy and safe;
  • for other agencies delivering food and medicines effectively & efficiently;
  • for the effective coordination of all aid so that Nepalese people are rescued, healed, reconnected, and counselled with care.

To support Disaster Response Radio, please donate today.

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Mike & team prepare the station-in-a-suitcase.

 

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Nepali regions are assessed for damage and needs.

 

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Numerous agencies coordinate their different kinds of aid.

 

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Solar radios are charged and checked.

 

Author: Matthew Perry

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Nepal Quake Update #2

Posted: April 29, 2015 at 4:37 am

Thank you for your inquiries and concern for Nepal. On behalf of our station partners, First Response Radio network, and the humanitarian community, we offer the following prayer points for your engagement. Please pray:

  1. That the aftershocks will subside;
  2. That the weather will calm and survivors will be guided to shelter and provisions;
  3. For the huge international aid and relief effort to be efficent and effective both in the cities and to the outer towns and villages;
  4. For the humanitarian community to be well coordinated as they work together in their special areas of rescue and care;
  5. For the church community to find strength and comfort in Christ, and be able to offer hope and practical care to the community;
  6. For power supplies, generators and fuel to enable broadcasting facilities and aid service to operate effectively;
  7. For the Nepalese government to manage and lead well. For wisdom and courage for all decision-makers;
  8. For God’s mercy and grace to be experienced as people pull together.
Nepali quake survivors charge their mobile devices to stay informed.

Nepali quake survivors charge their mobile devices to stay informed.

God bless,

FEBC NZ.

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Boating In Phnom Penh!

Posted: February 13, 2015 at 12:03 am

Have you ever wondered why Jesus sometimes got into a boat to talk to a crowd? Even though I think it would be cool if he really just likes boats, the reality is it had a greater purpose than simply satisfying a ‘men like to muck around in boats’ kind of feeling.

Radio engineers love making signals strong and clear.

Radio engineers love making signals strong and clear.

Funnily enough, Jesus got into boats for the same reason that we upgrade transmitters. To be heard more clearly and by more people.

Well thanks to people like you, we’ve “pushed the boat out” a lot in Cambodia. FEBC has been broadcasting in to Cambodia since 1957 (using shortwave), and in 2002 our first FM station was established – Family FM. The signals have been ok and millions have heard lots about Jesus’ good and beautiful life, and have been filled with hope. But as the years went by the machinery deteriorated and the signal became weak.

But this is the latest news from  Family FM in Phnom Penh.

“ The best news came today when we met several Cambodian partners who were all asking what happened with our station “We can hear the broadcast so clear from so far away” Praise God the signal is so strong and has so much more range than before! The stereo light came on as we listened in the van and Sopheary could even hear at her home for the first time!!!”

Thank you for supporting Christian radio in Cambodia and all over Asia. You help “push the boat out”, and that’s a wonderful thing for a landlocked city of more than 2 million people !

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