Christmas Appeal 2019

Being prepared for a disaster is vital. 
Helping others prepare is loving.

In 2004 the infamous Boxing Day Tsunami struck Indonesia killing over 220,000 people. That disaster gave rise to a special humanitarian media mission – First Response Radio. 

This Christmas, will you please give a special donation to help prepare First Response Radio teams in the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Pakistan, for whatever comes next?

  • A gift of $49 will help stockpile solar powered radios in disaster prone areas.
  • A gift of $140 will help train a broadcaster for disaster operations.
  • A gift of $295 will help deploy a team member immediately following a disaster. 

Preparation is key.

In December 2018, Mount Krakatau erupted in the Sunda Straits of Indonesia sending huge waves crashing into the towns and communities of the west coast. By God’s providence, our First Response Radio teams had run training exercises in that very region, practicing for that very disaster!

Our broadcaster Jose (pictured below) led the team to set up an emergency station and broadcast life-saving information to the affected area. We can’t stop the waves (or the quakes, or the rains..) but when they do occur we can reduce the dreadful impact by deploying a First Response team immediately.

Your Christmas donation this year will help prepare teams across Southeast and South Asia with equipment, training, and deployment.
Thank you for supporting FEBC. This emergency relief work is alongside our usual mission. It is essential humanitarian relief, because we know that information saves lives and that special emergency broadcasting is loving. If you share this belief, please give generously this Christmas and love your neighbour by helping them prepare.

Please click the Donate button above, and choose from the drop-down menu: “It’s a Disaster (First Response Radio)” or “Christmas.”

Thank you, and Merry Christmas.

To love God with all your heart, with all your understanding, and with all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself, is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.

(Mark 12:33)

For detailed information on the history and present strategy of First Response Radio, click here.

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