Redemption Radio is only one tiny ministry in a dark corner of Honduras. Yet somehow, we have been the target of both Satan’s opposition and the Lord’s marvelous interventions! Thinking back to 2019, we can’t help but thank God for turning difficulties into blessings. Here’s a recap of last year’s mission activities.
- The year started with our station on the air, but only for a few weeks. Listeners began complaining of static and insufficient volume, and some said they could not receive the station at all. When we talked to the engineer who has helped us with our equipment, he said he would need to make a trip to our station, bringing along some special coupling equipment. He also explained some work that would need to be done in the tower before he came. We stopped broadcasting while my husband and a friend went to work on the tower.
- On March 17, the engineer visited and set up a perfect coupling between the antenna and the transmitter.
- We went back on the air, only to be stopped a week later because the air conditioning broke. What a battle seemed to be going on! Within a couple of days, however, we fixed the air conditioning and went back on the air.
- Just a couple of days later, our audio processor started giving us trouble. The engineer advised us on how to fix the issue, but the problem kept recurring, sometimes several times a day. Finally, by the end of June, we bought and installed a new audio processor. The new processor greatly improved the sound quality.
- At the beginning of August, lightning damaged our mixer board. God enabled us to replace this piece of equipment as He had the others, and to our joy, the new mixer not only put us back on the air, but also improved the quality and strength of our signal! We praised our Lord who had turned this difficulty into an unexpected blessing.
- From that time on, our station’s programming has been coming through clear and strong. All told, Redemption Radio broadcasted around 4,324 hours last year. To supply the need for new programming, we kept busy downloading and editing new sermons and other programs. We are eager to do whatever we can to broadcast the truth in our area!
Besides our radio production with its ups and downs, we have continued our hands-on mission activities. We frequently put on Sabbath meetings and children’s Sabbath School programs, help the sick and donate food to the poor and elderly. Last year our Bible worker in Choluteca made 46 missionary visits to mountain villages, gave 1,098 personal Bible studies, distributed 5,108 small tracts and placed 164 Bibles and other books in the hands of interested people.
The Lord has used many of you as His instruments in bringing the work in Honduras this far. Although last year’s technical difficulties kept us from accomplishing as much as we hoped, we know that the Lord worked through it all. We pray that He will make us faithful workers, real instruments that He can use according to His plans. We pray that He will use us to help finish His work!
May the Lord draw us each closer to Him and cleanse our hearts that we may stand joyful on the day of His soon coming.
Teresa Jimenez is a lay worker in Honduras, using radio and print media to spread the gospel in her country.
How You Can Help
Pray for the people who tune in to Redemption Radio to be able to hear and understand the vital truths being broadcast.
Give to maintain the radio equipment and keep Redemption Radio on the air. You can help to spread the Three Angels’ Messages in Honduras by sending your donations marked “Redemption Radio” to:
PO Box 143
Dillard, OR 97432
The Jimenez family would like to give a big “thank you” to all who have had a part in keeping Redemption Radio on the air.