Kiribati radio station bringing Hope to many people

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Even children helped to distribute the survey forms.

A listener survey conducted by Hope Radio in Kiribati has found that many people who have been tuning in to the radio station are now seeking Bible studies.

Hope Radio announcer Tarataake Angiraoi said the radio station has been working with young people from the Adventist churches in Tarawa to conduct the survey of around 5000 homes. According to the survey, of those people who own radios, most of them are tuning in to Hope Radio.

“What is interesting to know is that in every 100 homes visited in the crowded town of Betio, an average of 50 homes listen to Hope Radio, or 5 out of 10 homes,” Mr Angiraoi said.

“But the most interesting part of the survey is that a lot of listeners are asking for Bible studies and . . . Bible studies are being carried out at Betio, Bonriki, Korobu Buota and Bairiki.”

Survey work around Tarawa.

One of the church members, a former pastor of another denomination, has visited almost 100 homes himself and has contacts interested in Bible studies.

“What can we say but to praise the Lord for His goodness . . . we hope God will raise Bible study teachers from the seven churches in Tarawa to follow-up on the survey and carry out the needed Bible studies in many homes,” Mr Angiraoi said.

Hope Radio is thankful for the support of donors who keep the radio station on the air.