Aiming at sharing the good news about Jesus through media ministry, the Samoa and Tokelau Adventist Mission (STM) launched its first-ever online visual radio station on Tuesday, June 15.
STM president Pastor Sione Ausage made the first transmission delivering a spiritual opening message, emphasising the significance of the three angels’ messages going into all the world.
Streaming on weekdays from 6am to 6pm on Facebook, the new station includes a diverse range of Bible study and health programs also with content for young adults and children.
According to reports from the STM media committee, implementing an online radio has been a priority for STM due to the easy access and ability to reach a much wider audience.
So far reports have shown that 80 per cent of the programs have been getting more than 2000 viewers, with audiences from Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Hawaii, United States, Fiji and around Samoa.
“One viewer even commented to one of her local friends, asking how she can become an Adventist,” said STM general secretary Pastor Neru Nuuialii.
With the proven efficacy, STM has more plans for the new media ministry. “We are keen to operate and present on Saturday and Sunday and still intend to seek a licence from the regulator for the use of AM/FM stations in the future,” said Pastor Nuuialii.