February 4th 2011
TWR's PANI Project
According to Operation World (2010 edition), Pakistan lies at the very heart of the unevangelized world. It is the world's second-largest concentration of unengaged, unevangelized peoples. Few countries, if any, present a greater challenge for missions.
Afghanistan is one of the least-reached countries in the world. There are 48,000 places of worship, but not a single church building where the gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed.
There is more religious freedom in North India than in Pakistan or Afghanistan but it is still a very difficult area.Agencies aren't able to send many missionaries into this region of the world we call the PANI region (which stands for Pakistan, Afghanistan, and North India). That is where radio becomes so effective. TWR is able to broadcast programs into these countries in the people's own languages. And that is why we are undertaking an amazing new phase of our work in this part of the world.
TWR has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to vastly increase our ministry to this region by refurbishing a transmitter and building a new antenna system that will broadcast the gospel via AM radio. The coverage of this transmitter will be tremendous, an area as large as two-thirds of the United States (see coverage map). Imagine reaching most of America with just one transmitter!
AM receivers are very common in the PANI region as they can be purchased cheaply. One media survey indicated that 40 percent of the Afghan people listen at least once a week to programs aired on AM radio.
Pani is also a Hindi word that means "water", which describes very well what TWR wants to do, bring the living water of God's Word to an area that is spiritually parched. Will you help us share Christ with millions in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and North India? Click here to learn how!