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NEW DOORS ARE OPENING FOR THE GOOD NEWS!

TBN July Blog Feature Article
Sunday, July 1, 2018 / Matt and Laurie Crouch

The Gospel Illuminates New Regions Overseas as TBN's Networks Expand

 

Sometimes it can be easy for us as 21st century Believers to lose sight of the fact that Jesus’ Great Commission is still far from being fulfilled.  What we fail to realize is even in today’s era of mass media distribution, there are still billions who have never heard the Good News of eternal life in Jesus. And it’s not just the lost. Believers everywhere need to be equipped, encouraged, and strengthened by biblical teaching. This is especially true in parts of the world where persecution of Christians is intense. The courageous Believers there need all the support we can give them.

 

We have to be open to new ways that will minister Jesus’ love to those who desperately need it.

 

We can’t be limited in our thinking or our creativity in addressing those needs. We have to be open to new ways that will minister Jesus’ love to those who desperately need it. This is what TBN was created and grown by God to do. This is our time. Together with our partners, we must carry the light of the Word into the darkest places on earth. The eternal destinies of millions hinge upon it.  Light dispels darkness. Darkness cannot overcome light. That’s why we’re so excited to bring you this report of just some of the most recent developments and opportunities God has brought to us.

 

Philippines to Receive Christian Broadcasting in Native Tongue

 

      Philippines prepares to access TBN in their                                    native language.

Our reach in the Philippines is expanding with Omega TV. This beautiful country was already receiving TBN Asia’s signal, but the programming they were receiving was 95% in English. Now, because of a recent breakthrough, Omega TV will broadcast in the native Tagalog language and feature more “local flavor.” They will even receive Hillsong Channel, SMILE, and JUCE programming in their native Tagalog language.

 

Our goal should always be to remove as many barriers as possible that are keeping people from receiving salvation.

 

This is a critical development, because over the years we’ve learned it’s easier for people to receive when they hear the Gospel in their own language, rather than reading closed-captioned translations of programs. Our goal should always be to remove as many barriers as possible that are keeping people from receiving salvation.

 

 

More Breakthrough in Africa

Matt and Laurie with TBN station managers in front of David Livingstone's statue in Zimbabwe.

Africa has always been a key to God’s plan in these last days. This continent, with its varied opportunities, challenges, and strategic importance, has always been one of our prime areas of focus.

 

This was a true manifestation of God’s glory after many years of no progression.

 

In 2016 we celebrated the long-awaited return of TBN in Africa. This was a true manifestation of God’s glory after many years of no progression. However, that was just the beginning. We knew there were still millions more who would not have access to the Gospel since TBN in Africa is on a distribution platform that requires it to be a paid network. That means only people in Africa who can afford it have access.

 

Now we’re pleased to announce the launch of TBN MZansi in South Africa. MZansi, a colloquial term for Southern Africa, is TBN’s new distribution platform covering all of Sub-Saharan Africa, reaching 46 of the 54 African nations. This means nearly 1 billion African viewers will have access to the message of hope and grace regardless of their financial situation.

 

We consider this a true victory for the advancement of the Kingdom of God, and this is the best time for it. With constant unrest in regions of Africa, the message of hope and grace is needed now more than ever.
 
Ray McCauley sits down with Matt and Laurie in Africa.

Our longtime friend Ray McCauley has always stressed that the Gospel is necessary to bring healing in Africa. As a pastor in South Africa for decades, he’s seen the deep social, economic, and spiritual challenges facing the nation. He even worked with Nelson Mandela to end apartheid. I can still remember years ago Pastor Ray telling my father and me stories of how Mandela would randomly call him from time to time just to talk about life, the Gospel, and what could be done to impact the continent of Africa. Well, I’m pleased to say that these recent developments bring the dreams they had closer to reality.

 

“My life is transforming every day.”

 
That’s why we’re thankful when we receive testimonies from people like Boitumelo who said, “I am grateful for what God is doing in Africa through TBN. My life is transforming every day. I’m always blessed by shows like Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Steven Furtick, etc. I can go on and on, but Praise is my highlight.”
 

There are people you’ll never meet this side of heaven who were impacted by your decision ... 


These kinds of testimonies would not be possible without you. There are people you’ll never meet this side of heaven who were impacted by your decision to support the spread of the Good News through the outreaches of the TBN Networks.
 
And when you partner with us this month to reach even more people, we have a wonderful resource to share with you in gratitude. John Hagee’s book Born to Be Blessed reveals how words of hope, bounty, and richness will bless you, your children, and generations to come through the power of the prophetic blessing—ultimately transforming your family forever.
 
As we work together to help send the news of God’s goodness and blessing around the world, we always want to remind you that God desires for you to experience the fullness of His blessing personally.  We anticipate the response to this offer being big. So make sure you get your copy soon. It’s our way of thanking you for blessing the world with the Gospel through Christian television.
 
Laurie and I love you. We’re praying for you, and we believe the best is truly to come!