Posted by jerry
Radio HRGS — Part 1
As we neared the end of the ‘80s, we also approached a wonderful new opportunity. In early 1987 the Bay Island Baptist Association (BIBA) approached Bible Basics about building and operating a Christian radio station on Roatán, the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras. They wanted both AM and FM, so it would really be two stations in one building. What a thrill! And what a challenge!! After much prayer, we accepted that challenge, and BBI and BIBA reached an agreement. That launched us on a project which would cost at least $150,000 and require several new missionaries who would need to raise support, receive training, and relocate to a small island with very little infrastructure at the time.
Building, staffing, and operating a radio station isn’t quite as daunting as sending men to the moon or building a skyscraper, but it was still a stretch for our small group of missionaries and we knew we would need the Lord’s help. The many surprising ways He provided that help make for a story worthy of a feature length motion picture.
But that would be expensive, so we’ll just tell the story here — at least for now. We can start by sharing that, by the end of 1988, the Lord had provided at least $30,000 worth of equipment including the AM transmitter. And that was over and above the $70,000 in cash so far. But there was still a long way to go and lots of work remaining. We’ll have more of the story soon.