The True Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is fast-approaching, and as Christians everywhere celebrate Jesus’ birth—the true reason for the season—and we are blessed to share about His life with radio listeners around the world.

“We are grateful that God allows us to reach millions of potential listeners in eight countries through 25 languages, as we tell them why Jesus came to Earth—to ultimately die for their sins and give the gift of eternal life,” said Don Shenk, “But at the same time, as we ready our homes and hearts for Christmas, we are cognizant of the fact that many around the world who are also making these preparations don’t know the true reason of why they celebrate. We pray that this Christmas, more global listeners will meet a baby in a manger for the first time and realize He is the greatest gift in all of history.”

Ilirjana from Switzerland has realized that gift and found the joy of Christ, thanks to listening to the Albanian radio program, which is available online to listeners in other countries. The mother of three reported to The Tide that her husband is not a believer and she has little opportunity to meet other Christians. But, she says, “I am so thankful for the online programs that you are broadcasting. I listen to Pastor J regularly and my heart is filled with joy. These messages have helped me draw closer to God. The pastor has been such a great encouragement to me and such a blessing in my walk with the Lord.”

“Praise God for Ilirjana and other listeners like her,” Shenk said. “We wish them a Merry Christmas, and the joy that only Christ can bring!”

We currently offers audio programming in 25 heart languages spoken by millions of people in multiple regions of Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand and Zimbabwe, making it possible for multiple people groups to hear the Gospel in the languages they were born to speak.