Yao Radio Ministry Project
Winning hearts for Christ in Yao-land
When FEBA Radio South Africa broke the news about the construction of a new FM radio station at Ndengu in the heart of ChiYao-speaking Malawi in 2008, the response was overwhelming.
The new FM station, which is situated near Mangochi in the Ndengu region at the southern tip of lake Malawi, broadcasts the Words of Eternal life to an estimated 80 000 Yao listeners daily in their native ChiYao language.
The Yao people are predominantly Muslim with only 2% estimated to be Christian.
This radio ministry captured many hearts of FEBA Radio supporters in South Africa; many of whom have been in prayer for the salvation of the Yao people for the last 20 years. The new FM station (which is ideally situated in the heart of Yao-land), augments FEBA’s existing shortwave broadcasts to the Yao since inception in 1996 in large parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.
We see the Ndengu FM Project as a vital extension of our existing shortwave ministry to the very needy and largely unreached Yawo people. To have an FM station in the Ndengu area brings a new focus and input to this crucial audience.
Help us to take Christ to the uttermost villages by radio where listeners will otherwise not get an opportunity to hear the Gospel and grow in the Grace.
…I am very joyful to tell you that since I heard the youth programme the last two days, I have now received Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord” [From a Yao listener]