2020-2021 Satellite TV Broadcast Results
- Satellite TV broadcasts started with an Easter message, April 2020, on ShineStar TV in Karachi, Pakistan.
- Reid’s messages are broadcast in English, and translated into Telugu, Urdu, French, and Spanish languages.
- 266,053 people have contacted the TV station call centers after broadcasting Reid’s messages.
- 127,290 people have responded to the Gospel message in 13 months.
- Two additional TV broadcast locations in India were added in July 2020.
- Satellite broadcasts were added in Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Africa during October 2020.
- Satellite broadcasts will continue each week through 2021.
- 36 new churches were added throughout Pakistan in 2020.
- Please continue to pray for the pastors and faithful volunteers that work in the call centers, respond, do follow-up and discipleship of new believers.
In 2020, the world was experiencing a world-wide pandemic filled with fear and uncertainty. World-wide travel was suddenly banned. One thing is still certain: God is faithful and in control. In times like this, RSA was not able to travel, but God opened other doors for alternative types of ministry.
Through the technology of satellite TV, we can now reach an estimated 800 million people in a short amount of time. This is the modern day fulfillment of Mark 16:15, “Jesus said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all of creation.'”
The Gospel message is being broadcast in primetime via satellite television from Pakistan, India, and Africa to more than 70 countries within the 10-40 window, the most unreached part of the world. Starting with an Easter message in April, and continuing each week, Reid’s messages have been televised in English and other translated languages.
Because of the world-wide quarantine, many people are staying in their homes and there is a greater opportunity to reach people with the Good News of Jesus. Local pastors, trained volunteers and counselors have been ready in the call centers to pray with everyone that responds to the message, directing them to home churches and discipleship opportunities in their region.
We are asking people to pray for three things. First, pray that the Spirit of God will prepare people’s hearts to respond to the gospel. Secondly, pray for the churches that will be following up with people that come to Christ. And thirdly, pray for our partnership ministries, that will be helping new believers connect to small groups and house churches in many of these countries.
Reid Saunders Association is pleased to work with Pastor Asher Mansha, a leader of the Christ Holiness Church in Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, since 2009. His ministry reaches thousands of people through various outreaches, leadership conferences, children’s ministry, women’s conferences, and church planting efforts. He also operates Pakistan’s first Christian TV station, “Shine Star Television”. Their satellite broadcast reaches millions of people in Pakistan and a potential audience of 700 million more people throughout Southern Asia, Northern Africa, and the Middle East.
Hearing about the success of the TV broadcasts in Pakistan, Pastor Francis and his son, Pastor Peter of Shalom Gospel Ministries, contacted RSA about using Reid’s messages for an evangelistic outreach to southern parts of India. Starting in July, they rented time on a local satellite TV station, Prardhana. Before long, they were overwhelmed with call-in responses that pushed them to exhaustion. Realizing their need for help, they have reached out to their fellow pastors and churches in the region to make sure that all new believers are discipled, and connected to local church fellowships.
A recent graduate of a Bible College in India, Pastor Peter is in his early 20’s and well-versed in using different forms of electronic media to communicate with youth. He started follow-up Bible studies with many of the new believers via Skype. These initial sessions will be based on the Gospel of John, and the Living Water booklets that we give to new believers at festivals. The material has been translated to the Telugu language.
Pastor Sudhakar of Nehemiah Ministries contacted RSA to add additional satellite TV broadcasts through his connection with Rakshana Christian TV station. His first broadcast August 17 to the Andhra Pradesh region was so successful that he had to recruit 14 additional young Bible college students to follow-up with people that responded to the Gospel. His wife started a women’s group to care for the female callers. Starting in September, his broadcasts began reaching thousands of people living in northern India and Bangladesh with the Good News.