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September 2015

Umit had no peace or joy. It seemed everywhere he looked, it was missing. If at a moment he found peace, it lasted only a breath; then his life went back to the same feeling of unrest. This restlessness overshadowed any source of joy. If the peace his young heart yearned for wasn't found in his religion, his friends or in the alcohol he consumed, where could he find it?

September 2015

Seeking to Fill the Void

Umit had grown up in a very religious home. Every month, he visited the local religious institution in hopes of finding blessings and peace. As time wore on, however, Umit felt all his pursuits of peace were fruitless. He stopped worshiping his god and began filling the emptiness with friends, smoking and drinking. But the happiness and momentary fulfilment he felt would inevitably sweep past him, leaving the void more prominent than before. Slowly, Umit began to cling tighter to alcohol. His parents tried to guide him and counsel him away from his bad habits, but he wouldn't listen.

What Friends, Alcohol and Smoking Couldn't Do

Umit had grown up in a very religious home. Every month, he visited a religious institution in hopes of finding blessings and peace. As time wore on, however, Umit felt all his pursuits of peace were fruitless.

Peace Found Through the Airwaves

Aside from the time he spent with his friends, Umit enjoyed listening to the radio, which was the latest technology in his village. He liked listening to music. As he was skimming through radio stations one day, his fingers suddenly stopped turning the dial. The words of a radio speaker speaking his language quickened Umit's ears. A message of eternal hope and peace echoed in the air. Umit listened intently as the speaker hit on the very points he felt his life lacked. The program touched his heart, and from that moment, Umit's life would never again be the same.

Umit started listening to the program regularly. Five months passed, and one day, Umit lifted up his voice in prayer with the radio speaker. Weary of his disobedient, miserable life, he longed for the hope that Jesus promised to give. After he prayed, peace immediately filled him. The drinking and smoking Umit once indulged in then became a thing of the past.

What Friends, Alcohol and Smoking Couldn't Do

Umit had grown up in a very religious home. Every month, he visited a religious institution in hopes of finding blessings and peace. As time wore on, however, Umit felt all his pursuits of peace were fruitless.

What Friends, Alcohol and Smoking Couldn't Do

Umit enjoyed listening to the radio. He tuned in to a GFA Radio broadcast. He was touched by its message of hope, and began listening to the broadcast regularly. Eventually, Umit decided to walk with Jesus, and the Lord transformed his life.

Hungry to Learn More

A deep hunger filled Umit. Now that he had found true peace in Jesus, he wanted to find out more about God, and he soaked in every word of the radio broadcasts. But he wanted more.

He wanted someone to tell him everything about Jesus and answer all his questions. But no one around him shared his faith, and he had no Bible to read. The only source he knew of was the radio program. Umit called the station, and on the other end of the line he heard the familiar voice of the radio broadcaster. Pagat, a Gospel for Asia-supported missionary, listened closely to Umit as he poured out his heart and told his story of pursuing peace.

Umit enjoyed listening to the radio. He tuned in to a GFA Radio broadcast. He was touched by its message of hope, and began listening to the broadcast regularly. Eventually, Umit decided to walk with Jesus, and the Lord transformed his life.

What Friends, Alcohol and Smoking Couldn't Do

One day, Umit called the radio station wanting to learn more about Jesus. On the other line he heard the familiar voice of the radio broadcaster, Pagat. Pagat began to correspond with Umit through letters and phone calls, and Umit gradually grew stronger in his faith.

A Witness of His Love

Pagat counseled and encouraged Umit, and he regularly wrote letters and called him. Due to his gentle guidance and leading in Umit's life, Umit grew more mature in his faith.

Umit now lives in another country where he isn't able to listen to GFA Radio in his language, but he's actively involved in a local congregation there. He shares with his co-workers about the love of Christ and tells them how Jesus changed his life. Umit is grateful for the radio program and how the Lord used it to impact his life.

“Through the radio program, I could come to know the true God.” he says. “By His grace, I am changed.”

One day, Umit called the radio station wanting to learn more about Jesus. On the other line he heard the familiar voice of the radio broadcaster, Pagat. Pagat began to correspond with Umit through letters and phone calls, and Umit gradually grew stronger in his faith.

What Friends, Alcohol and Smoking Couldn't Do

"Through the radio program I could come to know the true God,” Umit says. “By His grace, I am changed.”

Umit's story is just one of hundreds. GFA Radio programs are reaching out to millions, including those in remote areas who lack other ways of learning about Christ. You can touch lives with the love of Christ and help make Jesus' name known to people like Umit. Consider making a donation today and becoming part of transforming lives for the kingdom!

"Through the radio program I could come to know the true God,” Umit says. “By His grace, I am changed.”

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