Building the Church in Nepal

Claudia Elzinga Nepal

Cross-Way Church in Kathmandu, Nepal is using media to build up a new generation of church leaders. Cross-Way’s aim is to plant Christ-Centered Churches in all 75 districts of Nepal.

Reaching the Garhwali Community in India

Claudia Elzinga India

The Garhwali community lives in the remote regions of the Himalayas, far away from Delhi. Garhwali listeners tune into our programs, contact our producers, and are connected to churches in their area. Words of Hope’s radio ministry is growing very rapidly in the Garhwal region, and producers Rajesh and Ajay put their heart and soul into the Lord’s work.

Growing the Church in Niger

Claudia Elzinga Niger

For eight years, Words of Hope has partnered with the Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger (EERN) to produce radio programs in Hausa and in French. Although Niger is 98% Islamic, the country is wide open for the gospel, and these broadcasts are making a big impact.

South Sudan: A Prayer for Peace

Claudia Elzinga South Sudan

The violence that erupted nearly a year and a half ago in South Sudan shows no signs of abating. More than two million people have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety. Thankfully, Words of Hope has been able to continue producing radio programs that can be heard in the region throughout this time of conflict.

Riots and Church Burnings in Niger

Claudia Elzinga Niger

In mid-January of 2015, churches in Niger were targeted in a slew of riots. Muslims angry over a French magazine's depictions of the prophet Muhammad, and dissatisfied with their current government, set fire to 45 church buildings. At least 10 people were killed. Peace seems to have returned inside the country at this time, though it will certainly take time …