-As Harvest Baptist Church Glorifies God For Sustainability
By Reuben Sei Waylaun
As the old Biblical adage goes that “God’s grace is sufficient” is what has marvelously happened to the Christian oriented Liberty Radio 88.1FM, one of the ministries of the Harvest Baptist Church located between Fiamah and Matadi in Sinkor.
Liberty Radio 88.1FM as it is called; is the radio ministry of the Harvest Baptist Church established in 2005 to win souls by propagating the gospel.
Since its establishment, the station was experienced some of the difficulties almost all radio stations go through in Liberia, but continues to stand the tough of time without shutting down as God continues to work out the possibility to propagate the gospel.
Harvest Baptist Church through its venerated and visionary head, Reverend Dahn Demey has explored all avenues to ensure the station remains on air and propagate the gospel to all.
The station has been housed in one of the buildings in the church’s compound, but due to the establishment of an elementary school in the compound, the church immediately constructed another building to house the radio station.
The new building has offices for the head pastor, managers, others and it is elevated to modernity with all needed appliances.
“The Lord used me to singlehandedly provide the fund to build the new radio station. We need to make sacrifice and we must feel it that we need to make sacrifice. My prayer is that liberty radio will go on and on and even if I am not around, it will go on until the Lord comes. Whatever we have here is for Harvest Baptist Church and I don’t own anything in this church. Please see everything here as your own,” he said.
Speaking at the dedicatory program Sunday October 7, 2018 at the church, the head of the church and vision bearer, Revered Dahn Demey recounted what the radio station has been through, yet it continues to be strong in Christian broadcast.
“It was first harvest radio, but we decided that it should be Liberty Radio in the land of liberty. We didn’t have building to house the radio station and there was no tower, two generators at the same time, one in ducor and Fiamah, finally we got a tower in our own compound here.
“We used US$12,000.00 for the tower and we US$20,000.00 to get the two generators for us in ducor and Fiamah at the same time. For seven years we have been managing on our own and keep it going. It’s not easy to keep the radio station going,” Rev. Demey recounted.
Rev Demey glorified the Lord for sustaining the station to reach this far, saying “over the years the Lord has kept the station going and I have not remembered the station going off for a week.”
According to him, the station continues to meet the purpose for which it was established.
“We have had 15 Muslims transformed to Christianity and we have had many people saved who are testimonies of the radio station. Other denominations have asked their members to pay money to sustain their radio stations, but for us, we haven’t asked our members to pay for the radio station,” he added.