(Important additional links found by scrolling to the bottom.)
Allan McGuirl, co-founder of Galcom International (www.galcom.org), tells the exciting story of the nation of Greenland having no Christian Radio to the entire country now being covered with Christian Radio! All this since 2007!
Though sparsely populated, in Greenland – like everywhere else – “everybody is somebody” … for whom Jesus Christ died and rose again … and should have the opportunity to be forgiven and have the gift of eternal life!!
Galcom has produced 1,300,000 solar radios that have been distributed throughout the world.
- These are powered by light (sunlight and artificial), needing no batteries.
- They are “fixed band,” fixed to only receive Christian radio in the area.
- They contain a silicone “chip“, wherein the Bible can be heard through the radios … in multiple languages.
- They contain another chip wherein good Bible teaching can be heard anytime, such as late, great Bible teacher J. Vernon McGee and his five years of “Through the Bible,” in multiple languages.
Allan McGuirl has visited 50 countries to set up and support Christian radio. From his headquarters in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, here he tells of attempting for years … and after much prayer … to get Christian radio in Greenland. The governing commission wouldn’t approve it. Then two women came on the commission and, in effect, said “Why Not!?” So, in 2007, Allan and his team began working with local people to install Christian radio. Now there are 12 such stations throughout all of Greenland!
The story is also beautifully told in book form, “Waves of Hope” by Allan McGuirl. (The “waves” referred are radio waves. Reading it certainly impacted me.)
Some points found at www.galcom.org:
“Our vision is to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached to every tribe, tongue and nation.
In Matthew 9:37, Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”
Galcom exists to give help and tools to the missionaries that have answered the call of Christ to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15.
Strategy: To provide durable technical equipment for communicating the Gospel worldwide.
Our mission is to multiply missionary impact through audio technology.
By using radios missionaries are able to multiply their impact and reach more people and a larger area with the Gospel every day.
Psalm 37:5 says, ‘Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.’
Our strategy is to provide durable technical equipment for communicating the Gospel worldwide.
What does our name mean?
GALcom International — In Hebrew the word ‘gal’ means ‘commit’.
GalCOM International — A short form for ‘communication’ is ‘com’.
Galcom INTERNATIONAL — ‘International’ means ‘worldwide’.
So, the name ‘Galcom International’ is an indication of our commitment to communicating the Gospel worldwide.”
Links to related missionary (including radio) short stories
To hear … “Allan McGuirl began www.galcom.org; made 1 million pocket solar radios to share Good News of Jesus” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2014/10/01/allan-mcguirl-began-www-galcom-org-made-1-million-pocket-solar-radios-to-share-good-news-of-jesus/;
To hear … “Florrie McGuirl with husband Allan, others, produced 1.3 million solar radios to spread Good News!” click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2017/09/22/florrie-mcguirl-husband-allan-others-produced-1-3-million-solar-radios-spread-good-news/’;
To hear … “Missionary Russell Stendal (3) drops solar [Galcom] radios by small parachutes from airplane; Gospel advanced” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2014/11/27/missionary-russell-stendal-3-drops-solar-radios-by-small-parachutes-from-airplane-gospel-advanced/;
To hear … “Columbian missionary Russell Stendal (1); once captured by wartime ‘gorillas’ in answer to prayer” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2014/08/30/columbian-missionary-russell-stendal-1-once-captured-by-wartime-gorillas-in-answer-to-prayer/;
To hear … “Missionary adventurer Russell Stendal (2), parents and children sharing Gospel in Columbia 50 years” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2014/10/20/missionary-adventurer-russell-stendal-2-parents-and-children-sharing-gospel-in-columbia-50-years/.
To hear … “Pastor Jeff Lunn about the sacrificial life of Lottie Moon, namesake for great missionary offering” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2014/12/04/pastor-jeff-lunn-about-the-sacrificial-life-of-lottie-moon-namesake-for-great-missionary-offering/;
To hear … “Son David Hendrick impacted by number of friends who have given their lives for their faith in Jesus” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2017/02/12/son-david-hendrick-impacted-by-number-of-friends-who-have-given-their-lives-for-their-faith-in-jesus/;
To hear …”With IMB in Russia, son David Hendrick discovered IMB colleagues Dr. & Mrs. Yi murdered, martyred!” …click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2017/02/04/with-imb-in-russia-son-david-hendrick-discovered-imb-colleagues-dr-mrs-yi-murdered-martyred/.