Media Evangelism and Discipleship Training through Radio South Sudan
As Mike Gwartney and his wife Cheryl watched reports of massacres in the South Sudan civil war they felt compelled to offer help by establishing FM radio stations. The Gwartneys, members of Irving Bible Church, in Dallas, USA, launched Radio South Sudan to teach and educate the people of South Sudan about peace and reconciliation. They are also seek to share the Christian message through the radio. So far, five stations have been built in Yei, Kajo Keji, Rumbek, Lietnohm, and Bor.
Mike is currently working to bring Internet connectivity to South Sudan as part of the overall vision of using the social media to transforming the people of South Sudan and to encourage peaceful co-existence across the communities of the divided nation.
Mike Gwartney is working Rev'd Alex Aciga of the Anglican Church in South Sudan to install the radio stations and train beginner radio producers and presenters.