The “air force” for Gospel-powered transformation
Favor operates two radio stations in Gulu, Uganda, and Juba, South Sudan, that reach communities and individuals who would otherwise not hear God’s Word at the right place, in the right time.
Radio is the most accessible form of media in these regions to spread the Gospel to large audiences. Muslims can listen to the Gospel and teaching without repercussions. It’s the greatest vehicle for reaching rural as well as urban areas, danger zones or peaceful districts, business offices, homes, and the most remote villages disconnected from development. People from all walks of life listen to radios in their homes, while working, and on bicycles.
Governments and communities have acknowledged the immense value of the radio in shaping perspectives and informed decision-making processes, as well as accelerating learning. Foremost is the Gospel, then we also use it for training on health education, businesses, family and social values, post-war recovery, and much more. Our programming is a mix of teaching, music, news, testimonies, prayer, preaching, education, and more. Favor stays on the cutting edge of programming, production, and marketing, in order to strive for financial sustainability.
As we bring healing and hope to the people in all directions, we reach out to almost 2 million listeners throughout northern Uganda, and about 20,000 throughout the South Sudan region where our booster is located. This is due to the low height of our in-town booster in Juba, but we look forward to this number reaching over 1 million, as a new booster is constructed at our station site.
The radio is also a bridge that helps people reconcile and addresses the trauma resulting from the effects of war and conflicts through the love of Jesus Christ. People can hear testimonies and resolutions of transformed lives in their own language. It helps heal the country and raises awareness of the love of Christ. It also helps squash the stigma and rumors and superstition which are prevalent. The radio ministry helps bring about truth and cohesiveness so needed in the communities by developing followers of Christ. Favor FM is the first licensed all-Christian radio in northern Uganda and S. Sudan.
All means available are used to touch hungry hearts with gospel music, preaching and prayer, local pastors and teachers, Bible School on air, and more. We have become one of the HIGHEST preferred radio stations in the region in both nations, with a high level of daily community involvement and call-ins. These daily calls are for prayer, testimonies, discussion, or question and answer sessions with local leaders. Over 200 calls come in per day. Favor’s stations are powerful tools for education, training, development, community updates, and national transformation.
Lives are being changed, people are accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior, the sick are getting healed right away, lame are walking, blind are seeing…all during our daily prayer session over the radio! They call in and come in, and our Favor Radio team visits them in their villages and communities after their testimonies, to give them Bibles and validate their recorded testimonies.
Excitement is in the air, and the power of God is moving through the airwaves, touching hearts and capturing lives, all for His glory!!