Hello. I’m Cari Christian, and this week we have some very exciting news for you. As you know, for nearly 29 years, Three Angels Broadcasting Network has been sending the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14 around the world. And now we’ve been blessed with a new network, 3ABN Français.
There are an estimated 350 million people who speak French, either as their official or business language; and just as He’s done before, God has chosen a special couple to lead out in the work. Simon and Rose-Helene Bolo live in Martinique, a French region of the Caribbean that shares their language with the nearby island of Guadeloupe and French Guiana on the northern coast of South America.
Simon first discovered 3ABN while installing a satellite dish in 1999, and although he couldn’t understand English, he recognize our Seventh-day Adventist programming by watching a prophecy series. Soon he was in touch with Moses Primo, 3ABN’s Director of Broadcasting and Engineering, to obtain permission to rebroadcast and translate 3ABN programs into French.
In 2009, Simon secured a channel on the French owned cable company serving Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana. He says that his dream has always been to preach the gospel through television, but he thought he’d be building a television station, not a whole network. However, God convinced him that he should be working with 3ABN, and we are excited to have him with us.
The work has required great sacrifice from Simon and Rose-Helene, but God has faithfully supplied their needs. Recently, they traveled to our headquarters to set up the network and train in network operations and production.
Simon says that lay ministry work is somewhat new in their region, but they are blessed to have the support of the church. They’ve also been blessed by a group of 20 volunteers who translate programs and help in the production of events like the recent Ten Commandments Weekend in Guadeloupe. Soon they will be receiving new French programs from Canada’s Better Living Ministry, as well as from other countries like France, Nigeria, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana.
What an exciting new development. We can’t wait to hear from those who will soon give their hearts to the Lord through this new outreach, and we ask for you to pray for 3ABN Français.
If the Holy Spirit impresses you to support 3ABN’s growing ministry, please send your tax deductible gifts to:3ABN
P.O. Box 220
West Frankfort, IL 62896
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