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Reaching Beyond Borders

This week we were visited by some of our listeners in Hipolito Irigoyen, a small village in Misiones, Argentina, about a two hour bus ride east of the radio station. A total of 17 youth crossed over the bridge for the first time to visit Paraguay, tour the radio and hang out with the youth from our church.

We took them to the ruins, had picnics and laughed together and yesterday, we dropped them off in the pouring rain to the Bella Vista port to catch a boat across the river.

Even though they were able to do a little tourism, they came primarily to thank Radio Alternativa 92.7 for their ministry to youth. One young man began a relationship with the Lord through our radio and now has his own Christian radio program on a secular station in his town! These young people use the Christian songs we play and make choreographs out of them to show in town squares and in churches.

Many of the youth shared some of their testimonies on air and all the radio staff were touched, even to tears, to hear how their work is impacting lives, not even in Paraguay! One young woman told us that she would get depressed at night and would turn on the radio, which was the only thing that helped her get to sleep. We don't realize the true extent of the radio waves and the positive influence the radio has on so many people. Thank you God for your work through 92.7, it's reaching out to those even beyond the Paraguayan borders.


  1. What an impact you're making! I know the value Christian radio has had in my own life, so I can only imagine what it must mean to these people as a light in such darkness. God bless y'all!


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