Northeastern Mindanao Mission of Seventh-day Adventists has long been dreaming of a Radio Station in its territory and now it has come to reality with God’s help when National Telecommunications Commission granted a provisional authority to install, operate and maintain an AM Broadcast Station with a frequency of 1323 Khz.
1:00 o’clock in the afternoon, last January 11, 2012 Hope Radio Philippines DXHR Station was formally inaugurated and dedicated. The Function Hall of NeMM were filled with many people from neighboring churches to witness the celebration.
Guest from Southern-Asia Pacific Division, Communication Director, Dr. Jonathan Catolico, gave an inspiring message to the brethren. Another guests were from South Philippine Union Conference, Pastor Leonardo Asoy, the president, Pr. Nelson Paulo, Communication Director, Pr. Edwin C. Gulfan, Executive Secretary and Nuelen Sanes, HOPE Channel Manager. Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Mayor of Butuan City, sent his representative Mr. Egmedio Tidalgo, Executive Assistant 1.
All Missions/Conferences Administrators were invited but only Davao and North Central Mindanao Conference responded by sending their administrators and some directors. Mr. Jimmy Solis from Mountain View College (MVC) was also present and even made a seminar on radio broadcasting a day before opening the radio station.
After the program a motorcade from NeMM Headquarters in Baan to Butuan City going to Bancasi was made to announce the public that we have now our on going HOPE Radio Broadcast. Those who participated the motorcade were in uniform of black t-shirt with HOPE Radio logo riding on different kinds of vehicles. They take delights on handing out handbills and stickers to those on lookers standing nearby on the highway.
Excitement rose up in the hearts of the brethren that at last our own
Seventh-day Adventist can have religious programs and music on air at 10,000 watts on 1323 KHZ on AM Band.
With gratefulness in our hearts, we thanked the Lord above all for the accomplishment thus far and for the kind assistance extended to us by Congresswoman Daryl Grace Abayon, who helped us a lot to make this project come to reality.
For the operation and continued production of HOPE Radio now in our territory we join ourselves to have a HOPE that all of us will financially support this Radio program till Jesus comes.
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