His Glory Among the Nations
is PCRM? | Its Radio Ministry | Its
Casstte Ministry | Its Staff and Facilities
| Its Listeners | How you can help
Christian Recording Ministries
PCRM is an interdenominational ministry reaching out to the peoples
of Pakistan and neighbouring countries through Bible-centered radio
programmes, CDs and cassettes.
In a 97% Muslim country
with estimated literacy rate of only 25%, radio and cassettes are
the only ways many of Pakistan's 180 millions can hear the Gospel.
Since local medium-wave
transmission is a monopoly of the government, PCRM's programs are
transmitted on short-wave by FEBA Radio, a major Christian transmitting station.
ITS RADIO MINISTRY
PCRM's Radio programs are in three of Pakistan's main languages, Urdu,
Punjabi and Saraiki.
One Urdu program 'Along with Life' is a 30 minute daily magazine
program produced jointly with FEBA Radio. It is designed to build
relationship with listeners by addressing their felt needs. It presents
features, from a Christian perspective, on a variety of subjects
of general public interest, as well as music and interviews. Each
year about 7000 letters and SMS are received from its listeners, the vast
majority of whom are Muslims.
is hard to express in words how good we find your program 'Along
with Life' because it gives peace to our heart and brings us wave
upon wave of pleasure." (a listener in North West Frontier
The other Urdu programme
for the Way is a weekly program of Bible dramas and songs. It includes
discussion to give Christian teaching on every day issues facing
The 15minute weekly Punjabi
program 'Pure Pearls' presents Bible readings and teaching. It aims
to reach not only Muslims, but also the needy Christian minority
in Pakistan, most of which has Punjabi as its mother tongue.
live in a place where preachers and evangelists don't want to come,
a completely waste and alien area. Here we hear God's Word through
the light of your radio programs." (a Christian woman in a
Since 1992 PCRM has been
producing two weekly Saraiki programs to reach the 10-15 million
Muslims in this language group. Listeners are excited to hear their
mother tongue on short-wave radio.
like your program 'Oasis Well'. We are living in Abu Dhabi and we
listen to your programs with great interest. My mother tongue is
Saraiki, so your programs make me feel like I'm home in Pakistan."
PCRM produces music CDs & cassette of hymns, psalms and songs in Urdu,
Punjabi and Saraiki. The aims are to enrich the worship of the Church
in Pakistan and to make the Gospel message available through music.
CDs and Cassettes of dramatised
Bible stories which include simple Bible teaching are also produced
and sold at low cost for use in evangelism and follow-up. Around
8000 cassettes & CDs are sold a year.
STAFF AND FACILITIES
PCRM is housed in a spacious, modern fully-equipped buildind containing
2 control rooms, 3 studios, a workshop, offices and a library.
a radio program
Most of the staff of
nine work in program production; others handles office work, maintain
studio equipment, follow up listeners' letters and promote and sell CDs and
cassettes. Much of the script writing and voicing is contracted
out, giving staff close contact with the local community.
PCRM co-operates closely
with other studios and media ministries and local churches, both
in production and in follow-up. Training workshops are held and
on-the-job training is provided with the aim of training production
staff and young men and women from the local Christian community
in writing and producing.
Each year about 15,000 letters are received from Pakistani listeners
to all of FEBA's broadcasts. Staff are trained to answer each letter
personally. Further contact is promoted by making available Christian
literature, our CDs & cassettes and by inviting listeners to study further
through the Pakistan Bible Correspondence Institute.
YOU CAN HELP:
for PCRM, its staff and its listeners as it seeks to bring
Christ's message of love and salvation to many who have never
almost entirely on contributions from concerned individuals
and churches. If you can help with regular or one-time donations,
small or large, or if you would like to receive our quarterly
newsletter, please use the address below.
|Staffs of PCRM
||Studio of PCRM
Pakistan Christian Recording Ministries
P.O. Box 117.
David Villa Near G.T.S.Chowk,
Phones: 041-2617857, 2646944 (international : 92-41-2617857, 2646944)