HCJB Global has changed its name to Reach Beyond, as it celebrates more than 80 years of ministry and its 100th radio station.
According to the charity, which started life in 1931 when Clarence Jones set up a 200-watt table-top, radio station in Ecuador, it is now ‘maximising increasing technology in media and healthcare to fulfil the same vision that meets the demands of the 21st century’.
In its latest newsletter, Reach Beyond said this was ‘more than a name change. This is a call to action for us and for all believers, to reach out like never before, to make the name of Jesus known among all nations and peoples’.
During 2013, the charity planted 19 partner radio stations and held 23 events in Asia Pacific. It also shipped nearly 7000 radios to ten countries, helped a radio partner with a medical clinic in Burkina Faso, Africa, and dedicated a water well.