July saw the completion of a marathon recording project for Radio Worldwide. Assisted by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, the team recorded 170 three-minute-long audio dramas for the German branch of the Child Evangelism Fellowship (KEB). The finished programmes will be available as part of KEB's international telephone ministry – and also online– alongside the same material in eight other languages. Recordings are planned in many more translations.
‘The project is part of a huge vision for reaching children around the world with the good news of Jesus,’ explains Tony Pullen, Radio Worldwide Team Leader ‘We feel privileged to be part of it.’
RW’s work on the project began with auditions, back in April 2016. With a cast of more than twenty volunteers chosen to voice the numerous parts required, May was spent recording the material, including Bible stories, quizzes and biographies of missionaries. It was the first time many of the volunteers had stepped into a studio, but with gentle coaching and a number of retakes, the recording was completed to an excellent standard.
The project is part of a huge vision for reaching children around the world with the good news of Jesus
The next step, throughout June and July, was for the team to produce the recorded material; editing the recordings, incorporating sound effects and adding music. Remarkably, less than six months passed between KEB’s first tentative enquiry and RW sending them all 170 finished episodes. On 27 August, everyone involved gathered to celebrate their achievements and God's goodness in enabling the project to be finished in such a short time. They were joined by KEB’s Project Manager and enjoyed hearing a sample of the finished material, along with choice outtakes!
KEB spent three years praying for the original material to be translated into English. That this project has now been completed is testament to the grace of God and also to the skill and dedication of the Radio Worldwide team. Countless children could hear the good news because of it.
Photograph: Drew Patrick Miller