Following the successful launch of the New Life Africa satellite network in May 2021, providing radio stations in Africa with Bible content in Swahili and English, Your Network of Praise (YNOP) announced on March 28, 2022, the launch of a new network in French. – satellite radio channel in African language, New Africa Life. The show will encourage and equip French speakers in Africa with quality Christian content and free access to programming 24/7.
Roger Lonnquist, President and CEO of YNOP and New Life Africa Satellite Networks, said that “within months, it became clear that there was a real need for a similar network to deliver content in French …After around 20 stations requested French content, we realized we needed to move forward with a second satellite radio channel to meet this need and we developed New Africa Life as fast as we could.
YNOP hopes to empower and strengthen locally run radio stations and enable them in their efforts to share the gospel across Africa. “We believe there is a huge harvest to come in Africa and there are some great international radio ministries that are already doing amazing work in this part of the world,” Lonnquist said.
Lonnquist added, “We at YNOP were amazed at how quickly our listeners wanted to get involved in sharing Christ across Africa. The two satellite networks, and the three radio stations we partner with to operate in Africa, have been funded entirely by YNOP listeners in addition to the support they provide to keep the YNOP network running.
Lonnquist is an active member of NRB who currently sits on the NRB Board of Directors, Executive Committee, International Committee and President’s Council. Lonnquist also received the International Impact Award at the 2022 NRB convention in Nashville.
YNOP is an American Christian radio ministry that operates a group of 60 FM installations in the Northwest. Contact the New Life Africa Satellite Network at [email protected] for more information.