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“This program is my story”

Didier grew up in Ivory Coast. His father is muslim and married three women. Then Didier’s mother suddenly dies. “Problems started since then”, tells Didier. “My father didn’t pay the rent for our home anymore and said he was not able to care for us besides his other...

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“Our handicapped son is a gift from God”

  Robert is waiting in the hospital when his child is going to be born and feels: “there is something wrong”. The doctor tells him later: “your child can never walk or talk. For the rest of his live he is handicapped”. In Bangladesh a handicapped child is seen as...

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Dependent ambition

In the starting blocks of this new year the words from the prayer of Jabez keep coming to mind. My prayer for 2018 is that God’s blessing would be on our work. That our territory may enlarge and our impact be increased!   Throughout recent years our ministry has...

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Your Year-End Giving Is Impacting Lives

Television programs in Central Asia have registered over 4,5 million views. Broadcasts in Bangladesh are reaching an estimated 8 million viewers. Episodes made available online are being downloaded, some of the episodes have been downloaded over 300,000 times.    We...

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New opportunities in West Africa

3xM is pleased to introduce  New Generation Media (NGM) as our new partner organization in Ivory Coast. The head of this NGM is Gilbert Okoronkwo, who has been working together with 3xM for more than 16 years.  A skilled team is in place, ready to produce and...

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Relationships under pressure in Central Asia

Viewer responses Our follow up counselor in Central Asia has received many calls this past month. Calls from program viewers in response to the television broadcasts.   Program themes including bride kidnapping, dysfunctional relationships, alcohol abuse and...

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“Thank you for your TV programs”

“Thank you for your TV programs and the advice you gave me in difficult times!” These are the words of a young man named Malé living in West Africa. Malé wrote our partner in West Africa to share how a 3xM TV-program changed his life. His story is a beautiful example...

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Jesus Film Showings On Campus

200 young men gathered together last week in the cafeteria of their boarding school. Boisterously making way to their seats before the film began. Each young man unique with his own story, experiences and oppinions. Each coming from the...

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Jesus Film Showings On Campus

200 young men gathered together last week in the cafeteria of their boarding school. Boisterously making way to their seats before the film began. Each young man unique with his own story, experiences and oppinions. Each coming from the surrounding Pakistani villages...

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“What you want is impossible”

I have heard this phrase numerous times throughout the past 28 years of ministry with 3xM (More Message in the Media). Topic was my desire to unite the leaders of the churches in a Christian television project. My desire stems from the prayer of Jesus in John...

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Helping Swadigo live again

Sawadigo is 28 years old and lives in Burkina Faso.   “I was married of as a teenager according to Muslim custom. We were just children as young as we were. Shortly after that I became pregnant. Almost exactly one year after our marriage I gave birth to twin...

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Precious in Gods eyes

A lot of jokes have been made about mother-in-law’s, especially in our western culture. In Central Asia the relationships involving mother-in-law’s can be so dysfunctional that our partner chose to make a program on the subject. In Central Asia young girls are often...

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“I trust God. He does not disappoint”

Shamanism and the worshiping of ones ancestors is deeply rooted in the Asian society. Gadarine was a well known and respected woman. Her status brought her family a great deal of respect and admiration. She made sacrifices, worshiped ancestors and called on powerful...

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Teaching through television

This is Salimata. She is the proud mother of her daughter Cynthia, a beautiful little girl. As many parents do, Salimata worries about her daughter’s future. What will life we like as her daughter approaches her 16th birthday? Young girls in West Africa are extremely...

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What you want is impossible

I have heard this phrase numerous times throughout the past 28 years of ministry with 3xM (More Message in the Media). Topic was my desire to unite the leaders of the churches in a Christian television project. My desire stems from the prayer of Jesus in John...

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Vulnerable Women

“It sometimes seems these words fit each other. When typing the words “vulnerable women” in on my browser, pages and pages of hits came up. Curious, I type the words “vulnerable men” in my search browser which resulted in only one page with a few hits. Apparently, the...

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Eve Teasing

The phenomena ‘eve teasing’ is common in various Asian countries including Bangladesh and Pakistan. Defined as ‘harassment of women by men’. Harassing women in public places as sexually suggestive jokes and or comments are made, intimidating gestures, stalking and...

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A call in the night

Our partner in Central Asia shared the following with us: This guy called in the middle of the night. He was very enthusiastic. He was very happy that this kind of programs appear and that the programs show reality. He told: “Now days TV stations, including national...

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My life was changed completely!

Kicked out on the street My name is Gulbarak. I am 34 years old and living in Central Asia My life was really hard. My husband left to work in Russia but didn’t return. He married another woman there and my mother in law kicked me and my two children out of her home...

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Siran, the second wife

Siran lives in Central Asia and is marries to a Muslim man. Together they have four children, Her husband has work, there is food on the table every day and her children are healthy. Why was she so unhappy? Siran is the second wife in a polygamy marriage. And not only...

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love poems

Viewer response from Bangladesh Uddipon is a TV program awakening the minds of people while telling them beautiful daily life stories. The last episode I watched was called ´Valobasar Kobita´ meaning ´love poems´. I was fascinated by the way the story was told....

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From living alone on the street to a life with Jesus

There are many homeless living on the streets in Central Asia. Thankfully there are also groups of people with a heart for those without home or shelter. A woman from this group visited the homeless regularly. At a certain moment she cautiously began sharing some of...

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Impact – like a ripple in water

3xM programs have impact. Program viewers tell how their lives have been changed. Stories of recovery and freedom, stories of faith and hope. In West Africa, our programs generated a total of over 125.000 responses. Facebook and social media are on the rise as we...

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3xM in Pakistan

3xM works in Pakistan. A country facing poverty, corruption and uncertainty. Would you like to know what we do there and why? Check out the film below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCLASLopTyw

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Advocate for change

After losing his brothers and sisters to HIV, Didier was determined to do something to fight the AIDS problem in Africa.   Today, he is frequently found standing before large groups of youth, speaking on the subject of healthy sexuality. During his speech, he...

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In prayer and thankfulness

  Bangladesh Thankful for the recent project visit that took place. 3xM colleague had a safe and productive trip.   Thankful for the celebration that took place celebrating the 100th broadcast of the Uddipon (Bangali for enlightenment).  Attending this...

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No Escape

Since the beginning of this year,  a disturbing new hype has reared it ugly head in Central Asia.   DEATH GROUPS a phenomena of which young adults are primarily the victim.   Under unbearable psychological pressure, individuals are pressured to take their...

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Pentecost

A day on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus.  A day on which the Holy Spirit was poured out, empowering believers to fulfill the great commission. God equipping His church with the power of His Spirit so that He may be...

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Stand with us in prayer!

We pray for the perseverance of our team in Pakistan, that they may receive the strength and courage to continue bringing the gospel to the very corners of Pakistan.   In Central Asia we pray that we may continue using social issues to reach, teach and encourage...

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Celebrating 100 broadcasted episodes

Last week we celebrated together with our partner in Bangladesh a wonderful milestone. The 100th episode of the ‘Uddipon’(meaning REVIVAL) series has been broadcasted on national television. Bengali church leaders, our entire partner team and other valued guests came...

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Christian films for Children in Pakistan

Throughout the beginning of this year, our partner in Pakistan has organized film showings in various rural villages in Pakistan using five different film productions.  The films being shown throughout the tour, present the gospel in a playful and childlike manner....

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“that moment changed my life”

Oda lives in Central Asia. From an early age, she was raised to be a Muslim. She worked for a religious family and had to do everything right. The family always tried to tell her about Jesus, but Oda didn’t want to hear about Christianity, and refused to accept what...

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Abstract painting ‘Around the Globe’

‘Around the Globe’ 5x5 ft. donated to 3xM by the Dutch artist Antonio Poiouman.     Abstract explained: Below, a message of light breaking through the darkness. Moving upward, a staircase of stepping stones. The lines crossing continents with the gospel....

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Giving circles

  A giving circle is a group of individuals who pool their money and collectively decide on donating to a particular non-profit organization. Giving circles are often self-managed, allowing members to evaluate potential non-profits and administer grants. Other...

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Investment Proposition

We want to grow. We want to expand our work to new countries as well as expand our current efforts in West Africa, Central Asia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In order to achieve this goal, we need to expand our budget to 3 million USD per year.   One of the chosen...

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And before I knew it, I was given my script

3xM colleagues Dick and Arend were in Bangladesh this month visiting our partner and experiencing first hand how the project is ran. Dick shares below a quick impression of his trip as well as a few memorable moments.   This last  February I traveled together...

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Forgiveness, through the pain

Islam is growing rapidly in Central Asia. Freedom of religion is non-existent and many have not yet come in contact with the Gospels message. The programs we are making are using real life stories to convey a message. One of the episodes told the story of Sunan. A...

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A Call to Prayer!

Would you stand with us in prayer as we intercede for:   The security and Gods protection over our partners in the work they are doing. Praying for wisdom, inspiration, encouragement and good heath in continuing this unique work.   The necessary finances...

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How HIV lead Manar to the Lord

Manar is 26years old. She was married in her teens following Muslim tradition.  A year after her marriage, she gave birth to twin daughters. Both babies died shortly after each other within six months. Two years after the death of the twins, Manar gave birth to yet...

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A matter of time

Monday we had our prayer and reflection time as usual. As we are at the changing of the year I selected 2 Peter 3:8-9. “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not...

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Turkey with trimmings and pinto beans

It was a little over 25 years ago, that I looked outside the large windows of my families mountain home. The trees outside weighed down heavily with fresh fallen snow. Our living room and kitchen kept warm by the flickering wood furnace surrounded by the massive stone...

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#GivingTuesday – A Global Day of Giving

Tuesday November 29th 2016, a day designated to helping others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or voice. A wonderful way to  kick off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Via the National Christian Foundation,...

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7 Surprising Opportunities for Year End Tax Savings

An article provided by BILL HIGH of The National Christian Foundation Every year at this time the National Christian Foundation will do over 50% of its volume in annual giving. Happily, much of that giving comes from new people—people who didn’t know a solution...

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what a real God can do…

“My name is Ainura. Once our relative Gulnara invited us to her home. There we watched programs on DVD and she started talking about Christ. I had never ever heard about Him before. She told me that I could join her and visit the Church service on Sunday, and I...

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Joy in Central Asia!

“It’s hard to explain exactly what I feel. After watching a television program about Christ, I put my faith in Him. My conversion not only brought with it a wave of hope, but also sparked a hunger to know more about Jesus. I started reading books about Him. Now I am...

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An interview with 3XM volunteer Anneke

“Interesting to learn so much about different countries and cultures” “Television is an exceptionally good medium to share stories” explains Anneke. Anneke works as a volunteer for the missionary organization 3xM. An organization spreading the gospel in countries...

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Scarred by an acid attack

 “Let everyone see that you are a strong woman”   Her large beautiful eyes focus expectantly as she speaks. A strong woman, who knows what she wants. The skin on her face is scared her mouth miss formed from burns.  She was only 12 years old when acid was thrown on...

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Exciting opportunity in Bangladesh this Christmas!

Besides the weekly programs our partner organization is making and broadcasting, There are plans taking form for a new and unique project. A Christmas Musical focusing directly on Jesus! The Christmas season provides a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel, as...

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Heart for the Lost – a word from our partner

An interview with our partner in West Africa where he shares his testimony, love for the Lord and passion for reaching the broken! Gods Plan unfolding Back in the late seventies I arrived in the United States of America for the first time. I was already a born again...

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Facing persecution with courage and faith

“I was imam and  member of a fundamentalist Islamic  group. I had only one wish: and that was that I would  kill at least one Christian. Later on, as I read in the Koran over the life of Jesus, I was deeply touched. Three years later I excepted Jesus as my personal...

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Pastoral Care Conference in Ivory Coast

At this moment, one of our colleagues is visiting Ivory Coast. She is there attending a conference where all of the contact persons from the different West African countries come together for training and encouragement in the after care they are offering program...

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Films with Biblical topics in Pakistan

A little while back, a film was produced and shown in Pakistan over the Good Samaritan. The film is very well received and in the meantime, our partner has finished the production of two new films. Drama films based on the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Prodigal...

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New programs about children with Down syndrome

In the past few months in Central Asia, a series of 6 programs have been made on the topic translated as ‘Fragile Children’. Children with Down syndrome, orphans and children’s homes. The programs have been sent to the different television channels to be reviewed....

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Against all odds…

What are the chances that in a country where only one percent of the population Christian is, where freedom of religion is not a given, where individuals are brutally murdered for going against the norm, where fear paralyses and poverty rages… that light would begin...

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The Gospel Alive

This article was written by the Christian Information Platform located in the Netherlands, following their interview with Berdine van den Toren. “We began each lesson with zinging and dancing” War and violence. In the Central African Republic is this an unavoidable...

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Prayer update June 2016

  -  Gods continues to bless the ministry of 3xM. Would you join us in thanking Him for the many reactions received from program viewers. - We thank God for the opportunity to show films in the villages of Pakistan. When starting this project, we could never have...

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Join us in praying for the following:

  We would like to ask you to join us in praying for the work taking place in West-Africa. We have received a tremendous stream  of responses from program viewers for which we are very thankful. It is clear that the programs are providing answers for the enormous...

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Production team on set in West Africa

This last week our colleague returned from a visit to Ivory Coast. He had a productive trip, meeting with our partner, speaking with many involved with our work in West Africa. He also had the opportunity to join the production team on set, seeing first hand how the...

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Courage in the Midst of Fear

  This is a piece written by one of the 3xM staff members at the 3xM headquarters in the Netherlands. A moving message, encouraging us to stand strong throughout troubling times. One of my favorite things to do in this period of life is to watch a good film with...

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Thousands of viewers responses received in 2015!

Every year, as all the viewers statistics are reviewed, it is heartwarming to see how many people have responded to the 3xM Christian television programs. In West Africa, where 3xM programs are being broadcasted in 12 French speaking countries, we have received...

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