TBN Namibia’s, Vision, Mission and History
VISION: We Believe EVERYBODY should have the opportunity: To hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through quality programmes, in a way THEY can relate to it
MISSION: We aim to: Broadcast 24/7, promote Biblical Values, improve moral values and standard of living, that result in reconciliation, patriotism and victorious Christian living. Enabled or empowered by: The GRACE of God, receiving and giving prayer, receiving and giving gifts/donations and forming partnerships
HISTORY: With only a vision in their minds and a burning passion in their hearts, Coenie and Edna (Granny Be) Botha had a Godly inspired dream that urged realisation. That dream was to reach people, touch souls and change lives... in the millions... through television.
Since 1986, this dream has become a reality when in September 2001, Trinity Broadcasting Namibia finally received it's broadcasters license. On May 15th 2002, with only one camera and no formal training in the art of mass communication, the Botha family took the bull by the horns, trusting only in God and went ahead to produce, play out, counsel and organise this awesome vision into a working reality.
Through God's faithful provision and blessing them with ability and capacity, the station started to grow after the Swakopmund station came on air the Walvis Bay signal was added in October 2002. Then since May 2003 TBN Namibia's broadcasting signal included Windhoek, Rehoboth and Okahandja with a 1Kw Transmitter that sent the Gospel even further across the airwaves.
Although there was a subsequent terrestrial rollout across Namibia in 2006 to several of the larger towns using satellite to get the signal to these towns, due to a slight setback, those signals are in need of urgent financing to come back again. God has given the vision to saturate Namibia with the Word of God and then to SEND the Word out from Namibia. We believe this setback has been turned into a preparation for repositioning to support GREATER reaching capacity.
We are currently the only Community and only Christian Broadcasting television network in Namibia, with assets just over N$ 5 Million, we are able to reach Namibian families of the middle and lower income through terrestrial television with the gospel, 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week and anyone else anywhere in the world through Live Streaming events. We also currently broadcast several hours in Afrikaans, and some Oshivambo as well as other local productions.
We are maintained by the loyal support of our viewers and small amounts of airtime sold or sporadic donations
With a total population of only just over 1.2 million we are very blessed to see between 7000 – 8000 people accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour annually besides the tens of thousands of Mobile text messages (SMSes), phone calls and emails received for prayer requests. Many of those prayers that have been answered have changed people's lives, sowing the seeds of the Gospel even further into our societies.
We ploughed back having been involved in:
§ Feeding children
§ Distributing Bibles in Prisons
§ Supporting training of 20 pastors in ISOM (International School of Ministry)
§ Supports various other ministries which are involved in spreading the gospel
One would think that after achieving their goal and being blessed in their efforts that they would sit back and be satisfied. Not with Godly inspiration as the dream continues to get bigger and bigger as they have changed from thinking about TBN Namibia as the channel for Namibia but now TBN Namibia as the channel FROM Namibia..
Viewers depend on TBN Namibia beaming the Gospel 24/7, especially when facing life's difficulties. They'll always find positive Christian programming, programs that offer hope, encouragement, and friendly smiles. "We take our responsibility seriously. People depend on TBN. Lives are changed. Hearts are touched we cannot stop".
"When our viewers need hope or a friend, through TBN they have opportunity to connect with God, because; We're there for YOU!"
The message of the Gospel is FREE, the costly part is getting it to where it is needed. What is God telling you to do to ensure that the signal can turn back on for the poor in Namibia or elsewhere?
We appreciate your generous gifts very much.
TBN's Statement of Faith.
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but as a result of sin is lost and powerless to save himself.
We believe that the only hope for man is to believe on Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, Who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind and Who rose from the dead, so that by receiving Him as Saviour and Lord, man is redeemed by His Blood.
We believe that Jesus Christ in person will return to earth in power and glory.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells those who have received Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and godly lives.
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and is composed of all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is worldwide evangelisation on the one hand, and the nurture and discipline of Christians on the other.