04, 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Nolan Freesland/ANN staff
media officials say two new Adventist World Radio FM stations in Armenia will
connect with residents of the world’s oldest official Christian country.
recently began broadcasting programs in Armenian, the latest in a line-up of
more than 80 languages offered by the radio arm of the Seventh-day Adventist
Church. A radio station in the capital city of Yerevan and another in Vanadzor
will carry programming on spirituality, health and family.
“Many young people are moving to the capital
for jobs and education, and the nation is facing hard economic times,
especially in the villages and small towns,” says Vigen Khachatryan, Media
Center director for the church’s Trans-Caucasus Union Mission, based in Tbilisi,
programs can help the church’s outreach efforts in Armenia,” Khachatryan says,
adding that the historically Christian nation is more open to spiritual issues
than many secular European countries.