He was thirty years old when he began serving in the court of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And when Joseph left Pharaoh’s presence, he inspected the entire land of Egypt.           Gen 41:46

There you have it, one of the most powerful and influential leadership positions at the time, taken up by a youngster and what is the first thing he does? He inspects the entire land, his new area of influence, the people and places that were under his power.

I could go on with this point but just know what it meant for those people on the ground, the far flung places of Egypt to have this new young ruler come and see them. We may not be in the same position but can once again appreciate the visit to this far flung place by one of the TWR executive.Visit from Rick - May '15  (2)

Thank you Rick for coming to see us, visiting with us and also encouraging us, the whole team at the Benin Transmitter Station appreciates it.

– Garth

All Change!

“Everything changes and nothing stands still”                   – Heraclitus

“I am the LORD, and I do not change.”                        – Malachi 3:6

Well, so there you have it, change, it is going to happen and we have been through quite a bit lately. The Benin Transmitter Station (BTS) welcomes some new people aboard and says goodbye to others.

A couple of very good young men recently left us to move onto other areas of service and we say Thank You to Matthew Burnett and Brian Martin. You guys have been stars and just phenominal in your participation and work at BTS, from the whole team a big merci beaucoup, or mercy buckets if you prefer.

BTS does welcome a new chief engineer aboard, Steve Stavropoulos, someone who comes with oodles of transmitter experience and knowledge of running a transmitter station. The BTS team looks forward to its work with you and your input into the station in general. We also welcome Steve’s wife, Lorraine.

That is not all the changes, one more, structural changes in TWR Africa leadership means that Simon Burdett assumed responsibilties for the Africa Regional Support Services function.

BTS team with Simon - May '14 (1)

Simon Burdett with the BTS team on his visit to the station.

Since all that change has taken place let us just remind ourselves, that the Lord we serve does not change, before launching into a sermon on this topic all I want to say is Praise God.

– Garth

Great Foundations.

Strange title indeed if you consider what this post talks about, but I hope in time you will be able to understand. We at the Benin Transmitter Station (BTS) are facing an interesting future, or should I rather say a challenging one. Our Station Director, Paul Cox, has decided to move on and this is where the ‘Great Foundation’ comes in.

Paul has been Station Director for BTS since it started broadcasting back in 2008, in fact his involvement with BTS goes back to the year before that when Paul was around to help set up the Station and get everything installed properly.

Training with the Technicians

Paul has concentrated heavily on the human development side of BTS on all levels, including spiritual and academic. This is why I can say he has given the individuals involved with BTS Great Foundations.

Now there are a few things with foundations that are interesting:

  • they need to be firm to withstand what is built on them, no doubt Paul is leaving BTS with people that are stronger on many levels
  • they get covered up and often hidden below ground level, most of the foundations Paul has built have been covered up and are not seen, thus not acknowledged, but we who went through the process know exactly what is there
  • a building does not stand except for the foundations, time will tell as to durability of the foundations.

My personal thanks to Paul, you have done a great job, know that you are appreciated by all the staff at BTS and you have left some Great Foundations.

Praise God