Vandaag gepubliceerd in Japan!

Vandaag is een interview met 3xM-directeur Martien Timmer geplaatst in het Japanse artikel ‘Remnant’. U Kunt hier de Japanse versie lezen! Mocht u de Engelse taal beter beheersen, hebben we de Engelse versie hieronder geplaatst.

“What you want is impossible!”

Numerous were the times my brothers and sisters shared these words with me in the past 28 years of ministry in 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 17:21. “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

When we start our talks with the church leaders in a country we usually see that they are not working together. Some do not know one another, sometimes issues arose and they hold a grudge, differences are accentuated etc. etc. However, a Christian television project on a national scale needs a united approach to be successful. Besides this Kokichi Kurosaki concludes in his book “One body in Christ” that whatever we say we as Christians are already one even if we do not recognize this (p72).

Unity does not stand on its own, it has as  its purpose to have the world believe. 3xM exists for nearly 40 years. We have seen the influence of unity. In Estonia the CEO of the national public television said that we would get free air time if we were able to unite the leaders of the churches. In Belgium we have played a role in uniting the churches and they received broadcasting time on the national public television in 1996 and have been broadcasting since then.

Together with our partners in multiple countries we have gone through a constant process of refinement of the programs. We depended on one another. Through its eloquence these programs are aired on prime time on national TV channels in multiple hard to reach countries.

There is no reason to believe that the Lord will not open the door of e.g. NHK if we stand united. United as Christians in Japan and the rest of the world. From 3xM we gladly offer our experience to find a way to reach the Japanese soul, but we cannot and do not want to do this without our brothers and sisters from Japan!

Martien Timmer AA,

3xM works in 10 countries in French West Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Central Asia – for more info see Email