Curt Cole, HCJB global vice president of International Ministries, says one of their partners, Fréquence Vie (Life Frequency), was caught in the crossfire in Abobo, a northern suburb of the capital of Abidjan: "They are still on the air, but they actually had one of their repeaters knocked off the air during a demonstration and destroyed.
Repairs are estimated at $20,000.
It didn't end there.
says, "We also have another partner station in the north that, as far as we know, is still on the air but has suffered tremendously mainly because of the power cuts.
explains: "There are between 30,000-40,000 that have gone across the border as refugees into Liberia.
That's something that Liberia is ill-equipped to handle as well, so we have an emerging refugee situation there."
Although Liberia has welcomed the refugees and is trying to meet the immediate emergency, Cole
says they will need help.
HCJB Global is readying their response: "ABC University
, in the northern part of Liberia, is looking at a program to begin to assist in some of these refugee camps.
We're looking at the possibility there of engaging with medical teams.
Pray for peace.
notes that "many Liberians, during their civil war, were in Ivory Coast as refugees.
So now they have the opportunity to really minister to the Ivoirians
that are in their country as refugees.
Pray for that."
Response will be more than food and shelter.
says their teams will need to be ready to plant the seeds of the Gospel: "There will be openness because they're displaced, they're out of their element, and their hearts are usually more tender."