Many people listen to Sifa FM Marsabit radio, for various reasons; for relaxing entertainment or to gain information, others listen to get news updates and a glimpse of what is happening around the county. Mr. Wotto Umuro reasons for listening are none of those, he listens because his heart has found joy and pleasure through the devotional programs aired on the station.
Wotto represents thousands of listeners in Marsabit who are counting the blessing of gospel programs in their lives and in those of their families. We testify that the spiritual impact that SIFA FM Marsabit transcends localities, cultural backgrounds, social classes and difference in languages. One thing remains sure and true: God is moving through SIFA FM Marsabit.
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Mr. Wotto Umuro hails from Turbi, a small town, 121 KM North of Marsabit town. He is one of the most devoted Sifa FM Marsabit enthusiast that we know. The pastoralist deeply believes that radio can be a powerful tool that can transform lives and change destinies. In a phone interview, Wotto narrated to our breakfast gospel show host, Mathew Wario, why he chose to stick with Sifa FM Marsabit.
He was born in a catholic family and his father was a catechist. While growing up, his family portrayed an outward spiritual elegance but according to him, that could not be further from the truth. He recalls feeling so empty that continued on for years even after he began a family of his own. His feeble Christian foundation could not stand the test of time and eventually he converted to Islam where he yielded fully to Islamic teachings under mentorship of famous sheikhs in the region.
Mr. Wotto sacrificed his resources and energy to live as a good Muslim, albeit without fulfillment. As a pastoralist, he spent most of his time alone taking care of his livestock in the desert fields. To kill the boredom, he often carried a radio with him to entertain himself. One day he chose to listen to Sifa FM Marsabit and eventually he began to enjoy the devotional programs aired by the station. Mid-January 2021, he called the station inquiring how one can draw near to God.
After a lengthy conversation, he gave his life to Christ along with his family members who were all formerly staunch Muslims.
In his conversation Wotto confidently proclaims that Sifa FM catalyzed the turn-around in his life and says that illiteracy was one of the major hindrances to his growth in biblical knowledge.
By. Mathew Wario Fayo