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By Margaret Daure

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (Oct. 31, 2002 – The National/Pacific Media Watch)---Wantok Radio Light 93FM, the base station for Papua New Guinea's first Christian broadcasting network, will stage a three-day "Covering the nation for Christ" campaign in a bid to raise K200,000 to start a short-wave station in March next year, The National reports.

Deputy Prime Minister Allan Marat launched the Share-athon over the airwaves with a message to Christians throughout PNG to support the efforts of the radio station.

"I personally believe that if I take care of the things that are dearest to God's heart, God will take care of things that are close to my heart," he said.

Marat said he believed the majority of people in PNG were practicing Christians and as such were able to go through problems in life knowing that hope lies in Jesus Christ.

The station's director of operations, Stephen Henry, said that over the next three days listeners would hear interviews with various Christian people in government, the business sector and churches.

By 6 p.m. last night the station had raised K22,404 in pledges and donations.

For additional reports from The National, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Newspapers/The National (Papua New Guinea).

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