GERMANY: Voice of Hope Broadcasts From New Media Center Stimme der Hoffnung (Voice of Hope), the Adventist Church’s media center in central Germany, celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Alsbach-Haehnlein, Hesse, Germany, on March 3.
Located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Frankfurt, the new complex replaces Stimme der Hoffnung’s former location in nearby Darmstadt, Hesse, where limited space and resources cramped its ministry.
Some 300 national and international guests and representatives, including Adventist world church president Jan Paulsen, attended the inaugural ceremonies.
“The future of our church is not thinkable without media,” Paulsen said during remarks at the inauguration. “We are living in an information society where the media establish priorities and convey values. Our church must not stray [from our values], but must use modern media to reach people, inviting them to meet Jesus.”
The newly inaugurated media center provides office space for 30 employees, houses five studios, and offers a variety of programs available via radio, cable, satellite, and Internet in Europe and beyond. It also offers an audio library service for sight-impaired listeners.