TWR Country Focus: North Africa
I greet you, friends of God. I am your brother in Christ. Your programs on TWR are full of strength, to the point that even many of the elderly, who are experienced in the dominant religion of this region, are converted to Christ.
Listen to my grandfather's story. He was a fervent [believer in the dominant religion]. He mocked me and laughed when I told him that God's word in the Bible is true and that there is no truth in the [other religion’s scriptures].
It’s not easy to say goodbye to a close friend but when it comes to our friend John Ragsdale, TWR Africa knows that God has closed one chapter in a precious life only to begin a more fruitful chapter elsewhere. This Wednesday, John and his family board a plane that will take them from South Africa to Europe and a completely different life from almost anything they’ve known.
John was born in Cote d’Ivoire. His parents were missionaries serving in Africa from 1965 to 1992. After boarding school in Cote d’Ivoire, John attended Toccoa Falls College in Georgia, USA where he met his wife Carol, also a West Africa missionary kid.
Photo: Technical Services Director James Burnett prayed for the Ragsdales at the ARO farewell event. The Burnett family hosted John when he first visited TWR Swaziland as a young bachelor two decades ago.
TWR Country Focus: India
Bharat’s life changed when white patches suddenly began appearing on his body.
Bharat, who held a good government job and was living a comfortable, happy life, found himself sad and depressed as the ugly patches multiplied and spread each day.
He didn’t know what to do.
TWR’s area director for East Africa has fled his home in Burundi as unrest spreads in this African nation of about 10 million people.
Egide Bandyatuyaga reported by email that he and his wife and three children had time only to pack a few clothes before leaving their home in the capital of Bujumbura to seek safety.
I had hoped that today would be better than yesterday, but this morning we woke up with barricades less than 20 meters from my gate,” he wrote Monday, May 11, 2015.
TWR Country Focus: Egypt
I bought a radio just to listen to my favorite radio program, Thru the Bible [TTB], after I moved back to Egypt from [a neighboring country]. Your program was given to me as a gift from God when I was in need of spiritual food, and it was the first and only source of encouragement and spiritual food for my faith after I received the Lord Jesus into my heart.
Let me share with you this blessing I received through you.