On 31 August 2015, TWR Africa officially launches our first app for Android mobile devices in the GooglePlay store. It was developed in South Africa at the regional support office by our own staff and makes our audio stream more portable than ever.
The same audio you can hear anytime at our Listen Now page is now available for any Android device. The first release gives access to the broadcast schedule. New features are in development and in the near future what is now playing will be listed as well as detailed information (topic, speaker, etc.) for upcoming episodes of most regular series.
Efforts are already underway to release an iOS version for Apple devices in 2016.
TWR Country Focus: Latvia
A retired teacher wrote from Latvia to offer her thoughts on the role of Christian broadcasting, especially a program aimed at seniors, in her daily life.
Dear producers, I am so thankful that you have such a program as SilverAge in which you especially give attention to elderly people. I am a former teacher – quite an old senior citizen: 89 years.
Each week, millions of believers in China gather secretly in house churches and other ways to listen to Bible teaching radio broadcasts from TWR’s powerful short wave transmitter from the tiny island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.
To supplement our programmes and make it possible for more to listen in rural areas, Trans World Radio (TWR) distributes unique Radio Church Kits to train and disciple believers in house church networks. Each kit includes a quality short wave radio, a Chinese study Bible, study books and programme schedules. You can provide all of these for a gift of R850 to support the distribution of Radio Church Kits. This amount also includes the cost of delivery, often at great personal risk to the carrier. You may help believers in China to not only hear the Gospel but study the Word of God and mature in their walk with Christ by donating one or more Radio Church Kits.
Despite a high-profile assassination and an attack on a human-rights activist in Burundi, the director of TWR’s national partner chooses to focus on signs of hope in the African nation.
TWR Burundi Director Rachel Muhorakeye was on her way to church Aug. 2, 2015, when she was turned back and had to attend another church.
Burundi refugees draw water supplies at a camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Photo by Abel Kavanagh/U.N./CC license 2.0)