Help us to understand the better way to God, and that in the end we may meet Christ.”
These are the words of a young Yao man, Abdi* in South East Africa searching for God. He responded to our broadcasts in his heart language (Yao) on Short Wave from our transmitter site in Swaziland.
The Yao population of Southern Malawi, Northern Mozambique and Southern Tanzania numbers 2 840 000** of which less than 2% are Christian. Abdi is just one of those 57 000 Christians.
TWR’s calling is “to reach the world for Christ” using mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. By listening to a programme on the radio, Internet, or mobile phone, people can privately explore the truths of the Bible and what it means to personally know Jesus.
Another Yao man, Shafiq*, asked us to pray with him so that his parents could come to salvation. Pray with us for his parents that they too may find salvation in Jesus via TWR’s radio programmes.
It’s Women’s month in South Africa! We honour our women in Trans World Radio (TWR) Women of Hope leadership and celebrate their achievements. Being a ministry that seeks to bring hope in Jesus to women, TWR Women of Hope has reached out to many around the world and across generations. Be encouraged and inspired as you read their stories of how they help other women to overcome many daunting challenges.
Dr. Peggy Banks -Global TWR Women Ministry Director
As Jesus commissioned His disciples, “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15, TWR Women of Hope Global Ministry Director, Dr. Peggy Banks travels around the world sharing her life testimony to bring a keen understanding and love of ministry to suffering women around the world. She has spoken at national conferences for women in the United States and has conducted cross-cultural leadership training for women in countries such as India, Tanzania, Senegal and Thailand.
Peggy says, “In seminary, God gave me a mission statement for my life. It is, to help hurting women around the world find hope and healing in Jesus. Being with women and working in ministry to women has been on my heart for years.” Each month, Peggy writes to inspire and encourage all who have joined with TWR Women of Hope in prayer.
Gaining knowledge in the technical field and living in a different country were among the experiences that Laura McCallum and Lauren Grinder were happy to take home after spending two months in South Africa (SA). Both were among the 14 interns from the United States of America (USA) who were provided an opportunity to participate in an internship programme with TWR to work according to their field of studies in various regions around the world this year.
For 23 years, since its first broadcast in 1995, the Voice of the Church (VOC), National Partner of TWR in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), founded an FM radio station and has been hosting 85% of its programmes in the isiSwati language and 15% programmes in English. With the recent launch of the VOC2 English channel, non-isiSwati speakers will now also be able to listen to and enjoy the station’s programmes.
Africa (MNN) — Last week, Trans World Radio held its first ever live radio fundraiser with its staff in Africa. The inaugural event, SHINE Africa, combined on-air prayer, conversations, testimonies and fundraising to reach two goals.
The first was to bring in money for ongoing operating costs in South Africa. And the second goal was to raise funds for TWR’s partner in Malawi to expand northward. Malawi has some rough neighbors to its north, places where Christians are being killed.