'Preach the Word’ was the late Dr. Richard Bennett’s unwavering commission who went home to Glory to be with the Lord and Saviour on January 17th at the age of 91. Together with his wife, Dorothy, prayer was key to their Cross Currents International Ministries (CCIM). Dr. Bennett served the Lord for more than seven decades, and, for over 50 years the Bennetts have been faithful TWR ministry partners. Like TWR's founder, Dr Paul Freed, they have dedicated their whole lives to seeing the beautiful Good News of Jesus Christ reach the whole world.
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As TWR's President and CEO, Lauren Libby, says few people have the opportunity to reach millions for Jesus internationally, but Richard Bennett did it faithfully for 50 years by partnering with TWR. “We are so grateful for his contribution to God’s kingdom work,” Lauren says. TWR has content produced by the Bennett’s ministry in print, digital or broadcast form in 40 languages. Ralf Stores, Director of U.S. Media Services for TWR says that Dr. Bennett continued publishing almost to the end. The most widely distributed works were Dr. Bennett’s books Your Quest for God and Food for Faith.
“I have rarely in my life seen two people with more passion for the Lord and for the world than Richard and Dorothy Bennett. Even though they were living on this earth, their hearts and minds were already in heaven,” says Ralf. Between ages 88 and 90, Dr. Bennett completed four books, including Biblical Reality and Forward in Faith. Several Cross Currents programmes are available on twr360.org. TWR is also working with the ministry on eight to 10 international projects, among them new translations of popular five-minute radio programme presented by Dorothy, Dorothy’s Daily Devotionals.
Dr. Bennett’s books and lectures, and Dorothy’s daily devotions, have been turned into radio programmes which are broadcast around the world on Trans World Radio, and their printed resources are unashamedly distributed as much needed follow up material, leading searching and lost hearts back to Jesus Christ. The books which Richard wrote, Your Quest for God and Food for Faith have been translated into multiple languages and shared with listeners, supporters and, in fact, anyone who would receive them, everywhere and anywhere. These books have touched hearts and changed lives for many years.