Women in many parts of the world are marginalised, experiencing high levels of poverty, lack of education, oppression and health crises. This year, the Amharic and Afan Oromo team leaders of the TWR Women of Hope in Ethiopia hosted their 10th anniversary to celebrate and share testimonies of how God has touched and changed women's lives using the teams. In Ethiopia there are 81 languages and the teams are working hard to reach the unreached women and children in the country. As women come together in prayer to celebrate this year's International Women's Day, we pray that God strengthen the teams to reach out to more women in the country.
WOMEN NEED SUPPORT
TWR Women of Hope Global Ministry Director, Dr Peggy Banks was among the TWR Women of Hope delegation who travelled to Ethiopia to grace the event. Find out more about the TWR Women of Hope ministry on https://www.twrwomenofhope.org/. For TWR, International Women's Day is a chance to support women through the Gospel. Read https://www.mnnonline.org/news/international-womens-day-intersects-with-the-gospel/. Celebrating and equipping women is not done by women alone. There are many men who listen to and support women through listening to the programmes and some men’s view and treatment of their wives have changed for the better. In fact, Peggy reveals some men have joined TWR WoH prayer groups.
'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.
If Jesus is the only way to God, what about all the innocent people who have never heard about Christ? Would God really punish them for something that wasn’t their fault? So, what is the plight of those who are so isolated (geographically or culturally) that they have not heard the gospel message or been given any opportunity to respond? This is how it is for millions of people in West Africa, living without hope and having never heard of the living water promised by our Lord Jesus. It is like the wanderings of Israel in the desert, again, a dry, thirsty, and a barren land, but it also calls attention to God’s faithfulness to take them out of the desert and into an inhabited city, a place of blessing with food and water.
My hubby suffered a heart attack 4yrs ago & went through a massive depression after. Through TWR programmes, God started ministering to him and he is now free from depression. We have since listened to the radio station daily for devotions and discussions and this has helped us to grow spiritually. Thank you for doing God’s work and changing many lives.
TWR listener from South Africa
The passion to see Zulu ministry touching more lives through the Word of God, has motivated the TWR team in KwaZulu-Natal to produce more programmes that bring messages of hope to listeners.
A meeting held at Pinetown Baptist church in 1983 between former Director of Programmes, Andrew MacDonald and a committee of senior pastors from different denominations paved the way for the establishment of the TWR Zulu ministry in 1984. Reverend Ernest Mcambi was chosen by church leaders to be their delegate at TWR. “We started by recording 15 minute-programmes which were broadcast by TWR. The Zulu ministry grew over the years through the teachings of Thru the Bible (TTB) in Zulu, called Amazwi Okuphila, an expository teaching of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.” In 2012 the Lord called pastors Vusi and Busi Radebe to grow the ministry further.