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.
TWR's Kenya Partner Ministering Despite Deadly Attacks in Garissa
The danger facing TWR’s partner and other believers in Kenya was further magnified last week when militants targeted Christians while killing nearly 150 people at a university in Garissa.
TWR Kenya, based in the capital of Nairobi, about 230 miles away, maintains an FM station in Garissa and has been reaching out through programming to the university and surrounding community. In fact, the chairman of the ministry’s board runs a school and a hospital in the city.
This photo was taken at an earlier event, where TWR Kenya staff members distributed food in the town of Garissa.
Antennae and Radio Propagation Expert Called Home
It was with great sadness that TWR heard of the passing of Dr Louis Muggleton this past weekend at the age of 92.
Dr Muggleton was a Christian engineer of considerable distinction in the field of electrical engineering. His research specialty since 1943 had been in radio wave propagation through the ionosphere as well as in antenna design, and he had earned his doctorate in this field in 1960. In the course of a distinguished career, he was credited with the production of formulas defining one of the basic parameters of the ionosphere for any required time and place.
NGU Visit - Swaziland
Half a dozen students are busy at North Greenville University (NGU) working on video projects filmed in Southern Africa earlier this month. These young adults are taking NGU’s Missionary Media Ministries class. The group (which included two faculty members) landed at the Johannesburg airport on 7 March and travelled by road over 1000 km to conduct six interviews with missionary families serving in South Africa and Swaziland.
Karyn Campbell teaches the course and described how NGU decided to send a team to TWR twice in a row.