TWR Country Focus: Eritrea
The beginning of the story is all-too-familiar: Mom holds the family together, keeps the household afloat and points the children to God’s Word. Dad has different priorities.
The 17-year-old daughter of this family, Ayana,* got in touch with TWR in Africa to tell about her family and its connection to TWR radio programming.
Mom looked after the children and the house, and Dad worked to earn a living.
TWR Country Focus: Venezuela
A Venezuelan woman named Maria sent email to tell how she became a second-generation rider on the Bible bus – the plot device J. Vernon McGee used in presenting his Thru the Bible series. Her story brings to mind the oft-quoted verse Proverbs 22:6.
"I wanted to tell you that your programme is a great spiritual help to me. My mom always turned on the radio to hear your programme many years ago and made her decision to commit her life to Jesus and follow him.
TWR Country Focus: South Africa
I LOVE TWR!!! “Why?” you may ask me.
Well, almost two years ago, I had a very serious accident, which left me practically bedridden and with impaired vision for a long time. When I eventually returned home after spending a long time in the hospital, unable to read the Word of God I loved so much and unable to go to church, I turned on my radio, and it was then I discovered TWR by accident while looking for something to listen to.
AmaZioni means "the people of Zion." They are religious groups that trace their history back to an evangelist who came from Zion, Illinois. The Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa (ZEMA) is a mission organization working to teach and reinforce God's word among them. Before 2012, their nineteen Bible school classes across Swaziland have been their main point of contact with the amaZioni. Since then, they use an additional tool to reach out even further to the thousands of adherents in Swaziland: FM radio.
“The first sounds coming from the Trumpet of Zion, a radio programme created by ZEMA missionaries and local Zion church leaders, were heard on Sunday, March 4, 2012 echoing across the hills of Swaziland and into the ears of siSwati-speaking people.
TWR Country Focus: Botswana
We learned by email of a family living in a diamond-mining town in southern Africa that listens to TWR’s broadcasts. The town is wealthy in comparison with surrounding towns, said the writer, with good medical care and housing. The mining company “takes good care of its employees.”
“Contrasted with the material wealth of the town, the spiritual poverty of the people living here is appalling,” the writer continued.