Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, both Nathan and Megan Dunlop now find themselves on the other side of the world serving with TWR in South Africa. Although Africa was not their first choice of destinations, the Dunlops decided to take the step of faith in making the move. The verse Joshua 1:9 kept showing up in perceivably “random” ways, like on the wrist of the nurse who administered their vaccinations. This gave them comfort and confidence in their decision to follow where they felt the Lord was calling them...
United in their love for Africa
Staff Story: The Kimbers
TWR is thrilled to have a seasoned missionary couple, Graham and Jean Kimber, and their two young daughters, Jessica (6) and Bernice (4) join the TWR team in Swaziland.
"We were very encouraged at the way the Lord prepared the way for us to work with TWR," says Graham.
Missions work has been a theme in their lives since their love story began. They first met in the early 1990s when they were both working as missionaries in the Seychelles, and they later married in 2006.
Providing Ministry Opportunities for Students
It's the Summer Holidays! This is something that University students always look forward to. However, for some students, they want to use this 'free time' to exercise their skills in the field of their relevant studies, but not just anywhere. They want to use what they have learnt in the Missions Field to serve God. TWR provides an internship program that gives students, who are at least two years into University, an opportunity to work according to their field of studies in various regions around the world. While out in the field, they'll get to work on various projects with a Mentor who will also be their Father/Mother figure while away from home.
Jonathan Crook, 23, was an intern who was into his fourth year of studying Mechanical Engineering at LeTourneau University in Texas...
MARVELLER & STEWARD OF GOD'S CREATION
Staff Story: Matthew Burnett
"If I can't walk outside for the day then I am in the wrong line of work."
Put on your good walking shoes, a hat, and grab your binoculars! If you're visiting Matthew Burnett, of TWR West Africa, you'll need to be ready to spend lots of time outdoors!
Meet Matthew Burnett. He may have grown up with missionary parents, but isn't your typical missionary. Matthew is active, practical and loves the outdoors. He is a short term (one year) missionary serving at the TWR transmitter station in West Africa. He began his mission in January 2013 and will be there until the end of 2013.
Waldo is one of those guys in the office who can speak "machine." While the rest of us bang our heads on our keyboards when things go wrong, he swoops in and negotiates a cease fire and gets everything back to "normal" for us. He says that the best part of his job at TWR is, "to see the relief on people's faces when things get fixed for them!" My face has been one of those faces!
One of the coolest places TWR has sent Waldo has to be Cape Verde, an island off the coast of West Africa. As a qualified international trainer, he went to teach a group of volunteers how to produce radio programmes. While he was there he heard about a listener in one of the remotest parts of Cape Verde, who gets up every morning to listen to TWR because his life has been changed through the programmes. That's the kind of stuff which keeps our spiritual batteries charged at TWR – knowing someone so isolated is being reached right in his home!
Waldo is a classic South African guy. He loves rugby and meat! His favourite rugby team is the Sharks (from the KwaZulu-Natal province) and of course, the Springboks, South Africa's national team. Waldo is also plugged into his church and is constantly involved. When he's not reading big thick text books on networking (paper weights for us non-technical types), he likes to play computer games, or go fishing.