My name is Mark and I live in Burundi. I was a great sinner, you could say that I was a slave to alcohol.
With no positives teaching, input or guidance I went through life in a most undisciplined fashion. To put it bluntly, I was really a bad man lost to all of society and practically useless to my family.
I praise God for TWR's Thru The Bible programme (TTB) which around that time reached my ears and touched me deeply. Throught it I discovered that I was in death and came to the decision where I received Jesus Christ into my life to change me completely.
The Lord is helping TWR-KZN to focus where His heart is – going deeper through research on problems youth are facing, ministering more specifically to children in dire need, and widen their reach to Indian communities.
Research on unplanned pregnancies
More than 99 000 schoolgirls fell pregnant in 2013 – a rate of about 271 girls for every day of that year. The highest percentage occurred in KwaZulu-Natal.
TWR-KZN started its own research last year to understand the pressure school girls are under and how to
help them stay pure until they are married. This is indeed a daunting task, but Zoe Gwala and her team are confident that the Lord will show the way and help them to instill in girls God’s moral principles and His heart for them.
Many thousands of TWR Africa’s listeners across our continent can attest that Dr. J Vernon McGee’s “Thru the Bible” programmes have meant more to them in learning and understanding God’s Word than has any other source of Biblical training!
What makes this immensely popular Bible teaching series so phenomenal is that the same in-depth study heard by listeners in North America each week is also heard by millions of people around the world in more than 100 different languages. Decades after Dr. McGee’s passing, his programmes continue day-by-day to inspire and disciple listeners around the world towards a better and systematic understanding of the God of the Bible. For millions of African listeners, Thru the Bible may be the only systematic Bible study they will ever receive.
TWR Country Focus: USA
“I've been 20 years married to a man with whom I had no communication and who was an alcoholic. Many things happened that drove us away from each other. Between us there was a lack of respect, infidelity and a lack of love.
But about five years ago, I received Jesus into my heart, and he did the same a year later.
“But things got worse because we were not faithful to the Lord. I had been listening to you for three years on Radio Nueva Vida and then online on my phone.
TWR Country Focus: Angola
One obvious advantage of Christian radio is that it can be understood and can therefore be informative among the hundreds of millions of people in the world who can’t read.
Combine that fact with its inexpensive availability to so many listeners even in remote, poorer areas, broadcasts like those by TWR become a powerful platform for taking the gospel to people who can’t read the Bible for themselves.
The brief and heartwarming statement below came from one of these listeners and was recorded and passed along to us by our partner in Angola.