Behind Bars But Free Through Forgiveness - Bolivia

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Language: Spanish

Country: Bolivia

Does it make sense to thank someone for causing you to be in prison – especially if the sentence was unjust? A woman inmate who wrote to the TWR Project Hannah staff in Paraguay, next door to her home country of Bolivia, suggests that sometimes such a course of action may be appropriate.

Project Hannah teams have organized prison ministries in many countries, including Paraguayl.

I am from Santacruz, Bolivia. I have four children – two boys and two girls. Six years ago, I ended up here in jail because of what was done to me by a certain person. I have hated this person and wanted revenge. For three years I planned how I would pay her back, do damage to her where it hurt her most.

From another Faith

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From another faith photo Listeners are at the heart of everything we do, and we simply can’t get enough of their feedback – who they are, what kind of impact TWR programming is having on them, how God is working in their lives. For 2014 we have assembled 60 compelling, representative responses into a special booklet and will feature one response online each week in celebration of our 60th anniversary. Language: Cantonese Country: China A few kindly visits when he felt the most isolated opened the door while Gospel broadcasts provided the explanation as this member of an ethic minority in China turned to Christ. "I used to be a fervent devotee of another faith. I even joined in on a demonstration for my religious beliefs, and I was sent to prison for two years for my actions. In prison, I was lonely and suffered a lot. But my religious leaders never visited me. They were the ones that had instigated me to go on demonstration. They even told me that the leaders and all the other followers were on my side. But the moment I got into trouble, they all forsook me and never visited me or cared for me, not even after I was released.

Judy's Testimony

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Judy's Testimony: Saved by Radio

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Judy became a Christian through a Trans World Radio programme aired on a local radio station in Durban. Although it happened more than 10 years ago, hers is a powerful testimony that is worth repeating.

Judy was born in Durban, the fourth of seven children. "As I grew up, I diligently followed a life patterned by what my parents had taught me and had practised themselves," she says. Her parents had taught her be respectful to everyone around her and to follow all the rituals of their religion. "I learnt that we needed to do penance to help pay for our sins and to win merit or favour with God. As a teenager, I often lay awake at night terribly afraid. I tried hard to be a good person, but all that I said and did still troubled my conscience daily as I was never sure if 'good' was 'good enough'.

You Changed my Life!

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You Changed my Life!

 MG 1840w"As the agent of Jesus, you changed my life!" says a listener to TWR from East Africa describing his life today. But things were very different 23 years ago.

In 1989 Wakshuma was a youth living in a communist-governed country. "Life was very difficult for me," says Wakshuma. "My mother was very poor and couldn't care for me. My father had died."

Into this setting he found comfort and encouragement from TWR radio broadcasts and the letters received by a TWR missionary in the listener response department. "The letters changed the course of my life. The letters encouraged me to follow Jesus," Wakshuma says as he found comfort reading the Bible and Bible study materials sent to him by TWR.

The Happiest Family on Earth

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0111A listener from Eritrea writes:

"I am the second of seven children and am turning 17 soon. My dad works to earn a living for the family. Mom stays at home to take care of the house and the children. It is hard to stretch Dad's earnings to meet our needs. He also had the habit of spending time and money with his friends after work. This made the problems we had even worse, and life for us was so miserable and full of suffering and difficulties.