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The horn of praise is blown

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By Bulelwa Mokori

Sounds of ululation and joy filled the atmosphere during the National Prayer Conference in celebration of the TWR Women of Hope Tanzania eleventh year anniversary. The conference was held from September 12-16. “It is indeed a milestone of bringing messages of hope to the people, a big achievement in itself, and it has made a big impact in Tanzania,” says Joyce Malima, TWR Women of Hope Tanzania National Coordinator. She said the meeting was organised in collaboration with TWR Women of Hope and the Christian Council of Churches in Tanzania.

Prayer groups, intercessors, the TWR Women of Hope ministry team, and people at large were abuzz. They sang and cheered together celebrating the way God has blessed and used the women’s ministry in Tanzania since its inauguration in 2010. “It has been 11 years of a journey, working faithfully on the ground to minister to so many in Tanzania, with hearts of compassion for women,” said Joyce.

Nguni Language Broadcasts

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By Rafael Oliveira

Broadcasting to indigenous Southern Africans in their native languages, the TWR Nguni language ministry aims to create disciple-making movements throughout Southern Africa among its widespread audience who speak or understand any of the Southern Africa Nguni languages such as isiZulu, isiXhosa, Ndebele, Siswati and Ndebele. By airing programmes centred around biblical and leadership training, the ministry is able to enhance its listeners’ sphere of influence and bring them the Gospel within their cultural context.

The Nguni consists of ethnic groups originating in different parts of Southern Africa, including South Africa, Eswatini, and Zimbabwe. 

God Knows Our Needs – TWR Radio Distribution in Benin

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By Jon Hill

Five hundred solar- and battery-operated portable radios distributed across Benin sparked several conversations and a surprising partnership in the months of May and June. The distribution was made possible with the help of U.S. Christian radio stations and their listeners who generously gave to on-air 'Africa Needs Jesus' campaigns.

TWR national partner Media Evangélique du Bénin (MEB) worked with pastors, station managers and other local leaders to identify people to receive the radios. A wide range of believers and nonbelievers in several cities received radios, including listener groups of TWR programming, members of Women of Hope prayer groups, military service members, pastors who partner with MEB and even people from other religiious groups.

Mozambique: Disciples Making Disciples

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By Rafael Oliveira

Mozambique1Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a politically restless country, TWR Mozambique (RTM Moçambique) ceaselessly endeavours to walk alongside locals in many areas of life, while broadcasting the Good News throughout the nation.
Situated in Southeastern Africa, Mozambique’s recent war torn history, natural disasters, and political instability have all contributed to various endemics, mass poverty, poor infrastructure, and a higher infant mortality rate. The colonial struggle for independence, followed by a civil war only ending in 1992, cost long-term damage to the country’s health capital and economic strength.

Due to lockdowns since March 2020, the country experienced a contraction in GDP. Up to one million Mozambicans fell below the poverty line in 2020 alone, as service activities as well as the hospitality and tourism industries have plummeted financially. 

Tribute to the late Reverend Stephen Bapiro – TWR Zimbabwe

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It is with great sadness that TWR (Trans World Radio) received the news of the passing of Reverend Stephen Bapiro, Programme Director of TWR Zimbabwe.

The late Rev Stephen Bapiro was born on 31 December 1951 near the Rusambo Mission Station, which was run by The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) proceeded to the Evangelical Bible College (Chinhoyi) where he graduated in Theological Education in 1969.

 He first worked with the children’s ministry with TEAM before being called to TEAM’s radio ministry (Word of Life Radio).

In 1990 the ministry changed hands and became Trans World Radio (TWR). Together with the late Rev Stephen Boakye-Yiadom, TWR Africa Regional Director at the time, they were instrumental in the purchase and relocation to TWR Zimbabwe’s current premises in February 2003.