For 23 years, since its first broadcast in 1995, the Voice of the Church (VOC), National Partner of TWR in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), founded an FM radio station and has been hosting 85% of its programmes in the isiSwati language and 15% programmes in English. With the recent launch of the VOC2 English channel, non-isiSwati speakers will now also be able to listen to and enjoy the station’s programmes.
Africa (MNN) — Last week, Trans World Radio held its first ever live radio fundraiser with its staff in Africa. The inaugural event, SHINE Africa, combined on-air prayer, conversations, testimonies and fundraising to reach two goals.
The first was to bring in money for ongoing operating costs in South Africa. And the second goal was to raise funds for TWR’s partner in Malawi to expand northward. Malawi has some rough neighbors to its north, places where Christians are being killed.
The isiZulu Department of TWR Africa were recently awarded the prestigious FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK: FAITH THAT COUNTS AWARD at a Gala Event at the annual Association of Christian Media of Southern Africa Conference held near Johannesburg.
The award is intended for an organization that is running a very successful project that reaches out to the community in a practical and meaningful way, other than via their principle media efforts.
1 February 2008, 4 am – the first broadcast of the Gospel of Jesus beamed from the newly built TWR Transmitter Station in West Africa! After many years of prayer, negotiation, opposition, sweat and tears, the dream of the late Rev. Stephen Boakye-Yiadom, TWR International Director of Africa at the time, to broadcast across the West African region, finally became a reality.
On 1 February 2018, TWR West Africa Transmitter Station (WATS) celebrates ten years of reaching across barriers of darkness, fear and hopelessness in the West African region by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing hope and providing spiritual guidance to the people in this region.To date, through its relevant, culturally sensitive programs, the transmitter continues to bring hope to the seeker, encouragement to the new believer, and training for the seasoned Christian.
Written by Ingrid Heizelmaier
When I was 16, doing a good deed every day was just part of being a good girl-scout. Along with it also came the bad conscience… if, once again, I did not manage to do such a good deed that day. The good deed, however, never seemed to make up for what was going wrong in my life. And I asked myself: How on earth will I ever get an ‘okay’ from God? Later on, while driving on the highway, fear strangled me. What if this car would now smash into the concrete wall? I wasn’t prepared to meet the One who had created me. All in all, my belief as a teenager was a mix of thinking about things and just trying to do my best.