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Radio Church Kits for China

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China church kit-white bgEach week, millions of believers in China gather secretly in house churches and other ways to listen to Bible teaching radio broadcasts from TWR’s powerful short wave transmitter from the tiny island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.

To supplement our programmes and make it possible for more to listen in rural areas, Trans World Radio (TWR) distributes unique Radio Church Kits to train and disciple believers in house church networks. Each kit includes a quality short wave radio, a Chinese study Bible, study books and programme schedules. You can provide all of these for a gift of R850 to support the distribution of Radio Church Kits. This amount also includes the cost of delivery, often at great personal risk to the carrier. You may help believers in China to not only hear the Gospel but study the Word of God and mature in their walk with Christ by donating one or more Radio Church Kits.

Signs of Hope Detected in Burundi Crisis

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must-credit-abel-kavanagh-un-cc-license-2-0Despite a high-profile assassination and an attack on a human-rights activist in Burundi, the director of TWR’s national partner chooses to focus on signs of hope in the African nation.

TWR Burundi Director Rachel Muhorakeye was on her way to church Aug. 2, 2015, when she was turned back and had to attend another church.

 
Burundi refugees draw water supplies at a camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Photo by Abel Kavanagh/U.N./CC license 2.0)

TWR Malawi Extends FM Reach

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MalawiFMAntennaPlans to provide a much better signal in Mzuzu are underway. This will involve shifting of transmitting equipment from Chikangawa Forest to Mkhorongo in Mzuzu.

NKhorongo is a transmitting site of the Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian). This should provide a much clearer signal in Mzuzu than from Chikangawa (a city located about 50 km south.) TWR has been there since June 2006 but the signal reaching Mzuzu was being affected by hills.

This phase of transfer will cost about 1.3 million Kwacha (US$2,700) and is part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the FM signal throughout Malawi in the next six to twelve months.

Volunteer Team serves in KwaZulu-Natal

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TWRSA work group-blue shirtsA work group of 11 Americans did renovation and construction work last week in Bothas Hill, KZN South Africa. This is the first group of volunteers who have come to assist our South Africa national partner since TWR SA moved into their present location two years ago.

Eight in the group came from Forks of the Brandywine Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. Team leader Carol VanDyken is a TWR missionary who served with her husband Daryl in the TWR Africa Office for several years before the family moved to Pennsylvania in 2008.

TWR Burundi TV Partnership

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makeshift TV studioTWR Burundi recently became the centre of a group project of at least eight organizations. Since May, the radio studios of our national partner office have been transformed into a television soundstage for the production of a series to reach youth on both sides of the violence and promote peace, reconciliation and respect for human rights.

In April violent protests broke out in Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi. Children have been unable to attend school for over a month while roadblocks and demonstrations appear frequently.