Zimbabwe: TWR Partners Make Ministry Happen

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Children in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, have reason to celebrate. TWR's Partners in the Ministry in South Africa together with ERF, TWR's German partner, gave sacrificially to bring Project Samuel to Zimbabwe.

In April 2010, TWR South Africa sent out an appeal letter to all of TWR's Partners in the Ministry requesting prayer and support for programming and airtime for Zimbabwe. Many of you responded to this appeal very generously - something for which we thank you and praise the Lord.

One of the programmes on our list, in keeping with TWR's vision to reach the children of Africa, is Project Samuel's Witness at the Water in the local Shona language. Witness at the Water is a vibrant 30-minute radio drama about children in a fictional African village who encounter the same things in life as the programme's listeners. They bring their questions to a wise, old woman living by a river who teaches them God's answers. Witness at the Water then takes 15 minutes of each episode to accept questions and comments from the listening audience through phone and text messaging, thus giving children a personal connection to the broadcasts.

In addition to the programme, TWR has been able to gather children together into listener clubs and the programme was launched at a special gathering of the clubs in Harare on Saturday, 24 September. TWR's Health, Children and Youth Director, Winfred Oppong-Amoako, Regional Director Rev Bobo Gomez and International Director for Africa, Dr Emmanuel Mbennah attended the launch.

At the launch, attended by 430 children, 37 teenagers and 90 adults from eight churches, TWR had the opportunity to introduce and showcase the concept of Project Samuel along with the radio programme Children in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, have reason to celebrate. TWR's Partners in the Ministry in South Africa together with ERF, TWR's German partner, gave sacrificially to bring Project Samuel to Zimbabwe.

Witness at the Water, study guide, broadcast schedules, CD's Children in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, have reason to celebrate. TWR's Partners in the Ministry in South Africa together with ERF, TWR's German partner, gave sacrificially to bring Project Samuel to Zimbabwe., seminars and networking platform to parents and children alike. An episode of the radio programme Witness at the Water was played to the delight of the children. Winfred commented, "When the program was played the children listened attentively and were excited by the story. At the end they cheered.

In addition children were encouraged to share the news of this new and exciting programme with their friends while pastors were encouraged to start Project Samuel clubs in their churches.

Published: 21 October 2011