My grandfather, a Kansas rancher, used to tell us, his grandsons, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!”
We at TWR (Trans World Radio) aim at fulfilling a God-given calling: “to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced.” This calling is what we pray for, invest our lives in and believe is becoming reality in 190 countries and 230-plus languages every day. Of the over 20 million interactions with audience members of our broadcast and digital platforms in the past year, one event that stands out indelibly was having believers in Venezuela respond to a special broadcast from Bonaire. In fact, 50 percent of those responding said they or a family member had met Jesus personally through listening to broadcasts from Bonaire. One listener said, “Even though things are tough here in Venezuela, TWR Bonaire is the thing that gives us hope to go on.”
In India, over 2,000 listeners gathered in late January to celebrate 40 years of TWR ministry. One man walked for two days, took a train for one day, and spent another day on a bus just to be in attendance. I asked him why he had made such an effort. His response: “TWR’s broadcast is my spiritual lifeline, and I use TWR360 to prepare for sermons I share in my house church!” We heard the same story over and over during this gathering.
Our faithful volunteers, supporters and TWR staff, accomplished great things for the Lord in the past year.
• The Bonaire station was upgraded from 100,000 to 450,000 watts.
• Special programming for Muslims was created and is being used to reach them.
• TWR360 saw its monthly sessions surpass the 1 million mark.
• A new opportunity arose to put a 200,000-watt outlet in the Silk Road area of Central Asia.
• TWR men’s ministry, comprising Champions Arise and Every Man A Warrior, expanded to 10 countries this year.
• TWR Women of Hope expanded in Africa, and RiverCross equipped people to minister to abused children in the developing world.
• The Japanese ministry doubled this year as TWR launched new FM stations and on-the-ground outreach.
The prophet Isaiah states, “I will give you as a light to the nations that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth” (Isaiah 49:6).
That is the Lord’s goal, and we at TWR align with his purposes. Jesus wants a big voice in the world. That is what TWR is all about, giving him that voice to the nations.
TWR is a global media organization that exists to reach the world for Jesus Christ. The ministry encompasses high-powered radio broadcasts, online streaming, portable media devices, satellite delivery, printed publications and various digital platforms. Our global media outreach engages millions in 190 countries with biblical truth in their heart language. For more than 60 years, God has equipped TWR to lead people from doubt to decision to discipleship. Together with international partners, local churches and other ministries, TWR provides relevant programming, discipleship resources and dedicated workers to spread hope to individuals and communities around the globe.
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