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  • Nov29Wed

    The Power of Working Together: Missionaries

    November 29, 2017 by the TWR Canada team
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    Missionaries
    One of our missionaries working on the towers in Bonaire
    One of our missionaries working on the towers in Bonaire
    Suddenly in a new land, with a new language and a new culture, missionaries struggle to meet the needs of the people around them in a meaningful way. Even in a media ministry, missionaries need to be aware of the needs and culture of the local people in order to reach them most effectively. This struggle is very real, and it has been this way for centuries. How can they get beyond the divide and reach the people with the hope of the gospel?

    The answer is in partnership. When missionaries work effectively with the Christians of the local culture, joining together to reach people’s needs in a linguistically and culturally-sensitive way, we can be far more successful than when we work independently. With the training and skills of missionaries along with the knowledge of the language, culture and needs of the local people, teams are created that can effectively reach people and point them to Jesus Christ.

    This is how Trans World Radio works around the world. The practical skills and dedication of cross-cultural missionaries are so critical as we minister globally. Along with these missionaries, we need local partners who provide translation, contextualization and follow-up. Together, we are able to reach people for God’s glory.

    Our missionaries use their gifts – in media, administration, engineering, finance, IT and many other areas –  for as little as four weeks to as long as a lifetime, serving with TWR Canada at various locations around the world. They are a critical part of the TWR Canada team and have various histories. We have several Chinese missionaries who are teaching leaders in churches across China. Once immigrants in Canada, they felt called to return to their home country to serve with TWR Canada. Some missionaries serve overseas and others work from Canada. Some of them began with TWR on a short-term assignment and returned home with a passion for the ministry, eager to raise support to return as career missionaries. And still others have served short-term, helping for a period of time after retirement or when they otherwise have the ability to do so.

    Each of these missionaries are supported by a very important network of prayer and financial partners who share their desire to spread the hope of Christ through media. Missionaries, supporters, on-the-ground partners and those working behind the scenes at TWR have a common goal: together, we can reach the world for Christ.  

    Current Missionaries serving outside Canada include…

    Greg and Ingrid Clarke are missionaries with TWR in Swaziland. Greg is the Office Manager and IT Administrator, and Ingrid is the Finance Manager for the Swaziland office.

    Henry and Anna Penner are serving with RTM (TWR) Bolivia where they assist the team with the Low German ministry.

    Kevin and Lynn Baker are career missionaries serving on the island of Bonaire. Kevin assists the rigging team and with general maintenance, and Lynn assists the hospitality team and with administration.

    Nathan and Megan Dunlop serve as career missionaries in South Africa. Nathan works on studio and production, and Megan serves on the TWR Women of Hope team.

    It’s exciting to be part of what the Lord is doing. We’d love to have you be part of the missionary team. Learn more about the work of our missionaries and how you can get involved in their ministries. 

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