Oct9TueOctober 9, 2018
Back in March, we shared with you what TWR360 is and the impact it is having around the world. In brief, TWR360 is an online resource (website and app) that TWR uses to provide easy, efficient access to Christian resources to anyone anywhere at any time in his or her own heart language.
TWR has set a goal to make TWR360 available in 100 languages in the next year. The more languages we can provide content in, the more people around the world can access materials and resources to help them grow in their faith! Currently, TWR360 is available in 61 languages! A great feature of TWR360 is that if a person’s computer is set to a language which is available on TWR360, then TWR360 will only show content in that language. This means the user doesn’t have to understand English to find content in their language.
TWR Canada has been helping to reach this goal of 100 languages. We provided a retranslation of TWR360 into Farsi and translated TWR360 into Urdu and Cebuano.
At TWR Canada, we are also sharing Canadian-developed resources and working with our ministry partners to share their resources on TWR360. We’ve shared some of this before, but in the past few months, we’ve been working hard to upload content in both new and existing languages.
Discipleship Essentials, our series of discipleship material, is now available on TWR360 in nine languages! You can access or share these resources in Arabic, Bengali, Cebuano, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Mandarin and Russian. DE Urdu and Spanish are not yet available online, but are in progress and will be available soon.
In early July, we shared with you that Bible Stories Alive, a series of children’s Bible stories translated and produced in partnership with A Visit with Mrs. G Ministries, was now available in Spanish on TWR360. Since then, we’ve added another Spanish story and stories in Arabic, Swahili and Mandarin! As more stories are translated and produced, they will also be added to TWR360, so keep checking back!
As well, the weekly Bible Stories Alive radio program in English is uploaded to TWR360 one week after airing on the radio. The English programs have been on the air since the 1970s, so perhaps you used to listen when you were younger. If you don’t speak Spanish, Arabic, Swahili or Mandarin, we suggest you gather your kids or grand-kids and listen to the English programs together!
Our Cuba Ministry Director, Alberto Gonzalez, produces a daily five-minute devotional in Spanish, called Messages of Hope and Faith. These devotionals cover topics such as salvation, sanctification, theology, prayer, depression and loneliness. Cuban listeners have been asking Alberto if these devotionals could be available on TWR360. The answer is yes! While the devotionals are not yet available on TWR360, we are working on uploading them. They will be available soon and we look forward to sharing the devotionals with the Spanish-speaking world.
In partnership with Holy Scriptures and Israel, we have made their daily programming available on TWR360. Gideon Levytam teaches through one book of the Bible at a time, on a specific set of verses, working through the book chronologically from a Hebrew Messianic perspective. So far, programs have been uploaded on about half the Bible. Check back daily for the latest episode!
If you have internet access, you can access TWR360 via the website or app and have access to a multitude of resources to help you grow in your faith. Perhaps English isn’t your heart language, or perhaps you know someone whose heart language isn’t English. We encourage you to check out TWR360 and see if the language you are looking for is available. If it’s not, keep checking back. New languages are being added all the time.