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With TWR Canada's Discipleship Essentials ministry, there's a lot more going on than what you see.
Discipleship Essentials Train-The-Trainer Conference in Egypt
It’s commonly known that the largest part of an iceberg is hidden out of sight below the water line. Discipleship Essentials (DE) is a huge iceberg-type project for us. In the 3.5 years since McDaniel Phillips returned to Canada to give leadership to this project, it might seem as though we’ve done a lot of talking about it without a lot to show.
By the end of the summer we will have 5 languages online: English, French, Arabic (online now) with Hindi and Bengali coming this fall. (Available on TWR 360) Urdu is complete but is taking longer to get online. These languages were chosen because of the large numbers of Muslims worldwide who speak these languages. There are six more languages in production or at various stages of translation: Russian, Vietnamese, Amharic, Mandarin, Farsi, and Cebuano.
DE has a three-part strategy that’s unique to Trans World Radio. Typically, Trans World Radio around the world has focused on the distribution of content. Our national partners may do translation and production work, but most of the time the content has already been developed and honed by broadcast partners.
With DE, we are developing the content (print, video & audio), doing the distribution, and we’re adding an on-the-ground component with in-country Train the Trainer sessions and follow up. TWR Canada continues to experiment and test this new-to-us model of ministry.
We are now working with partners in India, Philippines, in the Middle East and North Africa to see training sessions begin and continue, so that more people can be discipled to grow and mature in their faith. We receive requests almost monthly to offer DE in their language. Pray for the production team and translators working around the world to create this life-changing content.