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    • Apr5Wed

      Partnering With The Local Church

      April 5, 2017 by TWR Canada
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      From TWR Canada President, Ray Alary

      When TWR started over 60 years ago, the world was a different place than it is now. The Korean War had just ended. The Vietnam War was about to begin. The Iron Curtain was firmly in place, the Cold War was in full swing, and if you had a television, it was still black and white.

      In these years, radio was the most efficient way of sharing the gospel as it crossed national, cultural, and religious boundaries. Today, radio remains an effective tool for missions for the same reasons, while other forms of technology offer new ways to share the same message of hope and salvation in Christ. The way the world finds information has changed, and TWR Canada has responded by using television, internet, smartphone apps, and various other formats, but radio remains foundational in many parts of the world.

      Another foundation in TWR's ministry globally is the use of local believers to carry out the work of translating and producing culturally relevant media programs, responding to listeners or connecting them with a local church or other believers. These local ministry leaders, serving their own people in their own language, have a deeper understanding and passionate longing for the salvation of their people than a forigner could. And it is these national workers whose churches and ministries are enhanced with the media made available by TWR Canada. Individuals, families and communities are then transformed through teh work of these churches.

      I take the TWR Canada mission statement seriously - we exist to "assist the church." In the next couple of weeks, we're sharing some articles from our most recent newsletter. I hope you'll see how strategically TWR Canada approaches ministry around the world. It's not about the radio broadcasts or media players, but about how these media resources enhance and further the reach of what the Church is already doing.

      Here are a few shorter articles you can read from our most recent newsletter:
      Light in the Darkness Through TWR Women Of Hope
      Training The Growing Chinese Church
      Messages of Faith and Hope in Cuba
      On The Air and On The Ground in Quebec

      When I lived in Africa, it was common to hear the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Similarly, it takes a team to do what we do. That team includes you, through your prayers and financial gifts, our staff, missionaries and volunteers around the world and countless local ministry leaders.

      Ray Alary
      President, TWR Canada