TWR Refugee Bridge Partners with "Love Europe" App

TWR Refugee Bridge Partners with "Love Europe" App

6/18/17
Over 80 percent of refugees in Europe have smartphones…how do we touch their hearts from their touchscreens?
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Our Story: Middle East

Our Story: Middle East

4/25/17
Our producer recently met 19-year-old Camila after she recognized his voice from Ala’s Diary—a program for Middle Eastern youth. Their paths crossed at a youth camp in the Middle East where Camila bravely shared her story. 
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Our Story: Portugal

Our Story: Portugal

3/29/17
From our listener in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal: “I have been your listener for about two years now. Finally I have decided to contact you in order to say thank you. One day, as I was driving my car, I tuned the local FM station and by chance it was airing ‘The Sound of the Book’ (Portuguese TTB). I listened to it and I really enjoyed the program. Since that day my life has changed. I decided to look for a church, where I then got baptized. I now have a solid faith in God. The sermons of the priest at the local church never resonated much with me, but your programs have enriched my life with the word of God. Today my sister is also going to church and will be baptized soon. My mother decided to start attending church as well. Together we all listen to ‘The Sound of the Book’ and ‘Women of Hope’, and you cannot imagine how many people we have spoken to about your programs. May God bless you.” 
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Hope for Syria Receives National Religious Broadcasters Award

Hope for Syria Receives National Religious Broadcasters Award

3/3/17
Hope for Syria, an Arabic-language radio program produced by TWR (also known as Trans World Radio), was selected by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) to receive the 2017 International Strategic Partnership Award. TWR’s director of Arabic Ministries, whose name and image are withheld for security reasons, accepted the award at the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida. “On behalf of TWR, I am grateful and humbled to receive this award,” said the ministry director. “I am also honored to be part of such a vital program to reach Syrians for Jesus Christ, and I believe what we are doing now will resonate for decades to come.” The International Strategic Partnership Award is presented to an organization that has forged an effective partnership with an indigenous ministry. The partnership must be marked by strategic planning and cooperation with indigenous co-workers, sensitivity to cultural distinctives, and an impactful Christian outreach. Back in 2013, TWR launched Hope for Syria to help provide biblical hope, peace and comfort to the people of strife-torn Syria. The 15-minute Arabic program airs twice a week from a powerful, strategically located AM transmitter and focuses on the psychological effects of trauma and fear; medical-related matters; and spiritual encouragement. Thanks to the partnership of TWR’s Arabic department with the local church in Syria, many are being reached for Christ.  Phone calls, SMS messages and emails from listeners provide evidence that Hope for Syria is making an impact. Syrian refugees can even use a mobile app (www.refugeebridge.com) to access programs. Speaking fluently in more than 230 languages and dialects, TWR exists to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Its global media outreach engages millions in 190 countries with biblical truth. Discover more at [www.twr.org](https://www.twr.org/). 
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Refugee Bridge App Brings Hope to Those on the Move

Refugee Bridge App Brings Hope to Those on the Move

2/19/16
What could be more comforting than hearing timely spiritual encouragement in your heart language when you’re a refugee on foreign soil? Finally, there’s an app for that! Using our core competencies in content development and distribution, TWR is springing into action to speak hope to both people being displaced within the Middle East as well as those coming from the Middle East to Europe with an app called Refugee Bridge.
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Refugees Find Friendship Through Radio

Refugees Find Friendship Through Radio

12/11/15
Refugees. Radio. A reason for hope. You’ve probably heard about the plight of refugees around the world and are wondering how you can help.
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Refugee Ministry Pilot Project in Athens

Refugee Ministry Pilot Project in Athens

10/20/16
The [Refugee Bridge app ](http://www.refugeebridge.com/)has plenty of relevant, powerful content for refugees in Arabic, Farsi, and Dari. But how do we spread the word to refugees themselves? From September 12-16, we conducted the Refugee Ministry pilot project in Athens. Our goal was to tell refugees about the app by giving them power banks. These devices can charge their phones, and then be recharged the next time that they have access to an outlet. For refugees who depend on their phones for everything from checking for places of shelter to contacting their families, such devices are enormously important. On the side of the power banks are a QR code and URL that lead to the page where they can download the app. Thus, every time they use the power banks, they see the name of a website that can bring them to Christ’s message of hope in their mother language! We gave out 450 power banks among Syrian, Iranian, and Afghan refugees. Refugees loved the power banks.
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Refugee Ministry Coordinator Announces Triathlon4Refugees

Refugee Ministry Coordinator Announces Triathlon4Refugees

3/18/16
TWR Refugee Ministry Coordinator reflects on the needs of refugees and shares a practical way you can get involved.
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The Role of Media for Refugees

The Role of Media for Refugees

2/3/16
Ra’ed had been listening to TWR’s radio programs for 17 years in his hometown of Mosul, Iraq, which was held by terrorist forces. But then conditions deteriorated in Mosul, and Ra’ed witnessed as the militants swept in and killed many. He was told that he, too, would be killed if he didn’t leave his house and belongings within a day, so he fled the country with his family.
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TWR Europe Responds to Refugee Crisis

TWR Europe Responds to Refugee Crisis

12/11/15
As hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere stream into Europe, TWR is hastening to mobilize its media resources to address their needs. 
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Our Story: Iran

Our Story: Iran

2/22/17
I am not sure how I should start my story since it is a very painful one. I never wanted to talk about my life before, but after I got saved and God healed my emotional wounds, I was encouraged by my friend to share my story with you. 
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Ministry Moments: "Gospel Radio Helps Rekindle Marriage" (USA)

Ministry Moments: "Gospel Radio Helps Rekindle Marriage" (USA)

1/30/17
“I've been 20 years married to a man with whom I had no communication and who was an alcoholic. Many things happened that drove us away from each other. Between us there was a lack of respect, infidelity and a lack of love. But about five years ago, I received Jesus into my heart, and he did the same a year later. 
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Ministry Moments: "Can’t Read, but I Can Hear God’s Word" (Angola)

Ministry Moments: "Can’t Read, but I Can Hear God’s Word" (Angola)

1/23/17
One obvious advantage of Christian radio is that it can be understood and therefore informative among the hundreds of millions of people in the world who can’t read. 
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Our Story: Serbia

Our Story: Serbia

1/23/17
I used to be a believer many years ago. Then I suddenly became very sick and went through a challenging time due to my divorce. For many years I was very lonely and felt rejected by the people around me, including my closest friends. I was struggling a long time with severe depression. Several years passed and I still remained distanced from God, even though I knew down deep in my heart that only He could help me in my misery. 
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Ministry Moments: "Kids Demand Bible Reading" (USA)

Ministry Moments: "Kids Demand Bible Reading" (USA)

1/16/17
A coordinator with Project Hannah, TWR’s global women’s ministry, passed along the moving story of Ayaan, who was born to Somali Christian parents living in Ethiopia but adopted by another Somali family. The adoptive parents raised her in a different faith.  
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Ministry Moments: "Please Send More Good News!" (Egypt)

Ministry Moments: "Please Send More Good News!" (Egypt)

1/11/17
When you discover something really special, you often feel like you can’t get enough of it. 
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TWR Athletes Prepare for Triathlon4Refugees 2016

TWR Athletes Prepare for Triathlon4Refugees 2016

5/4/16
What does the Hamburg Triathlon and refugee women have in common? The Triathlon4Refugees, a special event to raise money for the smartphone app that speaks hope to the psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of refugee women.  
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Our Story: North Africa

Our Story: North Africa

11/29/16
Hello friends of our Lord Jesus! We give thanks to God our Father who continues to inspire the Kabyle people when they listen to His holy word. Truly the word of Jesus Christ has changed the face of our country in North Africa in a good way.  
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Ministry Moments: "Already Seeing the Light of Christ" (North Africa)

Ministry Moments: "Already Seeing the Light of Christ" (North Africa)

12/15/16
Wonderful news of responsiveness to the gospel occasionally emerges from the countries along the top of Africa – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.  
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Ministry Moments: "She Prayed for Me, But I Assaulted Her" (India)

Ministry Moments: "She Prayed for Me, But I Assaulted Her" (India)

11/15/16
Since childhood I have been addicted to alcohol. Besides many bad habits and addictions, I used to worship several gods and performed several rituals, as I thought they were right. But despite my continual religious practices, my bad habits persisted, and I had never experienced pure love in my life. 
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Ministry Moments: "Lessons Learned After Bad Choices" (Ivory Coast)

Ministry Moments: "Lessons Learned After Bad Choices" (Ivory Coast)

11/15/16
This response from a TWR listener in Ivory Coast persuasively makes the case not only for learning from one’s mistakes but also for seeking out biblical guidance to avoid those mistakes in the first place. 
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Ministry Moments: "Blessings All Around" (Philippines)

Ministry Moments: "Blessings All Around" (Philippines)

11/9/16
TWR Philippines eloquently shares about the reciprocal blessings experienced by many of our national partners around the world. 
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Our story: Serbia

Our story: Serbia

10/24/16
My name is Mira and I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in a Roma family. I got married only last year. As you may know, it is very common for girls in the Roma community to marry young. However, I am very thankful to the Lord that my husband is also a Christian and together we are able to serve the Lord. 
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Ministry Moments: "Training Leaders With Kingdom Principles" (Zambia)

Ministry Moments: "Training Leaders With Kingdom Principles" (Zambia)

9/21/16
It never fails to amaze and warm the hearts of TWR staff members to hear from listeners who have shared much of their lives with our radio ministry. On a personal basis, many of these brothers and sisters know the six decades of TWR history better than we do! 
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Ministry Moments: "Hope Trumps Hopelessness" (Thailand)

Ministry Moments: "Hope Trumps Hopelessness" (Thailand)

10/10/16
When a statistic about suicide rates in a Thailand province weighed heavy on his heart, this man took to the airwaves to try to do something about it. 
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Ministry Moments: "Listening to Gospel Radio Is a Family Affair" (Brazil)

Ministry Moments: "Listening to Gospel Radio Is a Family Affair" (Brazil)

10/19/16
Hello, Trans World Radio. Grace and peace! I have been a listener since I was a child because my parents taught me to love this radio station. I would help my father answer the lessons in the Bible courses. … 
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Ministry Moments: "Wise Words From a Young Source" (Nepal)

Ministry Moments: "Wise Words From a Young Source" (Nepal)

10/6/16
I am 9 years old. All of my family members are Christians, and my parents are pastors in my village church. I used to be very proud and greedy. I didn’t obey my parents or respect the elderly. My experience in Sunday school was bad as I always got bullied by others. As a result, I refused to attend Sunday school. But God had a wonderful plan for me. 
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Our story: Romania

Our story: Romania

9/28/16
Every time we have a chance to listen to the TTB program we all rejoice. My family and me are so thankful for the possibility to hear the Bible explained so clearly on the radio. We pray that the Holy Spirit will use this ministry to search the hearts of many, and we pray for all of you who are involved in order to make this ministry possible. 
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Ministry Moments: "Rare Confirmation of ‘Precious Support’" (North Korea)

Ministry Moments: "Rare Confirmation of ‘Precious Support’" (North Korea)

9/14/16
Because they are so rare, messages from listeners in North Korea serve as great encouragement for the TWR Korea ministry team. 
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Ministry Moments: "A Welcome Blessing" (Cuba)

Ministry Moments: "A Welcome Blessing" (Cuba)

9/28/16
The prayers and well wishes of supporters and listeners of TWR broadcasts not only are warmly welcomed by staff and volunteers but also are indispensable to the ministry’s effectiveness.  
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Ministry Moments: "Rescued from a Living Hell" (Venezuela)

Ministry Moments: "Rescued from a Living Hell" (Venezuela)

9/7/16
Luisa is one of those listeners who stumbled upon TWR programming when she was searching the dial and came across music that caught her attention.  
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Ministry Moments: "Showing Mercy, Not Condemnation" (Eritrea)

Ministry Moments: "Showing Mercy, Not Condemnation" (Eritrea)

9/6/16
Arsema did everything she could think of to get her husband to fight and overcome his alcohol addiction. 
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Ministry Moments: "Calling on the Name of Jesus" (Iraq)

Ministry Moments: "Calling on the Name of Jesus" (Iraq)

8/24/16
In her culture, Jesus is known by a different name and not by the full story revealed in the Bible. But that didn’t prevent this Iraqi woman from calling on him when adversity slammed into her life. 
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Ministry Moments: "A Power Far Greater Than the Occult" (Indonesia)

Ministry Moments: "A Power Far Greater Than the Occult" (Indonesia)

8/18/16
Bali, an island rich in culture, is a place where its people follow their religious ceremonies with high enthusiasm. Many believe in occult teachings, which use rituals to release the spirit from the body into the sky to meet the gods. 
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Ministry Moments: "Deep Learning, Encouraged Sharing" (Colombia)

Ministry Moments: "Deep Learning, Encouraged Sharing" (Colombia)

8/11/16
A global radio audience requires programming that meets a wide range of spiritual needs – from the person who’s never heard of Jesus to the serious skeptic to the new believer and the church leader.
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Our story: Albania

Our story: Albania

8/10/16
Mariana, 75 years old from Tirana:
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Ministry Moments: "Gospel Broadcasts Are a Part of Me" (Croatia)

Ministry Moments: "Gospel Broadcasts Are a Part of Me" (Croatia)

8/2/16
It never fails to amaze and warm the hearts of TWR staff members to hear from listeners who have shared much of their lives with our radio ministry. On a personal basis, many of these brothers and sisters know the six decades of TWR history better than we do!  
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Ministry Moments: "Encouraging People Living With HIV" (Cote d’Ivoire)

Ministry Moments: "Encouraging People Living With HIV" (Cote d’Ivoire)

7/27/16
 During TWR has long sought to minister to the whole person and therefore includes a number of programs among its broadcasts that provide information about health care.
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Ministry Moments: "Healed Behind the Iron Curtain" (Ukraine)

Ministry Moments: "Healed Behind the Iron Curtain" (Ukraine)

7/21/16
During the Cold War, countless listeners behind the Iron Curtain depended on TWR broadcasts as the source of biblical truth and encouragement. Today, most of the former Soviet bloc countries are less restrictive of religious practice, though conditions change from time to time.
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Our story: Hungary

Our story: Hungary

7/18/16
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I try to summarize my thoughts, though it is not easy to write everything, especially when I owe you, and thank even you for my life, may it be as incredible as possible. The fact is that your programs helped me save my life from suicide, which I had already decided to do. And those programs enlightened me about things I have never believed before.
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TWR Unveils "Gifted for Purpose" Recruiting Campaign

TWR Unveils "Gifted for Purpose" Recruiting Campaign

7/14/16
Endeavoring to bolster its staff-recruiting efforts, TWR this week debuts “Gifted for Purpose,” an inspiring, video-centric campaign designed to appeal to individuals seeking short- and long-term opportunities to serve in global missions.
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Ministry Moments: "Introduced to an Unfamiliar Savior" (Turkey)

Ministry Moments: "Introduced to an Unfamiliar Savior" (Turkey)

7/6/16
You probably have read some of the many stories we receive from listeners whose lives are changed when they stumble across a gospel broadcast while tuning their radios. About as often, however, we hear from people who discover Jesus Christ after being introduced to TWR programming by an acquaintance.
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Ministry Moments: "Quest for the Missing Radio Programs" (Kenya)

Ministry Moments: "Quest for the Missing Radio Programs" (Kenya)

6/30/16
Thomas knew there was something really significant about those gospel programs on the radio, and he wasn’t going to quit searching until he found them again.
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Ministry Moments: "A People Not Forgotten" (Vietnam)

Ministry Moments: "A People Not Forgotten" (Vietnam)

6/16/16
Tucked away in the south-central coast of Vietnam is a small and solitary village where the Cham people live.
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Ministry Moments: "Ministering to the Whole Person" (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ministry Moments: "Ministering to the Whole Person" (Côte d’Ivoire)

6/8/16
When the Ebola epidemic grabbed the world’s attention in 2014, TWR West Africa got busy and produced a new program aimed at calming fears and providing practical medical information.
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Ministry Moments: "Radio Helped Keep Faith Alive" (Bulgaria)

Ministry Moments: "Radio Helped Keep Faith Alive" (Bulgaria)

6/1/16
The diverse programming produced by TWR and its many ministry and national partners speaks to listeners in various walks of life – from the questioning skeptic to the new believer to the church leader.
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Ministry Moments: "The Legacy of Gospel Radio" (Colombia)

Ministry Moments: "The Legacy of Gospel Radio" (Colombia)

5/26/16
Without a doubt, J. Vernon McGee’s Thru the Bible is among the most loved of the manifold programs broadcast by TWR in more than 230 languages around the world.
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Ministry Moments: "Healed by Grace" (India)

Ministry Moments: "Healed by Grace" (India)

5/19/16
A women in India wrote to us: I come from a village that is part of a tribal community. The majority of the people in our community are addicted to alcohol, and it is very difficult for me, being a single mother (my husband died when my children were very young) with a very low income.
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NPC: Continuing the Tradition of Connecting TWR Partners

NPC: Continuing the Tradition of Connecting TWR Partners

5/13/16
Behind the Scenes Media ministry – from fundraising to production, from presentation to follow-up – entails a whole world of unique joys and challenges that often go on behind the scenes unnoticed. When successfully executed, the compelling radio programs, intuitive smartphone apps and sleek internet resources may appear effortless, as if they came out of thin air. But the TWR team of creative souls and technical geniuses – and, most importantly, God – knows the true story of the sweat, blood and tears that actually went into the production of that 20-minute segment.
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Ministry Moments: "Listener Encourages the Broadcasters" (South Africa)

Ministry Moments: "Listener Encourages the Broadcasters" (South Africa)

5/4/16
As you may have noticed in your own experience, letters that are short and sweet often communicate the most.
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Ministry Moments: "Listening to Messages Anytime " (Russia)

Ministry Moments: "Listening to Messages Anytime " (Russia)

5/11/16
 “Rejoice with me!” Those words from a TWR listener in Russia make for a decidedly upbeat letter opening.
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Ministry Moments: "Radio Brings Vital Good News" (Iran)

Ministry Moments: "Radio Brings Vital Good News" (Iran)

4/5/16
In many societies around the world, Christianity isn’t welcome, and believers face rejection and sometimes even persecution. Of course, that makes it very difficult for Christians to share their faith and for non-believers to hear what the gospel is truly about. This message from a woman in Iran is a strong reminder that listeners often depend on TWR broadcasts to bring them the Word of God.    
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Member Care Media Receives Award

Member Care Media Receives Award

3/1/16
TWR is pleased to announce that TWR’s Member Care Media Ministry has received the 2016 National Religious Broadcasters Media Award for International Strategic Partnership.
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The Movement of Mission-Net

The Movement of Mission-Net

1/29/16
"We are one body, sharing one spirit, formed by one body on the cross" was the reverberating musical anthem for the fourth Mission-Net Congress in Offenburg, Germany from 28 December, 2015 – 2 January, 2016.
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New Roma Believers Nurtured by Radio

New Roma Believers Nurtured by Radio

1/26/16
“Even if we save only one, it’s worth it,” was a common saying of TWR founder, Dr. Paul Freed.
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Sharing Peace With Victims of War

Sharing Peace With Victims of War

12/16/15
As the pain and heartache of civil war escapes Syria’s borders, scattered oases of compassion and goodwill have sprung up where volunteers minister to the needs of fleeing families.
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"Hidden Treasures" Speaks to Sexually Exploited Women

"Hidden Treasures" Speaks to Sexually Exploited Women

12/15/15
TWR’s Project Hannah has joined with the European Freedom Network to use the power of media to bring inner healing and freedom to sexually exploited and trafficked women locked away in brothels and on the streets of European cities and eventually worldwide.
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The Only Source of Encouragement

The Only Source of Encouragement

12/11/15
A listener from Egypt writes, "I bought a radio after I moved back to Egypt from Sudan to listen to my favorite radio program, Thru the Bible (TTB).
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