Speaking into the Silence
When the Iron Curtain began to crumble, feedback from TWR listeners slowly began to emerge after years of silence. The responses began as a trickle, then a flood. You were our only source of spiritual food. Your programs gave us hope. Though we rarely received letters from behind the Iron Curtain, we knew our broadcasts were still reaching high volumes of people.
Regions blanketed by silence are often where God’s Word is needed the most.
TWR was born out of a vision to use mass media to reach restricted and unengaged countries. And today, TWR Europe and CAMENA programs are projected into some of the least-reached areas in the Eastern Hemisphere, meaning millions of people can hear these broadcasts on any given day.
Receiving responses to these broadcasts via letters, emails, or phone calls are precious to us. Some listeners ask for Bibles or prayer, but most simply want to say thank you. And yet, there are large swaths of the world where we do not receive any feedback at all. For those who partner financially with us, this silence can be challenging . . . even discouraging. How do we know our efforts are making a difference? Is anyone even listening?
There are many reasons why we may not receive listener feedback. For example, responses are rare from Roma-language programs due to high rates of illiteracy. In the Balkans, hard-to-reach villages or isolated households do not allow for an easy trip to the post office or access to the internet. And throughout Central Asia, phones are tapped and religious activities are closely monitored. In fact, fear of persecution is the most common deterrent that prevents listeners from making contact.
In over 60 years of ministry, we have seen God work in the most isolated areas through TWR broadcasts. This is what gives us the strength to remain committed to the work. We know our heavenly Father goes before us and is caring for the hearts and souls of individuals in desperate need of his Word—individuals from whom we may never hear.
Is God is calling you to help speak hope into the “silent” regions of the world? There is no telling how he will multiply your investment for his kingdom.
Will you partner with us to speak hope to some of the most overlooked and unengaged people groups in our world today?
Additional ways to give:
IBAN – AT65 2011 1310 3231 0386
BIC – GIBAATWWXXX
Stiftung Trans World Radio Europe,
P.O. Box 141, 1235 Vienna, Austria
Erste Bank, Wiener Gasse 31,
2380 Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
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