The isiZulu department of TWR Africa were recently awarded the prestigious Faith Broadcasting Network: Faith That Counts Award.
The award is intended for an organisation that is running a very successful project that reaches out to the community in a practical and meaningful way, other than via their principle media efforts.
Receiving the award on behalf of TWR Africa, Zulu Ministry Director, Petros Gwala said “it was such a great joy to hear our name called to receive the [award] … and to be recognised and acknowledged for the ministry in Kwazulu-Natal”.
The project in focus for the award is called “Phambili” (which means “[moving] forward”). It is a capacity-building leadership programme. In partnership with other stakeholders, radio programmes are followed up with seminars and supplementary material which is provided to assist church leaders. International Vice President for Africa, Dr Branko Bjelajac commented: “We thank God for the opportunity to minister in His name and we give God all the glory and honour for this award. Our congratulations go to Petros and his team in KwaZulu-Natal.”
TWR have been broadcasting many programmes in KwaZulu Natal for many years, and the different programmes have impacted upon many people’s lives. The team were delighted to receive this short but heart-felt response from a listener:
Dear TWR Staff,
I am so grateful for TWR. I started listening to your programme a few years ago. I tuned to your station while browsing among different stations only to find that your programme was exactly what I needed.
I was not in a good place at that time. It was dark in my heart. However TWR blessed me and to this day it continues to lift me up. I enjoy the omnibus edition on Saturdays. Your programme is the last thing I listen to when I go to bed at night and the first when I wake up in the morning.
God bless you, and may he help you to grow from strength to strength. You are always in my prayers. Thank you.
We invite you to join us in praising God for the work of the team in KwaZulu Natal, asking that he continues to build believers, leaders and churches in the region.