Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, TWR Women of Hope staff all around the world continue to produce content and connect with listeners, providing them with comfort, confidence and community, in a time when they need it most. We’d love to share with you some of the ways they’ve been doing this.
In Côte d’Ivoire, the TWR Women of Hope team has been using WhatsApp to communicate with their listeners. In their chat group, they post prayer calendar topics and women are able to discuss and share their experiences. Here’s a comment from one of the prayer group leaders:
“May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your families. I have been working with TWR Côte d’Ivoire for 15 years. You are courageous and blessed for your contribution to the spiritual, social and physical development of the body of Christ.”
In Mali, the TWR Women of Hope team has focused on production. During quarantine, they have been able to produce 45 programmes! They have also received 150 calls and 100 text messages. Here are a few testimonies sharing the impact of the Women of Hope programme in Mali:
“The Women of Hope programme is a real advisor for us. It advises us on the right way to behave among ourselves as women, in the home as well as in the neighbourhood. It gives advice on health; it is a mirror for us in life. I love this programme. All my blessings to everyone involved in making the Women of Hope programmes.”
“I am a Muslim, but broadcast times do not pass without my knowledge. All the advice we hear in the shows is very useful for life. You are a good educator. May God bless you with long life, good health and sustainability to Women of Hope.”
In Mozambique, TWR Canada sponsors Women of Hope in Makhuwa, a local language. This broadcast is well-received as it is set in the distinctly Mozambique cultural context. In addition, TWR Canada has provided funds so that the Makhuwa Women of Hope programmes can be loaded onto media players. Due to the pandemic, the team in Mozambique has not been able to receive the media players yet. As soon as the borders re-open, they will pick up the players from Eswatini. The players will then be distributed to Makhuwa speakers in northern Mozambique.
“We are looking forward to having them so that our women will be strengthened by the programmes,” said the TWR Women of Hope coordinator in Mozambique.
It’s amazing to hear the creative ways the teams are connecting with women and building community, despite the many challenges they face. Join us as we praise God for the ways the Women of Hope programmes are having positive impacts within these communities. Pray that the team in Mozambique will be able to collect the media players and load content on them soon.