Middle East Update
TWR Women of Hope would like to thank you for your eternal investment in the lives of women around the world who need to meet Jesus or strengthen their walk with Him. As a result of your generous support,TWR Women of Hope continues to minister to women in spiritually-dark areas of the world. You have truly made a difference for eternity in the lives of many women, and we want to remember what God has done through you and rejoice in His goodness. From all of us at TWR Women of Hope, thank you!
The TWR Women of Hope Arabic Facebook page has reached more than 135,000 followers. Those actually listening to the program each week on Facebook range from 22,000 to 44,000. From January to June of 2017, TWR received 28,637 responses to the Women of Hope radio program in Arabic through email, text messages, and social media. Ghada* is one of our listeners in Jordan who is physically and emotionally abused by her father and resisting her parents’ plan for her arranged marriage. She wrote:
“Even if my father beats me, I feel that your prayers are lifting up my tired soul. I believe Jesus is the only one who can make my parents change if they follow him. Meanwhile, I know that he is my only hope and refuge. Keep praying that His peace dwells in my heart always.”
In the latest report from our Farsi follow-up team in Turkey, they remark about how the Church is “growing like wildfire” in Iran. Facebook is being used to send the prayer calendar to more than 28 prayer groups in Iran.
Three listeners wrote:
“I am a teacher in Iran. I am one of your regular listeners since 2013, and we listen in a group of 4-5. Recently I converted to Christ, and the Lord has opened my eyes. Now I’m so eager to hear from the Lord, but unfortunately we have no access to a Bible. Will you please read the Bible to us?”
“I had mental problems for a long time and used medicine every day, but it only put me to sleep and nothing more. I tried to commit suicide twice but couldn’t succeed. I turned on the radio and accidently found your program. Your words gave me hope. After a while I went to an Iranian church. They gave me a Bible, and I started to read it. I listen to your program regularly. Thank you for being there. Your words saved my life.”
“I’m one of your regular listeners since 2014. In December 2015, I converted to Christ and through your radio programs accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. But sadly, when my husband find out that I became a Christian, he left the house and married another woman. He even refuses to take care of his children. And now I have a hard time. Please pray for me and my daughters. God bless you.”
Your support is a key component in what God is doing around the world. Thank you!