TWR launches radio Bible studies in South Asia

By February 10, 2023

India (MNN) — Supporters from around the world gathered recently to applaud a Trans World Radio milestone. Forty-five years after its first radio broadcast, TWR India produced biblical content in 150 languages.

More than 1,000 people attended the party, including TWR’s Lauren Libby.

“It was rather inspiring to sit there and look out across the audience. There were representatives from the 150 language groups, each in the [traditional dress] from their area,” Libby says.

“I thought, ‘This is [like] the Book of Revelation when he (John) talks about every tongue, every nation coming together.’ [It was] a microcosm of what it’s going to be like when the Lord calls everyone into His presence.”

Other guests included local and regional partners, church leaders, and donors. This achievement marks the halfway point for TWR India.

“There are over 300 languages spoken in the country – regional dialects, the main dialects of Hindi and Tamil, and others,” Libby says.

“To put biblical content into 150 languages is truly a landmark situation. And we had a big party!”

You can help TWR India begin the next chapter of its story by starting a fundraiser.

Radio home groups are a great way for listeners in South Asia to gather regularly to study the Bible and fellowship with one another.
(Photo, caption courtesy of TWR)

“We’re training people in radio home groups,” Libby says.

“They’re very similar to small group-type Bible studies. People get together, listen to audio with materials, and investigate how to grow in their relationship with Jesus.”

After receiving the training from TWR, “those leaders then, in turn, train other leaders, and it becomes a multiplying process across the country,” Libby continues.

“The goal is to equip them with very simple things: how do you get into the Bible? How do you read it? How do you apply it to your life? How do you pray? How do you speak to God? Rather than just reading a book, it becomes a relationship with Jesus.”



In the header image, Indian believers celebrate TWR’s 150-language milestone. Faces blurred for security purposes. (Photo courtesy of TWR)

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