Located 70 miles off the coast of Venezuela, TWR has been given a tremendous opportunity to increase our Bonaire transmitter strength from 100,000 watts to 450,000 watts. The implications are staggering:
From Bonaire, TWR’s signal is very good in the eastern third of Cuba, useful most of the time in central Cuba, but not strong enough in western Cuba. At this time of unprecedented change, large numbers of Cubans are searching for something to believe. Thousands of house church pastors are young believers. They and other listeners are praying and pleading with TWR for a stronger signal from Bonaire to bring clear biblical teaching.
An upgrade like this is no small task—it will cost $3.8 million over the next few years. Yet in 60 years of ministry, we have seen God overcome challenges like this again and again through countless people who simply gave as they were led. Already, our national partners in the Americas are leading the way with an unprecedented challenge gift of $390,000 and a radio group from Papua New Guinea has donated $3,000 towards reaching the people of Cuba!
Cover Cuba with the Gospel. Please respond generously to this challenge and help make this crucial project a reality with a gift today.
Witness on the Job
Faithful listeners of TWR often become outspoken promoters of the Christian broadcasts. One Cuban radio repairman even found a way to incorporate his advocacy into his job.
TWR representatives encountered the man during a tour the Caribbean country to meet with Cuban audience members of the ministry’s programming. Much the work of the technician, whose name is withheld for security reasons, involves peddling his bicycle to fix residents’ old radios made in the Soviet Union – back when it still existed.
The frequency of some station has to be used during the final adjustment phase, so this technician does his fine-tuning on 800 AM – the dial position of TWR’s transmission from Bonaire. On each radio fixed, therefore, 800 AM has served as the standard for best reception.
Then the technician goes a step further, marking the dial to indicate the TWR frequency. And for good measure he instructs the owner where to place the radio in the house to get optimal reception of the Bonaire broadcasts.
This radio technician, in a country where the government controls all broadcast content and prohibits editorial independence, unashamedly introduces his clients to the Gospel radio signal from which he draws spiritual nourishment.