Equipping Faithful Men

Honoré
Honoré

The Apostle Paul wrote from prison to his beloved son in the faith, young Timothy, “The things which you have heard from me . . . entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” Trans World Radio’s (TWR) Benin, West Africa, station director, Paul Cox, takes that exhortation to heart. He believes that part of the calling of a servant leader is to train up a new generation of leaders.

 

Honoré is of the new generation. He was invited as one of three Beninese to be on the TWR-Benin leadership team. He is accompanying TWR missionaries, Paul and Donna Cox and their children, while they are on furlough in the States. This is Honoré’s first trip out of West Africa, and he’s having opportunities to expand his vision about radio and life. I know firsthand that he’s truly impressed with our “markets.” He shared this thought, “Wal-Mart . . . it is no market, it is a village!”

 

I’m amazed at the accomplishments of this young man who was born in 1980 in Benin, West Africa. “In his home,” he said, “my family express themselves in many languages.” Honoré’s own heart language is Nagot, a dialect of Yoruba. He also speaks and understands Dendi, Fon, French and English. Impressively, he comprehends four additional West African languages: Bariba, Gun, Manigri and Datcha.

 

Honoré was working at Radio Marantha, a local Benin FM station, when he learned about TWR’s Benin Project. With his completed three years of post-high school technical training, he submitted his resume to the TWR-Benin staff. And he’s now one of TWR’s technicians. He spoke of his faith and that he received Christ at age 14 through the witness of an African man on the staff of SIM in West Africa.

 

To read more about the Benin outreach project, go to http://www.twr.org/twr/explore/featured_projects/benin_outreach

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