John and Carol Ragsdale have served with TWR since 1996. In 1992, while in college, John participated in an internship with TWR in Swaziland. Beginning in 1998, the Ragsdales lived in Kempton Park, South Africa, where John was the program director at the Africa Regional Office. Today the family is stationed in Europe.

In Africa, John’s responsibilities included overseeing the Program Development department. He oversaw strategic program development for all of TWR’s broadcasts in Africa. This responsibility involved supporting and directing the people who manage the programs.

Carol is a stay-at-home mom with their two children Jean Marc and Nicole.

John and Carol seek to be a witness for Christ in their family, in the local church, in their community and in their ministry with TWR.

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SHARE 2014

The 2014 SHARE Family Educational Services conference was an amazing experience for us as a family. To be able to meet up with John's parents, attend meetings where we were educated in many different aspects of caring for our children's educational and social development, interact with other parents whose kids are in much the same environment, was a huge blessing.  We learned so much about what to look out for as Jean Marc and Nicole prepare for the eventual return they will make to the USA for university/college and how we can help them make the transition into their "passport" country - since they don't really view America as their "home" country.

Thanks for praying for us as we continue to move forward with the Lord's leading and guiding.

The day we flew out to return to South Africa, we were able to take a four hour trek through downtown Budapest to see the sights, experience "Hungarian" Burger King and other things, before getting on the plane that afternoon for the return to Johannesburg.

A special thanks to all of you who prayed and gave financially to make it possible for us to be at the SHARE conference.

- John, Carol, Jean Marc and Nicole