Listeners are at the heart of everything we do, and we simply can’t get enough of their feedback – who they are, what kind of impact TWR programming is having on them, how God is working in their lives. For 2014 we have assembled 60 compelling, representative responses into a special booklet and will feature one response online each week in celebration of our 60th anniversary.
Rami is a young non-Christian Yemeni who has been a victim of harsh social, economic and spiritual circumstances. At 24, he married the girl he deeply loved, but only a few hours after the wedding, he discovered that the new wife’s cousin had raped her when she was still young, and that the cousin had then married her older sister. It was definitely not the family Rami had dreamed of having. After countless conflicts, he divorced his wife.
His heart was stirred again a few years later, but it seemed that he was not destined for love. Because of his poor economic conditions, the girl’s family would not accept him.
During these difficult circumstances, Rami began listening to TWR’s Arabic broadcasts. He heard about God’s love and provision, his mighty hand that heals broken hearts and wounds. He began to correspond with TWR’s Arabic follow-up staff.
In the midst of his economic situation, especially with the difficulties Yemen has been experiencing, Rami called TWR asking for financial help. TWR staff indicated that it was not possible to provide financial assistance but encouraged him to seek God, who gives abundantly in his own time and ways.
Rami, still struggling with the “God of Christians,” not being sure whether Jesus truly is the Son of God, had learned about Jesus through a TWR broadcast. He decided to pray to him and ask for a miracle, so he prayed: “Dear Jesus, if you are the Son of God, and if you love me and died for me, I need you now to help me.”
Rami told TWR staff members that on the very same day he prayed, he heard a knock on his door. It was one of his relatives, who brought him money as a gift. There seemed to be no reason behind this gift, but he was certain that it was Jesus who made it happen. From that day onward, Rami’s life changed forever. He now believes in the almighty God and has accepted Christ as his Savior. Now he wants to help others meet the Lord as well.
He used to struggle with heavy waves of despair, mistrust, hatred and the desire for revenge, but now he is on the safe and peaceful shore where love and forgiveness abide.
Who would have thought that a radio broadcast could make a person expect a miracle from God? Yes, this is what radio can do in closed counties such as many in the Arab world. It can proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and penetrate to the hardest places and into the most hurting souls to redeem, restore and recreate a new person!
You can also order these stories as a free gift booklet delivered to your home. To request your copy, sign up here. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee delivery outside of the continental U.S. at this time, but stay tuned for a free digital download as well.