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CARY, N.C. (March 1, 2016) – Member Care Media (MCM), a ministry of TWR that serves cross-cultural workers around the globe, has been singled out by the National Religious Broadcasters to receive the 2016 International Strategic Partnerships Award.

Jonathan Griffiths, director of specialized content for TWR (also known as Trans World Radio), accepted the award on behalf of MCM on Feb. 26 at the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

MCM is a natural part of TWR’s mission to reach the world for Christ so that lasting fruit is produced, said Beate Kiebel, TWR international director of support services for Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. MCM is based in the TWR Europe region.

“The ever-increasing opportunities in media such as radio, Internet, mobile and social media allow us to reach people right where they are,” Kiebel said. “I am excited about this ministry outreach, and NRB’s recognition is very much appreciated, valued and an encouragement to us all.”

For more than 15 years, MCM has been serving cross-cultural workers with content tailored to their specific situations and needs. This ministry has been one of the first to use media to encourage, enhance and enable those whose obedience to the Great Commission has taken them to difficult places.

Surveys conducted by the World Evangelical Alliance Missions Commission found that 71 percent of missionaries who leave the workforce do so for preventable reasons. MCM operates in partnership with the WEA Missions Commission initiatives in Global and European Member Care, Dr. Brent Lindquist of Link Care Center, and counselors, psychologists and teachers from around the world.

The primary goal of MCM is to provide resources for in-country missionaries and leaders to target some of the causes of attrition at an earlier stage. With the help of more than 70 well-known, professional care specialists, MCM has developed content that incorporates a variety of perspectives as it addresses more than 60 primary issues related to these causes.

Speaking fluently in more than 230 languages and dialects, MCM’s parent ministry, TWR, exists to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Its global media outreach engages millions in 160 countries with biblical truth.

Photo: Jonathan Griffiths, left, and TWR President Lauren Libby with the NRB International Strategic Partnerships Award