The most far-reaching Christian radio network in the world has just extended its reach, now broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ in more than 190 languages and dialects. According to Trans World Radio, the milestone event was made possible after the network recently added seven languages from the northern Caucasus region of Russia, including Chechen.
"The whole development with the seven languages we could not have done if we would not have had a wonderful working relationship with another international active broadcaster," TWR's Nathan Anderson told Mission Network News (MNN).
Anderson says the seven are part of a new program, produced by TWR-Europe in cooperation with another international Christian broadcaster, which airs each day of the week in a different language. "In fact, we're working with a fellow in that region who actually came to Christ as a result of listening to Trans World Radio," Anderson commented. "So you can see how the circle closes itself again."
Other recent additions have been broadcasts in the languages of Pulaar in Western Africa, Uyghur in China, and Papiamentu--the language of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire--in the Caribbean.
Currently, TWR's programs are aired from more than 2,700 broadcasting outlets around the globe, including 14 international transmitting sites, satellite, cable, Internet and local AM and FM stations. Every day, TWR's broadcasts reach millions in over 160 countries.