June 2019 Newsletter

By the time you receive this letter, we will be in the US visiting family.  In 2017, just after we left Colorado, Elyse’s brother had his first child.  We haven’t had the opportunity to meet our new niece and wanted to take some time this year to celebrate and see our families. With the coming…

The Persecuted Church in Nigeria

My dear friends, Our brothers and sisters in Christ in Nigeria need your prayers. Church leaders in Nigeria report that 6,000 Christians, mostly women and children have been murdered since January. According to Open Door, which is a charity that provides aid to Christians who are persecuted for their faith, Islamic radicals who are allied…

Cyclone Idai

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Idai_2019-03-13_1052Z.jpg Many of you were hit with a cyclone bomb with wild blizzards and terrible flooding. We are sorry to hear of the destruction that the storm left in its wake especially for those of you in Nebraska. We have been encouraged by the stories we have heard about how people are pulling together to…

March 2019 Newsletter

At the end of February, Ryan released the first version of the new uploading app for our partners to post content on TWR’s platforms including the TWR360 app.  This is a huge milestone for a project that has been a long time coming.  After we work out the bugs with this release we will begin…

Shine as Lights in the World

What do we like to complain about most? If you live in South Africa, the answer is load shedding. You can complain with everyone and anyone about load shedding and they will happily join in bashing the company who provides electricity to all of South Africa. For those of you who are unfamiliar with load…

December 2018 Newsletter

Merry Christmas from South Africa where we are dreaming of a white sand Christmas. Ryan is preparing to publish a version of the project he has been working on all year. Though the project has taken significantly longer than expected, there is still a lot of excitement within TWR. LinguaDMS is over 10 years old…

Sand Stories

At the beginning of September, we took a much needed family trip to Swaziland. It is only a four hour drive to the border or six if you have two toddlers. I have crossed a couple of borders before so I thought I knew what I was in for. I was wrong. First surprise was…

September 2018 Newsletter

Well, intern season is over and while Ryan might not have two heads mounted on the wall, TWR Women of Hope does have a new app.  Our interns, Laura and Lauren, worked hard and managed to build a working app in less than two months.  The app still needs to go though a few approval…

Carry One Anothers’ Burdens

“Can my daughters and I sleep in your garage? We are being kicked out and have no place to go.” I was caught by surprise when my neighbor showed up and made such an interesting request. Our garage can barely fit a car inside it. It has one power outlet and one light. My answer,…

June 2018 Newsletter

I hope you are all enjoying your summer. We are entering the hard cold months of June and July here. It is not just cold season but also intern season. We have two interns, Laura and Lauren, coming to South Africa at the beginning of June. Our “Women of Hope” ministry needs a mobile app…

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