TWR Asia began its ministry in Cambodia in 2000 with the task of producing the Khmer version of Women of Hope, a program created by Project Hannah to share God’s love with women around the world. Several young Christians – who were willing to be trained in translation, production and studio operations – were identified to be team members.
TWR Cambodia works with pastors, local volunteers, and coordinators who manage more than 300 children and adult listening clubs in different villages across Cambodia. They also distribute radios, speaker boxes, and SD cards.
One of TWR Cambodia’s main initiatives is the nation’s children and youth. More than half of the population is under the age of 24 and many live in poverty.* Education can be hard to come by, and many prefer to learn through oral means, such as storytelling and songs. For this reason, TWR produces Happy Children’s Garden and Stories of the Potter to minister to the nation younger generations.
Happy Children’s Garden is a weekly 15-minute Bible story series for children of all ages. Each program teaches life applications as well as biblical traditions, customs, culture and the geography of the Holy Land, so that children will have a more complete knowledge of scripture. Through these programs, listeners can learn songs performed by children in churches TWR’s team visits. They also can win prizes by sending in correct answers to questions about the day’s story.
Stories of the Potter is a 30-minute program for Cambodian oral communities, telling the stories of Jesus and the Bible through the spoken word. Through a combination of radio broadcasts, personal visits and follow-up work, TWR Cambodia is gently leading people to the healing love of Jesus Christ.
Other radio programs broadcast in Cambodia include InTouch, It’s Yours, The Word Today, Thru the Bible, and Women of Hope. The programs are broadcast in the Khmer language across various regions of the country, including Battambang, Bantheymeanchey, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Kampong Som, Kampot, Koh Kong, Kratie, Oddah Meanchey, Phnom Penh, PreahviharPursat, Sieam Reap, Stung Treng, Svay Rieng, and Takeo.