ARMENIA — Eric was planning to kill himself when he heard some life-changing words over the radio while visiting his aunt.

He heard the commentator say, “For without me you can do nothing,” Jesus’ words from John 15:5. Eric (not his real name) was astonished.

He listened to the rest of the words: “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit.”

Eric wrote to TWR: “You have saved my life! Thanks to your wise preaching, I have changed my mind. Now I read the Bible and listen to the program. I have found my life in Jesus Christ. Thank you for your wonderful and clear teaching of the Word.”

Facts about Armenia*:

  • Although generally democratic and stable, some election results have been called into question.
  • Once a part of the Soviet Union, religious freedom was widely recognized after the fall of communism.
  • The 30-minute Thru the Bible program is broadcast in the Armenian language twice a day weekdays on three different FM stations.