In response to the refugee crisis in Europe, TWR has been working to get the Good News of the Gospel to displaced people through a couple of mobile application projects.
Since 2015, huge numbers of people have been displaced because of war, and many of those have found themselves in Europe. As more than 80 percent of refugees in Europe carry smartphones to enable them to stay in touch with family and to navigate across unfamiliar territory, TWR Europe developed the Refugee Bridge app last year to speak hope into the situation.
The app – available in Arabic, Farsi, and Dari – provides emotional and spiritual help by getting Bible-based programming into the hands of displaced people fleeing their home regions.
More recently, another opportunity has opened up, and TWR now manages the media section of the Love Europe smartphone app.
Love Europe is designed to enable refugees and newcomers to Europe to navigate, communicate, and integrate. Through the app, refugees can get directions, learn some basic language, and find out about the cultural norms and values of their host country. They can find the nearest hospital, police station, or refugee camp, and connect with individuals who are willing and able to help.
For its part, TWR is providing content, starting with its programs New Country, New Home, and Hope for Syria. The app is available in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Malta, and Greece, and provides a variety of tools designed to help refugees adjust to their life in Europe.
To learn more about the impact of this strategic outreach, click here.
By NRB Staff
Published: October 12, 2017