2020 International CEO Report
This has been the most unusual year in TWFTW’s history, and I think in the history of this generation. We are living in challenging times with changing political landscapes on a global scale. We are in the middle of a pandemic that is causing havoc not only in lives but economically as well. It has far-reaching consequences for physical and mental health and is creating divisions between countries and between groups of people within countries. Then there are the issues of global warming, radicalism, persecution, and displaced peoples. The list goes on. The world is becoming more unstable and confused than ever. These are uncertain times, but we are serving the One that knows it all and who holds our futures in His hands. In these uncertain times we have a certain future in Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith. It is exciting to note that in the midst of the challenges that TWFTW is facing, we have grown by about 27% in terms of new projects in the last 6 months. We have expanded in every direction. One of the main reasons for this, is that for the last three decades we have focussed on empowering indigenous people to manage all aspects of Bible translation and literacy. They are now the ones sprinting with the vision as they have adopted the vision and made it theirs. In order to continue thriving as an organisation we need to put people first. They are our most important and valuable asset – it is not projects, not the vision, but the people that carry the vision that matter most. If we don’t do this, we will run dry, run out of steam and burn out as an organization. I believe that if this is what guides us, we will accomplish all that God has for us as individuals and for us as an organisation. During an extremely difficult year, we can celebrate God’s faithfulness. He is looking after us. He is protecting us, and He is providing for us. God is indeed taking care of us. Finally, I would like to encourage you with Proverbs 3:5-6.
With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgement. Always let him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. (CEV)
Kobus van Aswegen
CEO of TWFTW International
Download the full CEO report bellow to read about the amazing things God has been doing! This report contains updates on the progress and expansion that have taken place for the period ending December 2020. The hard work and dedication of everyone in TWFTW has led to the tremendous growth that we observe today. Therefore, the CEO’s report is a celebration of what God has done in and through all of us.