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Friday, February 24, 2017

KTWR Departures

Paul and Kathy during their
first years at KTWR
In the last six months we’ve had to say goodbye to two of our veteran KTWR families. Paul and Kathy Gregowske arrived with their family on Guam in 1991. Paul helped with various building projects and maintenance around the site. For years he played a very important role in the daily operations of the ministry. One of Kathy’s favorite opportunities while here was responding to listener letters and QSL cards. She had a knack for connecting with listeners through correspondence, and I know there were many whom the Lord blessed through her responses. In 2001 God called Paul and Kathy to Cambodia first to help with the Media Center project and later to work alongside the Cambodian TWR staff in their efforts to reach their people for Christ. This was a special time for the Gregowskes as they got to work face-to-face with listeners of TWR’s broadcasts, an aspect of the ministry that is often missed by those of us on Guam since we are not in the same geographical location as our listeners. In 2008 the Lord moved Paul and Kathy back to Guam where their help was much needed again. They served here faithfully until their retirement at the end of August last year. We are so excited for this new adventure to which God has called them, but we will miss them greatly.

Kathy in Cambodia

Paul in Cambodia

George in the
transmitter hall
Kathy at work in the
The second couple that left us left just this month. George and Kathy Ross arrived on Guam in 1990, just one year before the Gregowskes. Both of the Rosses wore a number of hats during their years on Guam. George has done everything from building and antenna maintenance to being the control room and transmitter operator to frequency coordination. He also served as the station manager for a time. Radio is not just a job or a ministry opportunity for George but a passion that is infectious. Kathy has done everything from Bible correspondence to administrative work to hospitality services for those moving to or visiting the island. Her love for Guam has caused many others to fall in love with the island, too. While the Rosses have not retired from TWR and while George will continue his work with frequency coordination as well as his involvement with the future of DRM broadcasts, he is taking on another role where it makes more sense for him to be based out of the States. The Rosses will also be greatly missed at KTWR, but we thank God for the time He has given us with both of these families and for all He has taught us through them.

Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.

Psalm 1:1-3

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