What’s Going On? July 2011

CUBA – 2011
Christ in Cuba
Many people believe they will never be able to share Christ in Cuba. For many years this was true. But, now a new energy and a trained ministry force is emerging in Cuba from a long history of religious repression.

I praise God every day that I have the freedom to worship, move around freely from place to place, and to buy the essentials I need to make my life comfortable. For nine days in June I was able to return to Cuba and experience the changes that are taking place.


Day one in Cuba we met with the Minister of Religion to carefully explain why we were in Cuba and the humanitarian “good will” we have done and intend to do for their country. She listened intently, shared many of her perspectives as it related to the Cuban people and then welcomed us to travel across Cuba to visit our evangelists and to learn about her country. She also shared some of the projects that she has approved in the past, like remodeling and construction of some older homes and buildings to be used for worship. The future church activities? Those projects will be subject to her approval.

The beauty of Christianity is that Christ is being preached in many nations without a political agenda. So, while respecting the local laws and customs, God has kept the door of opportunity open for us to continue working closely with our Cuban brothers and sisters in Christ.

Media: Through training, we also have the ability of giving our brothers and sisters a voice in media for their faith. Public radio and TV are highly controlled, but I did enjoy some training time to record messages that will be useful in Cuba. Stay tuned for what God has in store!

People are reaching out for the good news of Christ! The media ministry is booming as our Cuban ministers, for 10 or more years, have been sharing Con La Biblia Abierta VHS then DVD’s with people all over the island.

What are the future opportunities for sharing Christ in Cuba?
The Cuban church tells us their needs, and we listen…

1. We have learned that we can have a more effective outreach in Cuba by using an AM signal out of Bonaire. The last time we had access to an AM signal in Cuba 345 souls were baptized in two years.
To broadcast our present one hour radio program, La Voz Alegre, once a week it will cost $1,698.66 per month. In Cuba, there are souls that are receptive and are “hungering and thirsting after righteousness”. Therefore this need for Cuba is number one on my list. You can help by making a one-time or monthly contribution to this effort. The time for Cuba is now.


2. Training seminars in Havana that have trained preachers for 10 years needs funding to continue.
3. A vehicle is needed for the minister directing the radio program follow-up from Matanzas.
4. The church building in Santiago de Cuba, needs reconstruction.
5. The church in Las Tunas where Ennio preaches needs a meeting place.
6. DVD duplicating equipment is needed to improve the media outreach.
7. A farm donated to the church needs a lot of equipment and man-hours to meet the goals of this unique resource. The focus of this outreach is to supply food for conferences, evangelists, and to become a training farm. Members of the church can learn to farm, then move to other areas and duplicate this project in other parts of the country.

Of course, the list goes on.

In Cuba, we have the opportunity to become the voice and hands of Jesus.

Radio • Good News • Television-Christ’s Message Meeting the Masses
Website: http://www.theopenbible.com

Television:
20 Countries and across the United States
Con La Biblia Abierta / With the Open Bible
International:
Family Christian Network: Thursdays 8:00 PM CT
USA:
Dish Network 9413: Mondays 9:00 PM EST
La Familia Cosmovision: Thursdays 9:30 PM PT
Mega TV 22 South Florida: Friday 12:00 Midnight EST

Radio:
WINB
Monday night at 6:00-7:00 PM EST
La Voz Alegre, The Happy Voice is broadcasting to USA, Cuba and the
Americas from Red Lion, PA WINB 9.265 kHz shortwave.
Streaming On-line: www.winb.com Invite your friends to listen!
Future, in 2012:
KNLS World Christian Broadcasting begins transmitting from Madagascar, covering Latin America!

People are seeking the saving message of Christ.
2011 Update: 2,699 souls have already responded
2010: Over 4,315 people responded to our media outreach.
The requests for prayers and Bible studies continue to pour in.
Please pray that the loving message of Christ will reach souls and transform
their lives.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
Matthew 5:6

What’s Going On? June 2011


What do the Dominican Republic, Miami, California, and Madagascar have in common?

La Voz Alegre, The Happy Voice radio program

Santos Feliz Ruiz traveled from Barahona, Dominican Republic to Miami, then on to join me in California at the Pepperdine Lectureships to represent World Christian Broadcasting(WCB). We recorded, in front of a live audience, the hour-long radio program, La Voz Alegre, The Happy Voice.

Understanding the needs of people, and how they are hurting, allows us to share Christ’s love with them. Interviewing Santos, he explained his work as a minister of the Gospel and a Clinical Psychologist. He is using his experience to develop a radio program that focuses on the emotional needs of our listeners, giving them solid counseling advice using God’s Word.

In addition to working with four local churches, Santos has teamed up with the medical and psychiatric doctors at the Regional University Hospital. These professionals have found his knowledge of God’s word to be a great help in meeting the needs of mental health patients. This knowledge will bring valued advice to our radio listeners.

Music can bring people and cultures together. Carlos Gonzales is both producer and singer for the Acapella group, Voces. During his “live” interview he demonstrated the harmony of the music and song, with visual effects from nature.
We even sang a song together bilingually. As his music played, Carlos described his ministry and how English speaking congregations can meet the needs of their Latin communities and encourage bilingual worship. Carlos offered his work free of charge to churches that are interested in using the songs, music, and visual effects.

True Stories of the Bible, this segment is an opportunity for the listener to learn English as a Second Language using the Bible as literature. In this radio spot Brenda Morgan read a Bible story with an animated voice, as if trying to grab the listeners’ interest using simple English. Santos then read the Bible story in simple Spanish. ”How much of the story did you understand?” I asked. Then concluded with a commercial offering a free World English Institute course to study on line or by mail.

“La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha”, that is what Paul Ladd, Senior Correspondent for WCB, began singing as I was going to interview him. But, he enjoyed turning the tables on me, and interviewed me instead. I was able to express my love for Latin Americans and the joy I have of reaching into their homes with the message of Jesus through radio, television and the Internet.
An awesome team! While broadcasting La Voz Alegre from Madagascar is just a few months away, we can be heard in Latin America every Monday night. See the times, frequencies, and Internet broadcasts below.

What do France, Finland, Asia, and Latin America have in common?

In May, representatives from these parts of the world, plus several other countries, participated in the National Association of Shortwave Broadcaster’s annual meeting.

Topics of current political and sociological interest were discussed as the Internet and other media is blocked in several countries. But, shortwave radio is freely being received. This allows us to share the message of Christ beyond the borders and restrictions of countries and dictators.


World Christian Broadcasting is looking forward to reaching the 186 million households of Latin America that have shortwave radios. I shared our vision for Christ-centered programming that addresses the daily needs of Latin Americans. The show-stopper was my Miami connection photo of me bicycling by an alligator in the Everglades. That brought people to their feet!

Koi Hai Tan shared the plans to begin broadcasting soon from Madagascar into Latin America, Africa, India, and all of the Arabic speaking nations of the world. Listening to Jerome Hirigoyen of “Teledifusion de France” present the importance of their shortwave operations was eye opening. In addition to their television, Internet, and AM/FM radio operations, shortwave radio is an essential part of their strategy to reach the world. Our purpose, of course, is to bring the message of Jesus to everyone.

Radio • Good News • Television – Christ’s Message Meeting the Masses
Television:
23 Countries and across the United States
Con La Biblia Abierta / With the Open Bible
Enlace: Thursdays 3:30 PM CT
USA: Dish Network 9413: Mondays 9:00 PM EST
Mega TV 22 South Florida: Friday 12:00 Midnight EST

Radio:
WRMI
Monday night at 9:00-10:00 PM EST
La Voz Alegre, The Happy Voice is broadcasting to Cuba and the Americas from
Radio Miami International, WRMI 9.955 kHz shortwave.
Streaming On-line: www.wrmi.net
WINB
Monday night at 6:00-7:00 PM EST
La Voz Alegre, The Happy Voice is broadcasting to USA, Cuba and the
Americas from Red Lion, PA WINB 9.265 kHz shortwave.
Streaming On-line: www.winb.com Invite your friends to listen!

Future, in 2012:
KNLS World Christian Broadcasting begins transmitting from Madagascar, covering Latin America!

People are seeking the saving message of Christ.
2011 Update: 2,561 souls have already responded
2010: Over 4,315 people responded to our media outreach.
The requests for prayers and Bible studies continue to pour in.
Please pray that the loving message of Christ will reach souls and transform
their lives.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us-
yes, establish the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17