What’s Going On? September 2012

FROM REX MORGAN

Reaching out to the Latin American World

Cuba Youth Conference 2012 is a Huge Success!

 

250 or more young people:

 

singing, praying, sharing their faith
…Beautiful!

-Her father left Cuba 5 years ago for Miami.  He’s a doctor there now, but she aches to hear from him.

-He tries not to fight, but that’s all he has known.  In a world so confusing, how can he accept Christ as the answer?

-She knows her mother has a good life in Spain.  Her mom left to seek new opportunities, but she hopes that someday they will be reunited.

 

 

So many stories of separation and hope.  The young people of Cuba have a strong passion for Christ, His blessings, and love.

Highlights:

Matanzas, Cuba was the warm host of the Youth Conference. Who needs air-conditioning when you’re enjoying sharing Christ?

Our friendly organizers: Ammiel and Maricela, Tony and Luid, Roberto and Milan, plus so many others made this dream come true for all the young people who were able to attend the 2012 Youth Conference.

 

Bible lessons and songs were directed by the young people of Cuba.  Mario is only thirteen, but he proudly got up in front of the group and led a song. Others preached Christ, led prayers, some acted out dramatic skits and encouraged one another with songs.  Enjoy the attached videos.

 

16 Provinces: Young people came from all over the island to be together, many for the first time.  Some traveled by bus, car, trucks, and trains.  It was sad that one of the groups never made it due to problems with their train.  We hope next year they will all be able to make it to the conference.

                Click on Mario’s picture at right to watch the video

God Provides…He is actively working in our hearts and minds

-Seven Baptisms

-Many asking for prayers and rededicating their lives to Christ-Christian young ladies and guys enjoying meeting one another for the first time

FUN: Gifts and Prizes and Sharing Christ’s Message

* Over 200 CDs of La Voz Alegre were given out to the youth. This radio program airs every Sunday night across the Caribbean

* 250 La Voz Alegre pens were handed out to promote listening to the program with family and friends.

* Cool, a bike!  The drawing for a balloon-covered bike was fun to watch.  The happy guy lifted it above his head in triumph.

Exciting Follow-up News from Cuba:

-“We have been receiving letters generated by the La Voz Alegre CD that was

given out to the young people at the Youth Conference.

Many people are listening to the CD, sharing the CD with their friends and

family, then writing to us for Bible studies.

The Bible courses from World Bible School have been a great blessing!  We are

receiving lists and lists of names requesting that the Bible courses be sent to

our young people’s family and friends.

This is great!”

Scrubs for Cuba:

Baptism garments needed for women

43 sets of scrubs were donated.  Our dear friend, Sarah Andreu, shared her

talents, and made it a priority to monogram the scrub tops, Iglesia de Cristo.

Thank you!

Madison Church of Christ in Madison, TN is the current sponsor of Cuba’s Youth Conference. Their faith and vision for sharing Christ is a blessing to so many people in Cuba, and around the world.

Topics: Speakers from the U.S. and Spain shared Christian messages of faith, endurance, confidence, and how to mature in Christ.  Thank you to: Juan Antonio

Monroy, Phil and Kim Barnes, Rex and Brenda Morgan, Luis and Rachel Estrada, Gregory Huffine, Brandon Adams , Chris Gingles, Harry Hames, and Billy for using your talents and for some, their vacation time, to support this conference.

Click on the picture to listen to the Versalles Choral Group

 

Radio • Good News • Television

Christ’s Message Meeting the Masses 

 

 

 

Website:

http://www.theopenbible.com/

TV Broadcast on the air each week on the following network:

Dish Network: Alma Vision reaching all 50 of the United States

Mondays 9:00 PM EST

Radio Broadcast La Voz Alegre (The Happy Voice) is broadcasting weekly on:

Trans World Radio 800 AM reaching Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, Sundays 8:00-9:00 PM ET


WINB shortwave is reaching all of Latin America, Monday night at 6:00-7:00 PM EST Streaming On-line: www.winb.com

WWCR shortwave is 6.875 MHz is reaching Cuba and Latin America from Nashville, TN,
Wednesday afternoon 5:00-6:00 PM EST

World Christian Broadcasting, preparing begin broadcasting
La Voz Alegre

How can a young man keep his way pure?  By living according to your word.

I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 119:9-10


What’s Going On? August 2012

FROM REX MORGAN
Reaching out to the Latin American World

Meet Maribel and Carlos Preciado!

 

Directors for the Spiritual Growth Workshop – Orlando, FL
Walking through the halls of the Rosen Hotel and  seeing the fellowship of Christian brothers and sisters hugging and greeting one another was delightful!

 

The 3 Amigos: Rex, Carlos Preciado, & Carlos Gonzalez

 

During the Spanish venue of the conference, the vibrant sound of over 300 people singing or watching a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ could be experienced. Preachers from across the continent encouraged people to be proud of their faith in Christ and to reach out in love to their communities.  The theme of the workshop “Not Ashamed” was echoed in the classes and sermons.

 

30 years ago the first Spiritual Growth Workshop for the Churches of Christ, in Orlando, FL, was born.  The beginning years didn’t include a Spanish program. The booming growth of Latino Christians in Florida gave birth to the first Spanish Program in 1990.  Since then, many wonderful Christ-filled people have enriched and encouraged the spirituality of the classes and fellowship.
This year Maribel and Carlos were officially chosen to direct and develop the future Spanish Spiritual Growth Workshop programs. Pray for them and for all the Christians who will assist them with this wonderful opportunity.
From Brenda and Rex, “Thank you everyone for making the 22 years as Director of the Spanish Program for the Spiritual Growth Workshop a success!”
Sharing Christ through his suffering.
Singing groups shared their songs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVDs and CDs

La Voz Alegre and Con la Biblia Abierta: 80 or more CDs and DVD sets of Bible lessons were shared at the Spiritual Growth Workshop.

How are People Wanting to Use Them?

 

…I plan to use the DVDs with the migrant farm workers in my community.  I will

also use them with new members at my church. – Francisco

… I will use them to teach my family. – Myrna

… My church will use the various themes of the lessons in small groups, with

recent converts and for evangelism. – Jannacoelli


People Want to Use The DVDs and CDs with…

-women’s ministry

– community outreach

– small and new congregational spiritual growth

– discipleship

– evangelism

– maturing in the faith

 

Radio • Good News • Television
Christ’s Message Meeting the Masses 
 

 

Website:

http://www.theopenbible.com/

TV Broadcast on the air each week on the following networks:

The Family Christian Network, a Spanish Language network reaching all of Latin America every Friday night at 8:00 PM CT.

Dish Network: Alma Vision reaching all 50 of the United States

Mondays 9:00 PM EST

La Familia Cosmovision with 560 channels in the USA,
Thursdays 9:30 PM PT

Mega TV 22 reaching all of South Florida,
Friday 12:00 Midnight EST

Radio Broadcast La Voz Alegre (The Happy Voice) is broadcasting weekly on:

Trans World Radio 800 AM reaching Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, Sundays 8:00-9:00 PM ET


WINB shortwave is reaching all of Latin America, Monday night at 6:00-7:00 PM EST Streaming On-line: www.winb.com

WWCR shortwave is 6.875 MHz is reaching Cuba and Latin America from Nashville, TN,
Wednesday afternoon 5:00-6:00 PM EST

World Christian Broadcasting, preparing begin broadcasting
La Voz Alegre daily in 2012.

 

But our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Philippians 3:20 – 21