Empowering Workers with Media


October 2010

University Students: Post-modern, or not, they love using media!

Listening to students record radio scripts and negotiating for radio airtime was a thrill. It was all a part of a series of special classes in Spanish which I taught at the 87th Harding Bible Lectureship.

Harding students practice
recording radio scripts

• La Radio: Escribir para el Oído (Radio: Writing for the Listener)

• La Radio: Producir para Muchos Medios (Radio: Producing for Many Forms of Media)

• La Radio: Negociando la Radiodifusión de su Programa con su Emisora (Radio: Negotiating the Broadcasting of Your Program with Radio Station)

Helping to spark an interest in young people to launch their dreams for sharing Christ, through understanding some of the realities of radio production and broadcasting, was main goal. Students came to class with their laptops ready to download the free audio recording program Audacity and to learn editing techniques. Students from both the USA and Latin America attended each session. Some expressed interest in becoming involved immediately.

– “I would like to produce a Christian radio program to share the love of Christ to people my age in Costa Rica.”
-“I want to do mission work somewhere in Latin America. Using media to do that is the way to go.”

Rex interviewing one of our
radio speakers Luis Rosas

Living in an age where our young people grow up as experts in technology, now is the time to teach them to use it for the Lord. While there are thousands of doors waiting to be knocked, there are millions of doors waiting to be opened for Christ through the use of media. The ease with which these young people use their computers and other technologies opens up a great opportunity for sharing Christ with the world. Hopefully, some will adopt the vision: Accelerating Evangelism in Latin America through Media.

Ministers: Let’s study the Bible together using media!

DVD copies of the Spanish television program Con La Biblia Abierta are being put in the hands of more and more local evangelists. Requests for this evangelistic tool are increasing.

Local evangelists receive DVDs and JoAnne Howe’s book
“Un Cambio de Habito”

– “We will use the 126 programs in home Bible study groups, personal evangelism, marriage enrichment, and more,” shares Cruz Hernandez of Houston.
Spanish conferences in both Orlando, Florida and Tulsa, Oklahoma brought over 40 evangelists and church leaders requesting sets of DVD’s for use in their local ministries. Con La Biblia Abierta is currently being broadcast weekly in 23 countries throughout North and South America. But, having the program in the hands of active evangelists, for immediate viewing, is fantastic! This is another form of personal evangelism that you are providing through this ministry.

Albums with 126 TV programs are being mailed to Latin American church leaders.

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 CDT
USA: Dish Network 9413: Mondays 9:00 PM EST
Mega TV 22 South Florida: Mondays 8:30 AM EST
Radio: Coming in November! WRMI on Monday nights

Future, in 2011:
KNLS World Christian Broadcasting begins transmitting from Madagascar, covering Latin America!

People are seeking the saving message of Christ. Over 3,005 people have responded so far in 2010 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.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1

Latin America’s Got Talent!

September 2010

Yes, discovering the most talented people to put on radio is work! This summer our search put me at the Spiritual Growth Workshop in Orlando.

Julio and Fior Betia (right), actually recorded some of the episodes of their program, “Cooking with the open Bible,” while at the workshop. Some of the speakers were guests in their cooking program. It was great watching them record in their hotel room, and create all of the sound effects of the kitchen at the same time. The Lord blessed us at this year’s workshop with more than 400 Latin Americans in attendance. Some of the speakers have expressed a desire to be involved by recording radio spots for our broadcast.

I was spiritually moved by the singing
groups “Voces”(left) and “Restoracion”
at the National Conference of Latin
Leaders and Preachers in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. Both groups have donated all
of their recorded Latin a capella music to
our efforts.

Omar Corpus of the singing group “Restoracion”(right)

Recently, Jeff White, Director of WRMI, invited me to visit the shortwave station to discuss the possibility of broadcasting our Christ-centered Spanish programs. Jeff’s proposal is to put our programming on the air every Monday night for 60 minutes for just $60.00. Great news! Half of the money needed has been pledged. Will you help with the other $30.00 a week to put us on the air for a full hour every Monday night? We will reach Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Central America and most of South America.

People are seeking the saving message of Christ.Over 2,616 people have responded so far in 2010 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.

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 CDT
USA: Dish Network 9413: Mondays 9:00 PM EST
Mega TV 22 South Florida: Mondays 8:30 AM EST

Radio: WWRB: Mondays 9:00 PM-12:00 AM EST.
Changing to:WRMI in October!

Future, in 2011:
KNLS World Christian Broadcasting begins transmitting from Madagascar, covering Latin America!

One Dollar A Minute!

AUGUST 2010

One dollar a minute, that is the cost of reaching Cuba with the message of Christ. The radio station, WRMI is designed to send a clear signal to saturate the Caribbean,
especially Cuba. This signal also reaches as far as Mexico, Central America and parts of South America.
WRMI has distributed hundreds of fix-tuned, solar-powered shortwave receivers, like the one pictured here, in Cuba and other parts of Latin America. This receiver only picks up the WRMI frequency of 9,955 kHz.
Recently, Jeff White, Director of WRMI, invited me to visit the shortwave station to discuss the possibility of broadcasting our Christ-centered Spanish programs. Jeff’s proposal is to put our programming on the air every Monday night for 60 minutes for just $60.00.

Has God blessed you with $60.00 a week that would change the lives and eternal destiny of souls in Cuba and Latin America?
WRMI will also put us on the air for 30 minutes at $30.00 a week. Maybe this fits your budget better. Either way, you can have Christ-centered Spanish programs broadcasting right now to Cuba, and beyond. Give me a call at 954-309-2949

People are seeking the saving message of Christ. Over 2,365 people have responded so far in 2010 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.

Praise the Lord, All you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
Psalm 117

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 CDT
USA: Dish Network 9413: Mondays 9:00 PM EST
Mega TV 22 South Florida: Mondays 8:30 AM EST

Radio: WWRB: Mondays 9:00 PM-12:00 AM EST.
Reaching Cuba and South America via shortwave 5.050
Streaming Online:
wwrb.org Mondays 9:00 PM-12:00 AM EST

Future, in 2011:
KNLS World Christian Broadcasting begins transmitting from Madagascar, covering Latin America!

From Chef to Cooking for the Lord

JULY 2010

What is it about that special moment when God transforms your life?

For Julio and Fior Betia, it was a perfect moment which blended their passion for cooking and their love for sharing Christ with others. In the new radio program Cocinando, Con la Biblia Abierta, the Betias dice crisp vegetables and slice tender meat, demonstrating “chef style” cooking, while blending in spiritual messages of hope. Listeners will hear recipes for Christian life in spontaneous discussions on topics like: eternal life, how to follow Jesus, and even “No, it wasn’t an apple”.
How did I get to know the Betias? As Director of the Spanish program for the Spiritual Growth Workshop I was blessed to meet Julio and Fior. A former professional chef, Julio wanted to use his 20 years of cooking experience to grab people’s interest, then to share the message of Christ with them. God has blessed the Betia’s delicious dream!
July’s hot topic is the Spiritual Growth Workshop in Orlando, Florida from July 29 – August 1st. The Spanish component of the Workshop is looking bigger and better this year. We hope more Latinos than ever will attend and be spiritually built up to serve the Lord.

People are seeking the saving message of Christ. Over 2,000 people have responded from January to June 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.

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 CDT
USA: Dish Network 9413: Mondays 9:00 PM EST
Mega TV 22 South Florida: Mondays 8:30 AM EST

Radio: WWRB: Mondays 9:00 PM-12:00 AM EST.
Reaching Cuba and South America via shortwave 5.050
Streaming Online:
wwrb.org Mondays 9:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
Future, in 2011:
KNLS World Christian Broadcasting begins transmitting from Madagascar, covering Latin America!

May your unfailing love rest upon us, oh Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
Psalm 33:22

¡Que Sabroso!


JUNE 2010

On the side of a mountian in Colombia grows the richest coffee in the world. This is according to my friend and fellow minister Alberto Castañeda. He lives at the very foot of the mountain where Juan Valdez coffee is grown. Last month he handed me a bag of Valdez’s freshly ground coffee from his suitcase and said, “Brother, this is for you!”

Radio listeners seeking Christ need to hear Alberto’s faith story; a Colombian speaking to fellow South Americans about the love of our Lord.

Crippling pain and suffering were Alberto’s daily “cup of coffee”. This was a result of a spinal injury and several botched surgeries on his back. Faced with his last hope for corrective surgery both Alberto and his wife Miriam, knew that he may be paralyzed for life or even face possible death. By signing the legal documents freeing the doctor and hospital of all responsibility, this Godly couple prayed to God and moved forward by faith. Praise God, the surgery was a success!

The sweet aroma of Alberto’s enduring faith in Christ has always been shown by his everpresent smile. Alberto not only endured the challenges of his life, but triumphed over his suffering by leading others to Christ. Over the past 15 years, in Pereira, Colombia, Alberto and his family, by the grace of God, have planted three growing churches.

Guide of the Family, Abba Father :
Alberto is partnering with us by writing and recording radio programs that will help Latin American families find answers to their daily challenges. Married 25 years to Miriam, with 2 adult children, he brings both spiritual and practical insights which will touch the hearts of his listeners.

Rex interviewing Alberto at the Pepperdine Lectureship

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
Psalm 147:5

MAY 2010

Fishing in Venezuela?
I have been fishing many times. What I have learned is that I have always needed fresh bait.

Stepping into the wave I feel the tug and the pull of the tide. The roar of the surf is in my ears as I turn with my weighted net in my arms ready to cast it freely into the surf. I swiftly grab the pull rope and tug the weighted net to my feet. What do I see? What do I get? …
Casting the net for the first time on a network always makes you wonder, whose attention will you catch? The first response, “Would it be someone in Cuba?” That would be a natural conclusion. But God sent our signal beyond Cuba into Venezuela where “he” was waiting. José Elías was listing to our program on marriage and the family, The Guide of the Family, Abba Father.

“Modern couples need marriage counseling to hold their relationship together. The inscrutability of the modern life and the strong influence of individualism, threaten the survival of home and family. Anyway, marriage counseling becomes a crucial benefit to the survival of union and family.”
-thoughts from Venezuela

Guide of the Family, Abba Father is a program that speaks to the needs of the modern Latin American family. Marriage, dealing with providing for your family, and raising children, needs specific advice from God. This advice is provided by the expertise of our Latin American speakers: Luis Rosas, Santos Feliz Ruiz, and Alberto Castañeda.

We are encouraged by Jose Elias’ response. We pray that as Jose studies the Bible through World Bible School he will be the first of many that will respond to our radio programs. I believe, as the Lord casts His net of the Gospel over Latin America He will lovingly reach out to all the people that are seeking Him.

MAY 2010

Fishing in Venezuela?
I have been fishing many times. What I have learned is that I have always needed fresh bait.

Stepping into the wave I feel the tug and the pull of the tide. The roar of the surf is in my ears as I turn with my weighted net in my arms ready to cast it freely into the surf. I swiftly grab the pull rope and tug the weighted net to my feet. What do I see? What do I get? …
Casting the net for the first time on a network always makes you wonder, whose attention will you catch? The first response, “Would it be someone in Cuba?” That would be a natural conclusion. But God sent our signal beyond Cuba into Venezuela where “he” was waiting. José Elías was listing to our program on marriage and the family, The Guide of the Family, Abba Father.

“Modern couples need marriage counseling to hold their relationship together. The inscrutability of the modern life and the strong influence of individualism, threaten the survival of home and family. Anyway, marriage counseling becomes a crucial benefit to the survival of union and family.”
-thoughts from Venezuela

Having answers for Carlos Isaziga years ago resulted in his great Christian family.
Today he continues as a youth minister in Panama City, FL

Guide of the Family, Abba Father is a program that speaks to the needs of the modern Latin American family. Marriage, dealing with providing for your family, and raising children, needs specific advice from God. This advice is provided by the expertise of our Latin American speakers: Luis Rosas, Santos Feliz Ruiz, and Alberto Castañeda.

We are encouraged by Jose Elias’ response. We pray that as Jose studies the Bible through World Bible School he will be the first of many that will respond to our radio programs. I believe, as the Lord casts His net of the Gospel over Latin America He will lovingly reach out to all the people that are seeking Him.

MAY 2010

Fishing in Venezuela?
I have been fishing many times. What I have learned is that I have always needed fresh bait.

Stepping into the wave I feel the tug and the pull of the tide. The roar of the surf is in my ears as I turn with my weighted net in my arms ready to cast it freely into the surf. I swiftly grab the pull rope and tug the weighted net to my feet. What do I see? What do I get? …
Casting the net for the first time on a network always makes you wonder, whose attention will you catch? The first response, “Would it be someone in Cuba?” That would be a natural conclusion. But God sent our signal beyond Cuba into Venezuela where “he” was waiting. José Elías was listing to our program on marriage and the family, The Guide of the Family, Abba Father.

“Modern couples need marriage counseling to hold their relationship together. The inscrutability of the modern life and the strong influence of individualism, threaten the survival of home and family. Anyway, marriage counseling becomes a crucial benefit to the survival of union and family.”
-thoughts from Venezuela

Having answers for Carlos Isaziga years ago resulted in his great Christian family.
Today he continues as a youth minister in Panama City, FL

Guide of the Family, Abba Father is a program that speaks to the needs of the modern Latin American family. Marriage, dealing with providing for your family, and raising children, needs specific advice from God. This advice is provided by the expertise of our Latin American speakers: Luis Rosas, Santos Feliz Ruiz, and Alberto Castañeda.

We are encouraged by Jose Elias’ response. We pray that as Jose studies the Bible through World Bible School he will be the first of many that will respond to our radio programs. I believe, as the Lord casts His net of the Gospel over Latin America He will lovingly reach out to all the people that are seeking Him.


APRIL 2010

WE ARE ON THE AIR! I can’t say that everything started off without a March Madness glitch. That’s the “way it goes” in the world of media broadcasting.

• March 1st, Monday night at 9:00, I was in my backyard with my hand-held short wave radio checking for the new signal that would go right into Cuba, and reach as far as Argentina. My first efforts to locate the signal sounded like I was receiving messages from outer space aliens. When I finally was able to tune in, someone else’s English broadcast program was running because the station was having technical difficulty.
Ok, we had a false start.
• March 8th success! At 9:00 PM EST we were “on the air” in SPANISH. The programming also began streaming on the WWRB.org web site.
• March 15th… I tuned in with confidence only to hear the English broadcast again. March Madness! After a bit of station consultaion, at the top of the hour at 10:00 PM, the Spanish program was on the air.
• On March 22nd, I called the station before 9:00 PM just to check on the program, and got a surprise! Our broadcast was not only on the air; we had been on since 8:00 PM. A gift of an extra hour.

I know that we don’t live in a perfect world, but God continues to work things out for His good purpose.
Getting on the air in Cuba has never been easy, but now it is on the air again. Remember you can listen our broadcast at WWRB.org , Monday 9:00 PM EST.

OTHER GREAT NEWS:
696… What a number! During the month of March all of the Latin American television and radio efforts resulted in 696 responses! People seeking the “Good News” of Christ are requesting free Bible courses and prayers. They listen to the radio program or watch the television program then call to receive spiritual assistance. This is a testimony to God. He is using the media to enter into the homes and hearts of Latin Americans.
Remember, the financial responsibility to continue the answering service keeps climbing higher per response. May God, through your donations, provide the financial increase to continue these outreach efforts.

A God-inspired talent search producing Christ-centered media? Yes, that is what is needed for media programming to get the gospel out to the people who are seeking Christ. I’m happy to say, that Christians of this caliber are being discovered every month! They are partnering with us in writing, translation, and recording.
Do you have a talent in these areas, and want to be involved? Just give me a call, and let’s talk.

APRIL 2010

WE ARE ON THE AIR! I can’t say that everything started off without a March Madness glitch. That’s the “way it goes” in the world of media broadcasting.
• March 1st, Monday night at 9:00, I was in my backyard with my hand-held short wave radio checking for the new signal that would go right into Cuba, and reach as far as Argentina. My first efforts to locate the signal sounded like I was receiving messages from outer space aliens. When I finally was able to tune in, someone else’s English broadcast program was running because the station was having technical difficulty.
Ok, we had a false start.
• March 8th success! At 9:00 PM EST we were “on the air” in SPANISH. The programming also began streaming on the WWRB.org web site.
• March 15th… I tuned in with confidence only to hear the English broadcast again. March Madness! After a bit of station consultaion, at the top of the hour at 10:00 PM, the Spanish program was on the air.
• On March 22nd, I called the station before 9:00 PM just to check on the program, and got a surprise! Our broadcast was not only on the air; we had been on since 8:00 PM. A gift of an extra hour.

I know that we don’t live in a perfect world, but God continues to work things out for His good purpose.
Getting on the air in Cuba has never been easy, but now it is on the air again. Remember you can listen our broadcast at WWRB.org , Monday 9:00 PM EST.