2 New FM Transmitters for Ecuador Held Up in Customs
Continue to pray for the acquisition of new FM radio transmitters for Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador. Pray for the arrangements and paperwork that has to be done to release the equipment from customs and for those who will help with the installation.
Friday, 14 June 2013
Pastoral Leadership Training Held in Peru and Brazil
Pray as Apoyo, HCJB Global’s pastoral training and discipleship ministry, holds training in Abancay, Peru, June 16-22 and Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 23-30. Praise God for the Apoyo-Cuba retreat in April and the training events held in May. Give thanks that 1,500 Cubans attended an Easter sunrise service and 5,000 went to a special praise service.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
New Staff Members Join Clean Water Projects Team in Ecuador
Give thanks for new staff members joining the Clean Water Projects team in Ecuador: Steve Pike (civil engineer) and his wife, Ruth (journalist), and Martin Heinrich (engineer) and his wife, Julia (nutritionist). Pray as water projects continue in nine Ecuadorian communities, including Balsalito where a work team will help June 16-22.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Radio Training Held in Jungles of Peru
Thank the Lord for the recent radio training held in Pucallpa, Peru. Pray as the training team in Ecuador works on new teaching materials and innovative ways to share that information, including webinars.
Saturday, 08 June 2013
Missionary Focus - Mattias & Gabriella Egberth
Mattias & Gabriella Egberth, Shell, Ecuador: “Pray as we wind down our time in Ecuador, say our final goodbyes and return to our home country of Sweden on June 12. Pray for a safe trip and a smooth transition, especially for our children, Samuel (14), Elias (13) and Miriam (10). We have worked at Hospital Vozandes-Shell since January 2011.” Mattias served as a surgeon; Gabriella was a midwife.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
New Staff Members Arrive in Ecuador to Serve in Community Development
Pray for new staff members Steve and Ruth Pike and Martin and Julia Heinrich who are arriving in Ecuador to serve with Vozandes Community Development. Julia’s parents are longtime missionaries Dr. Eckehart and Klaudia Wolff who serve at Hospital Vozandes-Shell. Steve and Martin are engineers.
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Missionary Focus - Joseph & Tracy Martin
Joseph & Tracy Martin, Shell, Ecuador: “Pray as we finish things up in Shell before we leave for Ghana to work for a month and then return to the U.S. for home ministry assignment. Pray for open doors to do more ministries in Ecuador’s jungle communities. Uphold our children, Sebastiao (10) and Isabella (8).” Joe serves as assistant medical director, residence coordinator, family practice physician and supervisor at Hospital Vozandes-Shell; Tracy is the laboratory director.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Construction of Water System Delayed in Rural Ecuadorian Community
Pray for God’s guidance as construction of the water system in Yanacocha, Ecuador, has been held up due to legal issues. Remember the community members as they seek to resolve these problems.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Missionary Focus - Betty Van Engen
Betty Van Engen, Quito: “Pray that I would be sensitive to God’s leading in making decisions in response to the many changes taking place in the mission’s Latin America Region. Pray also for God’s wisdom and the Holy Spirit’s leading in my ministry as a counselor, addressing the complex and diverse needs of HIV/AIDS patients. I also help as a counselor in a ministry called The Way Out.” Betty serves as a nurse/counselor in the HIV/AIDS clinic at Hospital Vozandes-Quito.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Pastoral Training Events Set for Cuba
Pray for God’s leading for teachers and students as several Apoyo events are held in Cuba in the next two weeks, including two teaching workshops for church leaders and the last module of a master’s program in leadership.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Media Specialist Records Listener Testimonies in Peru
Praise the Lord for the opportunity that new HCJB Global appointee Emily Ibarra had to provide video production support for three ministry partners in Peru in April. She also helped distribute fixed-tuned, solar-powered SonSet® radios to listeners of the partner station in the country’s remote Cotahuasi Canyon.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Missionary Focus - Glenn & Bonnie Lafitte
Glenn & Bonnie Lafitte, McAllen, TX: “Praise God for permission from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to move to the next phase of a new name/logo for the World Radio Network (a cooperating ministry of HCJB Global). Pray for a smooth transition and implementation of the new name, InspiraCom. Also uphold Glenn as he pursues a leadership studies program at a local university and Bonnie takes a Christian Writers Guild course.” Glenn is chief executive officer of the WRN; Bonnie serves as a musician, writer and editor of NetNews.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Spanish Satellite Radio Network Moving to Internet Stream Distribution
Pray for the transition as Spanish radio programs now distributed by ALAS, the Latin American satellite network, will switch to Internet stream distribution. Some 56 stations in Latin America, the U.S. and Spain currently download programming via satellite.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013
Community Development Nurse Planning Biannual Trips to Brazil
Pray for community development nurse Miriam Gebb as she plans two-month, biannual trips to rural Brazil to train trainers who can help their own people learn principles of hygiene and disease prevention.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Engineers Repair Partner Shortwave Station in Peru
Praise God that HCJB Global staff members were able to help solve technical problems with the shortwave transmitter being experienced by partner station Radio Logos in Chazuta, Peru.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Larry Castro Fills Gap in Ecuador & Leads Radio Seminar in Colombia
Pray for wisdom as Larry Castro fills in for Allen Graham, director of radio training, during his home ministry assignment. Praise God for the radio seminar that Larry recently conducted in Colombia.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Media Outreach in Quito Considers Move to New Location
Continue to pray for wisdom as administrators ponder future facilities for the Media Division in Quito. Some of the space at the Radio Station HCJB campus is being rented to other ministries. One of the options is to move the media offices to a smaller location.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Apoyo Holds Discipleship Seminar in Peru
Pray as Apoyo Director Américo Saavedra and Pastor Ric Stanghelle and Dr. Paul Post of Lakes Free Church in Lindstrom, MN, facilitate a discipleship seminar in Pucallpa, Peru, April 16-25. Dr. Mark Nelson of Hospital Vozandes-Quito joins the team for an exploratory boat trip to provide medical care for people in a village on the Ucayali River.
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Missionary Update - Jeremy & Sara McMillan
Jeremy & Sara McMillan, Quito: “Pray for our family to settle in to life in Ecuador as we just moved to Quito about three months ago. Pray for God’s guidance and the Holy Spirit’s work among us as we launch a college/young adult Bible study.” Jeremy serves as associate pastor at English Fellowship Church.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013
Radio and Leadership Training Held in Guatemala
Pray as Apoyo Director Américo Saavedra and Hospital Vozandes-Quito Director Jim Estes join Pastor Meison Missly from Peru and Elmer Alvarado from Radio Cultural in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to hold the sixth and final round of radio and leadership training in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, April 2-5.