Category: News and updates/Notícias e novidades

Preparing for the Future/Preparando para o Futuro

In preparation for the future, I have spent the last two years searching for new producers that will ultimately continue the work that God has entrusted into our care. The plan was to select capable and anointed individuals in nations where our programs are aired, to produce and record messages for their respective regions. During my trip to Portugal back… Read more →

A Leader’s Perspective/A Perspectiva de um Líder

On our last trip to Angola, I had the opportunity to interview some church leaders and get their perspective on the impact of our radio programs. Below is an excerpt from a conversation I had with the secretary general of the ISESA church.   Isac Are churches benefiting from the Yeva Ondaka program in terms of souls being saved and individuals… Read more →

News from Cape Verde/Notícias de Cabo Verde

Several days ago, I spoke to the pastor of the church we partner with in Cape Verde. As we mentioned on a previous post, this church launched their own radio program last year, and the Character First program is part of their broadcast. The program airs on a privately owned station and has been well received by the people. The… Read more →

Focusing on the Children/Focalizando nas Crianças

As we mentioned on a previous post, Isac was recently in Portugal and the Island of São Tomé and Príncipe on what turned out to be a very productive trip. What we didn’t mention is during that time, I was in Angola on a trip that was predominantly for personal reasons, but also involved a speaking engagement and a meeting… Read more →

Travel Plans/Planos de Viagem

With traveling restrictions lifting and nations opening their borders to visitors, we can now resume our annual ministry trips. These trips are important as they give us an opportunity to meet with the leadership of churches and radio stations we partner with. In addition, it enables us to meet listeners and get a sense of their daily realities, which helps… Read more →

A new Territory in Sight/Um Território novo em Vista

We have a possible opportunity in the works that could lead to a new audience base. Several months ago, a Pastor from the West African nation of Guinea Bissau learned about our programs and asked us to send him a few messages. After listening to them, he felt that his fellow citizens could benefit from the Character First program airing… Read more →

Pressing on/Seguindo em frente

Towards the end of last year, I started considering stepping back from producing and recording new programs and having the stations re-air previous messages. We have a catalog of hundreds of programs I have recorded over the years, so content would not be a problem. Producing new programs is a lengthy process that can take up to 14 hours for… Read more →

Reflections and a New Year/Reflexões e um Ano Novo

Happy New Year. We hope the holiday season was joy filled, and that there is great expectation for what God has in store for each of us this year. We had the opportunity to make a quick trip to Brazil last month and visit the church and radio station we partner with. Pastor Ítamar (pictured on my right) and his… Read more →

From Radio to WhatsApp/De Rádio ao WhatsApp

When I started out in the radio ministry over 40 years ago, I never would have imagined the advancements in technology that are now impacting the way we communicate, and how it would one day affect our own ministry. Yet much to my surprise, our messages are now being heard not only through radio waves but through an App, and… Read more →

Opportunity is Knocking/Uma Oportunidade batendo a Porta

We have some exciting news to share about another possible opportunity that has presented itself. As we mentioned on a previous post, we have a pastor friend who records the Character First messages and sends them to several people via WhatsApp. One of the recipients is a pastor in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau. He found out about our… Read more →