Category: News and updates/Notícias e novidades

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 →

A New Door has Opened/Uma Nova Porta se Abriu

Towards the end of last year, we shared on a post that some leaders in Cape Verde had shown interest in starting a radio program similar to what the Alliance we partner with in São Tomé e Príncipe did. In fact, the leaders in Cape Verde reached out to the president of the Alliance to find out more about their… Read more →

Studio Victories & a Heart-Breaking Request/Vitórias no Estúdio & um Pedido de Partir o Coração

As we mentioned on our last post, our studio equipment has been malfunctioning, preventing us from recording new programs. So, after diagnosis from two technicians, and the purchase and return of some recording equipment, our studio is finally back in working order. Turns out our existing equipment still works, and all that was needed was a small device to help with… Read more →