I am still excited to see God doing miracles through Christian Media International! It has been an unbelievable year so far with all that God is doing all around the world. Here are a few updates and stories since returning from Venezuela.
Pastor Victor Paez- Since last year, this pastor has been on Spanish television and radio not just in Venezuela but all over Central and South America with CMI. He has a large church in Caracas, Venezuela as well as a Bible college. His international program has had thousands respond to the gospel as well as get involved in local churches. He is actively training young men to pastor. So far with the help of mass media, he has started over 10 churches. This past month Dr. George Zarris, Isaac Rubio, and myself conducted a Christian Media Conference at his church in Caracas where over 50 pastors and hundreds of laymen and college students attended. It was amazing! We have committed to build a television studio on the campus of his Bible College so that more programing can go out for CMI. We hope to have this finished early next year.
Pastor Hector Garcia- I had the privilege to preach in pastor Garcia’s church Sunday, September 28th. His church is in the mountains outside of Caracas. While preaching, I asked how many of them watch our broadcast or have come to the church because of the broadcast. Over 90% of the congregation raised their hands. I almost could not continue with the sermon because I was so moved at how God used media to reach a good majority of these people! Media works, but it has for too long been in the hands of those who use it incorrectly.
CHINA FOR CHRISTMAS- Recently our studio outside of Atlanta has had mandarin speaking preachers in but most of them have been unable to deliver the programing we need. We have an opportunity to go to China in December and film 3 pastors that will give us enough programing for an entire year in China. We have been praying for this! They have been waiting on us to give them programming. When we finish, close to a BILLION Chinese will be able to watch gospel based programing in their tongue weekly! We need to raise close to $10,000 for this project… Will you help us get the gospel to China for Christmas? A few churches have committed to take an “others offering” and give what comes in. Would you be willing to do this?
Christian Media Institute Camp- On June 15-19th we will host a media camp for young adults ages 16-22 in Greenville, TN. We have limited spaces available. If you know of someone in your church who has this gift and would like to improve upon it they can find more information at www.christianmediainstitute.org.