ALAS Conference encourages HCJB affiliates

By June 19, 2008

Ecuador (MNN) — In Quito,
Ecuador, HCJB
Global
Voice recently hosted a conference for its affiliates in the Latin
American Satellite Network (ALAS). 

Seventy-two people from nine different countries attended
the fourth Congreso de Comunicación Radial Cristiana ALAS-HCJB on June
12-14.  The conference is held every
other year. 

Allen Graham, HCJB's Regional Director for Radio Training,
said the conference is a special time of radio training, idea-sharing, and
Christian fellowship. Unfortunately,
fewer people than usual were able to attend the conference this year due to increased travel prices. 

"Those who were able to make it enjoyed the time together
and left with tools they can use to improve what they're doing at their
radio station, and…impact their audiences for Christ," said Graham. 

Conference attendees left with new inspiration and
encouragement. "I'm going to be going
back to my country now with new challenges and new goals in the Lord, in terms
of how I can use radio to impact my audience with the message of Jesus Christ,"
said one. 

The conference covered subjects like creativity and
production in radio, Christian music, and using the radio to mobilize the
church for evangelism. At the end of the
conference, HCJB unveiled "the redesigned, the new and improved ALAS website,"
Graham reported. 

The ALAS Network has more than 80 affiliates throughout the
Spanish-speaking world, in Spain,
the southwest United States,
and fourteen countries in South and Central America. One station in Peru
is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, while another station
in Peru
recently received its license. ALAS
affiliates broadcast radio programming directed building up the Christian
community as well as evangelizing the lost. 

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