Missionaries are key to radio ministry

By October 17, 2011

Latin America (MNN) — The program is called "The Way of Life." It's been on the air for over 50 years in Latin America and is having an impact on thousands of lives. It's doing it in a unique way, too.

Executive Director of Spanish World Ministries Daniel Sandoval explains that The Way of Life is transmitted in 25 countries in Latin America, and national missionaries are the ones doing the work. "Right now we have 15 missionaries. They must have passion to reach people with the Gospel. Their responsibility basically is to visit local churches in their countries to encourage believers to sponsor the programs on the radio stations."

Spanish World Ministries raises their support. However, they have holes. "There are countries such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Panama, where, even though our programs are transmitted, we don't have missionaries in these countries. Our goal and our desire is that the Lord will provide the funds to have a missionary in each one of these countries."

These missionaries are responsible for securing air time on local radio stations, and they're effective. "They already know the language. They already know their own culture. They already know how to approach the owner of a radio stations. He knows his environment," says Sandoval.

It only costs about $15,000 a year to support a missionary. Sandoval says, "With $15, 24 people can be exposed to the Gospel. 24 people somewhere in Latin America." 100 people giving $150 will take care of the cost of one missionary and allow 240 people to hear the Gospel.

If you'd like to help Spanish World Ministries with your $150 gift, click here.

Sandoval is asking you to pray for all of their missionaries, but especially their missionary in Argentina. His wife died following a four-year battle with cancer.

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