Radio seminars present unique outreach opportunities in Latin America

By April 17, 2006

Dominican Rep/Venezuela (MNN) — TWR has been taking Christian radio professionals from the United States to South America for years. It's an opportunity for them to see God's work overseas, but it also gives them a chance to partner with Christian radio stations working with TWR in Latin America.

This year, however, TWR's John Summerville says they did something new — training seminars. "We take the radio executives and tap in to their years of expertise and allow them to do seminars."

Summerville was only expecting a few dozen people at the seminars in the two countries. "When we got to the Dominican Republic they put us up in a university setting and we had a 150 people attend. In Venezuela this next morning we were in a hotel ballroom and there were over 210 people should up for that seminar."

The seminar covered the basics of radio, creative use of radio and servant leadership. Summerville says these seminars were opened up to all radio professionals. "There were a lot of people from secular radio who also joined us for these seminars and then it gave us the opportunity to be a witness for Christ. Not only that, but it gave opportunity for our partners to gain credibility."

Sound of Life Radio in New York, The Light Radio Network in Vermont, WGRC Radio in Pennsylvania and Toccoa Falls College Radio Network all participated in the trip.

Pray that as seeds of the Gospel were planted during the trip that many professionals will sense their need for Christ and turn to Him.

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