A young U.S. missionary has persuaded the Honduran government to allow 2,000 Christians to converge on the Central American country for one week to preach the Gospel, provide medical aid and potentially affect life-long change as part of a One Nation One Day campaign targeting what has become the world's deadliest country.
"We have almost 1,600 people already signed up to come with us to Honduras July 13-21. We have already shipped 10 containers of aid and we're gathering eight more. We have 18 different ministries sponsoring 18 different outreaches in the capital cities on July 20," explained Dominic Russo, the 29-year-old missionary organizing the event through his nonprofit Missions.Me network, which he leads with Jedidiah Thurner and and Gabe Bahlhorn.
"The momentum is enormous. We're going to be broadcast live in Honduras on the government channel. We're going to be on every radio station in Honduras and broadcast hopefully across the world with a couple of different Christian networks. The momentum is unbelievable and the vision is that all of Honduras will be changed and impacted in one day," he added. more >>
This upcoming weekend will mark the beginning of the second annual Fun in the Son festival, a week-long open air festival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, organized by American evangelist Andrew Palau in collaboration with the Haiti Broilers, a local poultry company.
Palau and his ministry team will spend March 9-16 in the central public park of Haiti's capital city, known as the Champs de Mars, to hold free medical clinics, action sports demos, and children's programs, among other events.
The week of festivities will culminate with a free open-air music festival, available to all Haitians wishing to attend. more >>
NASHVILLE – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was one of several prominent leaders in broadcasting that received awards during the last night of the annual National Religious Broadcasters convention. The weekend show host for Fox News Channel won the NRB Board of Directors Award during the awards dinner Tuesday.
"I'm honored and I just want to be a little salt and light in a world full of decay and darkness, and that's what you all do every day," said Huckabee upon receiving the award.
The NRB Board of Directors Award honors a Christian who demonstrates integrity, displays creativity and makes a significant impact on society. In recognition that broadcasting is not the only way to witness to the power of the Gospel, the award recipient may or may not be in the field of electronic communications. more >>
NASHVILLE – Evangelist Nick Vujicic told communicators at the annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB 2013) convention that through his global outreach ministry, "Life Without Limbs," he is able to see a strong spiritual movement indicating that we are most likely living during the end times.
"We are extremely excited in seeing how the Lord is reaching out to the world not just through our ministry, but we can see other ministries with moves of God [and] you really start to get convinced that we are living in the end of days, a time when every human being on earth will have the chance to say 'yes, I accept' or 'no, I reject' this Gospel message of Jesus," said Vujicic during the last keynote session of the 4-day event. "But how will they know unless someone tells them?"
The inspirational speaker who was born without arms or legs has taken his message of faith and hope to audiences around the world. This was his first NRB convention appearance and he told the audience that working together as the body of Christ was extremely important. more >>
NASHVILLE – Top leaders from Google, Twitter, and Facebook made it clear that it's best that traditional media embrace the three Internet tech giants, they said while speaking at the annual National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville on Monday.
Guest speaker Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Twitter's social innovation leader, said that while her company was doing some analytics, just three years ago "we started to see that Bible verses were doing really well."
"Someone would tweet out Bible verses and 500 people would immediately re-tweet it," Diaz-Ortiz said. "People of faith were really engaged with these Bible verses. Religious content on Twitter is incredibly engaged. You can look at a pastor such as Andy Stanley and see that he will tweet something out and get more reaction and more engagement than famous celebrities like Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber with 50 times as many followers." more >>
NASHVILLE – The first installment in a video series produced in association with "My Hope America with Billy Graham" is planned for release by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Monday. Those attending the BGEA breakfast meeting at the National Religious Broadcasters 2013 convention on Sunday were treated to an advanced screening of the gripping program, "Defining Moments."
"God looks at your heart and God sees that you have a spiritual disease, and that spiritual heart disease is called sin," says Billy Graham in the program. "The things that are broken in your heart and life can be restored in Christ, if you put your faith and your obedience in Him."
The video features the redemption stories of three individuals – illusionist Jim Munroe, NFL player David Tyree and musical artist Lacey Sturm – as told by them. Each found success in their careers, yet were still searching for hope while facing struggles. more >>