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To hear the panel discussion, click here.
This month the pastors of the ESPN (English Speaking Pastors Network) are talking the topic of prayer, just in time for the National Day of Prayer. They ask and answer questions including the following:
- Does God actually hear our prayers?
- How do we know if a delay is a “no” or a “wait?”
- Is there a proper/correct way to pray?
- Is prayer just a waste of time and effort?
- Many, many more
The pastors are transparent and fun, answering questions and asking hard ones to each other. These discussions are always fun and unscripted.
The pastors in this edition include Cory Casterton of Abundant Life in Carolina, Bob Zoba of Second Union Church in Guaynabo, Carmen Gutierrez of Metro Vineyard in Santurce, Mariel López of Calvary Church of the Nazarene in San Juan, Joe Ramos of Palmas Community Church in Palmas del Mar, and Zion Green of World Global Ministries in Santurce.
To hear the panel discussion, click here.
This week The Rock Radio Network says a sad good-bye to The Pond and welcomes Lamplighter Theatre to Kid’s Time! The Pond ceased production in 2010, and though we were happy to air repeats for a while, many of you were beginning to comment on the fact that you were hearing the same broadcasts over and over. So after much searching, we selected Lamplighter Theatre to replace it.
Lamplighter Theatre is an exceptionally well-produced Christian radio drama that aims to bring old classics to light. Created by some of the same minds that bring you “Adventures in Odyssey,” it features the vocal talent of some of Britain’s finest actors, including John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings trilogy). Lamplighter Theatre dramatizes Bible stories, old classic books, and many other stories in a family-friendly, Christ-honoring way. The production values are spectacular, so prepare to be hooked from the first episode!
Here’s a taste from one episode:
As of this week, there are a few new programming changes on The Rock Radio Network
- Sports Spectrum is going from a 55 minute to a 25 minute format. The ministry of RBC (producers of the program) recently announced this change because it allows more stations to fit the program in with their format. The program will still air at 3 p.m. Saturdays during this part of the year.
- The Rock is happy to be adding the “Sports Spectrum Daily Update!” It’s a new little 2-minute daily feature which will bring you up to date on all the day’s big sports news from a Christian perspective. It will air just after 5 p.m., right before “New Horizons” with Pastor Cory Casterton.
- The Rock is welcoming MoneyWise with Howard Dayton and Steve Moore to Saturday afternoons at 3:25 p.m. or so. It’s a program dedicated to helping you manage your finances using Biblical principles.
- The Rock says good-bye to The Pond and welcomes Lamplighter Theatre on Tuesdays at 3:25. For more on that, click here.
Cambios en el tiempo de español:
- Amigos cambia de 10:53 to 10:00 p.m. Saturdays
- Maravilloso Mundo de la Oración cambia de 11:42 p.m. sábado a 12:30 a.m. domingo
- Desencadenados cambia de 11:01 a 11:23 p.m. sábados
- Noticiero Semanal Desde Jerusalén cambia de 10:36 p.m. a 11:02 p.m. sábados
- Mundo Cristiano cambia de 10:05 p.m. a 10:31 p.m. los sábados
- Los Grandes Temas cambia de 12:05 a.m. a 12:15 a.m. los domingos
- Añadimos el nuevo programa Joyas de la Escrituras los sábados a 10:08 p.m.
San Juan, PR (RR) ”The local church is God’s prime mover for the Great Commission – not big missionary agencies,” says Melody Garófalo, International Internship Director for Go to the Nations and the Coordinator of SENDAS Global Puerto Rico, a new event aimed at fostering churches that send missionaries into the world. ”This means every church. Big churches and little churches. Every church has a role to play.” To hear the full interview, click here.
“Senda Global” will be held April 11-13 at Iglesia Discípulos de Cristo in Barrio Amelia, Guaynabo. For more information or to attend Senda Global Puerto Rico, call (787) 790-0091. The event is being sponsored by AMIES-WEC International, a local missions group.
Garófalo believes that churches in Puerto Rico need to become missionary senders, not just missionary receivers. ”It is a wonderful thing that many local churches are reaching into their communities and touching local families. That is a valid call. But the truth is, that is not enough. Every church needs to be busy with the Great Commission. And if you notice, ‘go into all the world’ is not limited to one city, or one island, or even one nation.”
Garófalo remembers how when she first felt the call to world missions, her church did not have the tools to help her. ”I attended that church for seventeen years, and during that time I began to sense that God had a world missions calling on my life. When I spoke to the pastor about it, he gathered the church to pray over me and that was the extent of it. That was all they could honestly do. I noticed the same thing at college and then later at Bible college. There were groups of us who were wanting to go into world missions – eager to change the world! But it seemed as though the local church – which is the specific tool that God uses for world missions – just was not equipped to send out missionaries to the world.”
Melody acknowledges that churches feel hesitant to send world missionaries for some very good reasons. ”There is a risk there. We’ve all heard those stories about how the pastor put their arm around a young man or woman and said, ‘The Lord is calling this person to go reach the nations. Let’s help them get there.’ And then the person gets to that missions field without any experience, without really knowing what to expect. And a year later, they give up and come back burned out, broke, maybe a little bit angry and disillusioned. Then the pastor finds themselves between a rock and a hard place. They don’t know what to do next. How can they support someone without knowing what will happen? This is why, understandably, many churches will say, ‘You know what? Why don’t you go serve in our own community? Why don’t you start a Bible school right here at home?’ And while there’s nothing wrong with doing home missions, people whom the Lord has called to world missions do not belong, ultimately, in home missions. They can only work out their calling in going to the nations.”
Senda Global (Global Pathways) is a program designed to fill in the gap. It helps churches to create a world missions strategy, as well as to train missionaries to rise from the congregation. It gives pastors and church leaders concrete steps to follow to help them find, equip, test, and send forth missionaries. Melody Garófalo is coordinating a “Senda Global” seminar aimed at church leaders that starts April 11, 12, and 13 at the Iglesia Discípulos de Cristo in Barrio Amelia, Guaynabo PR. It gives three days of intense missions training for the church team. Also offered is followup training, books, and materials. The cost is $55 per attendee. For more information, call (787) 790-0091.
To hear our full interview with Ms. Garófalo, click here.
Sharathon 2013 was a wonderful event where volunteers, pastors from the community, and Rock staff pulled together for the win!
Here are the results:
- 385 people made Faith Promises
- $128,500 was promised
- Hundreds of prayer requests came in (we’re still counting!)
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your faithfulness. Please pray with us that all the promised funds will come in. As always, we count on our friends to help us continue broadcasting the Word of God.
Sharathon 2013 fue un evento maravilloso donde los voluntarios, los pastores de la comunidad y personal de Roca reunido por la victoria!
Aquí están los resultados:
- 385 personas hicieron promesas de fe
- $ 128.500 se prometió
- Cientas de peticiones de oración vino (todavía estamos contando!)
Desde el fondo de nuestros corazones, te damos gracias por tu fidelidad. Por favor, oren con nosotros para que todos los fondos prometidos se cumplen. Como siempre, contamos con nuestros amigos para ayudarnos a continuar transmitiendo la Palabra de Dios.
Although the media tried to downplay the Puerto Rico Se Levanta demonstration in support of the family on Monday February 18th, here are some photos and videos that will demonstrate just how large the defense of the family is in Puerto Rico:
Aunque los medios de comunicación trataron de restar importancia a la Puerto Rico Se Levanta demostración de apoyo a la familia el lunes 18 de febrero, aquí están algunas fotos y videos que demuestran cuán grande la defensa de la familia está en Puerto Rico:
Want more eye-opening images and videos? See Puerto Rico Se Levanta on Facebook!
Accompañanos a esta marcha este próximo lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013, (feriado) frente al Capitolio en San Juan.
Para visitar el sitio web de Puerto Rico Se Levanta, haz clic aqui. Este sitio tiene información sumamente importante sobre el acceso al evento.
Many of the wonderful programs you hear on The Rock come from our very own studios. If you miss one of them, you can find it for FREE on the Media Center page! All kinds of programs, from “Jesus, la Vid Verdadera” with Dr. Peter Burgos, to “Q and A with William and Leah,” can be found there. Just go to the Media Center, click on the program you want, and listen to it there or download the MP3. It’s fast, easy, and free. There is no need to sign up or create an account. All we ask is that you share the wealth with others and let other people know where they can find locally-produced Bible teaching programming!
Muchos de los maravillosos programas que se escuchan en La Roca provienen de nuestros propios estudios. Si usted no tiene la oportunidad de escuchar a uno de ellos, se puede encontrar de forma gratuita en la página del Media Center! Todo tipo de programas, de “Jesús, Verdadera La Vid” con el Dr. Peter Burgos, con “Q y A con William y Leah,” se puede encontrar allí. Sólo tienes que ir a la página, haga clic en el programa que desee y escucharlo allí o descargar el MP3. Es rápido, fácil y gratuito. No hay necesidad de inscribirse o crear una cuenta. Todo lo que pedimos es que compartir la riqueza con los demás y dejar que otras personas sepan dónde pueden encontrar la programación de producción local enseñanza de la Biblia!