For the week of May 25 in his program “New Horizons,” Pastor Cory Casteron of Abundant Life Fellowship in Isla Verde Puerto Rico, welcomes Rev. Valerie Brown-Baul, founder of the I AM Leadership Academy in Delaware. After many years in the corporate world, including working as a marketing executive at AT&T and Verizon, Rev. Brown-Baul left to found the Christian homeschool-based school. The school aims helps gifted children to explore and exploit their God-given talents in a way that uniquely challenges them. They are encouraged to find a passion and do it – and to use it for God’s kingdom. For example, several of her students already own expanding businesses at very young ages.
This week, Cory did a series of interviews with Rev. Brown-Baul and a group of students she brought with her. The school was visiting the Island to look into expanding a literacy program in the Puerto Rico public schools. For all the exciting details, click here to see Cory’s program in the Media Center.
“If you have never considered doing missions work, but you have a burning desire to help the people in your community, you may have a calling,” says Arnold Resto, Professor of Family and Community Care at the Carmen Torres Tiburcio School of Nursing at the Inter American University in Cupey, Puerto Rico. “And your calling may be nursing.”
As a Christian-based university, Inter American University offers students and faculty alike the freedom to bring God and Bible teaching into their curriculum. “I am a Christian, first and foremost,” says Resto. “And though as a professional nurse, I never force my faith on anyone or speak about it with a patient who does not want spiritual guidance, that possibility is always there. And especially when it comes to issues of addictions and substance abuse, only one thing can break those chains: the power of the Holy Spirit, and the blood of Jesus Christ. Over the many years of my career, I’ve found that in all kinds of settings – whether in the hospital or in the community – many patients are amazingly open to speaking about faith. They will often ask for prayer. Because when you are in a place where your face is to the floor – whether it be a drug addiction, a pulmonary infection, a gunshot wound – you turn to what matters.” Resto mentions that nurses today do much more than most people think – and in a whole plethora of settings. “We work everywhere from emergency rooms and long-term care facilities to prisons, churches, homeless shelters, and even door-to-door in the community.”
Resto is leading his class to do a health fair in the Alejandrino Community in San Juan on May 30th. As part of the health fair, addictions counselors and Christian materials will be on hand for those who want them. To hear the inspiring interview, click here.
Did you know there is an English-speaking 7th Day Adventist Church in Santurce? The church has been meeting in their own facility there since 2000 and wants the entire community to know that they have a visiting team of doctors and nurses who will be offering a special health fair on the morning of May 23, 2015. FREE services provided will include blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, oxygenation levels, education, and more.
As part of their ministry to help people work on their physical health while improving their spiritual health, the church will also be offering a week-long series of prophecy conferences called “Prophecies of Hope and Health.” Looking at the prophetic books of Daniel and Revelation, they hope to show you how no matter what may be happening in your life, God is still in control, and we know who wins in the end!
For more information, listen to the interview with Pastor Mack or call the church at (787) 908-6060. The church is located at 122 Calle Condado, San Juan PR 00907, just off of Todd Avenue across from the Ponderosa and Church’s Chicken.
The first Wednesday of every month, we welcome the pastors from the ESPN (English Speaking Pastors’ Network), an informal group of Bible-teaching pastors who represent English and/or bilingual churches around Puerto Rico, into our San Juan studios. They come for fellowship and to produce two special programs. The first is a time of prayer, where they lift up your needs to the Throne of Grace. The second is a lively round-table discussion about a theme that is important to our audience. Today, they discussed God’s Plan for Humanity. Does God really have a plan for the world? What does He want us individually to do as part of that plan?
Tune in today and tomorrow at 5:10 PM as these two programs air on WBMJ, WIVV, and WCGB. Or just catch them whenever you want in the Special Programs page of our Media Center! While you are there, you can also check out many fascinating past discussions on a variety of themes.
The Rock Radio Network and CEM strives to promote unity in the Body of Christ. Though we may all come from slightly different traditions, we unite around the core doctrines of the Christian faith. In this way, we help to support the united work of the Church in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
So many people have called and written to tell us that they miss “R & R with Ed & Pam.” It was a sweet, gentle daily program with Ed and Pam Chilcott, the founding pastors of Metro Vineyard Church in Santurce. When they had to leave the Island due to Ed’s health concerns, they left the church in good hands – but the program ended.
We’re happy to announce that as of this week, we are once again making these programs available on the Media Center for FREE download. You will follow Ed and Pam on their journey through the Word. Like a daily coffee conversation, you will hear them discuss marriage issues, getting closer to Jesus, faith in the middle of health concerns, family problems, and much much more. R & R is a moment of “Rest and Relaxation” for your busy day.