The Thurston Report June 2005
Seek and Save the Lost
207-11 Santiago, Chile E-mail: email@example.com
Phone 011-562-274-2485 www.studio-jtv.com
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who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of
joy, carrying sheaves with him" (Ps. 126:6)
once again from Chile.
our last letter to you, we have been busy doing the Lord's work. We are
working on producing a TV program using Christian clowns to reach children
and plan to start recording next week. Today we built the background sets
for the show. These clowns are well known in Chile and have appeared numerous
times on one of the national TV stations. Children always enjoy seeing
Friday we will be video taping the Purpose Driven Church Conference put
on by the Rick Warren team who have come down from the US. This should be
an interesting conference as I believe this is the first time it will be
given in Chile.
standing with his warm jacket at the southern most point in the
world apart from Antarctica.
beautiful famous Towers of Paine.
had a chance to visit southern Chile with Dr. John Butler and his wife,
one of our ministry partners, during our vacation time in February. In
Puerto Williams, the southern most city in the world, I talked to a student
from England for about 3 hours about the Lord. It was amazing to find
how little he knew about religious things. He had never been in a church
and he basically knew nothing about Christ. Although he didn’t receive
the Lord, he did go away knowing why Christ died for him and the need
to receive Him. After I returned to Santiago, I sent him some more materials.
On the trip we also saw a penguin colony and the Towers of Paine, a beautiful
Pastors and the Internet
Little by little the
Chilean pastors are beginning to understand the internet and how to use
it. I have been challenging them to get on board and begin to use it apart
from sending emails. You can reach out to people around the world, and
if you do things right, you can plant churches in countries where it is
prohibited to do so, have international prayer meetings and use it to
evangelize. One of our goals is to capture the Internet for Christ.
serving the Lord
am happy to announce that our new Internet servers have been up and running
(Servers are large computers connected to the internet and hold information
that other people can receive.) What this means is that all of our videos
are now being sent over the Internet from Chile and we don’t have
to pay big bucks to send them in the US. By having our own system, we
were greatly able to reduce our costs and at the same time increase our
audience. Two of our faithful partners helped us get the initial servers
and the connection. We have a dedicated fiber optic line directly from
our studios to the backbone of the internet in Chile which connects by
fiber optic to the submarine cable directly to Florida and New Jersey
and entering into the back bone of the internet in the USA. Since last
October, the number of people watching our videos over the internet has
doubled from 20,000 to 40,000 per month. We have over 20 million page
views per month. We have two new projects that will demand additional
servers and we hope to give you more insight into those projects in our
next news letter.
we received this letter from Heraldo Miguel in Tabasco, Mexico.
He wrote, “The Lord bless you. This site (www.integridad.com)
has been of great blessing to me for 3 years. I enjoy reading
the articles by Brother Pablo, Noe Lopez and Carlos Rey. I would
like to be involved even more to help out as a moderador in
the chat room...I think I can use my experience and knowledge
in the ministry. I log on everyday at work and I can always
be on the alert to help.”
we received this letter from Willard Slaughter, one of the thousands who
come into our site, and he writes, “I want to thank you for your
words, as they pierced my heart. The Lord answered my prayer. I thought
that I would need to live an inferior life all my life, even though I
knew that God loved me and that I was born again. You don’t know
how miserable I was and now I feel loved by God. I don’t have to
fake a false smile and now I can be just me. I don’t need to hide
behind a mask. Thank you again as you have been a great blessing to my
this year we received a letter from Eduardo Galvan who felt led to translate
the pastors messages from the Sequim Community Church. We are looking
forward to putting the messages over the internet.
leadership team in Chile.
Fuentes speaking at Lina's training institute
end of April, Lina had a leadership training institute for her Christian
women’s group. She was very happy when 84 people showed up from
almost point to point in the country. The three day seminar was intense
with training in the following areas. Administration (3 classes), Theology
of Worship and Praise. The order of God in the family, Spiritual Strength,
and Personal Evangelism. Eduardo Fuentes, who is
and Johnson Latin
manager, spoke on Using Public Relations and Marketing to Understand
the Public that we are Dealing with while Evangelizing.
has been chosen to be one of the three women on a national interdenominational
meeting along with 40 Bishops, Presidents and Pastors in general for a
nation wide evangelistic out reach to be held in October. They plan to
have three 30 minute Christian TV programs, one each night for three night
on prime time TV on the number one station that covers all of Chile. The
Christians are encouraged to invite their friends over to their home to
watch the program together. The will be lots of advertizing to help promote
Worldwide Prayer Meeting and Internet Evangelism
than 3000 people gather together to pray..
May, Chile participated in the World Day of Prayer and thousands
invaded Chiles most important plaza in front of the Presidents office
to pray for revival in Chile. I helped in the promotion of the event,
opening the doors to serveral pastors groups. On the day of the
event, Paul and I videotaped it.
April, we were part of the Internet Evangelism Day to help communicate
the outreach potential of the Web among the world wide church. We
contributed a website in Spanish promoting the Internet Evangelism
Day to the Hispanic around the world. The Internet Evangelism Day
was initiated by a coalition of organizations and ministries such
as Campus Crusade for Christ, Christianity Today, and the Billy
and Paul behind the camera recording Global Day of Prayer
are happy to announce that we have been chosen to be the Chilean
correspondent for Christian World News”
(CWN), which is a non-profit television news program, produced by
Christian Broadcasting Network News.
video footage of the Worldwide International Prayer Day was sent
to them and we received reports that it was aired worldwide. It
is always exciting to show and tell the great things God is doing
Jane’s college age church group meeting in our home
pray for my son Steve and his family. The Lord has laid on his heart to
go into full time ministry. Keep them in your prayers as they transition
into this new life changing opportunity.
For a video projector. We desperately need one to allow
us to use power point presentations in our teaching and the meetings
we have in the churches thus giving the people a better chance
to understand and remember what we are saying.
you for your prayers and love for us.
Jim and Lina
on Latin America, but reaching the world