US Hispanic Ministry—A Tale of Two Couples
By Jayna Richardson When Paola Jairala received Christ in 2005, she began hoping and praying that her husband would have the same experience. She didn’t have to wait long—one month later, Javico met the Lord as well. “We both thought that everything was going to change and that we would be happy forever!” says Paola. […]
Latin America: Paying it Forward
By Jayna Richardson Eduardo and Diana Rivadeneira never could have predicted the path God had planned for them. After ten years of marriage, their relationship was broken. Years of alcohol, drugs, and infidelity had led them to separate. But everything changed when they turned to Jesus in the midst of their hopelessness and placed him […]
Central America—Training Men who are Stepp...
by Jayna Richardson When the Church of God denomination in Central America began looking for materials to strengthen their outreaches to families and men, they came across FamilyLife, and an effective partnership was formed. Within the last nine months, around 300 men in leadership within the Church of God in seven Central American countries have […]
Blended and Blessed® for the Spanish Commun...
by Jayna Richardson Families around the world face many of the same challenges—managing finances, resolving conflict, and reconciling styles of parenting, to name a few. Stepfamilies must navigate these issues and additional difficulties within complex stepfamily relationships, a daunting task that leaves many stepfamilies feeling desperate for help and hope. That’s where Blended and Blessed® […]
US Hispanic Ministry—One Couple’s Impact
By Jayna Richardson Andres and Gail Carranza have a vibrant local ministry to the Hispanic community in the US. But their ministry isn’t confined to just the families in their church and neighborhood—their outreach touches Spanish-speaking homes throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and even Central and South America. How is it possible that one couple […]
Latin America—Spanish Radio Testimony
Vida en Familia Hoy®, the Spanish version of FamilyLife Today®, is continuing to touch lives across the Spanish-speaking world. We received the following testimony from our partners at HCJB (Heralding Christ Jesus’ Blessings) in Quito, Ecuador. A man in Quito was using a company car that had previously been tuned to 89.3, HCJB. When he […]
Global Radio—Influencing Latin America and...
“FamilyLife is mentoring me. We are a country where there are no mentors; there is almost no one to ask deep questions. I thank God this program is helping me.” This came from a listener of the FamilyLife Today® international English radio program. FamilyLife Today can be heard around the world from TWR360.org (which has […]
Latin America—Parenting Initiative Impact
“I’ve had a habit of abusing my own son because my mother abused me. I heard God’s sweet voice say, ‘You have a new beginning, and you are not your mother.’ Now my heart is flooded by grace for my son and my mother. I forgave my mom, and when I saw her, I felt […]
Latin America—Agora 2018
FamilyLife Global recently had the opportunity to participate in a large gathering of Cru staff and volunteers from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at Agora 2018 in Brazil. Nearly 1,500 people attended, which presented a huge opportunity for introducing FamilyLife strategies and resources to Christian leaders in several countries. Attendees at Agora (which […]
Latin America: The Buchholtz Legacy
After fifteen years of service at FamilyLife specifically ministering to Latin America (and seventeen years total on staff), Gabe and Nancy Buchholtz retired in March. The Buchholtzes recently took time to look back on their early days at FamilyLife ministering outside the US. Piles of tortillas, hot and steaming, beside a sizzling griddle; open charcoal […]
Latin America—Celebrating 25 years of Fami...
Vida en Familia (FamilyLife in Latin America) held a celebration in March to give thanks to God for 25 years of ministry. This was an opportunity for those involved with Vida en Familia to look back on all that God has done over the years and to look forward to what God may do in […]
Latin America—A three-legged race
By Gabe Buchholtz FamilyLife’s Week of Intensive Training in Miami, Florida, included something extra to illustrate an important principle and produce lots of laughs: the fifth annual “running the race” exercise. This annual event is a capstone project to reinforce the teaching points drawn from Hebrews 12:1-2: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a […]
Global radio—Testimonies from Latin Americ...
Vida en Familia Hoy®, the Spanish version of FamilyLife Today®, continues to touch lives across the Spanish-speaking world thanks to FamilyLife’s partnership with Heralding Christ Jesus’ Blessings (HCJB) in Quito, Ecuador. Vicente Vieira is the Hispanic voice of Dennis Rainey, and he enjoys interacting with listeners who are eager to share their stories of how […]
Healthy families, healthy church
When Rigo and Mercedes Garza began attending the Cielo Vista church ten years ago, Rigo secretly hoped he could simply attend church, listen to the sermon, worship God, and tithe without having to get too involved in additional activities or leadership. He’d been serving bi-vocationally in ministry for many years and was ready for a […]
Latin America–Art of Marriage
“We watched people laugh and cry, and at the end I felt as if I was standing on holy ground—it was obvious how God had worked in the lives of those who attended.” This is a message Dan and Lisa Van Zoest sent to FamilyLife after hosting an Art of Marriage® event in Nicaragua. The Spanish […]
Vida en Familia Hoy
In January 2011, I had the chance to be part of a “fact-finding” trip to Quito, Ecuador. Why Quito? Quito is headquarters for HCJB Global’s Spanish ministry, and HCJB takes care of the re-creation, production, and distribution of Vida en Familia Hoy—the Spanish version of FamilyLife Today. Tears streamed down my face for two hours […]
Latin America–Spanish radio programs
Eighty radio outlets throughout 17 countries are broadcasting Vida en Familia Hoy, FamilyLife’s Spanish radio broadcast. For the first time, these audiences are hearing the message of God’s blueprints for marriage in Spanish. This is the first time FamilyLife Today is broadcasted in a different language. These are exciting days! FamilyLife has partnered with HCJB […]