My cell phone rings. I am surprised that it’s a
broker selling radio airtime. This was back in 2006; I was
working with Spanish television and had not produced radio for
some time. He invited me to a special meeting where he was
announcing a unique opportunity.
Rex Morgan, Senior Producer
for Latin America
The room is filled with over 100 people from various
religious backgrounds. The radio broker who invited me was
aware of my involvement in Cuba since 2001. He also knew I had
been broadcasting a television program throughout Latin America
for about 12 years at that time. My curiosity brought me into
this room. He announced an opportunity to reach Cuba from a
radio station in Key West, Florida. I could feel the adrenalin
rush flow through me. I immediately went from curiosity to a
faith-filled quest to raise the money and program content to
broadcast into Cuba for the first time.
I paused as I sat in my car after the meeting and began to
pray. The Cuban people had been on my heart since I was a boy
growing up in Miami. Where, in 1972, as a young man working
beside them in a textile factory I taught Cuban exiles about
Jesus. I asked God, “Are you really opening up a door that will
allow me and others to share Jesus over the airwaves to Cuba?”
Yes, God had plans! A weekly radio hour combining three
20-minute radio programs began entering the homes of Cuban
listeners. Broadcasting lasted on this station for 2 years
until the door closed. Now, what was God’s plan?
World Christian Broadcasting, (WCB), had taken notice at our
efforts. In 2008 our partnership began. It was God’s plan for me
to serve as WCB’s Sr. Producer for Latin America. Learning from
the other Sr. Producers at WCB reaching the world in English,
Chinese, and Russian, I was able to develop a radio magazine
format that would be effective in reaching non-believers
throughout Latin America.
church in Siliecito, Villa Clara, Cuba
We had been praying that God open the door once again in
Cuba, and He did. We have broadcast more than 200 hours of
radio into Cuba with listeners all over the island. The most
recent congregation to be established, as a result of radio
broadcasting into Cuba and follow-up by Cuban evangelists, is in
Siliecito, Villa Clara.
Real change has been taking place in Cuba for some time.
Since 2007 twenty congregations have been planted from radio
program listeners. Praise God!
Now our Spanish language radio program La Voz Alegre (The
Happy Voice) can be listened to at
lavozalegre.com or thehappyvoice.org. This past year 1.7
million hits from 78 countries reflects the growing interest in
our programming. Do you know someone who speaks Spanish? Sharing
this website will give them the opportunity to know Jesus.