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Update: Beyond Today TV in Spanish

January 25, 2011

We have an exciting update regarding the blog filed on November 19, 2010, about Beyond Today being produced in Spanish. As you may recall, in a small family production studio in Santa Rosa del Sur, Colombia, our brethren are producing Spanish voiceovers for our Beyond Today TV program. The family production studio is called “Sierra Productions.”

It has been a blessing for members in Latin America to have access to the program in Spanish. Initial translations are done from English into Spanish by a member in the United States. And now, four months later, thanks to this group of members in Colombia, a number of Beyond Today TV programs can be seen and heard by anyone that speaks Spanish.

Back in June 2002, the non-profit organization LifeNets helped them set up this production studio, and through the many hours that these members have volunteered we can now reach more people than ever before—without a language barrier. However, with the editing system now almost ten years old, it was in great need of upgrading and replacement.

What is SIERRA PRODUCTIONS? It is a small enterprise created by the Sierra Brothers in association with CABLESAN TV which produces commercials and documentaries for radio and television. It focuses mainly on suburban or small-town population groups—and is now volunteering time to do Spanish voiceovers for Beyond Today television programming.

So, here is the latest update on this story: The United Church of God home office purchased new computer editing equipment for the project in December 2010 and shipped it to the studio in Colombia. But, to cap things off, LifeNets reimbursed United for the whole cost of purchase and shipping!

Much thanks goes to Victor Kubik and LifeNets for their generosity and willingness to help a small family business in need in a developing country—and all for a business such as this that is doing it’s part to preach the good news of God’s Kingdom in the Latin American world.

Thank you to all who helped with this equipment upgrade.

Peter Eddington—Producer, Beyond Today

January 25, 2011 - Posted by | Beyond Today, Home Office, Media and Communications | , , , , ,


  1. Just another sign that the Church is on the right track!

    Comment by Nicolas Nick | January 25, 2011 | Reply

  2. This is AWESOME!!! Thanks, Mr. Kubik and all of the rest who helped to make this possible.

    Comment by Barbara | January 25, 2011 | Reply

  3. Real good news after so much other.

    Stephen T. Read

    Comment by Stephen T. Read | January 25, 2011 | Reply

  4. It is great to see this up and running to benefit Latin America and our brethren there.
    Kudos to UCG, the Sierra Brothers, LifeNets and the willing hands and voices who are bringing this about.


    Comment by Val | January 25, 2011 | Reply

  5. What a blessing for the brethren in Latin America

    Comment by Kim Nunn | January 25, 2011 | Reply

  6. Gracias Claudio y a tu familia que han puesto todo el empeño y dedicación a ayudar a predicar el evangelio en Latinoamerica. Saludos familia Sierra.

    Thanks Claudio and your family for the persistence, great care and dedication to preach the gospel in Latin America. Greetings Sierra’s family.

    Comment by Gabriel | January 26, 2011 | Reply

  7. Things are certainly being done Jesus’ way to have blessings like that. Many thanks to all those contributing to it. Charlie

    Comment by Charlie | January 26, 2011 | Reply

  8. Very exciting!! What a good example of service!! Can other countries and other languages be used in similar fashion? There are a lot of people even in our country who only speak Spanish, could we go on stations here?? LA for instance? What a blessing!!

    Comment by Linda Spurlock | January 26, 2011 | Reply

  9. Wonderful news on the Spanish-speaking front. Thank you LifeNets.

    Comment by Michelle | January 26, 2011 | Reply

  10. Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing this with us all. It’s always exciting to hear about how people are working together to serve God and preach the gospel.

    Comment by Kim | January 27, 2011 | Reply

  11. this is proof that UCG has not neglected Latin America, contrary to the lies that is being peddled in the new group.

    Comment by dave | January 27, 2011 | Reply

  12. Exciting to see new opportunities in sharing the Gospel in Latin America. God is opening doors and people are responding. Thank you to all who are involved in this work.

    Comment by Bill Dimovski | January 27, 2011 | Reply

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