Dear friends,
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer we’re having!
The weather is warm. We can finally see friends and family again. And most of the restrictions have loosened up. We have so much to be thankful for.
For Marina and I, we are grateful for God's help and guidance. In June and July, we were delighted to be back in Honduras, our native country where many of our relatives live. What a joy it was to visit them after such a long time!
We also had the pleasure of participating in a marriage retreat in Moses Lake, WA. It was a moment of refreshment and blessing for these couples who attended the event. We pray for these brothers and sisters, as they are back with their families, homes and congregation that God might continue to strengthen their relationships.
The first weekend in August we were invited to serve in the celebration of the 71st anniversary of Radio Cultural in Guatemala—a radio station that has faithfully broadcast all of our programs for so many years. We pray that God would grant them many more years of service for the people of Guatemala City.
Dear friends, thanks to your help, your prayers, and your donations we are able to serve in this ministry. Thank you, and God bless you!
Ernesto and Marina Pinto
This year we celebrate the 27th anniversary of our ministry ENCUENTRO

Heriberto Ayala, our Assistant Producer tells us what ENCUENTRO means to him:
Personally, I thank God, Pastor Ernesto and the Encuentro ministry for the opportunity to serve God in this place for the last few years. I hear so many testimonies of how God has worked wonderfully in the lives of broken and hopeless people. It has been a time of learning, and I was able to meet many people through interviews, people who have inspired me with their life stories. I see in each episode that we publish, that despite so many misfortunes in life, people had a new opportunity to correct their mistakes, to forgive and to move on with God’s help.
For me Encuentro means a moment to share stories of the transforming power of God and to be able to walk together towards a new hope.
I am convinced that God has blessed the Encuentro ministry all these years and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Some feedback from listeners:

“I’m an alcoholic and I would like to know how to get out of that terrible habit.” -Jorge Luis, Guatemala
Juan Rafael writes: “I would like to be free from pornography and cigarettes. Thanks!”
From Mercy: “Thank you for your words and teachings. They strengthen my heart.”
From Miriam: "I would like to receive Bible instruction. I accepted Jesus Christ in my heart and I want to know more about him.”
“I have decided to reconcile with God. Thanks for your article.” -Daibelys
Thank you so much for your generosity!
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God is doing amazing things through our radio and TV ministry. More than ever, we need your help and support to continue sharing this message of hope and salvation to the Latin American world.

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Encuentro is a ministry of Square One World Media. We share the Gospel through radio, television and evangelistic events.