The Christian community has a long history of amazing ministry servants – and Christian entertainment is no exception! Dr. Harold J. Sala, founder and director of Guidelines International Ministries was honored recently with a 2014 Milestone Award for exemplary service in Christian media, at the International Christian Media Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters in Nashville, TN.
The NRB Milestone Award is presented each year to pioneers in Christian communications who have demonstrated exemplary service in the industry for five decades or more.
In 1963, Dr. Sala pioneered the five-minute commentary on Christian radio, applying God’s Word to our world in five powerful minutes a day.
“Guidelines: A Five-Minute Commentary on Living,” the longest running five-minute program on Christian radio, has been heard weekdays in 17 languages over a network of more than 1,300 stations around the world.
Dr. Sala has not only addressed a wide variety of topics such as family and marriage, science and God and the trustworthiness of Scripture in his 13,000 commentaries, but has authored 56 books, which have been translated into a variety of languages, including Spanish, Korean, Ukrainian, Chinese, Burmese, Russian, Yakutian, and more.
Dr. Sala’s latest book, “The Parent Map: Navigating the Way to Raising Godly Kids,” addresses current parenting challenges in the age of social media.
Guidelines ministry focus involves “Reaching, Teaching and Touching,” through media, literature and seminars centering on living out Biblical principles and practical mission among the sick, hurting and poor.
Harold and his wife Darlene travel worldwide to train men and women for ministry all over the world. They are popular speakers to singles, couples, parents, pastors, men and women’s study groups, missionaries and business people.
DVDs and CD’s have also been produced in English and distributed worldwide, often with sub-titles or voice-overs in other languages, for use as teaching tools.
Touching needy lives
In response to desperate needs in countries such as the Philippines, Ukraine, Myanmar, Africa and Russia, Dr. Sala’s ‘Guidelines’ ministry provides support to orphanages, schools, churches and pastors as well as sponsorship of medical, dental and prison outreaches.
To listen to some of Dr. Sala’s insightful commentaries, please visit Guidelines International Ministries
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Dan Wooding, 73, is an award-winning journalist who who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 50 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and he hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world. He is the author of some 45 books, the latest of which is a novel about the life of Jesus through the eyes of his mother called Mary: My Story from Bethlehem to Calvary.