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Hill Country Institute Live Special Edition on Day of Prayer for Mexico

If you are in the San Antonio area, tune into Radio Station KSLR AM 630 - "The Word in South Texas" - on Saturday, September 27, and Saturday, October 4, at 11:00am for a special edition of HILL COUNTRY INSTITUTE LIVE: Exploring Christ & Culture

These two broadcasts will be about the upcoming Day of Prayer for Mexico and general coverage of what God is doing in this neighboring country.

With special guests:  Pastor Gilbert Perez from Temple of Praise; Pastor Jose Daniel Montanez from Central Church of God; and Rick Lane, Founder of Proyecto Amistad.


September 27, October 4

Special Day of Prayer for Mexico

Hill Country Institute joins with ministry leaders in San Antonio to encourage believers to pray for the nation of Mexico during this critical time.

October 7, 2014, has been set aside as a day of focused, coordinated prayer for this nation so dear to the heart of God.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join in the concerted prayers going up that day.  Gather other believers from your church or community and pray together or pray as an individual wherever you are.  There are also three scheduled prayer services being held in the San Antonio area, and everyone is invited to attend one or all of these:

OCTOBER 7, 2014

6:30am      Temple of Praise       210-673-1000

10:00am     Central Church of God     210-415-1222

7:00pm       First Presbyterian Church   210-226-0215

  • Pray for Christian leaders in Mexico.
  • Pray for Mexico to flourish.
  • Pray for God-honoring relationships between Mexico and the U.S.
  • Pray for the Churches of Mexico.

Groundhogs, Chariots, Red Pills, and Jesus

Using Movies to Stimulate Conversations About the Big Questions of Life


Everyone loves a good story.  Most of us yearn for a hero.  And who doesn’t love watching a good movie?  This is why movies are a fantastic way to open up spiritual conversations with people in a fun, non-threatening, and entertaining way.  Movies entertain us at the same time as they stir emotions, raise questions, and cause us to ponder the deep things about life, God, ourselves and others.

As we think about how to actively and intentionally engage the people around us with the love and mind of Christ, sometimes it’s challenging to know even how to START a conversation! Continuing our series of “dinners with a purpose” based on John Burke’s book, “Mud and the Masterpiece:  Seeing Yourself and Others Through the Eyes of Jesus”, our guest speaker, Walter Bradley, is going to show us how to use movies to create exciting conversations about God and life with people from any background or worldview.

Christians often tell people “Jesus is the answer”, when the person may not even know what the question is!  Movies can help illuminate the big questions common to mankind in an interesting, non-threatening way and can provide perfect openings for ongoing spiritual discussions. 

Come join us September 14 at Zhi Tea Gallery in East Austin to learn how to host a movie night and to use films as a fun way to generate spiritual conversations with people.

Click here for more info and to register.

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