2006年10月10日凌晨四点钟，Dale R. Ward先生，平安地断了气，离开了这世界。出生于1944年， Dale Ward 是生命之光广播电台的节目部经理。他不但是我的老板，他也是我的朋友。
Dale Ward有生之年，成就了几件大事。他是美国广播电台和电视台的采访记者，新闻部主任和节目经理。他住在亚拉巴马州时，不但在Heritage University教书，也为学校创建了一个广播电台。此外，Dale在美国几个州担任过传道人的工作和责任。
Memories of Dale Ward /01:
Filming in the Hermitage Museum
in St. Petersburg, Russia
By Edward Short, October 26, 2006
Dale Ward passed from this life on October 10, 2006, about 4:00 a.m. Born in 1944, Dale was Executive Producer at World Christian Broadcasting. Not only was he my boss, he was also my friend.
Dale accomplished several notable things while he lived. He was a news reporter and broadcaster for American radio stations, such as WCBD in Charleston, South Carolina, and a news anchor for WSPA, a television station in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as well. He was the director of news and programming departments for both radio and TV stations. When he lived in Alabama and taught at Heritage University in Florence, Dale established a radio station at the school. Additionally, over the years, Dale was a Christian minister in several cities.
Dale began working with World Christian Broadcasting in 1990. In order to lead the programming department of World Christian Broadcasting and to guide the content of the several language services, Dale studied a wide variety of information and acquired a wealth of knowledge. He was very knowledgeable about the history, culture, education and music of Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Under Dale’s leadership, World Christian Broadcasting became the first foreign radio station to broadcast the gospel of Jesus on domestic Russian Radio One, a nation-wide network.
Later, the authorities within the Russian government authorized Dale and World Christian Broadcasting to film inside the Hermitage Museum. Dale produced these films to give the Russian people a deeper understanding of the Rembrandts and other famous paintings in their own Hermitage Museum. These films were shown on some Russian TV stations and in several churches, and were received with great enthusiasm.
Dale’s health wasn’t the best when he journeyed to St. Petersburg, Russia. He had sleep apnea and congestive heart failure, nonetheless, Dale was determined to go to St. Petersburg and make the film.
Ill health or not, Dale felt a mission to introduce Russia’s national treasures to Russians. Perhaps this sounds strange to your ears, but the fact is that while the Russian people knew that their art was considered some of the most beautiful in the world, they did not understand the subject matter of some of it. The government of the Soviet Union had hidden the meaning of some of the famous paintings in the Hermitage Museum, and han’t told the people that some of the art depicted stories from the Bible.
For example, one painting shows Abraham about to slay his son Isaac, and another painting depicts the resurrected Jesus showing the wound in his side to Thomas, the doubting apostle. Under Dale’s direction, World Christian Broadcasting produced two films that enabled Russians to be reintroduced to their own national treasures, and to see in a brand new light the famous paintings that hang in the Hermitage.
Dale’s spirit, creativity, artistry and vision are all evident in this film project. You can imagine how difficult it was to obtain permission from the Russian government and the Hermitage Museum authorities to take cameras, personnel, actors and other equipment into the Hermitage to make these films. Dale Ward persevered however, and completed a large and valuable project.
I’m very happy that I had the honor of working with Dale Ward. All of us at World Christian Broadcasting think of him and miss him, and we thank God for all that Dale did.
怀念Dale Ward （一）: 摄影在艾尔米塔什博物馆
Memories of Dale Ward /01: Filming in the Hermitage Museum
in St. Petersburg, Russia
作者：谢德华 By Edward Short
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Franklin, TN 37067 USA