Go Afraid!

LeRoy & Cindy Metzger have absolutely no business attempting missions work in the central African nation of Malawi. They're both previous beach bums and drug abusers.

But something interesting happened on their way to Hell. God saved them. And not just from themselves. They've been saved to a life of amazing ministry. Today Norm asks the right questions to tease out their amazing story.

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TV to the Arab World, Pt. 2

Christian/Muslim understanding is only a click way - just ask Norm's guests today. In part 2 of this fascinating interview, we'll get a whole new perspective on Arab culture and entertainment. It's being used to bring the Gospel to Asia. And the audience is surprisingly appreciative.

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TV to the Arab World, Pt. 1

How do you reach a billion Muslims with the soul-freeing Gospel of Jesus Christ? Norm's guests today have a novel answer. One satellite dish at a time. If you wonder what people are actually watching in the Middle East and beyond, keep listening...

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Breakthrough in Sudan

While so much was going on in the tumultuous and troubled nation of Sudan, another of our Compassion Radio projects to the north continued to make a life-transforming difference. In the garbage district of Cairo, one of our heroes continue to rescue children, give them education, food and a future. More importantly, He introduces them to the One who loves them the most.

How does the story of Magdy Bassaly intersect with the opportunities in Sudan? Listen and you'll find out.

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African Christian Hospitals

Dr. Glen Boyd has a lot going on. Saving and improving the lives of thousands is right at the top of the list! He shares how and why, today...

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A New School in Alexandria

Fourth in our 'Sobering Reality Series': Great things are happening in the Christian Church of the Middle East. And it's because of the great things taking place in the centers of Christian learning. Some of the strongest, most evangelical leadership is flowing out of the seminaries training this century's pastors and evangelists. It  might surprise you to learn that one of the most influential sits in the heart of Egypt. Emad Mikhail joins Norm today to tell the story.

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Good News From Cairo, Pt. 2

Where are the Good Samaritans today? Well, one of our favorites can be found in the Garbage dumps of Cairo. And this G*** S********* won't settle for helping just one. His Good Samaritan ministry has amplified the parable to new heights - literally! With a hospital, daycare and skills center touching the lives of thousands, he's transforming Egypt from the bottom up. M**** B******  joins Norm for a second day to discuss what God is doing in Cairo, and how we can help.

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Good News From Cairo, Pt. 1

M**** B****** sees Jesus a thousand times a day. He's taken the Lord's Word to heart - "When you do this unto the least of these, you do it unto Me." So M**** and his wife seek out the least of the least and love them as Christ does. In the process, he's not only rescued thousands from extreme poverty, he's helping usher in the Kingdom of God.

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The Garbage Children of Cairo

The people you meet along the way make even the most arduous trip worthwhile. That's especially true of the children of Cairo's Makkatem district. When dozens of them climbed down from garbage piles to hug and play with Norm and Cher, what was their response? You'll find out, today.

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Embrace Egypt’s Children

If a child asked you to play, would you? What if the child lived in a garbage dump?

The answer for Norm was an unqualified "YES!" And so began a relationship with the garbage children of Cairo that has been the heartbeat of this ministry for over a decade. Jim joins Norm in studio to bring this wonderful story to life.
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Nepal Earthquake Project, Pt. 2

Cher joins Norm for the lastest from Nepal.

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Nepal Earthquake Project, Pt. 1

Nepal is still digging its way out of the worst earthquake in its recorded history. Surprisingly, the Christian Church in Nepal, small as it is, is making serious progress as it ministers to the 'least of these.' Kim Fanning knows this personally, as the U.S. representative of the most active Christian group in the country. She brings the latest on the tragedy and  triumph...

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A Pastor’s Heart for Her Native Syria

"Home is where the heart is," they say. Well, in Nancy Samara's case, that means a heart torn in multiple directions. As  Kingdom citizen, her heart beats for her King. As a child of Syria, the King's compassion draws her to the center of that nation's ongoing suffering. When others flee and say "good riddance," she can't let go so easily. And her King would expect her to...

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A Wind In the House of Islam, Pt. 2

David Garrison gives us a stunning peek behind the curtain of Islam, today, in part two of this powerful series.

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A Wind In the House of Islam, Pt. 1

If you think God has forsaken the people of the Muslim world, David Garrison is out to change your mind. This two-part series will bring you up-close and personal to the amazing spiritual renaissance and startling revelations that HE is using to win every people, each person, to Himself.

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Nudge

To effectively share your faith, you've got to really know your bible, right? Well, it certainly doesn't hurt. But is it something that others want to know about? Do they care about your bible? Do they care about you? Careful now. The answers might not be all that comfortable to hear.

Now, turn the tables. Do you care about them? Do you care to get to really know people for who they really are? Jesus does. And you might find out He's been nudging them along for a while now. Leonard Sweet is about to turn everything you thought you knew about witnessing on its head. And you'll thank him for it afterward.

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Compassion In Kenya, Pt. 2

Today, Norm concludes a power look into what effective compassionate action can accomplish in Africa. It's the 21st century, folks! It's time for some fresh thinking on a very old mandate. Richard Bransford joins Norm for part two of this interview.


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Compassion In Kenya, Pt. 1

Africa needs help. It has for a long time. So why should governments and non-governmental agencies keep pouring money in the continent? Arguments can be made for - or against - continuing international aid.  But something we need to keep reminding ourselves is this: There is NEVER a time to quit being compassionate! So - what does that look like? And how can Christlike compassion work in ways that government largess has failed to do? Norm's guest, Richard Bransford, has the answer. And he knows what he's talking about, because he 'walks the walk.'

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Syrian Refugees, Need and Difficulty

Usually, you begin to define a nation by its boundaries.That's not so easy with Syria these days. The civil war has spread a large percentage of its population into three neighboring countries. Thousands and thousand more have fled even farther. Just because they've left the violence doesn't mean they're no longer a concern. Our good friend, Samya Johnson joins Norm for a searing look at the situation, and all from a Christ-bound perspective.

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Studying Christian Persecution, Pt. 2

Yesterday began a vital conversation on the state of persecution against Christians in the 21st Century. The 'good news?' There are more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today than ever before. The 'bad news?' The Devil noticed. Persecution is more intense and the suffering of innocent believers more excruciating than ever.

We need to get our minds - and hearts - around that fact.

Then we can discuss what we can do about it... which is what we'll do on today's program as Norm welcomes back Nicholas Kerton-Johnson.

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Studying Christian Persecution, Pt. 1

Why would anyone study "Christian persecution?" Sounds depressing on the face of it, wouldn't you say? Norm's guest today has a very different take on the subject. In fact, we'd say he's got God's take on it. Norm welcomes a new friend: Nicholas Kerton-Johnson.

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Reflecting On Compassion Radio Prospects

Compassion Radio brings you the stories. God brings the vision You bring the faith. Together we've accomplished much over the years in corners of the Kingdom which needed the most. We're deeply grateful to be doing what we do. Even though it has eternal significance, it's still 'history.' So, what are the prospects of this ministry looking forward? Thank God it's not dependent solely on our own resources or creativity.

Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for a peek through the portal of faith.
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