Update On Haiti

Compassion Radio partners were some of the first in line to help with urgent needs following the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010. What has happened since then? Well, our own Jim Governale got to see for himself, recently, and he shares his story with Norm, today!

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The Two Sides of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Seems appropriate to be cheerful and grateful on a day like this. The believers in Baghdad, Iraq have learned that 'gratefulness' and 'cheerfulness' don't always go hand-in-hand. They've had a tough row to hoe for some time now. But there's no mistaking their passion, faith, and even joy in extraordinary difficulties. Paul says "I've learned to be content in all circumstances - in plenty and in want..." So there are really two sides to Thanksgiving. Cher joins Norm in studio for this truthful, faith-building and even sobering look at how those far from our comfort and ease give thanks today. As a result, perhaps you'll give special thanks for them on this special day.

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Norm Engages Kiev

Norm finishes his review of his recent visit to Iraq and Ukraine. He joins Jim in studio.

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From Kurdistan’s Displaced People’s Camps

Dr. Sarah is our kind of hero: Uncompromising, passionate, risk-taking. She's also compassionate, prayerful, gentle.  Above all, she's willing to lay down her life for others. We'll hear her story of serving  the refugees in Erbil, Iraq, today.

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Serving Iraq’s Displaced People

What are we to do with the problem of hundreds of thousands of new refugees from the war of ISIS? Well, the first - and we'd argue the most IMPORTANT - thing to do is serve those in need. Christians have always done it best, in the name an power of Christ. Today Jim joins Norm in studio to follow up on our latest initiative in Erbil, Iraq.

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What the Chinese Church Can Teach Us

Living the great paradox of real Christian Faith, the Church of China has become powerful in unimaginable ways. We'll try to explain it, even so, as Norm welcomes Cher in studio for an exploration of lessons learned, and what the Chinese Church continues to teach us about real faith and real living.

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The Church That Grows

If you've listened to Compassion Radio for any length of time, you know how impressed we are with the modern day explosion of the Church in East Asia. Hundreds of millions of new believers in only two or three generations. Some have tried to dismiss the phenomenon economically or politically. But the Chinese believers know the real reason - God's Word unleashed.

Norm is joined by 'Brother Josh' today - someone who really knows the power of the Word and the power of the Church that knows how to wield it as a potent spiritual weapon.
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Near Russia, with Love

When you're in the neighborhood, drop by! Norm gets invitations like that alot. And he got a surprising one on the way home from his recent fact-finding, relief-delivering trip to Northern Iraq. This time, Ukraine was calling, and it was too inviting not to stop. Norm reports from Kiev with a final update on Erbil and news on 'the news' in Eastern Europe...

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Norm in Erbil, Pt. 2

Norm joins Bram by Skype to bring the latest news of Christians on the frontlines of the war with ISIS. Today the believers in northern Iraq are literally living out the scripture to care for the widow, orphan, imprisoned and displaced. And they're doing it times 65 thousand, each and every day.

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Norm in Erbil, Pt. 1

'Around the World in 80 Days' captured the imagination of the planet when Jules Verne first published it in 1873. Nellie Bly tried it for real a dozen years later. She discovered the world had already shrunk by more than a week, accomplishing the feat in only 72 days. A century later, with the right connections you can drop in on any spot on the planet in 72 hours. And in the 21st century, we can bring the world to you in 72 milliseconds. Which is what Norm will do for the next two programs, as he reports from the epicenter of the World's hottest conflict, and the most important frontline of faith.

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Our Plate is Full

In America, we're heading into the stretch toward the Thanksgiving holiday. And that will probably lead to a whole other kind of 'stretch.' Why? Because our plates are 'full.' That's a good thing. Something for which to be deeply grateful. There's a flipside to the phrase 'my plate is full,' and it usually has to do with stress and anxiety. Which kind of full plate are you experiencing?

Cher joins Norm in studio for this thought-provoking discussion.
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Spiritual Freedom For Russian Prisoners

What does it mean to be 'free?' What kind of freedom can Russian prisoners hope for? When despair abounds, where is Jesus? Dean Malespina has some surprising and powerful stories to tell!

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Challenge and Opportunity

Tim Toronchuk's been around awhile. On a number of continents, this quite observer has been a real problem solver. He sees possibilities where others see nothing but impossibilities. Why? Because he's seen God's hand at work.  It's time for his insight into today's big issues.

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The Vicar of Baghdad, Pt. 3

Norm and Canon Andrew White conclude this troubling, challenging, yet ultimately hopefully look at the current state of Christianity in the Middle East.

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The Vicar of Baghdad, Pt. 2

Norm continues a seminal interview with Canon Andrew White of St. George's Church, Baghdad, Iraq. In the process we get an eye-opening account of what's really going on in the face of the ISIS onslaught.

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The Vicar of Baghdad, Pt. 1

Canon Andrew White is a modern day apostle in the truest sense. He's taken the Gospel to the ends of the Earth and pastored for decades in one of the world's most important hotspots: Baghdad, Iraq. This beleaguered city is probably the most crucial crossroads of faith on the planet. Canon White continues to take the Gospel right to the very gates of Hell - and he wouldn't have it any other way.

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