African Enterprise

The more things change, the more they stay the same... there's a pessimistic statement for you! If you read any number of commentaries on Africa you'd get that impression. When it comes to helping the economic, social and spiritual progress on this great continent, the subtext is 'don't bother - you're just wasting your time.'

We don't buy into that. And neither does Norm's guest today, Michael Cassidy.


The Bible on Orphan Care

Moses was sent down the River Nile on a basket and a prayer. On the hard streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, many newborns don't even have that. They are left to die in dumpsters and gutters by desperate women who see no way to save their own lives, much less their children.

So, what does the Word of God say about such things? Norm is joined in studio by his wife, Cher, as they take a hard look at the cruelty of modern life. Along the way they discover some surprising pockets of hope.


Hope Among the Squatters

Don't judge a man till you've walked a mile in his shoes...

That phrase really means something to Norm's guest today. Sy Grayson has not only walked the hard soil of Africa. God is using Sy to change things for the better.


A Call to Love, Pt. 2

Yesterday we introduced you to Samya and Monir who responded to the Lord's call to love in dramatic fashion. Together they're reaching a new generation in the Middle East with the Gospel Message. Just as important, they're teaching believers in the West how they can love across cultural, language and religious barriers. In an era of great suspicion and distrust, we need people like Samya and Monir to show us the way.


A Call to Love, Pt. 1

Love shows up in the most unlikely of places - like in the shadow of civil war. Monir and Samya have a story to tell, and it's a love story. It's not just about them, however. It's a love story for the ages, as God pursued them both, and along the way they found each other. Together they're sharing the greatest love story of all with the people of the Middle East. Today Bram and Sandi Floria begin a  fascinating discussion with two fascinating new friends of Compassion Radio.


Cafeteria Christians

It's the great smörgåsbord of faith. In a culture of on-demand, custom-made convenience, we treat our spiritual lives the same way. Not so, you say? You're totally devoted to an historical Christianity? Well, you might just discover a few surprising, even troubling, things about your spirituality today.  So what do American Christians really believe, and what can we do about it? Today, Norm interviews someone who knows how to ask the right questions, George Barna.


Women and Children in Crisis

Norm welcomes guest Jane Tafel to learn more about outreach to abused women in SouthEast Asia. Jane isn't just saving individuals. Her ministry is transforming communities and nations.


God’s Village In Africa

Is there hope for Africa? Of course there is. Today Norm's guest, David Pinta, shows us a place where hope is alive and well. And it's more than a vain sort of wishing. In God's strength things are changing for the better - for those who were considered hopeless just a few years ago.


Finding Peace Through Tragedies

You're young, full of dreams and looking forward to a life together. Then Life gets cruel. 'Cancer' is suddenly a dreaded and unwelcome visitor in your home. What do you do? Norm's guest, Annie Aragon, has the answer today. Fair warning - it's messy, incomplete and painful. But it's also beautiful, hopeful and full of grace because in her case, God was at the center of it all.


The Gospel-Driven Life

Ever felt like your spiritual life needed some 'oomph' in its 'get-along?' Who hasn't. Guess what? It's not just God Himself prodding you to get off your duff. It's really a passionate pursuit of you by the Holy Spirit Himself. It's a romance and He wants to overwhelm you with His love and approval. Draw the Good News deeply into yourself, and you'll find the passion to accomplish anything He puts in your heart to do.

If you've got the spiritual flu, Michael Horton's got the right prescription.


A New Look At Door of Hope, Pt. 2

Bram and Demi continue their investigation of all the new ministry happening around th Door of Hope in Johannesburg, South Africa. Demi spent time getting 'behind the curtain' hearing the inspiring stories of many of the team members who make Door of Hope a daily miracle.


A New Look At Door of Hope, Pt. 1

Compassion Radio has partnered with Door of Hope for almost 20 years. Generations of babies have been saved and have grown up into God's leaders and servants. The work goes on, and it by no means is static! In fact while some things never change, The Kingdom adapts to new challenges, and Door of Hope is still at the cutting edge of compassion and ministry.

In this brand new series, Bram begins an in-depth look at what's new in Johannesburg, South Africa, and why we should care. We sent our very best to get the details,  firsthand. Bram's daughter - intrepid missionary and budding journalist, Demi - brings us the story...


For the Life of a Child, Pt. 2

The world was literally crying for help outside the walls of Berea Baptist Church. God was listening. He tapped his faithful servants to heed that cry. Today, the Door of Hope project in Johannesburg, S.A. has rescued nearly 1000 children from certain death.

Today Norm concludes his inaugural interview with the founder, Cheryl Allen. And you'll understand why we are so proud to be involved. You will be too.


For the Life of a Child, Pt. 1

Some people you meet change the way you look at life. Some people change your life. Cheryl Allen has a habit of doingboth. From a plan born in an inner city prayer meeting a  dozen years ago, the face of the Church in Johannesburg, S.A. has been forever changed. As a result the floodgates to a rich spiritual harvest have been thrown wide open. Oh, and it has also saved the lives of nearly 1000 abandoned newborns.

Cheryl joins Norm for this classic interview.


God’s Family in South Africa, Pt. 2

Paul Siaki is intrepid, and he's intrepid for Jesus. But he doesn't go alone. His ministry involves his whole family - and that includes school age children. The 'Passionate Pursuit' led them to the heart of modern Africa. Norm concludes a fascinating discussion on the nature of mission work in the 21st Century and how it's not about lonely individuals setting out on solitary quests.


God’s Family in South Africa, Pt. 1

The Family that prays together... stays together. How does that adage hold up when the family in question is on the move for God? Well, you're about to find out as Norm interviews a fabulously interesting and unexpected missionary. Paul Siaki joins us today and tomorrow by phone from Colorado Springs.


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.


Rescuing a Generation

What do you see when you look in the window of a nursery or childcare center? Joy? Trouble? Potential?  Well, when the folks at Door of Hope look in on  the orphans they've rescued from the streets of Johannesburg, they can't contain their emotion. In front of them are not the rejects of society, but the very future of their nation. Cher joins Norm in studio to discuss why.


The Door of Hope, Pt. 2

Today Norm and Cher complete their very personal assessment of the Door of Hope project in Johannesburg, S.A.


The Door of Hope, Pt. 1

When God puts beautiful children in your arms, words cannot adequately describe it. Every parent who has ever longed for a child understands. And there is never a child that God does not also love with an all-consuming passion.

In the suburbs of Johannesburg, S.A., God said to Norm and Cher "Here, would you hold this for a moment?" And their lives haven't been the same since...