Why Do We Do What We Do? Pt. 2

Bram and Cher continue their conversation on the roots of our renewed focus on 'Gospel Action.' Compassion Radio was not designed to be an activist ministry. It snowballed out of a few lifechanging encounters with God and His people around the world. Now, 'Taking the Compassion of Christ Where It's Needed Most' is our all-consuming passion. We're very glad to have YOU as our partner!

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Why Do We Do What We Do? Pt. 1

"With so much going on, and going wrong right here at home, why do you spend so much time on telling international stories?"

It's a question we've heard more than once. Well, the answer has to do with letting God take the lead. And He's led us to some pretty remarkable places, people and projects.

And don't worry, we'll still keep our eyes and ears open to the places close to home that need to experience the Compassion of Christ. As we all pray for the survivors of this month's horrific hurricane and flooding in South Texas, there'll be plenty of opportunities to take you to the center of the action. The stories we follow pick up where the mainstream media leaves off...

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UKRAINE: Christ IN the Conflict, Pt. 2

Today's episode is part 2 of a 3-part conversation between Bram & Sandi Floria, alongside married missionaries Oleg and Oksana, from Ukraine. Sometimes God calls us to difficult situations in order to bring His peace where it's needed most. In times like these, it's a great comfort to have a solid, praying partner at your side. The couple you'll meet today are just those kind of people.

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UKRAINE: Christ IN the Conflict, Pt. 1

Today's episode is the first of a 3-part conversation between Bram & Sandi Floria, alongside a remarkable missionary-minded couple from Ukraine, Oleg and Oksana. What they have to say about faithful service and the cost of discipleship with inspire you to real action. And that's a good thing! Because they're at the heart of this month's special Compassion Radio Project.

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Reflections From Norm’s Memorial Service, Pt. 3

Today concludes a heartwarming and motivating look at how the life of the Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson affected so many lives in so many ways. We know his legacy will continue to inspire and motivate many more to step into the dynamic Gospel-filled life he exemplified.

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Reflections From Norm’s Memorial Service, Pt. 2

Today we continue with the powerful testimonials of what the Life and Ministry of Norm Nelson meant to those who saw it close up...

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Reflections From Norm’s Memorial Service, Pt. 1

What did the Life and Ministry of Norm Nelson mean to YOU? Well, we posed that question some the world-changers that gathered for Norm's Homegoing Celebration earlier this year. Here's what they had to say...

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UKRAINE: Worship on the Frontlines, Pt. 2

'God never wastes a crisis.' Fred Heumann has personally learned that this is true. Today in Ukraine, a pivotal nation to the future of Christianity in the heart of Asia, a great awakening is happening among the Orthodox and Evangelical Believers of Ukraine. In the face of foreign aggression they are lifting high the Cross - and they're doing it together. And that is Good News.

Fred Heumann, a seasoned 'musicianary' and theologian is heading back to the Ukraine soon to continue his formative work of training a new generation of Worship Leaders and Pastors in the skills necessary to lead the Body of Christ into battle - spiritual battle. And he's 'in it to win it.' He joins Bram by phone from Nashville, TN.

If you'd like to learn more about the Ukraine Evangelical Theological Seminary where Fred teaches, you can find it here: http://uets.net/eng/

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UKRAINE: Worship on the Frontlines, Pt. 1

Worship is the frontline of Spiritual Warfare. Any good Worship Leader will tell you so. By theology and experience we know that spiritual strongholds don't fall by the force of compelling logic, but by a mighty move of God's Holy Spirit softening hearts and bending wills toward TRUTH.

One person who knows the power of worship is Fred Heumann. Over 40 years of intrepid missions and worship arts, he's seen some mighty moves of God and profound changes in world history. Now he's pursuing his passion to equip the next generation of worship leaders, pastors and 'musicianaries' with a solid knowledge of God's methods and plan. Today he joins Bram to discuss how his ministry, MusicWorks International, is doing that important work in the key nation of Ukraine.

If you'd like to learn more about the Ukraine Evangelical Theological Seminary where Fred teaches, you can find it here: http://uets.net/eng/

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Inside North Korea, Pt. 2 (CR CLASSIC)

Today Norm and Cher complete a fascinating look behind the 'Bamboo Curtain,' explaining how Christianity is making amazing inroads, and how a surprising spiritual legacy led to the current explosion.

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Inside North Korea, Pt. 1 (CR CLASSIC)

What's really going on inside the 'Hermit Kingdom?' Norm and Cher have some personal experience in the matter. Even while being tightly managed by their Communist handlers, they managed to establish real working relationships that have enabled needed relief for the oppressed population. They have also worked to encourage the underground and growing church there. In this two-part CR CLASSIC series, we go behind the 'Bamboo Curtain.'

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CONGO: Crisis Opens the Door, Pt. 2

Today Bram finishes his discussion with Camille Ntoto about the amazing revival happening right inside Goma, the war-torn capital of Eastern Congo. It's a God-sized story for sure!

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CONGO: Crisis Opens the Door, Pt. 1

Camille Ntoto and his wife Esther are very much the kind of special people that God raises up to do His work in perilous times. From their home in Western Congo, to the the halls of academia in England, to meeting Jesus at an evangelistic rally in Kinshasa, to ministry studies in California - their lives were already an intrepid adventure worthy of a book. And they hadn't even started, yet!

And now, the Ntoto's are at the forefront of one of the most important spiritual revivals in all of Africa. You'll hear Camille's story over the next two programs. Recorded at the border of Congo and Rwanda earlier this Summer...

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State of the Church in Ukraine, Pt. 3

Today, Bram wraps up his talk with Ivan Rusin, President of Ukraine Evangelical Theological Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine.

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State of the Church in Ukraine, Pt. 2

Ivan Rusin is young for a University President. But he's battle-hardened. Literally. On the Spiritual Front; on the Political Scene; on War Front - Ivan has taken the lead and taken his students to the heart of the Fight for his nation, and the world. Today Bram continues n in-depth look at the current challenges facing young Christian leaders where East meets West...

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State of the Church in Ukraine, Pt. 1

Continuing in our focus on the Crossroads of Christianity that is Ukraine, Bram interviews the President of the Ukranian Evangelical Theological Seminary. Recorded in Kiev, Ukraine...

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Report from a Ukrainian Seminary, Pt. 2

Bram concludes an important look at the state of World Missions, from the perspective of Evangelical Believers in Ukraine. They're having an outsized influence on the growth of the Church all across the ancient Silk Road, and they're at the forefront of major world events rocking Europe and Asia.  Recorded at the Evangelical Seminary of Ukraine, in Kiev.

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Report from a Ukrainian Seminary, Pt. 1

On the Eastern edge of Europe, Ukraine is in the crosshairs. And not just militarily! This cultural, agricultural and trading powerhouse is where East meets West, sitting squarely on the northern arm of ancient 'Silk Road.' Its importance hasn't diminished over the centuries. And now Ukraine finds itself at the tip of the spear when it comes to World Evangelism. You'll understand better after this two-part series recorded in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Uganda: Report from the Pearl of Africa, Pt. 4

Today concludes an in-depth report from Eastern Africa. After two weeks of pursuing the story, Bram wraps up his survey of the miltary, political and spiritual condition of Uganda, and the neighboring countries of South Sudan, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He's joined in studio by Jim and Cher.

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Uganda: Report from the Pearl of Africa, Pt. 3

Bram, Cher and Jim continue the discussion on why Uganda, of all places, is so welcoming to refugees. Even facing the prospect of serious terror attacks and spillover from a half-dozen major conflicts, Uganda remains the 'Hope of Africa.' While so many other countries burn, Uganda is a relative oasis.

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Uganda: Report from the Pearl of Africa, Pt. 2

Today Bram continues his report on the current situation in Uganda, where millions continue their sojourn as refugees and aliens. While things are currently stable, the absence of men mean real dangers lie ahead for millions of widows and orphans. And the lack of jobs mean a desparate and growing need for serious economic development. How are Christians responding?

Bram , Jim and Cher explore the subject.

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Uganda: Report from the Pearl of Africa, Pt. 1

Winston Churchill coined the phrase, and even with all the turmoil in Africa this Century, it remains true - Uganda is 'The Pearl of Africa.' Geographically diverse and multicultural, it is the crossroads of the Continent. Yet today, that 'Pearl' has become a 'Pearl of Great Price.' It is under tremendous strain as the neighbor to a half-dozen major conflicts. Remarkably, it remains a refuge for millions of them , and at the invitation of the government! A nation of 40 million people is host to almost 3 million displaced citizens of several warring countries. 

Nowhere else on the planet has quite the same challenges or opportunities as today's Uganda. Bram traveled with our friends from Conscience International to see for himself, and bring home the story for you. The overview starts today. Bram is joined in studio by Jim and Cher.

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