Love Thy Neighbor, Part 3

Here we are on the very last day of October.. a month where we've really honed in on the plight of our refugee and immigrant brothers and sisters who are living here in the states.. many carrying with them the baggage of heartbreak and tragedy.

Today, we're going to get back to Bram's chat with one dynamic couple.. who have an equally dynamic ministry to refugees - based in St. Louis (Mark and Joani Akers of Oasis International).

We pick it up with Mark describing how everyone gathers together for English class...


Love Thy Neighbor, Part 2

If you've ever wondered about how you can support a refugee or immigrant family, many of whom have risked life and limb while fleeing their homeland, don't miss this opportunity of supporting our outreach project this month of FORAI (Friends of Refugees and Immigrants).

More details right here at

Host Bram Floria visits with today's dynamic guests...



Love Thy Neighbor, Part 1

A question for you... Do you have a heart for service? If not, do you wish you DID?

Can we not pray and ask God to bless us more in this area of our lives?

Today, Bram's wife, Sandi Floria shares some precious time of conversation and prayer with two dear sisters whose hearts of service are sure to bless you today.

Let's get started!


The Immigrant-Friendly Church, Part 2

So much of our ministry work is focused overseas, having lead humanitian projects in 33 countries around the globe. Thanks to the travels of Norm and Cher Nelson, and, more recently, Bram and Sandi Floria. So when we get to shine the spotlight on an amazing, life-transforming ministry right here in the U.S., it brings us a special sense of joy.

Today, Bram continues his conversation with two gentlemen who are thriving in their ministry towards refugees and immigrants. We pick it up today with Pastor Kevin Vandenbrink speaking about the heart of his call to ministry..


The Immigrant-Friendly Church, Part 1

Today, you're going to hear about a truly unique church that has stepped up it's game to meet some truly unique needs in the community. And it's based right here in the heart of the U.S.

It's a church that has been an anchor for many in the immigrant community, in its multi-ethnic urban environment.

Host Bram Floria engages our two special guests in a lively, informative program today.


World Relief, Part 2

When it comes to thinking about the plight of refugees and immigrants, would you consider yourself to be engaged and active on the issue? Or, perhaps you've been more passive in your approach or thought process?

Sandi Floria began a discussion yesterday with a gentleman named Joe McCann of the ministry World Relief, based in North Carolina. And we're going to continue today with part 2 of this eye-opening conversation about how you and I can truly be Christ's hands and feet to a world that needs Him so desperately.

Your host today is Sandi Floria.


World Relief, Part 1

We've been hearing a lot about the plight of refugees and immigrants in recent times. What does the Bible have to say about this? Plenty, actually..

From Dueteronomy, "for the Lord your God loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt."

From Romans, "mark of the true Christian, extend hospitality to strangers."

And the there's the Gospel of Matthew, "For I was a stranger, and you welcomed me."

Recently, our own Sandi Floria had the chance to sit down with a gentleman who knows a thing or two about what you and I can do.. today.. to lend a helping hand.


Friends of Refugees & Immigrants (FORAI), Pt. 2

Thanks for joining us on today's adventure in faith.

In this life, we all have crosses to bear. Do you ever wonder why some bear so much more of a burden than perhaps you and I do?

The people we're going to hear from today have had their fair share of burdens to bear in recent years. But as you're about to hear, it hasn't affected their strength of faith or joyful demeanor.

Recently, Bram and Sandi Floria were fortunate to visit with several folks involved with the ministry of FORAI (The Friends of Refugees and Immigrants) in St. Louis, Missouri.

Thanks for listening


Friends of Refugees & Immigrants (FORAI), Pt. 1

If you did a keyword search of some of the most frequently used words on this program, I would well imagine that "refugee" would pop up quite frequently.

Today, we're going to open a window on the plight of the refugee who has sought, and FOUND asylum right here in the U.S. We're also going to hear about an amazing ministry called FORAI - which stands for 'Friends of Refugees and Immigrants,' based in St. Louis, Missouri.

You'll be hearing some stories, with a healthy dose of laughter.

Your host is Bram Floria.


A Semi-versary Milestone, Pt. 2

Bram Floria joins Roger Marsh for a second day of conversation here on Compassion Radio. This is the follow-up from yesterday.

This audio was provided to us by our 'flagship station' in southern California, KBRT Radio (K-BRITE).

Roger hosts a highly popular afternoon show called "The Bottom Line."


A Semi-versary Milestone, Pt. 1

On today's broadcast, Bram had the unique opportunity to sit down for a live radio interview with good friend, Roger Marsh, on his show called "The Bottom Line." This program originated from the studios of KBRT (K-Brite) in southern California, which is kind of the 'flagship station' for Compassion Radio.

Whenever these two get together, the conversation is always wide-ranging.. with sprinkles of good humor to go along with Bram's amazing stories from his travels abroad.

Today's is the first of a 2-part conversation.


Making the Good News Possible - CR CLASSIC

The good news isn't good news if it's stagnant, tired, lacking vitality. Yet that's the way many see the gospel - as old news. Not around here!

At Compassion Radio, the Gospel is good news to us, but just as importantly, it is good news through us. And living water constantly pouring through living vessels never grows stale.

This program is a Compassion Radio CLASSIC featuring the late Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson


Where is God When Things Go Wrong? Pt. 2

Today, we jump back into the studio for another lively conversation between Bram and Cher.. as they somehow try to help us make sense of some things that, quite frankly, not only don't make a lot of sense, but sometimes leave more questions than answers. 

Please join us for this important conversation.


Where is God When Things Go Wrong? Pt. 1

We begin with a verse from scripture today, in the words of Jesus, from John Chapter 16 verse 33,

"I have said these things to you, that in Me, you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but take heart.. I have overcome the world."

Today, Bram Floria and Cher Nelson pause for a moment, and reflect on much of the trials and tribulations stemming from natural disasters to personal tragedies that so many are dealing with right now.


It’s All Greek to Me, Part 2

Today, we pick up the conversation we started yesterday in an interview that Bram Floria recorded in Athens, Greece several weeks ago with two amazing servants of the Lord: Dr. Jim Jennings of Conscience International, and Jonathan Macris of Euro Relief.

We pick it up with Jonathan talking about his heart's desire to bring Jesus to those he meets..


It’s All Greek to Me, Part 1

I'm sure you've heard the expression "it's all Greek to me." That phrase basically means, "it's beyond my comprehension." Today, we're going to endeavor to make YOU aware of what God is doing in and around the country of Greece. And by the time we're through with both today's and tomorrow's programs, we're confident that your spirit will be lifted by what is happening there.

Our host today is our president, Bram Floria.


In What Direction Are We Pointing Them?

Today, Cher Nelson has some things that she's been wanting to get off her chest, because it's such a strong passion in her life.. and has been since her childhood days.

What is it, you ask? Let's find out together.

Here's Cher.


Refugee Crisis in Lesbos, Part 2

Bram, Jim and Cher conclude their overview of the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece and how we should pray!


Refugee Crisis in Lesbos, Part 1

When it comes to "tracking the triumph of God in every nation on earth," Bram Floria has taken on the challenge and legacy from Dr. Norm Nelson. Bram just returned from a journey that brought him face to face with the shocking reality face by refugees on and around the Isle of Lesbos, in Greece. 

He spent 10 intense days travelling around the Mediterranean Sea and visiting with some new Compassion Radio partners. Many stories have been gathered, and he is eager to share them with us.


Hearing Revelation, Pt. 3

Norm concludes his conversation with performance artist Karen Heimbuch about her amazing depiction of the Book of Revelation. And they go out with a bang!

This program is a Compassion Radio CLASSIC featuring the late Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson


Hearing Revelation, Pt. 2

Norm continues his conversation with Karen Heimbuch, performance artist of the epic orchestra production of the Book of Revelation.


This program is a Compassion Radio CLASSIC featuring the late Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson


Hearing Revelation, Pt. 1

In this powerful three part series you'll experience the amazing book of Revelation in a whole new way.

Norm welcomes performance artist and visionary, Karen Heimbuch.


This program is a Compassion Radio CLASSIC featuring the late Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson