Seeking Young Josiahs, Pt. 3

Bram wraps up his conversation with Dave Patty, Founder of 'Josiah Venture' now one of the largest and most effective Evangelical Movements in the world today! With the fields suddenly 'white for the harvest' JV missionaries are mobilizing tens of thousands of young disciples to radically transform their nations and reboot the Church for a new missionary age!

And don't forget our special joint project with JV this month! You can help us help them with their latest Dual-Language Bible Project in the Slovene language. Thousands of new Believers have no modern language Bibles to help them grow in their faith. This new Bible has the added benefit of helping students with their English comprehension and language skills. 

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Seeking Young Josiahs, Pt. 2

Dave Patty and Bram pick up their conversation for a second day. Today they tackle the question of why Czech Republic has become such a hotbed of youth evangelism. The answer is an anchor embedded deeply in their national soul, an anchor put there by one of the most amazing missionary generations in history...

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Seeking Young Josiahs, Pt. 1

Dave Patty grew up an 'MK' - (Missionary Kid). Sometimes these '3rd Culture Kids' never feel rooted. Many others, however, find themselves deeply rooted into the Kingdom of God and attuned to the Spirit in powerful ways. Dave and his wife, Connie, are definitely the latter...

When world history took a stunning turn at the end of the Cold War, they knew they were called for just such a time. They quickly zeroed in on the atheist youth of Eastern Europe. When hundreds of thousands were abandoning the Soviet Bloc for opportunity in the West, the Pattys rushed in to discover what God had for them, and a 'lost generation.' There's no getting around the fact that it was hard, hard work. Funny thing about farming tough soil - once the ground is finally softened, it can produce some amazing fruit!

Beginning today we'll spend a month exploring how God has opened the floodgates of blessing and a harvest of souls that uproots everything you think you know about living in a modern, thoroughly secular society. The movement is known as 'Josiah Venture' and it now spans 14 countries, with hundreds of 2nd Culture Misssionaries and National Workers serving thousands of churches and hundreds of thousands of youth. It's an amazing story and fascinating adventure into the heart of God for Young People.

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It’s WAY Beyond ‘Peer Pressure’…

Ashlyn Brock is a great student with big dreams. She's also a follower of Christ who takes her faith seriously. When she learned that some of her peers were at risk, in danger, even being attacked, she had to act. And her zeal has not gone unnoticed. You'll learn about her, her passion, and her hope on today's broadcast...

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Let Justice Roll Down - CR CLASSIC

The United States seems to remain stuck in the shadow of wars around the world and in our streets. The turmoil in Ferguson, MO is, unfortunately, familiar territory for today's guest. From the darkest days of Civil Rights movement to the toughest streets of today's inner cities, John Perkins has been shining like a beacon of hope. His life is a testament to the power of God to change circumstances and lives. His story is one of the most important narratives of 20th Century America. More importantly, it brings glory to God.

In an age that desperately needs heroes of the faith, we've found one in today's special guest.

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From Tough Guy to Jesus Guy - CR CLASSIC

He was packing heat but the little lady offering him a cold drink didn't know that. She also didn't know he was in organized crime using this painting job as a cover. So they sat and talked.  Soon the conversation turned an unexpected direction, and Brian Marcoux's life was never the same.

You'll hear all about it, today.

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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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