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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


UKRAINE: Christ in the Maidan, Pt. 2

Today, Bram and Oles Dmytrenko continue their walk through the heart of Kiev, Ukraine. The Maidan Uprising of 2014, known by the locals as the 'Winter on Fire.' Hundreds fell to Russian snipers. Thousands still bear the physical scars of bullets and bludgeons. Hundreds of thousands still carry the hidden wounds of trauma including, as Oles will readily admit, himself and all the other pastors and volunteers that sheltered, fed and counseled protesters. But a new day for the Church was born in the mutual suffering and new doors to the Gospel are opening. Isn't that just like God?

The moving journey ends honoring the 'Heavenly Hundred' - the young and old of Ukraine at the center of the darkest day for Ukraine since the Chernobyl disaster almost 30 years ago.



UKRAINE: Christ in the Maidan, Pt. 1

Going where angels fear to tread, the faithful often find themselves in the crosshairs. Literally. The Winter of 2014 was a prime example. As Ukranian patriots faced down a corrupt and violent dictator they braved Russian snipers to win back their country. And right in the center of it? The Body of Christ. What the Church did during those bitterly cold months is an unbelievable story of resilience, faith and sacrifice.

Oles Dmytrenko is the best guide one could have to this incredible piece of modern Church history. He was there and witnessed the horror, and the miracle that was the Maidan Uprising. Along the way he saw God perform some genuine miracles, lives saved, and more importantly, souls saved for eternity. Together, Bram and Oles walk through the living wound of a country, and witness to the hope that is rising from the ashes.


The Moral Minority - A New Opportunity! (CR CLASSIC)

My, how things change. Or do they? Every generation possesses a certain creativity in repeating the same old sins. This generation is no different. But does the current moral climate mean the Gospel is on the retreat? Far from it. Norm sees real opportunity where others might see hopelessness. As a result, we'll take a risk in saying that this means Norm has learned to see things a little more like Jesus does... Jim Governale joins Norm in studio.

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

It was first broadcast 2 years ago this month.


Pastoring on the Front Lines - A Job Description, Part 2

It's been quite a week here on this broadcast. We started the week off by sharing precious comments and memories at the post-memorial celebration for Norm Nelson.

And now, standing on the shoulders of giants, we are back to the nitty gritty, boots-on-the-ground work that God has called us to.

On today's program, we conclude a 2-part series with Pastor Oleg in the embattled country of Ukraine.


Pastoring on the Front Lines - A Job Description, Part 1

Have you ever thought about prayer being a 'weapon?' Today and tomorrow, we're going to hear about a place called Hope Tabernacle. This place is the very definition of a house of prayer. It's located literally on the frontlines of faith.

On today's broadcast, Bram catches up with Pastor Oleg from Kiev, Ukraine. Bram and wife Sandi were recently guests of Oleg and his wife, Oksana; and today's interview is the follow-up interview that Bram was so eager to record.

Tensions remain very high in this part of the world. Today is the first of a 2-part series.


Norm’s Family and Friends Remember, Pt.2

Today's episode is the second half of what we started yesterday. Cher and Jim sit down again, and play back some of the touching comments made about Norm at his memorial service in May, 2017. We will be sharing more from the actual memorial service itself, in the weeks and months to come.

May the Lord bless you and yours.. and thanks for listening!


Norm’s Family and Friends Remember, Pt.1

Cher and Jim sit down and play some of the comments shared by friends and family at the post-memorial event held for Norm Nelson recently. This is the first of a 2-part series of broadcasts.

Norm's legacy will live on... but he is greatly missed.


Egyptian Physician Turned Missionary (CR CLASSIC)

Egypt is a country that needs many things. Well-trained doctors would be prime among them. But the nation is suffering from a great spiritual sickness, as well. Norm's guest today, Dr. Kamil Shoukraua, knew he had to do something about both.

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

It was first broadcast 3 years ago this month.


Missionary Family on the Frontlines, Pt. 3

Our longtime president and host of this program, the late Reverend Dr. Norm Nelson, used to talk quite a bit about what he called – “the ministry of showing up..”

That idea is certainly illustrated by the precious words spoken by the young lady to open today’s broadcast….

We’re going to hear more from her and more from this intrepid family of missionaries - the Eubanks - on today’s Compassion Radio

Today Bram Floria completes the 3-part conversation.. and, if you happened to miss parts 1 or 2 or even both, rest assured you can catch them on our web site via the podcast link… simply go to and click ‘broadcast’ at the top of the home page…

We pick it up today with Bram speaking to the middle daughter of the Eubank crew, Susanne.


Missionary Family on the Frontlines, Pt. 2

We start today’s broadcast with a time tested Bible verse from the 3rd Epistle of John, Chapter 1 verse 4: I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

Today, we continue with part 2 of a 3-part Conversation that took place recently between our own Bram Floria and with members of a rather remarkable family.. The Eubank’s.

Bram recently caught up with them after their family trip to the warzone of Iraq. We pick it up w/Bram speaking to the oldest daughter, Hailey, talking about her firsthand experience..


Missionary Family on the Frontlines, Pt. 1

We're all familiar with the phrase, "the family that prays together - stays together." On today's broadcast, you will hear about a very special young family.. a family that takes the whole concept of praying and ministering together, to a level that many would consider 'jaw dropping.'

You may be familiar with new ministry friend, David Eubank. He's been getting quite a bit of press lately. Today is the first of a 3-part conversation the Bram had with the entire Eubank family.


Persecution Hotspots Around the World

Bram, Cher and Jimmy gather around the table to talk about different areas of the world that are experiencing heavy persecution of Christians today. It would do us all well to know what is going on and how we can best pray for believers and for the church in these situations. Please share this with a friend. Thanks, and God bless you.


Life is a Teacher (CR CLASSIC EPISODE)

Sometimes the only way to learn a lesson is to live through it. And, sometimes, that's exactly what God intends.

In today's CLASSIC Compassion Radio episode, our producer Jim Governale joins Norm Nelson in Studio today to discuss what makes for a good 'learning experience.'

This broadcast orinially aired in May of 2016.


UKRAINE: Christ IN the Conflict, Pt. 3

From the Classroom to the War Room; in all the places where God is preparing HIs People to do battle and advance HIS Kingdom - Compassion Radio is there to bring you that story.  Thanks for joining us for today's adventure in faith!
By day, they minister to thousands of young people in a booming evangelical church. In their 'off hours'? Well, they're into a whole different level of intrepid ministry at the very frontlines  - and not just of faith!
Today, we conclude with part 3 of a 3-part series with Oleg and Oksana from Ukraine.

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.


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.