Under Cover in South Asia, Pt. 3

How is God changing lives in the tumultuous and wartorn parts of the world? Well, 'Sarah' can tell us. She and her husband were born and raised in some of the most troubled places in South Asia. What can we expect from people 'like that?' Well, once Jesus got ahold of them, we can expect miracles! Together, this Power Couple are raising up new evangelists, pastors and missionaries, a dozen at a time. In order to do that, they've had to put their own lives at risk, and face spector of severe physical, emotional and spritual trauma suffered by virtually all of the new Believers coming to them for guidance. It's demanding and extremely rewarding work... with eternal fruit.

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Under Cover in South Asia, Pt. 2

'Sarah' joins Bram a second day for a powerful insider's look at how the Gospel is transforming lives righ in themiddle of the violence and hopelessness gripping much of the nations of South Asia.

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Under Cover in South Asia, Pt. 1

'Sarah' and her husband are directly involved in transformative ministry. That term is bandied out lightly these days, but in this case we truly mean 'transformative.' Why? Because their lives are on the line, each and every day. And not just them - if word got out about the hundreds they currently disciple, they'd be marked for execution in a country so sensitive we can't even mention its name on the air.

So... We're introducing you to a person who's voice has been altered, a pseudonym for a name and a homeland we won't identify. Why? So that we can hide something? Quite the contrary - so that we can tell you the unvarnished truth about what it takes, sometimes, to bring the Gospel to the 'uttermost parts.'

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Eastern Spirituality Gives No Answer

Michael Austin followed a path designed to 'kill the mind.' He almost succeeded. But then God... well, He had other plans. Now Michael is on a whole new journey and he's bringing others along with him.

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I Am ‘N’

Faithful followers of Christ in the Middle East are being marked for extermination, their property seized as spoils of war. And the symbol of this insidious hate is painted boldy in red across walls all over Syria and Iraq. One Arabic letter is all it takes to destroy everything a family has built.

So why is this letter becoming the emblem of vibrant, living faith? Simply put, the Sufferings of Christ... and His Saints.

Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joins Norm from the National Religious Broadcasters Convention to bring the latest intel on our Family in the Middle East.

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Hollywood Makes the Case for Christ, Pt. 2

So... the awesome story of Lee and Leslie Strobel is finally, actually coming to the big screen, and in a big way. What next?

Today, Bram and Screenwriter Brian Bird discuss indepth what it means to be a passionate follower of Christ in Hollywood, and how true Faith is beginning to make a serious impact on modern culture.

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Hollywood Makes the Case for Christ, Pt. 1

Brian Bird worked hard for years to be taken seriously in Hollywood. A talented writer with a solid work ethic and a heart for redemptive stories, the odds of his success in Tinseltown were one-in-a-million. But a funny thing happened on the way to obscurity... God took notice of his servant. Brian shares his story of persistence and faith, and the making of the new Major Motion Picture "The Case For Christ." He joins Bram by phone.

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Paths to Peace, Pt. 3

Jim Jennings and Bram conclude a powerful look back, and cast their eyes over the horizon to the new thing God is doing in some of the world's biggest trouble spots...

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Paths to Peace, Pt. 2

Jim Jennings is back for part 2 of a powerful retrospective on the ways Compassion Radio helped him bring God's kind of peace to places where there had been no hope. He joins Bram by phone...

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Paths to Peace, Pt. 1

Jim Jennings goes where angels fear to tread. Good thing he had a good sidekick along for the adventure...

On many an occasion, our own Norm Nelson accompanied Jim into the halls of power, and the hovels of the downtrodden. Together they opened doors to the Gospel and paved pathways to peace in the world's most difficult places. For the next three days, Jim joins Bram for a look back to the thrilling journeys to where God's hand manifested in amazing ways - and He's still doing it!

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Wilbur Nelson: 50th Anniversary Interview

March 25 marks the beginning of our 74th Year of Ministry!

In 2003, this ministry's founder went home to be with the Lord. Wilbur Nelson was 92 years young. And if you asked him that year what his plans were, he probably would have said "To tell the people about the Lord, the Lord's love and the Lord's work." Pretty much what he'd been doing for the better part of a century.

As the baton was passing to the next generation, Norm sat his father down for a more intimate look at the roots of this ministry, the things that have changed and most importantly what has not changed. In a season when the torch is being passed once again, it's more important than ever to ground ourselves in the legacy handed down by faithful men...

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The Language of Love

David Chavez isn't prone to fear of 'others.' As the son of missionaries to South America, he knows what it's like to feel out of place in a foreign country. In his case that 'foreign country' was America, even though he's an American citizen. A lot of missionary kids grow up in this in between place.

Now, some 'third culture kids' nurture a nagging resentment at having missed out on a 'normal' American life. David is not that sort. Quite the contrary. His experience has given him a genuine compassion for those caught between two worlds. And he put feet to that compassion. Today, his all-volunteer 'Bridges Language Academy' is helping refugees navigate a new language and a new life... in South Florida. And the best part is that Jesus is at the the very center of it!

David joins Bram by phone to share how it all came to be...

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Making The Case For Christ

Lee Strobel set out to prove God a fraud. It was his ethical duty, after all. He was an award-winning investigative journalist, and his wife had just been sucked in by an evangelical 'Jesus Cult.' His marriage and family were on the line. What noble man wouldn't fight for that?

But a funny thing happened on the way to his next great detective triumph - Lee got convicted. In pursuit of TRUTH, so many preconceptions shattered and 'facts' were proven wrong that he was left with only one option... And that's the story you'll hear today.  

Lee Strobel joins Bram to share how his life story, which has affected millions in the past 30 years, will be making new waves this year with a Major Motion Picture release.

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The World Through Christ’s Eyes

People often ask Norm, "Is there anywhere you haven't been?" It's a fair question! The Lord has led him and this ministry to corners of the globe many fear to tread. With amazing consistency this one thing keeps repeating itself in these far-flung places: God is at work! It's a thrill for us to bring you these stories of God's triumph each day through this broadcast.
In this 'Classic from the Archives,' Bram Floria joins Norm and Jim in studio to review some lessons learned and the challenge that flows from them.

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Giving Our Children a Global Vision

They say the way to know if someone is really committed is that they "put their money where their mouth is." Well, we take it a step farther, as any mission-sending family can attest. The measure of devotion for any parent is to put their children where their mouth is... Bram joins Norm in studio, for this' Classic from the Archives.'

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Josiah Venture, Pt. 3

20 years of hard struggle and persistent faith. What did it yield for the stubborn missionaries of the small agency named 'Josiah Venture?' Today we'll find out! Bram and Sandi Floria welcome back Mel and Amy Ellenwood to fill us in on how the church in Eastern Europe is suddenly exploding. And it's in no small part to the seeds planted in young people decades ago. What used to take years is now moving young people into the Kingdom in a matter of hours... and that's not all!

Skype links living rooms, studios, and lives today.

Learn more about this amazing ministry here: https://www.josiahventure.com/

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Josiah Venture, Pt. 2

Bram and Sandi continue a powerful interview with Mel and Amy Ellenwood of Josiah Venture. Today this persistent, visionary band of missionaries is taking on more than a dozen nations with a powerful and transformational revival among students and, in turn, transforming churches throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

They all connect by Skype from Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic.

Learn more about this amazing ministry here: https://www.josiahventure.com/

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Josiah Venture, Pt. 1

Not so long ago, a huge swath of Central and Eastern Europe was firmly under the thumb of oppressive Communist rule. And then the Wall came down and everything was 'fixed.'

Right?

Well... It's simpler, and a lot more complicated than that. The watershed political events of late 1989 have certainly transformed the world, and in many good ways. Those events have also unleashed a worldwide battle for the hearts of men and the souls of nations. In the stunned aftermath of crumbling Empires and booming Unions, one intrepid band of missionaries stepped in - Josiah Venture. When they started, the work was hard and the hours long. And the fruit? Far from certain. Over the next few days, we'll hear how it played out, and what is becoming of it all...

Executive Vice President of Josiah Venture, Mel Ellenwood and his wife, Amy, join Bram and Sandi by Skype for this inspiring account of committed faith, and abounding harvest.

Learn more about this amazing ministry here: https://www.josiahventure.com/

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Kenya Believe It? Pt. 4

Sandi Floria concludes an inspiring interview with intreprid missionaries, Sonia Crawley and Sonji Pass. Together these committed followers of Christ from the Carolinas have made a lasting and outsized impact on the nation of Kenya. Along the way, they've opened dozens of new outposts for the Kingdom...

Learn more about their organization at: KenyaBelieveIt.org

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Kenya Believe It? Pt. 3

Sandi Floria returns with Sonia Crawley and Sonji Pass to reveal how women are being empowered to lead real, lasting change in Kenya...

Learn more about their organization at: KenyaBelieveIt.org

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Kenya Believe It? Pt. 2

Yesterday, Sandi Floria introduced us to Sonia Crawley and Sonji Pass. "The Two Sonyas" as they are affectionately known, are taking Kenya by storm, raining the Gospel on to rich fields. Today, they discuss what happens when one success leads to another, as the Kenyan government takes notice of their work and affirms their courageous faith.

Learn more about their organization at: KenyaBelieveIt.org

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Kenya Believe It? Pt. 1

So... You're serving the Lord in a very important, needed and appreciated ministry. You're literally saving the lives of hundreds of people suffering from AIDS, prostitution and drug addiction.  And then He says "I've got more for you - are you willing?" What do you do?

Well, today and for the next three to follow, we'll find out what two God servants did. Bram's wife, Sandi, welcomes two new friends to the program, and they are sure to knock your socks off with their joy and enthusiasm for the Gospel!

Learn more about their organization at: KenyaBelieveIt.org

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