CHINA - For Better and for Worse, Pt. 3

The last few days on this broadcast, we've heard some compelling discussion between Bram Floria and author and intrepid storyteller, Hope Flinchbaugh. Bram continued to 'roll tape' during their discussion, and they talked about a troubling cult-like movement that's becoming a dangerous challenge for our brother and sisters in Christ, that we need to know about...

CHINA - For Better and for Worse, Pt. 2

Yesterday, Bram Floria re-introduced us to C. Hope Flinchbaugh, a successful novelist and writer of inspiring and motivating articles. Her work has been featured in numerous Christian publications. Her "Daughter of China" series of books brought the struggles and triumphs of the booming Church in Asia to a vast new audience and radically motivated many to action.

Today they continue their discussion of the rapidly changing situation within the world's largest Christian Nation, and how it's spilling over into countries all across Asia - even the seemingly impenetrable 'Hermit Kingdom' of North Korea!


CHINA - For Better and for Worse, Pt. 1

How does someone go from 'Suburban Housewife' to 'International Expert on Persecution' and 'Best-selling Author?' Well, it's a funny story... the kind we like to tell here at Compassion Radio

When C. Hope Flinchbaugh heard the news about the suffering of the Christian Church in China, she couldn't sit back and do nothing. Her heart was seared by the reality that persecution - like that suffered by the 'Founding Fathers of the Faith' - was back and raging through China. So... she did something about it. And when you say 'Yes!' to the Lord's prompting some pretty amazing things can happen.

Along the way, Hope has brought to light the reality of Christian suffering around the World, how it's advancing the Kingdom of Christ, and how that booming Church is rapidly transforming the world. Hundreds of thousands have been inspired by her books to do something themselves! Over the next few days, you might just be moved to join them. 

Hope joins Bram Floria by Skype from her home office in Pennsylvania.

How to Change a Nation - CR CLASSIC

How do you change the world? One nation at a time.  Of course, that means change at every level, all the way down to the individual. Yet  the power of an individual can be exponentially increased when that single person is yielded and available to a Mighty God.  Norm's wife Cher joins him for this fascinating discussion.

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

The Value of the Word in China, Pt. 2 - CR CLASSIC

What makes a man rich in this life? Wealth, power, possessions? How do Chinese Christians rank on the scale of wealth? Well, if we're talking about God's economy, they are very rich, indeed.

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

The Value of the Word in China, Pt. 1 - CR CLASSIC

How important are bibles to the growth of the Chinese church? This two part series will take you deep into the 'life' of a Chinese bible.

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

Love Thy Neighbor, Part 4

As we officially transition from October to November, we're going to finish off Bram and Sandi Floria's conversation with a dynamic couple who have become fast friends, Mark and Joani Akers of Oasis International in St. Louis, Missouri.

The tireless work these two have done on behalf of the refugee and the immigrant in their midst is nothing short of inspirational.

Bram gets us started today, and he begins by asking Mark and Joani a tough question.. or two.

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..