Sharing From My Heart, Pt. 1

Today's broadcast of Compassion Radio is truly noteworthy..

As we turn the microphone over to the woman who's long been the heartbeat of this unique boots-on-the-ground radio ministry..

And that's our own, Cher Nelson.

Today, she shares from her heart.


Churches United - Post Hurricane Harvey, Pt. 2

Oftentimes, we don't have to look far at all to see what God is doing through His people. Right here in the U.S., we've had our fair share of trials of late, especially in the form of natural disasters of various kinds.

Today, we're going to pick up where we left off yesterday as our president and host, Bram Floria, continues his conversation with a dear brother in the Lord named Jonathan Leftwich.. who's not only been a longtime friend to the Floria family, he also just happens to be, their PASTOR.

In times of crisis, believers cannot help but minister to non-believers.. with unconditional love...



Churches United - Post Hurricane Harvey, Pt. 1

In the last handful of weeks, many here in the U.S. have been blitzed by two powerful hurricanes that have hit our shores. So many have lost just about everything. Many still remain without power and some of the most basic necessities.

How can you and I - the living, breathing Body of Christ - best respond to this situation? For starters, how about being His hands and feet?

Bram's guest today has some firsthand experience to share with us, and we're gonna glean from some of his wisdom on this, the first of a 2-part series to start off the week.

Get ready to be inspired!


God’s Pantry – CR CLASSIC

How do you go about stocking your pantry? An organized list? Whim? Leading with your stomach? However you go about it, it's all about filling a void.

How would God go about it? He has no needs, but His pantry feeds more than bodies. It nourishes souls.


Tom Sweeny joins Norm for a discussion on what you might find in God's Pantry.


Hollywood Makes the Case for Christ Pt. 2

So... the awesome story of Lee and Leslie Strobel has finally made it to the big screen, and in a big way. "The Case for Christ" was a HUGE success; and, has now been released to Blu-Ray and DVD. What's next?

Today, Bram and Screenwriter Brian Bird discuss in depth 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.


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." It's now available for purchase on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Brian joins Bram by phone.


Supporting Your Spouse in God’s Service, Pt. 2

For the last handful of days, you’ve heard us talk about the ministry of Josiah Venture. So, I thought we’d share in more detail of what they’re about – directly from their web site.

“Josiah Venture is a movement of God among the youth of central and eastern Europe, that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. The world is changing, but the gospel remains the same. And every day, God is at work in this region.. as young men and women are being touched by the message of Jesus Christ. Pockets of this reformation are being sparked by the dedication, sacrifice and service of a missionary team called Josiah Venture..”

Today, Bram and Sandi Floria conclude their conversation with a wonderful couple who have much to offer in service.

Here’s part 2 with Sarah and Brett Bertrand..


Supporting Your Spouse in God’s Service, Pt. 1

Married couples working together in ministry.. it’s a dynamic thing to see.

Norm and Cher Nelson were quite the unstoppable, dynamic duo. And our own Bram and Sandi Floria are actively taking up that mantle.

You can add today’s very special guests to that list as well.

Enjoy this special “Patriot Day” broadcast.


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. 

Click Here to learn more!


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...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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!


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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: