Christian Testimonies and True Stories

#30 Forgiving My Kidnappers - Gracia Burnham
Oct 1, 2019 • 53 min
Gracia Burnham was serving as a missionary in the Philippines when she and her husband were kidnapped by Muslim terrorists. They spent over a year in the jungle as hostages enduring hardships of all kinds, including constant shortage of drinking water,…
#29 Battling Leukemia - Jonathan Pacheco, Pt. 2
Sep 24, 2019 • 48 min
This is Part 2 of Jonathan Pacheco’s story. This episode concludes the sweet love story between Jonathan and Ellena, as they are happily married. Shortly after, however, Jonathan unexpectedly found himself in the midst of the biggest trial of his life:…
#28 The Blessing of Disability - Jonathan Pacheco Pt. 1
Sep 17, 2019 • 51 min
Jonathan Pacheco was severely disabled at birth when his spinal cord was nearly severed, and he has lived his entire life in a motorized wheelchair. Jonathan shares what his journey of faith has looked like as he has come to grips with God’s sovereignty…
#27 9/11 Survivor at the Pentagon - Brian Birdwell
Sep 10, 2019 • 45 min
Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell was at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when American Airlines flight 77 crashed just yards away from him, instantly engulfing his body in flames. Brian was faced with certain death but also with complete peace in…
#26 From Abortion to Abolition - Jill Robbins
Sep 3, 2019 • 47 min
At the age of 17, Jill Robbins had an abortion. It was highly traumatic and was unfortunately only the beginning of a self-destructive lifestyle she pursued for years. Jill became involved in drugs and promiscuity, which, in turn, resulted in the rapid…
#25 Voice for the Martyrs - Todd Nettleton
Aug 27, 2019 • 43 min
Todd Nettleton works for Voice of the Martyrs, finding and telling stories of modern-day Christians who are being persecuted and martyred throughout the world. A widow in Turkey, a Chinese woman who was imprisoned for her faith in Christ, and a new…
#24 Creator of Hank the Cowdog - John Erickson
Aug 20, 2019 • 37 min
John Erickson is the author of the popular children’s book series, “Hank the Cowdog,” which has sold over 10 million copies. John has a lighthearted approach in the way he writes, and much of it has to do with the Christian Worldview he carries. Listen to…
#23 Born to Deliver - Kathy Brace, Pt 2
Aug 13, 2019 • 50 min
This is Part 2 of Kathy’s story. Just when things in Kathy’s life seemed to be looking up, a water skiing accident and a heart-wrenching divorce brought her to a place of complete desperation. God used Kathy’s terrible birth experiences and even her…
#22 Pregnant, Unmarried & Hopeless - Kathy Brace, Pt 1
Aug 6, 2019 • 69 min
Kathy Brace grew up in a dysfunctional home with an abusive father and detached mother. She began searching for love in all the wrong places and became pregnant by age 15, eventually giving her baby up for adoption. Kathy’s life continued spiraling…
SPECIAL: Behind the Scenes - Linda Strom
Jul 30, 2019 • 89 min
This week we’re taking a break from our regular episode format to bring you a “Behind the Scenes” interview with Linda Strom. You can hear the edited version of Linda’s story by listening to episode “#01 Finding Life On Death Row – Linda Strom”. Linda has…
#21 A Jew Converted - Joe Friedman
Jul 23, 2019 • 40 min
Joe Friedman was raised in a family that was proud of their ancestry and devoted to their Jewish community and way of life. But even though Joe spent much of his life as a devoted Jew, practicing rabbinical rules and trying to earn favor with God,…
#20 Total Surrender - Eric Ludy
Jul 16, 2019 • 44 min
Although Eric Ludy is best known for his popular books about purity, this episode explores Eric’s journey of surrender to Christ. Eric yielded his career, his reputation, his finances, and even his family to God’s will. Despite the difficulties Eric has…
#19 Frontline Missionary - Robert Harris
Jul 9, 2019 • 46 min
Robert Harris was a depressed, suicidal teenager when God entered his life. God has now led Robert to the frontlines of evangelism, both in America and overseas in south Asia. Robert candidly shares about God’s hand at work on the mission field through…
#18 Delivered from the Prosperity Gospel - Sheila Booth-Alberstadt
Jul 2, 2019 • 41 min
Sheila Booth-Alberstadt ignored God for the first 40 years of her life until she encountered Christ for the first time. However, she was rapidly sucked into the “Prosperity Gospel” movement for 5 years and believed that she could do all things Christ had…
#17 Doubts. Depression. Disease. - Ryan Dobson
Jun 25, 2019 • 43 min
Ryan Dobson grew up in a loving, Christian family. His father was Dr. James Dobson, a famous Christian author and speaker. Ryan was surrounded by everything he could need to pursue a vibrant relationship with God, yet Ryan would have to walk his own path…
#16 Falsely Accused & Sentenced to Life in Prison - Hannah Overton
Jun 18, 2019 • 50 min
Hannah Overton was an ordinary mom with 5 young children and in the process of adopting another. But when a family tragedy struck, no one could have predicted the terrible turn of events that left Hannah convicted of capital murder. Hannah was sentenced…
Season 2 Trailer
Jun 13, 2019 • 4 min
Season 2 of Compelled is launching next Tuesday, June 18th! Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God told by the people compelled to live for Him.
#15 A Special Needs Journey - Jason & Bethany Pilchard
Oct 16, 2018 • 35 min
Jason and Bethany Pilchard have experienced many challenges together while serving in the ministry. From growing pains early in their marriage, to pioneering in the care of their special needs son, the Pilchards have continually relied on God alone for…
#14 Living God’s Adventure - John Fornof
Oct 9, 2018 • 37 min
John Fornof has always loved stories and eventually became a writer for several Christian audio dramas, including Adventures in Odyssey, Jonathan Park Audio Adventures, and The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty. Join us as we listen to John’s account…
#13 Saved at 70 - Jim Warren
Oct 2, 2018 • 35 min
To the public, Jim Warren was an ordinary school counselor living in Wichita, Kansas helping teenagers navigate their way through high school. But few people, if any, knew the of the double-life that Jim led. He had been a habitual shoplifter for decades,…
#12 “Just Go!” (A Medical Missionary) - Brent Hambrick
Sep 25, 2018 • 37 min
Late in high school, Brent Hambrick knew his calling was to the field of medicine. However, it wasn’t until years later that he realized he would use his skills and knowledge abroad as a medical missionary. Through many challenges and not knowing exactly…
#11 Embryo Adoption - Rob & Heidi Fuller, Pt 2
Sep 18, 2018 • 33 min
Last week, we had the great pleasure of listening to Part 1 of Rob and Heidi Fuller’s exciting two-part story of their family’s growth through the adoption process. But it doesn’t end there. Join us as we continue hearing Rob and Heidi’s story of…
#10 Miraculous Adoptions - Rob & Heidi Fuller, Pt 1
Sep 11, 2018 • 36 min
God chose a unique way to build Rob and Heidi Fuller’s family through adoption. Their journey has been marked by times of great difficulty and deep discouragement, but even more so by God’s miraculous provision and boundless grace.
#09 Battling Euthanasia - David Gibbs III
Sep 4, 2018 • 37 min
David Gibbs III, is the founder of the National Center for Life and Liberty and an attorney who has been called to a very unlikely mission field - the American justice system. He defended Terri Schiavo, a woman that was condemned to death by the American…
#08 A Media Missionary – Steve Cleary
Aug 28, 2018 • 39 min
Our guest today is Steve Cleary, who as a young man developed an interest in missions early on. After Steve experienced several seemingly failed attempts to be involved in missions, God opened doors for Steve to become the very first employee at Voice of…
#07 A Catholic Converted – Juan Sanchez
Aug 21, 2018 • 35 min
Juan Sanchez was converted from Catholicism into the Christian faith. Shortly after his conversion, Juan began a journey into full time ministry filled with crazy, God-ordained circumstances, including time on the United States’ worst naval ship. Juan…
#06 NFL Super Bowl Champion – Bruce Collie
Aug 14, 2018 • 33 min
2-time NFL Super Bowl Champion Bruce Collie lived what some would call the “American Dream,” yet only felt emptiness inside. It was only after Bruce found Christ, through the faithful witness of his mom, that he began to experience true joy and purpose.
#05 A Spiritual Suicide – Phillip Telfer
Aug 7, 2018 • 40 min
As a young man, Phillip Telfer was driven to a point of such hopelessness and despair that he planned his own suicide. Yet at that very moment, God met him and saved him. Today, Phillip serves as the teaching pastor at Living Water Fellowship in Bulverde,…
#04 A Life of Faithfulness – Ron Hunt
Jul 31, 2018 • 28 min
Ron Hunt, former director of Camp Wilderness Ridge, is a man whose life has been marked by relentless service to the Lord in the face of many trials. In this episode, Ron tells about God’s hand at work in the various hardships he has faced throughout his…
#03 Abortion Clinic Owner Transformed – Carol Everett
Jul 23, 2018 • 36 min
Carol Everett was so deeply deceived and hurt by her own abortion, that she opened multiple abortion clinics of her own to hide her pain. Yet even after Carol was involved in the murder of thousands of babies, God never gave up on her. He continued…
#02 From a Jail Cell to Ministry – Aaron & Holly Mayfield
Jul 23, 2018 • 33 min
Aaron and Holly tell the story of their unique journeys to faith in Christ, Holly through a chance meeting of a pastor’s wife at her sorority and Aaron through Holly’s faithful witness to him! Aaron’s life was radically transformed by Jesus, taking him…
#01 Finding Life On Death Row – Linda Strom
Jul 23, 2018 • 38 min
Linda Strom shares how God took her broken past and redeemed it through her work in prison ministry, and especially through the time she spent working on death row. One particularly impactful inmate Linda mentions is Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman…
Introducing “Compelled” - Season 1 Trailer
Jul 16, 2018 • 1 min
Our brand new podcast “Compelled” is launching next Monday, July 23, 2018! The show features real people, telling true stories, of God working through their lives. This season, you’ll hear from people whose stories showcase God’s compelling love at work…