God is writing a great big story and you have a standing invitation to be a part of it. When you hear a story about God’s supernatural work in someone’s life, it builds your faith. Every week, host Meridith Foster sits down with a guest to share their chapter in God’s unfolding story – this is The Unfolding podcast.
Something was gnawing at David Zach. For years he had been performing with his band Remedy Drive, singing and telling people about hope and faith. But when he read scripture, especially the prophets, he felt challenged. He sensed a call to do more on behalf of the poor and the oppressed. That call led this lead-singer of a rock n’roll band to risk his life, working undercover with The Exodus Road to help rescue prisoners of sex trafficking.
Episode Description: When Tom Frye got married, he and his wife knew they wanted to be deliberate about creating a healthy marriage and family. They wanted to do life differently than their parents. But sometimes choosing to do life in a more healthy way, can create conflict. And that conflict can lead to strained relationships that seem impossible to mend. If you’ve struggled with healthy boundaries and strained relationships, Tom’s story will give you hope. Tom is a part of the Frye Family Band, and leads Deliberate Family Events through Family First Ministries.
When Lana Vasquez met Jesus at 19, she knew she had been rescued to rescue others. Within a few short years, she was a full-time missionary with Life Impact International rescuing kids from trafficking in Thailand. It was a daunting mission, far beyond what she could do in her own strength. In fact, the work often seemed impossible. But when God asks us to do the impossible, and we’re willing to say yes, we are in the perfect position to see the miraculous.
Growing up in Southern California, Lana Vasquez found herself looking for love in all the wrong places. By the time she was a teenager she was trapped in an abusive relationship, addicted to alcohol and drugs, and spent her nights as a dancer in the clubs of Hollywood. She was living a fast life but even the glitz and glamour of Hollywood couldn’t hide the fact that she felt desperately empty. Then, at 19 years old, Lana heard the Gospel for the first time. When God rescued her, she knew she was called to rescue others. Within four years, Lana was a full-time missionary, rescuing kids in Thailand through the ministry of Life Impact International.
Brant Hansen is from small-town Illinois, and is a self-professed nerd, diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult. He’s a fan of C.S. Lewis and toast. “Producer Sherri,” also a radio veteran, is from Pittsburgh, has one of the world’s great laughs, and demonstrates incredible patience with Brant. Both are believers in Jesus, but have difficulty fitting in with modern American church culture. Together they have a daily radio show that is syndicated across the country, with segments ranging from the latest animal news, to interactions with listeners, to discussions about how messy life can be, and how good God is.
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Meet the Gamechangers, the Influencers, and those who are not afraid to show up with a shovel if that’s what it takes to move a mountain. Go inside the minds of true American trailblazers who are making a difference by sharing their stories of personal triumph, overcoming obstacles, defeating fear, fighting addiction, and rejecting failure. Hosted by nine-time Emmy winner David Sams with life coach to the stars, Tim Storey, and TV personality, Victoria Robinson.
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American Idol alum Danny Gokey says it’s a New Day as everything has started to open back up! Maybe that’s the inspiration you need as you start over? Danny has been there, and he tells nine-time Emmy winner David Sams about how he’s made it through his challenges, as well as surrendering to God and His plans.