Callings is a Word Radio production, featuring stories of God’s amazing grace on the Journey with Jesus. Sharon Malone interviews our guests as they share their stories of God’s calling right in the middle of everyday life. Each guest leaves a message of hope and encouragement with our listeners.
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Changed plans at Christmas
God’s Girls Christian Store and More in North Hampton is the dream of Debbi Reilly as she followed God’s call to make God’s Girls something more – by being a place to come together, to fellowship, to pray for one another and to connect heart to heart with the love of Jesus. Debbi joined Sharon for a Zoom interview in early May, when COVID-19 was the most talked about subject on the planet! https://www.godsgirlsstore.com/covid-19
We are bringing you a special edition of Callings with our guest, Sharon Gamble of Sweet Selah Ministries. Sharon and her co-host Nicole can now be heard on the NEW Sweet Selah Moments podcast. This was an enjoyable re-visit as the two Sharon’s dig into God’s call for quiet time with Him.
Because of this particular time of uncertainty, we are going to continue with one more week of airing my conversation with John Solovei. You will be intrigued with John’s story and how trials and tragedies along the way helped him to learn how asking God ‘why’ is better asked as ‘what’. Not why is God allowing this, but rather what does He want me to learn. John has been leading Bible studies at First Parish Congregational Church in Lebanon, Maine, remotely from his home in Connecticut.
Sharon welcomes to Callings Gary Hazard, a listener and donor, who shared his story with her, and was invited to tell about his calling to Street Disciples in Portland. Gary shares some of his experiences and offers encouragement on this episode. Eastpoint in South Portland is a founding member of Street Disciples in Portland. Gary regularly attends the Church of the Holy Spirit in Portland where he is spiritually fed and nurtured to prepare for service with the Street Disciple ministry
In 2006, Conrad and Kathy Mandsager came face to face with a bitter truth. There were 30,000 children who had been abducted in northern Uganda. As if that weren't horrific enough, when these children returned to their hometown, they were not welcomed with open arms. Thus began ChildVoice, a ministry that helps highly vulnerable girls recover from the traumas of war. In 2007, the Mandsagers opened the Lukome Center in Uganda to give those girls the educational and vocational training they so desperately need to rebuild their lives, support their babies, and eventually rejoin their families. ChildVoice.org
Ted White stopped by Word Radio recently to have a conversation with Sharon. Ted shares his testimony and presents the Gospel clearly on this edition of Callings. He also relates the experiences he has had in presenting the gospel inside the State Prison of New Hampshire Ted pastors New Hope Church in Nottingham and hosts Prison Chapel of the Air both on radio and TV in Concord, New Hampshire.
Captain Jeremiah and Captain Katie Eisley from the Salvation Army in Rochester, New Hampshire, were in studio to share their life callings and also describe the work that goes on all year round in our listening area. When you think of the Salvation Army, your perception might be that of the red kettles and bell ringers at Christmas time. Christmas stars are at several local businesses to meet the need for Christmas gifts for children. When we meet with Captains Jeremiah and Katie Eisley again, they will share their personal callings and some of the background and history of the Salvation Army and its outreach.
In case you missed it, we're re-airing this interview with Paula Page who was 30 years old when she was told the details of her birth and that she was not expected to live. She was not even expected to “be”. She had survived an abortion attempt on her life that had failed. Her scars and what were thought to be birth defects were part of her story, which was captured by Angela Forker in her “After the Abortion” photography series.