Rob and Jess Libby
Rob and Jess Libby share their story of how God healed their broken lives. God called them to open New Beginnings Christian Church in Sanford, Maine. Their story is one of compassion for those struggling with addictions because they have been there. Building relationships through love, mercy and grace…the foundation of Celebrate Recovery and ALT ministry. Read more about Jess Libby’s story in the book Grace Revealed: Finding God’s Strength in Any Crisis
When Sandy told people of their upcoming family missions trip to Uganda to visit ChildVoice's Lukome Center, she was met with shock, awe, and sometimes complete horror. But the experience was far from horrible and the family was blessed....their girls can't wait to return and continue to support their African friends with fundraising and speaking engagements. Talk about a life-changing call of faith...Hear their amazing story from nine-year-old Leah and her mom as they talk with Sharon in-studio. ChildVoice.org
Larry and Renee Debow
Renee and Larry Debow shared their calling to prison ministry with Sharon recently while she was visiting Nute Ridge Bible Chapel. Hear about that interruption in their family life, raising five children, being faithful in their church, and responding to a need for ‘someone’ to go into the prison to minister there. 40+ years later, Larry and Renee still travel 100 miles round-trip every Tuesday night to the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord. They bring the love of Jesus by sharing songs and stories, reading through the Bible and faithfully bringing the Gospel message.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your Operation Christmas Child shoebox after you pack it? Jack and Kathleen participate as area coordinators every year. Sharon met up with them to discuss their recent trip to Tanzania for shoebox distribution. "This may be the first gift these kids ever receive, but receiving Christ is the last gift they'll ever need. Listen to their story and find out how you can participate in Operation Christmas Child.
Paula Page 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.
Mark 209 is a Southern Gospel band with a lot of soul. Their unique blend of family-friendly country and classic hymns gets hands clapping and feet tapping. But the most important thing for them is tapping into Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Their big Yellow Bus has toured the country and taken them on some wild rides. Wherever He calls, they follow…listen to their story and get tickets to Word Radio's first ever benefit concert.
New England native, husband and wife team, striving to bring glory to God by use of dance and vocal talent and to encourage others to do the same. Both have a passion for youth and a passion to teach. They dreamed of growing their family and adoption had always been on the table. Which is important because we are all adopted into God’s family and He calls us to care for orphans. Little did they know that God had plans they were not expecting…listen to their story and read more.
Mike Younus is the Executive Director of Options: Pregnancy, Sexual and Family Resources, shares his calling to follow Jesus Christ, what it was like to step into his role at Options, and some of the challenges of his first day. Later in the program, Mike shares the vision and mission of Options. Options is located in Dover and will be moving to Rochester in 2020. Donors and friends may find out more at lifeforonemore.org July 7 - August 4
The Davis' have been serving Family Life as volunteers since 2000 in several roles and responsibilities. They are now full-time Affiliate Staff serving Maine and New England as missionaries to marriages, families, men, women, and children.Their mission is to connect with every church and para-church organization in New England to promote and exchange information about all marriage, parenting, and family enhancing events and opportunities.
June 29 - July 6
A retired Colonel, Mike Runey is the incoming Head of School at Portsmouth Christian Academy. Hear how God called him from military service in Virginia to the realm of private education in New Hampshire.
June 15th - 23rd
Bob Batson has had his life interrupted more than once, and each time, the interruption becomes an opportunity. From the beginnings of Team Wolfeboro, a community-wide drug prevention program to fight against legalized recreational marijuana, God used all the interruptions to guide His calling on Bob's life.
June 1st - 9th
Sharon Gamble of Sweet Selah Ministries, is helping busy women pause, reflect, meditate–right in the middle of crazy lives. She is a speaker and writer who loves alone-time with Jesus and helping others to have "sweet selah" moments with their God. Join the Sharons as they dig into God's call for quiet time with Him. May 18th - 26th.
Pastor Jonah Hadley of Mercy Chapel is also the host of the Broken Chains radio program right here on Word Radio weekdays at 7am. We'll learn more about how he got started in ministry and what God's call on his life looks like. May 4-12
Yves was born in a refugee camp in Congo where his family lived as a result of the Rwandan genocide. When he was 11 he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift that changed his life and his community. April 20-28.
Is God calling you to pack a shoebox this year for Operation Christmas Child? There are many ways to help.