“There was no love … there was no hope.” As an orphan in the former Soviet Union, Elena Hagemeier felt unwanted, unloved and ashamed. Little did she know how much God loved her. On this episode of GPS, Elena shares about her adoption into an American family and into God’s family. Featuring music by Sara Groves.
Singer-songwriter Nathan Sheridan talks about God healing the pain of his past. That pain includes being abandoned by his parents and the death of his sister. “It’s time for healing, it’s time to let the past go.”
Her agent didn’t think she was right for the Inside Edition reporting job, and some of her friends wondered if it would lead her down a path away from her Christian faith. Listen as Megan tells how God has opened doors for her and how her faith flourishes in her TV career. “I literally text my pastor, I text my spiritual advisors in my life and I say, ‘Help me. I’m wrestling with this.’” Featuring the music of Micah Tyler, Jasmine Murray and Newsboys.
“The only way through the pain is to end it.” Carey Nieuwhof was thinking about suicide in the summer of 2006, after he experienced a complete burnout from a decade of being a pastor. Hear how Carey recovered from that dark place and how he’s working today to help other Christians fight back against cynicism and depression. Featuring the music of MercyMe and Micah Tyler.
From Olympian to POW, to follower of Jesus Christ. Louis Zamperini tried drinking away his war-induced nightmares until he heard Billy Graham preach about Jesus. Listen to his remarkable story of redemption on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Featuring music from Sanctus Real. This episode also includes an interview with Will Graham. He talks about playing his grandfather Billy Graham in “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” a movie about Louis Zamperini’s life.
Roger Gouge and his family know it’s a miracle they were safely rescued after spending 20 hours adrift in the ocean. Since the rescue, Roger has taken every opportunity possible to share his story and give the glory to Jesus Christ.
Singer-songwriter Christy Nockels was hesitant when she felt God calling her away from a life of touring in the Christian band Watermark. But when Christy followed that call, she discovered something: “There can be just as much contentment and joy right here taking care of your home… and at that time, honestly, that was more joy than I had experienced in years of being on the road.”
Tim Terry killed his wife, abused drugs, and was extremely angry at God. While in prison, though, Tim discovered that no one is beyond the forgiveness offered by Jesus Christ. Now out of prison, Tim has dedicated his life to help inmates come to faith in God and learn how to live a new life when they re-enter society. Listen to Tim tell his amazing story of redemption and grace.
As a firefighter living in the Gulf Coast, Craig Peyton saw the damage of Hurricane Katrina firsthand. His faith in Christ was shaken—but not destroyed. “Even though a lot of bad happened, God was still there in the midst of it.” Craig shares his story on this episode of our weekly podcast.
Years before David Tyree made the famous helmet catch that helped the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLII, he was arrested when his wild lifestyle caught up to him. Sitting in a jail cell, David came to a realization that would change his life.