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Real people...real life stories...stirring, dramatic accounts of hopelessness, and the hope that changes everything. The award-winning radio drama from Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago grips the heart with compelling and relevant stories of transformed lives.

Real people...real life stories...stirring, dramatic accounts of hopelessness, and the hope that changes everything. The award-winning radio drama from Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago grips the heart with compelling and relevant stories of transformed lives.
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Appling, IL

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Real people...real life stories...stirring, dramatic accounts of hopelessness, and the hope that changes everything. The award-winning radio drama from Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago grips the heart with compelling and relevant stories of transformed lives.

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English

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UNSHACKLED PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION 646 SOUTH STATE STREET CHICAGO IL 60605 312 922 1462


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Program #3539 Don Avigliano Classic

11/11/2018
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3539 Don Avigliano Classic (Atheism) Don Avigliano dedicated his life to finding tiny lights in the night sky. But when a relative showed him the greatest light at all, his life changed forever.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3538 Diane Kossel

11/4/2018
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3538 Diane Kossel (Terminal Illness, Caregiving): Doug and Diane move to Ohio where Doug continues to fly helicopters. But Dianes cancer returns. She is diagnosed with AML, leukemia of the blood and bone marrow. Chemo engenders a stroke; she has a bone marrow transplant and the couple endures financial hardship though Doug works several jobs. Diane develops lesions in the brain but God faithfully brings them through this crisis to celebrate 43 years of marriage.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3537 Douglas Kossel

10/28/2018
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3537 Douglas Kossel (Vietnam Helicopter Pilot, Alcohol) While training with the Army, Doug learns to drink. He becomes a reconnaissance pilot, flying the Loach in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. He prays for safety and reads the Bible but isnt saved. Doug returns home safely after 300 missions. He meets Diane and they marry. A Christian leads them to Christ and they are saved. As the first part ends, Diane is diagnosed with cancer.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3536 Dr. Tatagiri Gurappa Classic

10/21/2018
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3536 Dr. Tatagiri Gurappa Classic (Poverty, Hinduism) Tatagiri grew up in an extremely poor Hindu family from the untouchable caste in Southern India. When a nephew dies with no medical care, he hopes to become a doctor to the poor, but has no means to do so. He attends Christian school in his village, earns excellent marks and wins a scholarship to college. He comes to faith in Jesus through a sister and brother-in-law, becomes a doctor and serves the poorest of the poor.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3535 James Craig

10/14/2018
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3535 James Craig (Addiction, Tragedy, Deliverance) Jim begins alcohol and drug use as a young teenager and quickly uses stronger and more dangerous narcotics which almost take his life. Unknown to him, his girlfriend, Julie, becomes a Christian and shows him unexpected kindness. Jim reluctantly attends her baptism and afterwards accepts Christ. Later, their church rallys around them when their home burns down. Today, Jim leads a powerful prison ministry in the county where they live.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3534 Jo Martin Classic

10/7/2018
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3534 Jo Martin Classic (Rebellion, Orphan) Orphaned at a young age, Jo Martin squanders her life in reckless living to forget about the emptiness she feels deep down. An old family friend leads her to a sense of purpose.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3533 Stephen Welch

9/30/2018
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3533 Stephen Welch (Idolatry, Backsliding, Second Chances) With a wife and 4 children, a beautiful home, and a wildly successful company, Stephen Welch was living the American dream. They were attending church and even holding Bible studies, but something started to creep in and take the rightful place of God. He began to really like things: more vacations, bigger homes, another BMW. Stephen would go from riches to rags to a richness of a different kind.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3532 Dee Dove

9/23/2018
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3532 Dee Dove (Forgiveness, Parental Rejection) Dee grows up with unloving parents. She goes to Bible college against their wishes, meets Wally, who has cerebral palsy, and they marry. They have three daughters but their marriage is a struggle against poverty and discrimination, trials that prepare Dee to help others.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3531 "Huck Houser"

9/16/2018
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3531Huck Houser (Lack of love, Bootlegging, Anger) As a child, Huck was a boy nobody loved or wanted, and this lack of affection scarred his life and made him an angry man. When a girl he liked talked too much about religion, he walked out on her, but walked into a church. The pastor told Huck about Gods love and Huck immediately responded. Eventually, he became involved in showing love to at-risk children.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3530 Eric Liddell, Part 2

9/9/2018
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3530 Eric Liddel, Part 2 (Missionary Work, Faith, Imprisonment) After winning a Gold Medal in the 1925 Olympics, Eric Liddell returned to northern China to serve as a missionary like his parents. He marries Florence Mackenzie and they have three daughters. In 1941, the advancing Japanese army presses Liddell and his family to flee to a rural mission station. In 1943, the Japanese reach the mission and Liddell is interned in a prison camp. Aggravated by the shortage of food and medical...

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3529 Eric Liddell, Part 1

9/2/2018
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3529 Eric Liddel, Part 1 (Faith, Olympic Athlete, Missionary) Born in China to Scottish missionary parents, Eric Liddell grew up splitting time between London, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Eventually, Liddell attended theUniversity of Edinburgh, where he became a track star. At the1924 Summer Olympicsin Paris, Liddell refused to run in the heats for his favored100 metersbecause they were held on a Sunday, a day Liddell considered "God's Day." He was accused by some of his countrymen as a...

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3528 "Maggie Conrad", Part 2 PG

8/26/2018
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3528 Maggie Conrad, Part 2 PG (Abuse, Affair, Abortion) Maggies story of damaging relationships continues as she finds herself in an affair with her pastor. She is still new to faith and unsure how he is able to reconcile his love for Jesus with their duplicitous actions. When others start to suspect their behavior, Tim asks Maggie to lie about their relationship to the church elders, which she does. She learns she is pregnant with Tims child and she gets her second abortion. At rock bottom,...

Duration:00:30:00

Program # 3527 "Maggie Conrad", Part 1 PG

8/19/2018
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3527 Maggie Conrad, Part 1 PG (Abuse, Violence, Sex) Maggie grew up in a splintered home with a stepfather who preyed on her from a young age. She struggled to find and maintain a loving relationship with a man. She was unfaithful to her husband and their divorce led her to a damaging relationship with a man from her work in the fitness world. At the same time, one of her clients brought her to church and Maggie began to discover Gods love. When she tries to end things with her abuser, she...

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3526 Larry Delli, Part 2

8/12/2018
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3526 Larry Delli, Part 2 (Cross-Country Odyssey) Larry comes to Christ and finishes Bible college. Hes drawn to the Pacific Northwest and takes his family in a school bus across the country where his faith is tested as a pastor for six years.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3525 Larry Delli, Part 1

8/5/2018
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3525 Larry Delli, Part 1 (Navy, Vietnam, Alcohol) Bad decisions plague Larrys life. He does well in the Navy though he gets in trouble because of drinking. Alcohol nearly sinks his marriage, too. The first part ends as he sends his children to church and is lured there himself.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3524 Aiping Zhoy Classic

7/29/2018
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3524 Aiping Zhoy Classic (Chinese, Communism, Search for Truth) Aiping began her search for truth in Shanghai. When the government turned its back on her, she looked to science and technology. Her pilgrimage led her to middle-America where she was met with heartache and distrust. But eventually she found the truth and freedom she was looking for.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3523 Donald Harris Classic

7/22/2018
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3523 Donald Harris Classic (Vietnam War, Drinking, Drugs, Divorce) Donald Harris returns from the Vietnam War and escapes the trauma with drinking, drugs, and women. His lifestyle brings him close to death, until a memory from childhood gives him new hope and a new life.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3522 Manuel Mill, Part 2

7/15/2018
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3522 Manuel Mill, Part 2 (Temptation, Repentance, Discipleship) After leaving Cuba, Manuel Mill went from rags to riches. However, his lust for money made him a fugitive from the law. A life changing encounter with a holy God brought him back to the United States and a long prison term. But prison was exactly the place that God would use to disciple Manuel so that one day, he could disciple other men, who were once prisoners like he was.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3521 Manuel Mill Classic, Part 1

7/8/2018
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3521 Manuel Mill Classic, Part 1 (Communism, Sacrifice, Temptation, Repentance) Growing up in Communist Cuba, Manny Mill witnessed his parents persecution for merely wanting to leave the country. Eventually settling in the US, Manny discovers a knack for making lots of money. Despite his success he agrees to launder money for a friend. Now wanted by the FBI he flees the country to South America. But under the influence of his godly parents, Manny surrenders to the authorities. Hes...

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3520 4th of July - A Nation Under God

7/1/2018
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3520 4th of July A nation Under God (Freedom of Religion/Speech, Patriotism) This special Independence Day episode tells the story of America: a story of liberty. First, freedom from Europe through the bravery of the revolutionaries and the wisdom of the Founding Fathers. Then freedom for all Americans through the benevolence of Lincoln and the sacrifice of its own people to war against the evils of slavery. Finally, a patriotic look at the military Wars of the 20th century, and the...

Duration:00:29:59