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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 #3514 Charles Akins Classic

5/20/2018
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3514 Charles Akins Classic (Black Entrepreneur, Drugs) Fiercely independent and successful at a very young age, Charles seemed to have it all. But after a few years he squandered it all away with a drug problem. Feeling apathetic and hopeless, he attempts suicide by wandering overnight outside in the freezing cold hoping to freeze to death. Miraculously, he survives and comes to realize Gods love and purpose for his life.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3513 Cassie Howard Classic

5/13/2018
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3513 Cassie Howard Classic (Crime, Apathy) Cassie started her life of crime early, breaking into buildings and stealing. Later, she escalated to violent crime and drug dealing. When she got caught and served time, she continued breaking the law until her declining health forced her to reevaluate her lifestyle.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3512 Ken O'Dell Classic

5/6/2018
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3512 Ken ODell Classic (Violence, Fighting, Drinking) Coming from a dysfunctional family, Ken learns to love brawling. He joins the Navy and is stationed near Chicago where he visits the city and finds Pacific Garden Missions Servicemens Center. He hears the gospel, but doesnt respond. Following a military career punctuated by fighting and drinking, he finds a friend who gives him a Bible. Remembering what he heard in Chicago, he receives Christ, and ultimately returns to visit the Mission.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3511 William Pasco Classic

4/29/2018
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3511 William Pasco Classic (Rebel, Cancer)

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3510 Lottie Moon, Part 2

4/22/2018
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3510 Lottie Moon Part 2 (Womens Rights, Missions, War) When Lottie came back to the US to accompany her sick sister home from China, it would have been easy to stay in the comfortable American south. But Lottie had never chosen what was easy. She fought to educate the Baptists about the realities of missionary life in order to garner greater support. And, back in China, she continued her teaching and ministry. Through Lottie, hundreds of Chinese people came to know the love of Jesus. Her...

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3509 Lottie Moon, Part 1

4/15/2018
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3509 Lottie Moon Part 1 (Womens Rights, Missions, Education) Lottie came of age on a southern plantation during the Civil War. It was her fathers wish that she receive a great education, a rare priority for southern women in that time. Lottie went on to be recognized as the most educated woman in the south. Despite her early criticisms and ridicule of faith, Lottie ended up giving her life to Jesus at school. She followed her sister, Eddie, and fought to be one of few single women allowed...

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3508 Diane Joy Truitt, Part 2 - PG

4/8/2018
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3508 Diane Joy Truitt Part 2 PG (Cconfusion, Drugs, Theft): Diane seeks counsel from a pastor but has no peace until she prays for salvation. Working minimum wage jobs, she keeps moving from one place to another. Finally, she moves into a small apartment and meets an older woman who mentors her in Christ. Diane makes restitution and passes the army test but goes to Bible college. There in her final year she meets Gary and they date and marry. Still in ministry.

Duration:00:30:00

Program # 3507 Diane Joy Truitt Part 1 - PG

4/1/2018
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3507 Diane Joy Truitt Part 1 - PG (Family Dysfunction, Stealing, Drugs): When shes eight, Dianes mother vanishes and no one tells her why. When shes 15 Diane finds her mother and is more confused than ever. She barely graduates and her dad makes her leave home. The first part ends as Diane moves around, but she reaches out to God.

Duration:00:30:00

Program # 3506 "Vargis" Classic

3/25/2018
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3506 Vargis Classic (Alcohol Rebellion) Born in India to a Christian family, Vargis was bright, well educated and had all the makings for a successful life. But he rejects his familys values and ventures out on his own, living a life of recklessness and excessive alcoholism. He ends up in a foreign country in the gulf with a good job, but continues his self-destructive ways. There he meets a doctor that leads Vargis to a whole new type of healing- spiritual healing.

Duration:00:30:00

Program # 3505 "Rufina" Classic

3/18/2018
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3505 Rufina Classic (Filipina, Slavery, Mistreatment) Rufinas employers treated her like a slave, leading the shy young woman to the brink of murder.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3504 "Shauna"

3/11/2018
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3504 Shauna (Abuse, Violence, Depression) Shauna was born to a mother who wasnt ready for the challenges of parenthood. Her mom went through several partners until landing with Stan and bringing two more children into the world. Shauna was a reminder of her past mistakes and as a result, she was neglected and beaten. Thrown out of the house at 18, Shauna starts using drugs and grows severely depressed. When she meets the man who will one day be her husband, he introduces her to the story...

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3503 Lourdes Martinez Classic

3/4/2018
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3503 Lourdes Martinez Classic (Communism, Violence) In the 1960s Dominican Republic, a young girl tries to help her people through violent rebellion, even though she knows that violence conflicts with her beliefs.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3502 Neil James Westra

2/25/2018
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3502 Neil James Westra (Abuse, Scattered siblings) Neils parents neglect and abuse their children who go into foster care, are adopted and scattered. With Gods help, Neil and his sister search for and find their siblings decades later.

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3501 Walker Goad Classic

2/18/2018
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3501 Walker Goad Classic (Disability, Addiction) At fifteen, he was seriously paralyzed by polio. Some people would have given in. Walker Goad asked for difficult jobs, worked out with weights, and ran eight miles a day. He survived combat in WW 2, but almost didnt survive the peace that followed. As a career soldier, his duties included such oddities as taking charge of a reptile farm and learning to catch rattlesnakes free-hand. One of his other accomplishments was 32 martinis in one...

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3500 Peter Rumachik Classic, Part 2

2/11/2018
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3500 Peter Rumachik Part 2: (Russian Persecution Deliverance) Having been released from a Soviet gulag for preaching the Gospel, Peter returns home to find himself again under the scrutiny of the secret police. His persecution continues, but he seeks Gods purpose in his hardships and has a positive impact on prisoners and officials alike. This story illustrates his God-given strength, and his continued witness amid severe adversity.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3499 Peter Rumachik Classic, Part 1

2/4/2018
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3499 Peter Rumachik Part 1: (Russian Persecution, Hardship) Peter, living in Russia, receives Christ after the suicide of a close friend. Despite the Communists persecution of religion, he becomes a pastor, and faces persecution himself. Arrested for worshipping God, he is exiled to Siberia. He sees this as Gods assignment, and becomes the spiritual leader to a few believers. The group grows and becomes bold in proclaiming the Gospel.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3498 Mary DeMuth - PG

1/28/2018
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3498 Mary DeMuth - PG: (Child Abuse, Forgiveness) Marys parents divorce when she is an infant. Her mother remarries several times. After kindergarten Mary goes to a babysitter who allows two teenage boys to take Mary out to play. Instead, they rape herdaily. Mary is too scared to tell anyone. Finally, she feigns napping for hours to avoid going with the perpetrators. Her fathers suicide when Mary is ten further traumatizes Mary. In high school Mary goes to a Christian camp where she is...

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3497 Bernie Bischoff

1/21/2018
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3497 Bernie Bischoff: (Addiction, Grief, Guilt): Bernie was born into a big family in an iron ore party town in Minnesota. Growing up, Bernie saw his parents succumb to alcoholism and he followed in their footsteps. His drinking and drug use led him into many dangerous accidents and trouble with the law. When Bernies father passed away, Bernies continued to numb his pain and guilt with substances. It wasnt until a colleague invited him to Bible study that Bernie came to terms with his...

Duration:00:30:00

Program #3496 Mary Kay Beard, Part 3

1/14/2018
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3496: Mary Kay Beard, Part 3: (Anger, Abuse, Imprisonment): By the time she was twenty-seven she was on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list, with a mafia contract out on her and outstanding warrants for her arrest in four states. She was captured, tried, and sentenced for armed robbery. In solitary confinement, while reading a Gideon Bible, Mary Kay experienced a profound spiritual transformation. She went on to become a popular speaker and founder of a national ministry.

Duration:00:29:59

Program #3495 Mary Kay Beard, Part 2

1/7/2018
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3495: Mary Kay Beard, Part 2: (Anger, Abuse, Imprisonment): Anger and bitterness, especially toward a drunken and abusive father, propelled Mary Kay Beard into a life of crime. By the time she was twenty-seven she was on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list, with a mafia contract out on her and outstanding warrants for her arrest in four states. She was captured, tried, and sentenced for armed robbery. In solitary confinement, while reading a Gideon Bible, Mary Kay experienced a profound spiritual...

Duration:00:29:59

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