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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 #3484 Robert Graziano

10/22/2017
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3484: Robert Graziano: (Religion, Success, Power, Mafia): Robert was a Wall Street genius, starting as a stock exchange page and ultimately becoming a senior partner at a high-powered Wall Street firm. He opens a nightclub and gets connected with the New York mafia. When a friend receives Jesus and shares his faith with Robert and his wife, Janet, she becomes a believer right off. Satisfied in his wealthy and powerful lifestyle, Robert is indifferent toward religion. Through Janets prayers,...

Duration: 00:29:59


Program #3483 Archie Stephens Classic

10/15/2017
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3483: Archie Stephens Classic: (Gambling): Raised during the Depression and abandoned by his father at six, Archie spent most of his life bouncing from one construction job to another. With an insatiable need to drink and gamble, Archie worked himself into some tight spots and multiple hospitalizations. The tightest being a drunk-driving accident that took the life of an innocent woman and landed Archie in San Quentin Prison. It was there that he received Christ as his savior, which turned...

Duration: 00:29:59


Program #3482 Mark Scheppele

10/8/2017
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3482: Mark Scheppele: (Pride, Grande Mal Seizure): Mark’s family is anti-culture: no TV, emphasis on Bible study and faith. As a teen, Mark fears death but rebels against God and his family, sullenly preparing for church. He falls down the stairs and has a Grand Mal seizure. Doctors put him on anti-seizure meds, but he actually has a brain condition that needs repair. He continues to have blackouts but is saved and marries Julie. At age 35 Mark has surgery and now shares his testimony.

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3481 Patricia Nickle Classic

10/1/2017
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3481: Patricia Nickle: (Poverty, Rebellion): Born as a 2 ½ pound “preemie,” Patricia seemed doomed from the very start of her life. She went through years of poverty and rebellion before finding her way to truth and a hopeful future.

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3480 Bill Henderson Classic

9/24/2017
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3480 Bill Henderson Classic: (Drugs, Crime, Prison): Bill came from a Christian family but wanted nothing to do with Christianity, except joining a church in order to escape hell. He got into drugs as a teenager. On a trip to Mexico to smuggle back drugs, he was arrested for robbery and attempted kidnapping. In jail, he started reading a Bible. Along with early memories of Sunday school, it convicted him and he gave his life to Christ. After he was finally released, he received some...

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3479 Marcie Hudgins

9/17/2017
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3479 Marcie Hudgins: (Health, Heartbreak, Evangelism): In the midlands of South Carolina, Marcie is born into a family who teaches her to love the Lord. She is an all-star student, athlete, musician and devoted believer. But when her health starts to fail, Marcie must stay home from school and find her comfort in God. A broken engagement calls everything into question, including her salvation. But through her family and community of faith, God heals her heart. Her body, though, suffers a...

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3478 Paul Anderson Classic

9/10/2017
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3478 Paul Anderson Classic: (World’s Strongest Man): As a five year old, he nearly died due to the weakness of disease. In time, that weakness was replaced by strength, as he became known as the “world’s strongest man.” But Paul Anderson realized that without Christ, he was weak. Rather than pursuing a career in professional weightlifting, Paul chose to spend his life serving others, founding the Paul Anderson Youth Home in 1961.

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3477 Laura Barnett

9/3/2017
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3477 Laura Barnett: (Stroke Victim, Marital Struggle): Laura marries at 22 and suffers an unexpected stroke a year later. Thinking that a migraine has caused dizziness, she delays medical treatment, has seizures and is paralyzed from the nose down. Her husband stays with her but the marriage struggles. Laura regains the use of her right arm and walks with a cane but the marriage fails.

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3476 "Abdulredha" Classic

8/27/2017
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3476 “Abdulredha”Classic: (Islam, Good Works): “Abdul” is born into a Muslim family in an Islamic country. His father is a Muslim mullah and, as the eldest son, Abdul is trained for the same and to argue against Christianity. When he wins a college scholarship to Cambridge, his parents send him to England to study and convert Christians. During his debates, he begins to understand about Jesus and, at a baptism service he attends, he receives Christ as his savior. When he returns to the...

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3475 Clarence Curtis Classic

8/20/2017
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3475 Clarence Curtis Classic: (Hypocrisy, Rejection): As an orphan, Clarence Curtis learned that his preaching skills earned him favor with adults. But it took years of hardship before he learned how to find favor with God and build a better life.

Duration: 00:30:00


Program # 3474 Robert Roane

8/13/2017
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3474 Robert Roane: (Pride, Religion): Robert is smugly self-assured but his conscience troubles him. While he’s in college, his parents’ divorce so he becomes an accountant with a double degree to help his mom. A fellow student gives him a Bible; he listens to Christian radio and hears Unshackled. Robert calls the number at the end and a chaplain leads him to Christ. He marries, goes to seminary and is still in ministry.

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3473 Joe Ankerberg Classic

8/6/2017
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3473 Joe Ankerberg Classic: (Indifference, Anger, Violence): Joe lives a very violent early life, with one police officer predicting the boy would hang by his nineteenth birthday. After one especially bad fight, Joe decides to try church ... just to be safe. He is turned away from one church, and refused entrance at another. Sneaking up a fire escape and back into the second church, he hears an evangelist speaking on Isaiah 53. Joe is touched by the sufferings that Jesus endured for his...

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3472 "Ronnie" Part 2

7/30/2017
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3472 “Ronnie” Part 2: (Grief, Missions, Violence) Still grieving the death of his wife, Ronnie follows a prompting from God to do ministry in the Pacific Northwest. He pastors a small mountain church and the job isn’t a great fit. When Ronnie falls in love again in seminary, he discovers a shared passion with his new wife for overseas missions. Their ministry takes them all over the world, through war-torn areas and countries that are closed to Christianity. After many years of service,...

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3471 "Ronnie" Part 1

7/23/2017
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3471 “Ronnie” Part 1: (Grief, Addiction, Evangelism) When Ronnie’s older brother dies in a tragic accident, Ronnie’s little world falls apart. He turns his attention to cars and alcohol and winds up in jail at the age of sixteen. It isn’t until he starts a family, moves across the country and winds up in a tiny Colorado church that he gives God a chance. And when he does, Ronnie is able to minister to boys who grew up just like him.

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3470 "Sylvia" -PG

7/16/2017
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3470 “Silvia” - PG: (Manslaughter, Abuse, Attempted Suicide) After Sylvia’s father is murdered her mother is convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison for life. Sylvia, 14 and full of self pity, is sent to live with a cousin who won’t let Sylvia visit her mom in prison. Sylvia attempts suicide but recovers with the help of a believer. At 18 she marries him, and he takes her to visit her mother. Her selfishness leads to divorce and she marries Jackson. They have three children, and...

Duration: 00:30:00


Program # 3469 Sue Lamson Classic

7/9/2017
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3469 Sue Lamson Classic: (Family Tragedy, Losing Faith) Multiple tragedies test Sue’s faith, but she learns to find hope through traumatic circumstances.

Duration: 00:30:00


Program # 3468 "Harry" Classic

7/2/2017
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3468 “Harry” Classic: (Mafia, Gambling, Prison) Harry had all the money and power he could ask for as a close confidant of Jimmy Hoffa. Whenever Jimmy needed something or someone taken care of, "Harry" handled it. Nevertheless, his crimes caught up with him and he went to prison. Instead of turning his life around, he got even deeper into crime and eventually ended up homeless in Chicago. In his greatest hour of need, he ended up staying at Pacific Garden Mission, where he accepted Christ...

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3467 Locksley Silvera Classic

6/25/2017
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3467 Locksley Silvera Classic: (Backsliding, Drugs, Revenge) A rebellious child in Jamaica, Locksley receives Christ after his father’s death, but runs away when God wants him to preach. He then assembles a gang to revenge an attack on his brother in New York. Later, when his gang passes a death sentence on someone for rape, Locksley comes face-to-face the man, and with God. His fellowship with God is restored in a barber shop, and he ultimately connects with Pacific Garden Mission and...

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3466 Wade & Lucille Bostic - Part 2

6/18/2017
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3466 Wade & Lucille Bostic – Part 2: (Surviving a Flood) Wade and Lucille run from God’s call on their lives but are unhappy. They return to ministry in Illinois, then move to Kentucky where they pastor a church that is flooded in spring rains. Their trailer home is washed away, but the disaster leads Lucille’s Mom to see God’s provision.

Duration: 00:29:59


Program # 3465 Wade & Lucille Bostic - Part 1

6/11/2017
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3465 Wade & Lucille Bostic – Part 1: (Abandonment, Alcohol) Wade and Lucille attend the same Kentucky high school but meet in Chicago and marry. Two sons are born but Wade’s drinking causes friction. They are ready to split when Lucille meets a Christian who leads her to Christ. Then Wade is saved and they serve in church until Lucille back pedals.

Duration: 00:29:59

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