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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


Episodes

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


Program #3494 Mary Kay Beard, Part 1

12/31/2017
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3494: Mary Kay Beard, Part 1: (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


Program #3493 Tim Somers Classic

12/24/2017
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3493: Tim Somers Classic: (New Age, Drugs): A young man explores transcendental meditation in hopes of finding the meaning of life, but his belief system leaves him alone and empty in the face of lifes struggles.

Duration: 00:29:59


Program #3492 "Christ Centered Santa Claus Classic"

12/17/2017
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3492: "Christ-Centered Santa Claus Classic ": (Giving, Faithfulness): is Wally Dove, forced to become Santa when he loses his job due to dizziness. Pay is low, wife has misgivings, but he is determined to represent the Christmas spirit to community children. Store about to close, manager indifferent, but Wally breathes new life into all because he cares and exhibits Christ's love. Surprise ending when store employees give Wally gifts and food.

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3491 Wally Dove Classic

12/10/2017
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3491: Wally Dove Classic: (Cerebral Palsy, Ridicule): Wally was born with cerebral palsy. Parents not supportive; embarrassed by his disability. Struggles against stigma; gets polio at age 13 but not crippled. Saved at age 17 when a pastor invites him to church. Family ridicules his faith. Wally witnesses to others, able to work despite physical problems. Meets wife at Bible College, three daughters. Sees his boss and family saved. Dad seeks forgiveness before dying.

Duration: 00:29:59


Program #3490 Shannon McKoy

12/3/2017
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3490: Shannon McCoy - PG: (Gluttony, Pre-Marital Sex, Divorce): Shannon was born to a loving mother and distant father. There were many formative women in her life early on, but she struggled to get affection from any men. So she turned to relationships to find security and love. After she finds Christ in college, she marries a man who cannot support her and falls into overeating and depression until she divorces him. Through Gods love and the encouragement of others, she finds purpose...

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3489 Preston Alfred

11/26/2017
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3489: Preston Alfred: (Meaningless Life, Anger, Substance Abuse): Preston becomes addicted to alcohol at an early age. Then moves from cigarettes to weed, coke, cocaine, heroin and meth. When his father decides to be a preacher, Preston rebels, forcing his father to quit preaching. Then, he surprisingly accepts his brothers invitation to church, where learns that Jesus changes lives and lifts burdens. He is changed by Christ, joins Celebrate Recovery, eventually assumes a leadership...

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3488 "Joy" Part 2 - PG

11/19/2017
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3488: Joy Part 2 PG: (Adultery, Sexual Trafficking): Joy and Bradley marry and have three sons when Joy learns that Bradley is having an affair. She runs to her mother, then to pastors and counselors trying to mend her life, but they are divorced. Joy then marries Alex, also divorced with a daughter. She regrets her decision and tries to get Alex to leave her but he stays, confident in Christ. Joys oldest son introduces her to a sexual trafficking ministry in which she still serves Christ.

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3487 "Joy" Part 1 - PG

11/12/2017
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3487: Joy Part 1 PG: (Bulimia, Abuse): As a teenager, Joy begins throwing up to avoid becoming fat like her mother. Joy is sent to therapy for bulimia, reads the Bible her grandmother gives her, and Joy is saved. Confused by her fathers rejection and her parents divorce, Joy rebels, gets pregnant and considers abortion. The first part ends as she graduates. She and her boyfriend marry with hints of coming problems.

Duration: 00:29:59


Program #3586 Laurie Ryan Classic

11/5/2017
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3486: Laurie Ryan Classic: (Breast Cancer): Nurse Laurie Ryan comforts and treats breast cancer patients, but her greatest fear is someday facing the same situation.

Duration: 00:30:00


Program #3485 Joshua Rigby - PG

10/29/2017
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3485: Joshua Rigby - PG: (Pornography, Double-life, Salvation): Joshua had everyone fooled into believing he was a Christian. He was also hiding a worsening pornography addiction. But the shame and guilt of a double-life caught up with him and he came clean when he confessed it all and met the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Duration: 00:29:59


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...

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

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