July 23, 2017
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.
July 16, 2017
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 Sylvia finally sees God’s goodness and she surrenders to Christ.
July 9, 2017
3469 Sue Lamson Classic: (Family Tragedy, Losing Faith) Multiple tragedies test Sue’s faith, but she learns to find hope through traumatic circumstances.
July 2, 2017
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 as his Savior.
June 25, 2017
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 preaches throughout Chicago.
June 18, 2017
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.
June 11, 2017
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.
June 4, 2017
3464 Richard Hall Classic: (Alcoholism, Gambling) Richard Hall learned to drink and gamble at a young age from spending time with his father at a pool hall. Though he built a successful career in the Navy and raised a family, his drinking and gambling threatened his marriage. He attended church to keep up appearances, but later heard a lay preacher deliver a message that hit home. He went on to serve as a missionary in the Philippines and a pastor in Japan.
May 28, 2017
3463 Chet Sess Classic: (Alcoholism, Divorce): Chet Sess’ drinking and bad temper made him enemies wherever he went, but it took one good friend to change his ways.
May 21, 2017
3462 Nobuya Matsuda Classic: (Family, Persecution, Hope) In imperialist Japan, students are expected to bow down to the emperor and Shintoist shrines. But Nobuya Matsuda has been taught to worship God and God alone. He is a brilliant musician and his parents help him to follow what he believes at school and learn to express himself through music. But as he grows up and Japan grows more involved in World War Two, Nobuya is sent to work in an aircraft factory where he is punished for who He worships. Through his parents’ love and God’s faithfulness, Nobuya’s faith survives a flood, an air raid and an earthquake and offers him hope when he has no song left to sing.