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  • Kennetha Gaebler
    Unshackled!

    Kennetha Gaebler

    This is the longest-running radio drama series in history. You'll be encouraged as you discover how Christ has touched the lives of ordinary people. This program is produced in the drama style of the golden age of radio, with live music, creative sound effects, and versatile actors.

  • Program #3395 Matthew Hebert Part 1

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    3395 Matthew Hebert – Part 1: (Canadian, Drugs, Alcohol) Matt decides his parents are too godly when they won’t let him play sports. He begins to rebel and by the time he goes to college he’s cold to the Gospel; drinking and trying drugs. Part 1 ends with cruelty to his brother.

  • Program #3394 Hong Xiang Rost Part 2

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    3394 Hong Xiang Rost – Part 2: (Chinese, Accident) Hong and Rusty marry when she begins a job for the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. After 15 years she goes to U.W. - Stout as director and they live near Lake Menomonie. Hong travels widely. Late to work one day she pulls in front of a semi truck.

  • Program #3393 Hong Xiang Rost Part 1

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    3393 Hong Xiang Rost – Part 1: (Chinese, Communism) Hong grows up in Communist China and comes to the U.S. to get a Master’s degree. A sledding accident puts her in the hospital for weeks where a pastor reads the Bible to her daily. She works to pay her hospital bill, meets Rusty and they fall in love. He leads her to Christ as the first part ends.

  • Program #3392 Tyrone Martinez Classic

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    3392 Tyrone Martinez Classic: (Rejection, Occult) Tyrone Martinez can’t relate to other people and seeks the meaning of life in occult books, spiritual exercises and meditation. On a trip to an ancient city, he learns the one simple step he overlooked on the path to enlightenment.

  • Program #3391 Karen Hulbert - PG

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    3391 Karen Hulbert PG: (Molestation, Equine Ministry) Karen’s brother molests her and she finds solace in horses. She vows to have a horse someday. She marries an alcoholic, has a son, raises him alone, survives a stroke and now has a faith-based equine ministry to women coming out of prison.
  • Program #3390 John Stewart Part 2

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    3390 John Stewart – Part 2: (Black, Drugs, Biochemist) John slips into drug use as he finishes college. He meets Reyes and they have two sons but don’t marry because John wants to wait until he has a good job. A drug associate plans to rob John but God protects him. He gives his life to Christ; he and Reyes marry. John gets a job in his field of biochemistry and he begins sharing his testimony.

  • Program #3389 John Stewart Part 1 - PG

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    3389 John Stewart PG – Part 1: (Black, Eagle Scout, Abuse) John’s dad is a scoundrel, his mother a prostitute. His cousin abuses him. But his grandmother takes him to church where he professes faith in Christ. The first part ends as he is in college but smoking pot.
  • Program #3388 Rod and Linda Stewart Classic

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    3388 Rod and Linda Stewart Classic: (Blindness, Atheism) Rod and Linda started exchanging letters on cassette in their teens. As their relationship grew stronger, Linda – a blind woman – helped atheist Rod see the light.

  • Program #3387 Kenneth Rolin Classic

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    3387 Kenneth Rolin Classic: (Alcoholism, Family Irresponsibility, Pornography) Ken is a successful businessman, inventor and church attendee. But slowly, he allows alcohol to take over his life, first impacting his job, then his family and marriage. When his youngest daughter gets a divorce and moves back home, life becomes even more tense. Then, a sudden change in his daughter, followed by a change in his wife, causes Ken to listen to the Gospel and discover that Christ can change even his life.
  • Program #3386 Sophie Hagemann Classic - PG

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    3386 Sophie Hagemann Classic - PG: (Occult, Rebellion) Sophie was born in a concentration camp and moved to the U.S. at age 5. She questioned all of her authority figures, and she and her husband turned to the occult in search of answers. But a scary experience and a string of coincidences led her to the real answer.
  • Program #3385 Clyde Parker Classic

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    3385 Clyde Parker Classic: (Alcoholism, Gambling, Atheism) Clyde Parker grew up without a father in the home, and without a consistent set of values. He found work in construction, gambling and drinking in his free time. A bad accident prevents him from working, and he ends up in Chicago, spending most of his time in bars. When he wanders into Pacific Garden Mission in search of peace and quiet, he hears a message that resonates with him.
  • Program #3384 "Rebecca" Part 2

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    3384 “Rebecca” – Part 2: (Jewish, Abortion, Drugs) Rebecca prays for salvation and her family is furious. Through false accusations, they try to take her daughter. Unable to work, Rebecca struggles financially. Her daughter runs away, uses drugs and gets pregnant at 13. They keep the baby but Rebecca’s daughter continues her dissolute lifestyle and has two more babies that Rebecca struggles to keep. Her family continues to harass her, taking the oldest granddaughter. Rebecca finally breaks with her family but the church becomes her comfort.
  • Program #3383 "Rebecca" Part 1 - PG

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    3383 “Rebecca” – Part 1 - PG: (Jewish, Occult, Abortion) Rebecca is ambivalent about being Jewish. Her family is non-observant. While babysitting, Rebecca is introduced to porn and the occult. Rebecca goes to nursing school, is addicted to drugs and men and has an abortion. A second pregnancy gives her a daughter. The first part ends as she discovers Christ.
  • Program #3382 Donald Thompson Classic

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    3382 Donald Thompson Classic (Motorcycle Gang, Rebellion, Self-Satisfaction) Don, a preacher’s kid, turns his back on his upbringing, and eventually becomes the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang. The gang’s violence increases to the point where Don ends up in jail. There, while contemplating suicide, he comes face-to-face with Jesus and accepts God’s forgiveness for his sins. Eventually, Don becomes a minister, then an officer in the Salvation Army.
  • Program #3381 Dean Allen Classic

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    3381 Dean Allen Classic: (Bad Choices, Crime, Flaunting Evil) Dean comes from a Christian family, but seems to make all the wrong choices on purpose. He sets up a shoplifting ring with younger fellows, hustles pool and gambles, gets involved with alcohol and drugs, and intensifies his life of crime. One day a “chance” blood test forces him to face his own mortality. All his Christian upbringing and a testimony he once heard at Pacific Garden Mission come together and he finally receives Christ.
  • Program #3380 Brian Cole - Part 2

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    3380 Brian Cole – Part 2: (Satanism, Drugs, Prison) In a faith-based drug treatment program in jail, Brian meets Jesus. He is saved, released and begins a reconciliation with Marsha. He asks forgiveness of his dad, becomes a youth pastor and shares his testimony in prisons. Still serving the Lord.

  • Program #3379 Brian Cole - Part 1 - PG

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    3379 Brian Cole – Part 1 - PG: (Satanist, Drugs, Prison) Brian’s dad is abusive. His mom sends him to church but he rebels and vandalizes churches. Drugs and crime send him to prison for ten years. There he worships Satan. After he’s released his drug abuse worsens; he shoots a man and goes back to prison for ten more years. The first part ends as he attends faith-based drug treatment.
  • Program #3378 Fred Krueger Classic

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    3378 Fred Kruger Classic: (Alcoholism, Rebellion, Failure) Fred grew up in a Christian home with a stable family, except his alcoholic father. He starts drinking, smoking, and hanging out with a bad crowd, facing one expulsion after another. A string of dramatic life events shake him to his senses.

  • Program #3377 Sylvia Richmond Classic

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    3377 Sylvia Richmond Classic (Fear of Death): Fear of death plagued Sylvia since the early passing of her younger sister. When a good friend died years later, her terrified thoughts worsened. Then, she learned what she needed to do to overcome her fears.
  • Program #3376 Carl Mortenson Classic, Part 2

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    3376 Carl Mortenson Classic – Part 2: (Missionary Aviation, Polio) Carl overcomes polio, passes his flight physical and studies to build a twin engine plane with short-takeoff-or-landing characteristics. He perseveres against indifference and attracts backers. Given a leave of absence to pursue his dream, he succeeds in adapting a plane and flies to South America to demonstrate its prowess. Many people help and many planes are sold. Then he develops a newer model for missionaries. His son joins the company. Carl survives a heart attack and is still working for the Lord.
  • Program #3375 Carl Mortenson Classic, Part 1

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    3375 Carl Mortenson Classic – Part 1: (Severe Illnesses, Aviation) Carl grows up in a family of faith. He has several close calls as a child, including a ruptured appendix. He decides to try missionary aviation and is accepted out of high school. He does well, meets Alice and they marry. They go to Peru, where he’s diagnosed with polio as the first part ends.
  • Program # 3374 John Henderson, Part 2

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    3374 John Henderson – Part 2: (Car Crazy, Close Calls) John has four close calls with death on the highway and decides he’s not ready to meet God. So he kneels at work in the ice cream plant and receives Christ. His family protests but he is steadfast. He gives his testimony in church, then sells his sports car and goes to Bible college. He marries Sandy and they go into ministry. His dad professes faith before he dies after getting drunk. Still in ministry.
  • Program # 3373 John Henderson, Part 1

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    3373 John Henderson – Part 1: (Car Fanatic, Doubt, Alcohol) John loves sports cars. He meets a believer working at an ice cream plant who challenges his beliefs and witnesses about Jesus. John avoids the man and the Gospel. The first part ends with John running from God toward disaster.
  • Program #3372 Charles Chesnut Classic, Part 2

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    3372 Charles Chesnut Classic – Part 2: (Grief, Loss) Charles Chesnut faces temptation and depression after losing three loved ones. On the way to a saloon, he meets two street preachers who remind him what really matters. He settles in Chicago, where he opens up to a minister and restores his confidence.
  • Program #3371 Charles Chesnut Classic, Part 1

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    3371 Charles Chesnut Classic – Part 1:  (1920s, Rebellion) The son of a Kentucky preacher, Charles Chesnut rebels and moves to prohibition-era Chicago to perform as a singer in speakeasies. After a drunk married woman makes a pass at him in front of her husband, he reevaluates his life choices and seeks more meaningful work.
  • Program #3370 Jim Striegler, Part 2

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    3370 Jim Striegler – Part 2: (Former Monk, Heart Problems) Jim finishes seminary and is associate pastor at several churches before moving to Wisconsin, where he has a second aneurysm surgery in 2006, brain surgery in 2007 and a third aneurysm operation in 2010. He finally has closure with his brother. In 2013 Jim begins spewing blood from his mouth and nose and doctors discover blood leaking into his lungs. He undergoes emergency surgery that he doesn’t survive. Kathy is still counseling.
  • Program #3369 Jim Striegler, Part 1

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    3369 Jim Striegler – Part 1: (Monk, Heart Trouble) Jim promises his dying mother he will become a priest. He goes to a monastery when he’s 21. Good works are stressed. When he reads Ephesians in the Bible he discovers that salvation is by faith alone. He leaves the monastery. Invited to a church, he meets Kathy and they become friends. He is saved and they marry. Jim is a successful salesman but feels God wants more. The first part ends after Jim survives heart surgery for an aneurysm and goes to seminary.
  • Program # 3368 William Jarabek Classic

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    3368 William Jarabeck Classic: (Alcohol, Wanderlust): Bill grows up in Pennsylvania steel country but gets in with the wrong crowd.  At age 15 he starts drinking and goes downhill from there. He and a buddy set out for Seattle, wander around eastern states for a year, and finally end up in Aurora, IL.  They seek help at a mission, where Bill’s shoes have to be cut from his swollen feet.  There he finds Christ in a church where 18 months earlier he’d used the vestibule as shelter from a storm.
  • Program # 3367 David Dang

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    3367 David Dang: (Chinese) David’s grandmother is a Christian but he grows up in Communist China where atheism and evolution are taught in schools. Academically successful, he feels emptiness. A Christian invites him to church at Christmas, telling him to “follow the goers”. He goes, hears about God’s love and is saved. He meets Susie and they become friends. They marry after he gets his Master’s degree. Then he goes to America to study and he and Susie begin translating “Unshackled!” into Chinese.
  • Program # 3366 Susie Dang, Part 2

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    3366 Susie & David Dang – Part 2: (Chinese Translator) Susie and David are engaged. They marry and give their testimonies at their wedding. David’s job keeps him away from home and they quarrel, seeking counsel from an elder. David quits his job and God leads him to study in America. Susie follows and through their church Susie becomes a Chinese translator for “Unshackled!”
  • Program # 3365 Susie Dang, Part 1

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    3365 Susie Dang – Part 1: (Chinese, Depression) Susie’s mother nearly dies of hepatitis. Susie’s dad hears that Jesus can heal and takes her to church. Her mother gets better and Susie believes in God. She goes to church, but as a teenager, Susie learns about evolution taught in Chinese schools and her faith falters. She becomes depressed. In college Susie falls unconscious with encephalitis and is hospitalized. A Christian shares the Gospel and Susie prays for salvation. She meets David, a believer. The first part ends as Susie’s mom tries to arrange a marriage that Susie doesn’t want.
  • Program # 3364 "Paula" Classic

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    3364 “Paula” Classic: (Dysfunctional Family, Depression) “Paula” grew up in a strict household where nothing she did was ever good enough for her parents. Her family followed a religion that promotes contradictory and strange beliefs about Jesus Christ. When Paula fell in love with a soldier who didn’t belong to their church, her parents were heartbroken and admonished her for wasting her potential. Paula and her husband stuck together, but she fell into depression. When she was at the breaking point, a neighbor shared the Gospel with her and she was saved.

  • Program # 3363 Brad Jardine Classic

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    3363 Brad Jardine Classic: (Hippie, Drugs, Commune Life, Occult) Brad Jardine searched for community and a sense of meaning through drug use, commune life, travel and occult books. No matter what he tried, he felt life was pointless and recognized there was no genuine love in his hippie lifestyle, only lust. He sank deeper into darkness until he found some booklets that clearly explained the answers he was looking for, and pointed to a fulfilling life.
  • Program # 3362 Del Ray Litle, Part 2

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    3362 Del Ray Litle – Part 2: (Temper, Train Accident) After being hit by a train Del lies in a coma for 29 days. Physical rehabilitation for the next three years helps him walk and talk better. He agrees to go to Bible study because people from church visit him in the hospital. He goes in a wheelchair. On the second visit Del is saved and begins growing in the Lord. He meets Rachel and they marry and have children. Del serves God in prison and rescue mission ministry.

  • Program # 3361 Del Ray Litle, Part 1

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    3361 Del Ray Litle – Part 1: (Drugs, Bad Temper, Train Accident) Del’s parents are back-slidden. Del’s drug use leads to his arrest. He serves in the Navy but is booted just before his discharge and returns home to drink and party. The first part ends as he stalks from home.
  • Program # 3359 Mark Turner

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    3359 Mark Turner: (Rage, Meth Addiction) When his grandfather hits him with a broomstick, rage breeds in Mark. Even the reconciliation of his parents doesn’t help and he continues on his path of destruction, running away, using alcohol and meth. He and Ashlee live together; then marry. After she is saved, he surrenders to Christ.
  • Program # 3358 Ashlee Turner Part 2 - PG

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    3358 Ashlee Turner Part 2 - PG: (Meth Addiction, Fear) Ashlee & Rocky continue their unstable meth addiction, many arrests, and running from the law. Finally, she gives up drugs but is pregnant when she meets Mark, a former meth addict. He helps her stay clean but has an alcohol addiction. They marry and the second part ends when Ashlee is saved and Mark refuses to go to church with her.
  • Program # 3357 Ashlee Turner Partt 1 - PG

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    3357 Ashlee Turner Part 1 - PG: (Rebellion, Meth, Crime) Ashlee’s mother is a meth addict who drags her daughter into the abyss. Ashlee’s grandmother knows the Lord and prays for her.
  • Program # 3355 Lester Myers Classic

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    3355 Lester Myers Classic: (Gambling, Drinking, Cheating, Self-Confidence) Lester operates an illegal bar and gambling house, and has cheated nearly everyone in town.  He loses several businesses because of drinking, and moves to Alaska to “straighten out.”  He fails, but does learn about rescue missions through “Unshackled!”  Broke and wandering through California, he enters the Fresno Rescue Mission and finds Christ.  Later, he starts the San Jose Rescue Mission (now City team).
  • Program # 3354 Kevin Smith Part 2

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    3354 Kevin Smith – Part 2: (Meth, Prison, Gang) Kevin’s wife divorces him and he is arrested again for Meth dealing, sentenced to 40 years.  He joins a gang and becomes president. At a new prison he’s ordered to kill an inmate but refuses and is stabbed 17 times. Kevin barely survives, has a stroke and prays to God. After early release, he remarries his wife, Angie.

  • Program # 3353 Kevin Smith Part 1

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    3353 Kevin Smith - Part 1: (Drugs, Prison) Kevin’s family never go to church. Being big, Kevin has football scholarships for college but gets hooked on drugs, burglarizes a house and is caught. In jail he prays with visiting preachers but gets involved in a gang in prison. Afterward, he marries Angie but they fall into debt. He makes Meth and they split. The first part ends when she files for divorce.

  • Program # 3352 Betty Kazbek Classic

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    (Jewish) Imagine growing up in a family where anger, wrath and atheism were the daily diet of life. That combined with constantly moving from one apartment to another meant Betty Kazbek's childhood was anything but stable and loving.  In her quest for something better, Betty retreated to fantasy and fairy tales.  The search for meaning in life and personal peace continued well into middle age until Betty tuned to the Prince of Peace who gave her a new life on earth and for eternity. Hear the true-life story of Betty Kazbek on Unshackled.

  • Program # 3351 Dan Byler Classic

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    (Alcoholism, Amish) Dan Byler lived a sheltered life in an Amish community, but when someone sneaked in a bottle of booze, Dan had his first taste of corruption. From then on, alcohol affected his work and relationships, until a drunk driving incident landed him in jail. There, he met two men who had been through the same problems and helped him restore his life.
  • Program # 3350 Arthur Katz Classic, Part 2

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    (Jewish, Atheist) Committed Atheist Arthur Katz guided his high school students to ask deep moral questions, but he couldn't answer them. He quit his job and traveled the world to find them. A woman in an Israeli bookstore guides him to understand the truth.
  • Program # 3349 Arthur Katz, Part 1

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    (Jewish/Atheist) Arthur Katz is a committed atheist unsatisfied with the world's problems and unsure what to do about it. He takes up teaching high school, but quits when he realizes he doesn't have the answers. He travels the world in search of them, and meets a friendly driver who explains them in a way Arthur's educated, skeptical mind can appreciate.
  • Program # 3348 Floyd A. Miles III, Part 2

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    Floyd A  Miles III– Part 2: (Drugs, Ministry) Still addicted to drugs, Floyd comes to his senses when a friend commits suicide. He goes to the drug rehabilitation center where  his dad was saved and Floyd gives his life to Christ. He goes to Bible college, meets Mary and they are married. He goes into drug, prison and hospital chaplain ministry.

  • Program # 3347 Floyd A. Miles III, Part 1

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    Floyd A. Miles III – Part 1: (Dysfunctional Family, Drugs) Floyd’s mother dies a heroin addict when he is six. His father is also an addict but His dad goes to rehab and is saved.  Floyd lives in Harlem with his grandmother who loves the Lord and prays for him, but she feels overwhelmed when Floyd becomes addicted to drugs. When Floyd’s cousin, also a heroin addict, goes to rehab and is saved, Floyd takes notice. The first part ends when he fails to join the air force and his drug use escalates.

     

  • Program # 3346 Cork Hutson, Part 2

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    Cork Hutson – Part 2: (Marijuana, New Age) A stranger witnesses to Cork at his garage sale. Cork starts his bus ride, gets off in Omaha where another stranger gives him a pamphlet on the street. Cork reads the pamphlet and is saved in his hotel room. He goes home, joins a Bible study and meets Susan, the pastor’s daughter. They marry and continue in ministry.

  • Program # 3345 Cork Hutson, Part 1

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    Cork Hutson – Part 1: (Hypocrisy, Deception) Growing up, Cork sees hypocrisy in his mainline church and throws God aside. He joins the Navy and sinks into drinking and debauchery until an accident brings him to his senses. After he’s discharged he goes to college in the Northwest. Searching for truth, he wallows in  cultist beliefs and lives with a woman who has two children. But God begins drawing Cork to Himself as the first part ends.
  • Program # 3344 Ron Kimmel

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    3344 Ron Kimmel: (Tuberculosis, Overcomer) Ron contracts tuberculosis as a child but overcomes the disease and the 2-year setback. Parochial school gives him a love for God but no relationship with Christ. After high school he joins the air force and does well. After he’s discharged he finds a job where the boss talks about Jesus and Ron goes to hear an evangelist. He is saved. He marries Sandy and they have two sons. Unable to go into ministry, Ron works hard and builds a successful company. His son becomes a missionary.