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.
May 14, 2017
3461 Betty Jean Fink Classic: (Self-Sufficiency, Indifference, Misunderstood Sin) B.J. is born into a “perfect,” well-to-do family, and wanted to be the perfect Cinderella. Life came crashing down when her parents turned to drink and she learned she wasn’t perfect herself. When her navy pilot husband crashed and died, she turned to alcohol, partying, and promiscuousness. A second marriage was beginning to fall apart when she was invited to hear a Christian speaker and received Christ. Eventually her husband came to Christ, and B.J. became a Christian speaker and singer.
May 7, 2017
3460 Inez Jones, Part 2: (Divorce, Caregiver, Black) Wade divorces Inez and marries his girlfriend. Wade’s health deteriorates and he has a stroke. His wife puts him in a psychiatric hospital but a massive stroke leaves him a paraplegic and the wife doesn’t want his wheelchair in her home, so Carolyn asks if Wade can live with them. Inez cares for Wade through his unpleasant divorce and his last years; then she and Wade are remarried. Carolyn leads Wade to Christ before his death.
April 30, 2017
3459 Inez Jones, Part 1: (Rejection, Divorce, Black) Inez and her husband, Wade, resent mid-century racial discrimination. Wade craves affirmation from whites; but his musical ability and a Master’s degree aren’t enough. Both are religious but Inez is saved through a perspicacious stranger, altering her worldview. Wade continues in a hedonistic lifestyle that ends in adultery and divorce.
April 23, 2017
3458 “Jay” (& Carole) Classic, Part 2: (Alcohol, Marijuana, Hedonism): Jay lives for the moment, filling his life with alcohol, marijuana and girls, but he finds his life lacking meaning. A late-night TV show and a new friend at work lead him to the light.
April 16, 2017
3457 “Carole” (& Jay) Classic, Part 1: (Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism): Carole’s anxiety made her lose direction and almost lose her mind. She tried medication, therapy and support groups, and pursued higher education in hopes of finding fulfillment. Nothing made her feel whole until a friend from work showed her what was missing.
April 9, 2017
3456 “Thief on the Cross” - PG: (Criminal, Biblical Character) What if you woke up one morning knowing that it was your last day on earth? That's what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. Based on the book, Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin Smith, this is his story, told in his own words, as he looks back from Heaven on the day that changed his eternity, and the faith that can change yours.
April 2, 2017
3455 Daniel Croce Classic: (Boxer, Jail, Drunk Driving) Daniel trained and sparred and fought, but it wasn't a round in the ring that put him on the ropes, it was a round of drinks. While he was drunk, he hit a man with his car, and guilt nearly consumed him. He was down for the count, when he learned what really counted.
March 12, 2017
3452 Bill Park Classic: (Search for Identity, God’s Plan/Purpose) Bill grew up in a Christian home with controlling parents. He felt he never could measure up to anyone’s expectations. After learning he was adopted by his father, he ran away to join the military. Through most of his adulthood, he doggedly pursued what he believed to be his purpose in life. However, God revealed to Bill that his love for music and singing would be the way in which he could serve God and His people.
March 5, 2017
3451 Rafael Maldonado: (Divorce, Stealing) Raised in a broken home, “Ray” struggles with his own marriage and commits a crime to advance his business. Unhappy with his unstable life, he seeks advice from a Christian couple.