December 4, 2016
3438 Wade Gambill – Part 2: (Prison, Paralysis) Wade and a former inmate commit burglary. The police shoot Wade, paralyzing him. He tries but fails to end his life, then loses a foot to gangrene. Living with his dad Wade listens to an evangelist’s tape, sees his sin and is saved. Now married and in prison ministry.
November 27, 2016
3437 Wade Gambill – Part 1: (Rebellion, Prison, Paralysis) Wade’s parents’ divorce leaves him confused and fearful. He thinks guns will protect him. He lives with his father, graduates and joins the army but burglarizes a pawnshop and is arrested. He escapes and is caught. The first part ends as he goes to prison for ten years.
November 20, 2016
3436 Madelynn Nelson – Part 2: (Missionary, Philippines) Madelynn Nelson and her sisters pursue missionary work in the Philippines, even though a family member was killed doing similar work many years ago.
November 13, 2016
3435 Madelynn Nelson Classic – Part 1: (Doubting Faith, Rebellion) Madelynn’s oldest sister moves out, burdening 9-year-old Madelynn and her mother with caring for six younger children. Madelynn feels like she can’t do enough to help her family, and struggles with feelings of failure and doubt.
November 10, 2016
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November 6, 2016
3434 Joseph Pantana – Part 2: (Italian barber, Humor) Joe finishes Bible college, still barbering. He preaches with humor, meets Alma and they marry. Alma changes the spelling of their last name. Three sons are born and a daughter. The family has joy in the face of struggles. God provides the means of college. Alma dies and Joe goes to live near his sons who carry on the tradition of humor when Joe passes into eternity.
October 30, 2016
3433 Joseph Pantana Classic - Part 1: (Italian Immigrants, Religion) Joe grows up in New Jersey, doesn’t like church and becomes a barber. His barbershop partner is a Christian who reads the Bible. Curious but wary, Joe goes to hear an Italian saved in prison and Joe is born again. He plays his cornet on street corners and tells about Jesus. When his partner dies at Bible college, Joe takes his place. The first part ends with Joe at Bible College.
October 23, 2016
3432 Richard & Maxine Kohl Classic: (Selfishness, Gambling, Desperation) Richard abandons his wife and children in Pennsylvania seeking a life of “freedom,” gambling and self-absorption. Maxine prays and waits for three years, not knowing what happened to him. After failing at several money-making and occupational endeavors, Richard hits bottom. He visits the Stockton Rescue Mission where he finds Jesus Christ. He decides to become a rescue mission worker and re-establishing contact with Maxine, who then moves to California to renew their relationship.
October 16, 2016
3431 Andrew Larson: (Immigrant, Rebellion, Temptation) Native Norwegian Andrew Larson moved to the United States to find work and escape from the conflict between his Christian relatives and his sinful lifestyle. The isolation in a new country gave him a lot of quiet time, and the voice of God came through to them. He then traveled to South America, devoting the rest of his life to mission work.
October 9, 2016
3430 Robert Johnson – Part 2: (Corrections Officer Shot Six Times) Robert is so good at finding contraband in prison that gangs put a price on his head. After he’s shot Robert quotes Scripture but bleeds out and doctors work desperately to save him.