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.
February 26, 2017
3450 Charlie Koch – Part 2: (Accident, Prison Ministry) Charlie meets Judy and shares his testimony with her. Thinking she is saved, he begins courting her. He proposes and they marry in spite of forewarnings to the contrary. Four years later, Charlie has a bad accident and Judy leaves him. Charlie continues to share Jesus, limping into prison ministry, where God blesses his teaching. Still in ministry.
February 19, 2017
3449 Charlie Koch – Part 1: (Godless, Motorcycle Accident) As a child, Charlie idolizes his father and tries to be good to avoid spankings. As a teenager, he drinks with friends to have fun. After drinking too much one night he crashes his motorcycle that keeps running downhill, alerting rescue efforts. Charlie promises to follow God and his leg is not amputated. Eight years later Charlie keeps his vow, reads the Bible and is saved. The first part ends as his father lies dying.
February 12, 2017
3448 Norman Joe Jackson Classic: (Alcoholism, Violence) Norman joins the Army after high school at the onset of World War II. He witnesses the death of his best friend in Italy and experiences prejudice in South Carolina prior to discharge. Starting civilian life as an assistant cook in a hospital he eventually becomes an executive chef in a fancy hotel. Meanwhile, he destroys his marriage, family and career through alcohol. At the Baltimore Rescue Mission he receives Christ and starts working for the mission. In recognition of his humanitarian service to the city, Norman receives a prestigious award, giving glory to Jesus in his acceptance speech.
February 5, 2017
3447 “Fern”: (Prostitution, Family, Forgiveness) When her father grows ill, Fern’s mother struggles to care for her seven children and enlists her daughters’ help in entertaining local men in her home. Fern reports her mother to the police and her family is scattered across various institutions and foster homes. As a young woman, Fern tries to find belonging in different cities and lines of work. An employer connects her to Pacific Garden Mission, where she is introduced to Christ. Through His love, she finds the courage to forgive herself and her mother.