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.
October 2, 2016
3429 Robert Johnson – Part 1: (Air Force Security, Prison Guard) Robert learns obedience and wisdom from his family. He also attends his aunt’s church that stresses keeping laws that are not relevant to answers for life. He joins the air force and marries Mary. They have three children. Robert is saved reading the Bible and hearing God’s truth. After 20 years Robert retires and becomes a correctional officer at a South Carolina prison. The first part ends when the warden warns Robert of a contract on his life.
September 25, 2016
3428M Louis Rold: (Good Works, Self-Reliance) Louis grows up in a coal mining family. There is no religious content in his life until his mother starts attending church and teaches her children the importance of prayer. As a young adult he gets into a discussion on religious beliefs. When he hears about Heaven and hell he “turns over a new leaf” and tries living a good life. In a park one Sunday afternoon, he hears a street preacher proclaim the message of grace. There he trusts Christ as his Savior. He immediately senses God calling him to preach, and finally responds several years later.
September 18, 2016
3427M Billy Wiggins: (Drinking, Gambling, Guilt) In the Spanish-American War era, Billy Wiggins deserts his Navy ship and returns home to his family, only to get caught in a cycle of drinking and gambling. It’s up to his wife Kate to put food on the table. Through her work, he meets a friend who invites him to a Billy Sunday revival meeting. The famous preacher’s sermon inspires Wiggins to take the call of salvation.
September 11, 2016
3426 Ruth Newman – Part 2: (Twin Singer, Reconciliation) The twins’ mother dies and they choose to leave country music to be Gospel singers in Chicago. Ruth meets Miles Newman and they fall in love, bringing despair to Ruby who has had a devastating experience which impacted her future. Miles and Ruth break up for a year, then quietly marry. Ruby also marries. At 93 Ruth still sings of God’s faithfulness.
September 4, 2016
3425 Ruth Newman – Part 1: (Twin Singer, Ambition) Ruth and Ruby love to entertain, singing. Their father encourages their dream of stardom, helping them perform on radio, giving them guitar lessons. Their dreams are realized when they are signed with a well known group for seven years. They are saved and want to serve God. The first part ends as their mother dies of cancer.
August 28, 2016
3424 Hal Phillips Part 2: (Typhoid fever, Reconciliation) Called to preach, Hal goes to Bible college. He reaches out to his mother. Then he contracts Typhoid Fever and nearly dies. When his mother is diagnosed with cancer, God takes care of her needs. Love never fails.
August 21, 2016
3423 Hal Phillips Part 1: (Poverty, Neglect) Hal’s father dies of alcoholism. Hal’s grandmother raises his sister because his mother is addicted to drugs and alcohol. After Hal’s stepfather leaves them living in a junkyard, life becomes unbearable for Hal and his brother. Their mother attempts suicide and leaves them hungry and alone. Their grandmother gains custody but is overwhelmed so they go to live with their aunt and uncle. Love, discipline and the Gospel lead Hal to salvation as the first part ends.