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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 28, 2019

Genocide. Atrocities. Brokenness. Forgiveness? This is Rwanda, 25 years later. But how did we get here? People of faith revolutionized the country as they treated soul wounds in addition to mending physical infrastructure. And while Rwanda is a success story, there are horrors happening around the globe. Brian Duss of World Vision USA shares how we can take what we've heard about Rwanda and put our faith into action right now.

Feb 28, 2019

When the Rwandan genocide broke out in 1994, Callixte betrayed his best friend, Andrew. Though both men were Hutu, Andrew married a Tutsi and was a traitor in Callixte's eyes. After the genocide, Callixte was thrown behind bars for his atrocities. That's when he was baptized in the Spirit and received the gift of prophecy. Now, he's delivering accurate words for his friends and the country, all through music. And he's reunited with Andrew! Listen to the podcast to hear how.

Feb 28, 2019

This is a story about a new Gateway church plant. But the unique thing about this one is that it’s right in the midst of a prison. Listen to find out more.

Feb 28, 2019

An investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News found that over 200 pastors and volunteers abused more than 700 victims over a span of two decades. Following the report’s release, key leaders in the denomination responded to this awful news. Find out what happened.

Feb 28, 2019

This is a story about the latest E21 NextGen Summit, where young Spirit-filled leaders from around the world gathered to address key goals and discern what God is doing now. Hear more.

Feb 28, 2019

This is a story about a church that found itself in hot water last week. Days after Harvest Bible Chapel fired former Pastor James MacDonald for alleges inappropriate comments, the board of executive elders resigned. Find out why they made this decision.

Feb 25, 2019

Megachurch pastor James MacDonald was fired by his church board after a Chicago shock jock played audio clips, allegedly of MacDonald saying highly inflammatory things about reporters who had covered his church. Find out more when you listen now.

Feb 25, 2019

Robert Whitman, aka “Pastor Bob,” was stabbed to death in his own home last month. Pastor Whitman served as a pastor for many years at multiple churches across Northern California, including Cottonwood Assembly of God. Listen to hear more and how you can be praying.

Feb 22, 2019

This is a story about an evangelical university that no longer requires students to affirm traditional marriage. Trinity Western University made this change in response to a law that could have kept them from opening a new law school. Listen o learn more.

Feb 22, 2019

Mary is the village matriarch. Though she has no children of her own, she's the president of the local water projects and leads the women in her village. Now that she's in her 50s, Mary has seen atrocities we can't imagine, and also beautiful restoration. She lives in a small village outside Huye, Rwanda, which benefits from a World Vision water project. Listen closely as Mary shares, through a translator, how her life changed for the better when World Vision stepped into the picture.

Feb 21, 2019

Bosco is the only one in a 40-member family who survived the mass slaughter of the Tutsi people 25 years ago. He turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain until he encountered something stronger: The Holy Spirit. Listen as Bosco shares, through a translator, about the power of forgiveness and the role the Holy Spirit plays in restoring the country.

Feb 20, 2019

When the Hutu took up arms against the Tutsi 25 years ago, many thought the country was lost. But not World Vision. The humanitarian aid organization entered the country right as the genocide hit a fever pitch. In the aftermath, World Vision gave practical and spiritual aid to Rwandans. Listen now as World Vision Rwanda Programs Director Ananias Sentozi discusses how the country has changed in the last quarter century.

Feb 20, 2019

Shortly before one of the deadliest modern massacres in U.S. history, Wanda Barrios Ruiz was sick to her stomach. She felt like someone had died, and her soul was in mourning. Then, Wanda discovered her brother, Luis Javier Ruiz, had been shot at Pulse Nightclub. Acting on faith, Wanda flew to Orlando to nurse her brother back to health, eventually moving her family with her. Listen to her interview, where she talks about loving without limits.

Feb 18, 2019

You would never think a night out with friends would change a life through the forgiveness of Christ. Luis Javier Ruiz found himself in the middle of a terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Listen as Luis shares his story from preacher's kid to living the LGBT lifestyle, and surviving one of the worst shootings in U.S. history. Find out how his life has changed for Christ.

Feb 18, 2019

Just a couple months after Christian Bale thanked Satan for his Golden Globe award, a rising young actress praised God while receiving her award and took the opportunity to preach. Find out what Letitia Wright, who played the character Shuri in the superhero blockbuster Black Panther, said in a recent speech.

Feb 15, 2019

This is a story about the End It Movement. It’s the reason you recently saw tons of social media posts of people drawing red X’s on their hands. Listen to find out more.

Feb 15, 2019

You never know what happens in a person's home when you start judging their outside. Janet Boynes was raised in a family of seven children with various fathers and a home full of strife. She was molested as a child living with this secret for years. It was rare for her to hear she had the potential to succeed. When she was engaged to be married to a man, she met a woman who became more than friendship. Listen to Janet's story and how God healed her from the inside out.

Feb 14, 2019

This is a horrible story about priests in Poland who have abused children. And what’s worse is that those victims of abuse are being labeled victims by their fellow church members and neighbors. Listen to learn how you can pray.

Feb 13, 2019

Ronald McCray was drunk, dancing in a club when he felt the Lord speak to him. But the homosexual life he embraced was not his real identity. Through a series of supernatural encounters, McCray found his way back to church and was baptized in the Holy Spirit. When he met his wife, he was shocked to learn just how much the two had in common. Now, they share their testimonies so others can experience freedom. Listen to hear this story.

Feb 13, 2019

At the Golden Globes on January 6, actor Christian Bale was awarded as the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his work playing former Vice President Dick Cheney in the movie Vice. But Bale ruffled feathers when he took the stage for his speech. Listen to find out what happened.

Feb 13, 2019

On Thursday, Jan. 3, a fiery car crash killed seven people, including five children. The van belonged to Avoyelles House of Mercy, a Pentecostal church in Louisiana, and was on its way to Disney World. Eight other people who were in the van were injured. Listen to find out how the Church honored these precious lives.

Feb 11, 2019

When his best friend revealed he was HIV-positive, Joshua Reyes knew if something didn't change, he would be next. That same night, he overdosed on pills. In the hospital, he had a supernatural encounter in which he saw the presence of God stop a demon from claiming his life. In this interview, Joshua reveals how he went from go-go dancing to the pastorate and everything in between. 

Feb 9, 2019

How did a pastor's kid become a gay adult film star and meth addict? What happened when the prodigal returned home? Jonathan Hacker's breakthrough testimony will blow your mind.

Feb 8, 2019

23 Indonesian Christians were killed in a pair of suicide bombings. Now the police are hunting down the terrorists involved. Find out more when you click to listen.

Feb 8, 2019

A series of recent reports and studies have shed light on the plight of persecuted Christians in North Korea’s underground church movement. Find out what’s happening in the most hostile
country to be a Christian when you listen to this story.

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