3445 Jahan Berns - Part 1: (Uganda, Islam, Witchcraft) Jahan’s father, a colonel who helped overthrow Idi Amin, is assassinated and Jahan and her mother go from wealth to penury. Jahan is so traumatized by her father’s death she has nightmares and seeks help from a shaman, yet does well in school. Her mother persuades the president of Uganda to pay for her daughters’ education. Jahan attends a Christian school where she receives Christ as the first part ends, infuriating her mother.
3444 JoAnn DiCuirci: JoAnn turned from God at an early age. From then on, a series of strange events forced her to face the question of her mortality. Still, she was too ashamed to approach God until He led her and her husband to some friends who explained the truth.
3442 Andrew Lombardi: (Gangs, Drugs, Prison) Andrew’s parents let his impoverished Italian grandmother raise him in the ghetto where Andrew is bullied. He has dyslexia, feels like a failure, but marries and has two sons. He forms gangs that shoot two men. Arrested, he reads the Bible in jail, is saved but his marriage fails. He becomes a pastor and is reconciled with a lost son. Still in ministry.
3441 Melvin Massey: (Drug Dealing, Crime, Ignoring truth and Good examples) Melvin was a product of a Christian family living in Detroit’s lower east side in the 1930s. He was arrested for looting during the city’s 1941 riots, but got off. Joining the Merchant Marines during World War II, he was eventually court-martialed for assault. He turned to a life of theft, robbery and drug dealing, but that landed him in jail. There he heard the Gospel and received Jesus. After his release, he became a preacher, founded a church and helped found a rescue mission.