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.
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.
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.
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.