3475 Clarence Curtis Classic: (Hypocrisy, Rejection): As an orphan, Clarence Curtis learned that his preaching skills earned him favor with adults. But it took years of hardship before he learned how to find favor with God and build a better life.
3474 Robert Roane: (Pride, Religion): Robert is smugly self-assured but his conscience troubles him. While he’s in college, his parents’ divorce so he becomes an accountant with a double degree to help his mom. A fellow student gives him a Bible; he listens to Christian radio and hears Unshackled. Robert calls the number at the end and a chaplain leads him to Christ. He marries, goes to seminary and is still in ministry.
3473 Joe Ankerberg Classic: (Indifference, Anger, Violence): Joe lives a very violent early life, with one police officer predicting the boy would hang by his nineteenth birthday. After one especially bad fight, Joe decides to try church ... just to be safe. He is turned away from one church, and refused entrance at another. Sneaking up a fire escape and back into the second church, he hears an evangelist speaking on Isaiah 53. Joe is touched by the sufferings that Jesus endured for his sins and he receives Christ. Later he becomes a forceful soul winner known as “Hallelujah Joe.”
3472 “Ronnie” Part 2: (Grief, Missions, Violence) Still grieving the death of his wife, Ronnie follows a prompting from God to do ministry in the Pacific Northwest. He pastors a small mountain church and the job isn’t a great fit. When Ronnie falls in love again in seminary, he discovers a shared passion with his new wife for overseas missions. Their ministry takes them all over the world, through war-torn areas and countries that are closed to Christianity. After many years of service, they suffer from burn-out. Back home in the US they are at a prayer meeting when a shooter enters the church and killed seven people. They continue to rely on God’s faithfulness and spread His love.