Living at Ground Zero

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Ask anyone where COVID-19 is at its worst and not many people would think of the Navajo Nation reservation. In this episode of Stories of Hope, meet two people—a pastor and a rancher—who both received very strange and very unexpected calls for help from families living in communities that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Things Ashley Thought

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Ashley Johnson thought she was going to die. She thought there was nowhere else to go once you’d hit the bottom. But Ashley thought wrong. This is a story about how an ex-Sunday School teacher mother of two came back from the dead.   Learn how you and your church and help victims of human trafficking at SendRelief.org/Human-Trafficking.

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The Invisibles

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Some people see what no one else can see. In this episode of Stories of Hope, meet two of those people—one in Alaska, the other in Oklahoma—and hear about the superhuman steps they’re willing to take so that no one in their community has to try and survive a pandemic on their own.    Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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Colleen Loves Peter

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COVID-19 has held our attention for three months. But problems like poverty, broken families, and racial division have been around much longer. In this special episode of Stories of Hope, Colleen Smith, a single white woman living in inner-city Baltimore, tells a story about adoption, race, Jesus and a thousand other important things. Go to SendRelief.org/foster-care-adoption to learn how you and your church can reach out to children who need shelter, protection and care. Go to Namb.net/undivided for resources that can help you and your church discover the role God calls believers to play in racial reconciliation.

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The Day the World Stopped

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People in Beauregard, Alabama call March 3, 2019, “the day the world stopped.” It’s the day a tornado touched down here and killed 23 people. This is a story about how one congregation caught in the path of that storm helped their neighbors see that even when the world stopped, God’s love did not Go to SendRelief.org/crisis-response to learn how you and your church can reach out to people whose homes and lives have been upended in a disaster .

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For Such a Time as This

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No one plans for a pandemic. But in this episode of Stories of Hope, hear how God used a hurricane to prepare a group of New Orleans churches for the work of saving lives and sharing Christ in communities hardest hit by COVID-19. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Grand Mother

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When Sandra Viena, a 70-something year old grandmother in inner-city Detroit, decided she wanted to adopt two special needs children, everyone said she was crazy. Fortunately, Sandra Viena never cared much about what other people said. This is a story about foster care and adoption and about how the Viena family came to be a part of God’s family. Go to SendRelief.org/foster-care-adoption to learn how you and your church can reach out to people whose homes and lives have been upended in a disaster.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part Six

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One month ago, Lexie Green began recording a daily video journal to help her cope with her job as an ICU nurse at a New Orleans hospital. In this episode of Stories of Hope, here what happened when Lexie, a former Send Relief Gen Send missionary, decided to share her private diary with the rest of the world. And then, Bryant Wright was named as the new president of Send Relief just days before COVID-19 changed the world. He’ll share what he’s learned in the last two months about what churches can do, and are doing, to meet needs and share Christ. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part Five

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In communities where people were already struggling with the basics of life, what does sending relief look like In the age of coronavirus? In this special episode of Stories of Hope, hear how missionaries at Send Relief ministry centers are bravely and creatively loving their neighbors. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part Four

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Everyone can do something, even now. On this special episode of Stories of Hope, hear how coronavirus quarantines have created a unique and unexpected ministry opportunity for a violinist in New Orleans. Then, there’s an important first step you should take if you want to help people who’re hurting and stressed because of COVID-19. Send Relief missionaries Taylor Field and Andrew Mann talk about a starting point for ministry that many people overlook. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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