3693 Jordan Northrup Pt 1 (Alcoholism, Divorce, Self-esteem) Jordan was born to parents who loved the Lord and made an effort to root him and his brothers in God’s love. But when his parents divorced and a move took him across the country to Maine, Jordan began to withdraw and struggled to fit in socially. His stutter didn’t help give him any confidence speaking up in class. After high school, he found drinking as an outlet to combat his social anxiety and make new friends. Before long, he was addicted. When Jordan joined the military, he went through periods of sobriety but always looked forward to his next chance to binge. Once he admitted he had a problem, Jordan tried and failed to fix it on his own. When his roommate started a Bible study, Jordan found the support he needed to stop drinking, but his challenges were not over.
3692 Michael Matthews Pt 2 (PG) (Addiction, Drugs, Imprisonment) Upon losing their son, Michael and his wife had a wake that ended up being more of a party with drugs and alcohol. After overdosing, Michael promised God he’d give it all up if he survived but he was smoking a joint and contemplating a murder hours later. Being ratted-out by an undercover cop, Michael was arrested where a Minister offered him real hope. And Michael took it. He refused crooked offers to get out of jail early and served his time, thankful there was God’s purpose in it all.
3691 Michael Matthews Pt 1 (PG) (Acceptance, Occult, Drugs, Crisis) Turned-over to his grandmother to raise, Michael and his sister rarely socialized and found themselves the outcasts. His great aunt Alma was involved in witchcraft and the kids were drawn into the dark arts seeking protection and revenge. Michael’s séances became popular on the party scene and by dealing drugs he was able to quit his real job. Michael married and they lost their newborn son and he quickly realized there’s no hope in darkness.
3690 The Laura Story Classic (PG) (Foster Care, Abuse, Suicidal, Hope) Born and spending years residing in a mental institution, Laura decides to learn about her parents as soon as she turns of age. Only the answers leave more questions and her with no sense of value as she hears she shouldn’t have been born. Passed from good to bad to terrible foster homes, Laura recognizes the difference in those who love God, and decides a heavenly father is better than any earthly father.
3689 Keith Kaynor (Philosophy, Purposeless, Seeking) Keith’s father taught him right from wrong, but he never explained why things were right. This left Keith to find out for himself. He took psychology and philosophy classes in search of the meaning of life but came up empty-handed. Then he transferred to another college. He went outside the classroom and found the lesson he’d been searching for: a true understanding and belief in Good News of the Gospel.