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Unshackled! is radio drama produced in a unique way. As it has been since 1945, writers, actors, and musicians combine to create a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the power of God to reach and change man. Today, Unshackled! is still produced very much as it has always been. Original music is still woven "live" through the story at the time of production. Sound effects occur as the story unfolds before an appreciative live audience. Unshackled! is a ministry of Pacific Garden Mission. Known as the Old Lighthouse, Pacific Garden Mission has since 1877 preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost men and women of the street while at the same time meeting their material and physical needs.

Recent Episodes

Nov 17

Program 3592 Nate Saint, Part 2

(Aviation, Missions, South America, Stone Age Tribes) Nate Saint has responded to the call of God on his life to use his gift of flying in missionary service. With his wife and family, Nate builds a home in the jungles of Ecuador. Hearing the stories of the dangerous and ferocious Stone Age Tribe called the Aucas, Nate and four other missionaries resolve to do what no one else has been brave enough to do. The plan to make contact with the tribe will put their lives in jeopardy, but the men are resolved to share the love of Christ with the unreached people of the jungle. Their true story of courage and faith is one that opened the doors to sharing the gospel using only an airplane and their faith to guide them.

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Nate Saint, Part 1 (Indecision, Disappointment, Illness, Missions) Nate Saint loved aviation from the young age of 7 when he first flew in his brothers twin engine plane. Although his heart's desire was to fly for a major airline, his hopes of becoming a pilot continually met with disappointment. During the turmoil of World War 2, he searched for the right place and opportunity to use his skills, hoping that someday, God would show him the plan for his life, with or without flying. And then in one remarkable moment of transformation, Nate recognizes his true calling is to use his flying to help spread the gospel in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. This is part 1 of the remarkable story of Missionary Pilot, Nate Saint's early years: Faith and an Airplane.

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3590 Matthew Weber (Addiction, Debt, Depression) When Matthew's dad and mom split as a result of his dad's alcoholism, Matthew's mom had to raise the kids all by herself. This meant Matthew had a lot of time alone and he started doing drugs with the friends he hung out with. After high school, his mom kicked him out of the house to separate his wild lifestyle from hers and his siblings. He moved to Phoenix where he grew addicted to even more drugs and lost the willpower to do anything else. When he moved home a year later, he was greatly in debt and without a purpose. Through his sister Erica's persistent encouragement and a divine appointment with a pastor, Matthew eventually realized he didn't need to clean up his act before coming to God. He gave his life to Jesus Christ and, with God's help, is becoming a kind of brother and father he can be proud of.

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3589 Otis McClam (Addiction, Adultery, Divorce, Deliverance) Otis grew up in a family that attended church and at an early age he trusted in Jesus. But in high school he gives in to peer pressure and starts down a long path of addictions and broken relationships. Knowing that he needs to escape the temptations that surround him he enters the Bible program at Pacific Garden Mission and eventually begins a ministry to other men.

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Angel Feliciano (Drug Addiction, Drug Dealing, Homelessness) Angel started dealing drugs to pay child support after his divorce. After getting used to money and the lifestyle it afforded, he committed bigger and bigger crimes until he lost everything. At a homeless shelter, he found the one thing he could never lose.

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