K-LOVE News Podcast
Summary: Expanded versions of some of the positive and encouraging stories heard each day on K-LOVE
By Richard Hunt “People will be saved who didn’t even expect to be saved. We’ve heard stories of people coming with a friend and they just met God right there… and they’re like ‘whoa!’” https://www.klove.com/news/faith/october-football-fields-become-fields-of-faith-podcast-26196 For nearly 20 years, student-led prayer and worship has been taking place on cool autumn days or nights at schools across America.
By Richard Hunt Randy and his wife are making a difference in lives, creating friendships and fun. Years back, when he bought an inexpensive bike at a big box store, Randy Fry had no intention of creating a very active bicycle club with as many as 60 riders hitting the road. But once he experienced riding on the roads and trails around Battlefield/Springfield, Missouri, Randy was hooked on cycling. “You know, when you’re talking to somebody as you’re riding down the road, exercise doesn’t even feel like it’s exercise a lot of the time.” And, yes, he upgraded his bike. https://www.klove.com/news/positive-people/randy-fry-a-community-leader-on-2-wheels-podcast-26166
By Richard Hunt Now married, and a new mom, Sadie wants to share things she’s experienced and learned in her new devotional, “Live on Purpose.” Sadie knows that many people often wonder, “Why am I here? What’s my purpose?” In our podcast, she has a simple – yet powerful- answer to that mental dilemma.
Youth for Christ NYC’s Daniel Sanabria teaches business skills to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated young people to help them change their risky behavior. Listen to K-LOVE's Rafael Sierra's report.
By Richard Hunt With hundreds of school venues taking place nationally, we share the plans in one Midwest region, East Central Indiana. Ethan, a senior musician, acknowledges that it takes “a lot of courage” to gather with others at the flagpole, publicly displaying faith in Jesus. Ethan says at some schools, not his, he knows standing-up for Jesus “is not cool.” Kayla, a senior vocalist, describes SYATP: “I think it’s beautiful. Absolutely amazing. I love being part of it every year.”
The Hidden Genius Project began when five business and tech titans, all black men, partnered to mentor black boys for careers in science and technology in Oakland California. Not only do 95% of program participants graduate from high school, but many go on to head up other impactful social and educational outreaches in their communities. K-LOVE's Kindra Ponzio talks with founding exec. director Brandon Nicholson. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)
GenZ Christians have questions about practical faith. They want Scripture-based solutions for the issues they face alongside their friends. “I can no longer avoid truths about racial injustice, about environmental destruction and I do not know if the Church cares about this.” For them it’s pastoral – not political. K-LOVE's Monika Kelly reports. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)
By Richard Hunt After losing a job, 24-year-old Ken Walker was low on money and confidence in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He found help and encouragement at the Union Gospel Mission. “Up and Running” - a half marathon - gives Ken Walker confidence for his life!
K-LOVE's Monika Kelly speaks to Mark Martin, founder and CEO of Build Up Birmingham, a non-profit organization with a path for low-income students to complete high school, an associate's degree, all the way working their way towards home ownership in their own community. Build Up students work with local construction and real estate experts, hands-on, to rehab homes, eventually leading to purchasing those homes.
Billie Branham talk with chef Michael Casper about how he manages to feed thousands of families in Portland, Oregon
Tim Carentz worked as a young Air Force medic at the Pentagon crash site. He suffered his first panic attack the next year and was eventually diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After struggling with nightmares, fits of rage and suicidal thoughts, he finally reached out to a chaplain for help. Leaning on faith in Jesus and the support of his military community, he retired from the USAF as a Chief Master Sergeant and now operates Kaiserslautern Military Resiliency Center for families stationed in Germany where he currently resides. He is also the NATO Director of The Warrior's Journey. K-LOVE’s Marya Morgan reports. Closer Look weblink may be shared or posted to social media and/or organization website, but audio may not be duplicated, altered or re-broadcast without prior approval. May not be used for organizational fundraising purposes. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)
Kevin Ellers D. Min, stood in sacred silence alongside firefighters and chaplains at Ground Zero when human remains were found in the rubble of what recovery workers called ‘The Pile.’ His experience revealed the awful truth that most first responders are not properly trained to process their own very normal human emotions in the face of tragedy. He then dedicated his life to trauma care, eventually designing curriculum with titles like Spiritual First Aid, now used to train first responders internationally. K-LOVE’s Marya Morgan reports. Closer Look weblink may be shared or posted to social media and/or organization website, but audio may not be duplicated, altered or re-broadcast without prior approval. May not be used for organizational fundraising purposes. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)
By Richard Hunt Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives as four airliners were hijacked by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001. Pastor Mickey Stonier explains, “9/11 drew us together as a nation 20 years ago. People of faith and even different faiths united together for the sake of loving one another.” He also notes America is not that way these days. In our podcast, Pastor Mickey offers advice to cope with these unusual times of pandemic and social stress – and recommends we all show appreciation for law enforcement and other first-responders who continue to risk their lives to serve others.
By Richard Hunt “We’re glad and we’re proud and we’re honored to do it…but our ultimate hope – and our only hope – is in our risen Savior. And that’s what we want to offer people for healing,” declares Pastor Scott Brown of Waverly (Tenn.) First Baptist Church. In the time since the dramatic flood roared through town taking more than 20 lives, the church has served as a shelter, then developed into a feeding station, and also a base for disaster relief teams from the Tennessee Baptist Convention, the Red Cross, and Samaritan’s Purse.
By Richard Hunt “Crime doesn’t stop just because it’s 3 in the morning, so I have to be ready to be able to go 24/7.” And Molly knows, too. Perhaps, like never before, law enforcement members need encouragement. They often deal with the dark side of humanity and see and experience things that can only be compartmentalized for so long. One man and one dog are doing their part to make a difference. Chaplain Ron Leonard and therapy dog, Molly.