AuthorDino Katsiametis

#106 God Sent Him to be a Savior to Embattled Children – Wayne Tesch

                1. There’s nothing better than knowing when you’ve turned someone’s day around, or even better, turned their life around. This is what our guest, Wayne Tesch, has made of his legacy. Wayne was born into a Christian home where his father taught him strong moral values. Instead of taking his loving upbringing for granted, he put it to good use.

                   

                   In 1990, Wayne and his wife, Diane, formed a non-profit organization that hosts distressed foster children for a week of fun at camp all over the country. Their organization, Royal Family Kids, is present in 48 states and 5 different countries, and is pieced together through a community of Christian churches that all have the same goal: Confront child abuse.

                  Wayne, Diane and Royal Family Kids provide a Cathedral of the outdoors for many children around the world. In fact, over 7,700 foster children were able to be a part of this wonderful movement in 2015 alone.

                   

                  “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.” – Psalm 40:1-3

                   

                   

                  Recommended Book:

                  The Making of a Leader – Frank Damazio

                   

                  Recommended Video:

                  C.A.M.P (on Netflix)

 

 

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#105 Sent Halfway Around the World to Help the Helpless and Do God’s Work – Ken Dirrim

                1. Ken Dirrim has lived a strong Christian life, but like many of us do, he’d come to a point in his life where he found himself focusing on other things and not giving his full attention to God. At times he battled himself on which path he would take: to feel success, or to be a man of God. It wasn’t until he came home from work and his eight year old daughter approached him and asked, “Is this my loving dad or his evil brother?” that he realized it was time to allow himself to be more attached to the Lord.Ken, a native of the United States, now lives with his wife in Athens, Greece. He is a servant of the Lord who spends his time there helping embattled individuals that risk their lives to escape the clutches of unjust persecution. God called upon Ken and asked him to take part in the Helping Hands ministry, where he helps these people get clean and fed while teaching and demonstrating the gospel.“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 19:33-34We often find ourselves judging or misunderstanding people that we don’t know well: refugees, immigrants and naturalized citizens. Today, nobody’s bloodline predates immigration, so be kind to your fellow man.

                  Verse:

                  “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9

                  Recommended Book:

                  Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World – Tom Doyle

 

 

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#104 Fear, Pornography and Isolation: Be Broken and Find God – Jonathan Daugherty

              1. Finishing well is better than starting fast.  That’s the mantra Jonathan Daugherty from Be Broken Ministries gave us on today’s show.  Jonathan’s biggest struggle in life has been with fear.  Fear had pulled him to secrecy and isolation after his exposure to pornography and sexual deviance led him toward darkness.  God’s strength has helped Jonathan to speak about his fear and help others with his story.  This is Jonathan’s testimony.“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” – Ecclesiastes 7:8Recommended Books:

                Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson

                Victory Over the Darkness by Neil Anderson

 

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#103 Faith-Driven Advisor Counsels Parents on Leading Their Children to Proper Christian Adulthood – Mark Martinez

            1. Mark Martinez has struggled like many of the men that appear on our show. However, his problem was unlike most of the guests that we host on our podcast. Mark spent a large portion of his life with his faith and God on the backburner and essentially out of his life. It wasn’t until he was 26 years old when he realized that spirituality was what his life was lacking, and what was keeping his life from feeling complete. It was at that time that he sought after and studied various religions around the world and found his place in Christianity.His past feelings of displacement within his faith inspired him to do something truly unique for children going through a very vulnerable time in their lives. Mark, a father of two adolescent girls, founded CROP Ministries: A non-profit organization that pairs children with their parents during a highly transitional and impressionable period as they mature. CROP (Christian Right of Passage) provides Christian mentorship programs that help parents properly guide their children through adolescence and into young adulthood. Parents and children of all walks of life can benefit from the message and lessons taught within Mark’s ministry. Listen in to hear about how he’s helping families.
            2. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” – 1 Peter 1:3
            3. Recommended Book:Already Gone – Ken Ham

 

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