Unfinished // Assassination Attempt and Forgiveness
Air Date April 19, 2013
Hour 1 - Unfinished
President of World Vision, Rich Stearns, joins us to help you become the person you were meant to be. How? It happens, he says, when you embrace the mission you were made to fulfill.
Hour 2 - Assassination Attempt and Forgiveness
Hear the harrowing, unbelievable tale of violence and grace from Ray, Hélène and Hannah Norman. Don’t miss this unforgettable story of an assassination attempt on Ray and Hannah that changed their lives forever.
Richard Stearns has served as president of World Vision U.S. since 1998, having formerly been the CEO of Parker Bros. Games and Lenox, Inc. He is the author of The Hole in Our Gospel, named 2010 Christian Book of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Unfinished. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC and PBS, and written pieces for the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Huffington Post and other media outlets. Rich's next challenge is the farthest-reaching endeavor in World Vision's history—a $500 million campaign called "For Every Child" which strives to transform the lives of 10 million children. Rich and his wife, Reneé, live in Bellevue, Wash., have five children of their own and millions more around the world.
For more information about Rich, please visit his website or visit World Vision's website.
Ray Norman spent his early years the West African bush country where his parents served as career medical missionaries. He has a B.S. degree from Auburn University in agricultural engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in engineering, with emphases in water resources and international development. While conducting his doctoral research in the southern Sahara region of Africa he met his future wife, Hélène, a French national and single missionary. From their marriage in 1985 until their most recent return to the U.S. in 2002, they served together in Muslim areas of Africa and the Middle East, working with the poor and trying to be a faithful presence for Christ in largely unreached areas.
Ray has served with various academic and international development organizations, including the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, the national university in the Sultanate of Oman and the African Development Bank. He has worked as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and various other internationally based non-governmental organizations. Ray also served as the national director for World Vision's program in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for a number of years, a program which seeks to provide hope, dignity and a more promising future for the poor among its many isolated communities.
Since their return to the U.S. in 2002, Ray has served as an academic dean at Messiah College in Grantham, Penn., where he presently oversees the educational programs of the School of Science, Engineering and Health. Ray continues work internationally, serving in an advisory and consulting role to World Vision and a number of other international development agencies. Ray and Hélène have two (nearly) grown children, Nathaniel and Hannah, who are both completing their education in the U.S.
For more information about World Vision, please visit World Vision's website.
Hannah Norman is a senior writing major at Eastern University. She survived an assassination attempt in Mauritania when she was 10. She is the daughter of Ray and Hélène Norman.
Hélène Norman is originally from France. She met her husband, Ray, in Niger while a missionary with SIM and they married in 1985. She and Ray have two children, Nathaniel and Hannah.
Chris Fabry is the host
of Chris Fabry Live!, two hours of spiritual
encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges
listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris
is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel
Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book
Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in
the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and
his family live near Tucson, Ariz. To find out more, please visit Chris' website.