Our guest felt like the luckiest man in the world. He was talented, pastor of a thriving church, national director of a prayer movement and married to the girl of his dreams. Little did he know that his world would soon be consumed in darkness. The questions he asked are the same ones most of us ask when we walk through dark trials: Hadn’t he been faithful and obedient? Why hadn’t God answered his prayers? Why? Join us for a profound and hopeful exploration of loss and faith.
When you hear that your child has a disability, your heart and hope may be broken, but your faith doesn't need to be. Today, our guest, a special needs advocate will help parents reconcile how God can be good even though your situation is devastating. Speaking from personal experience, she will articulate unspoken doubts and questions parents ask. Will my child still have a full life? Can I do this? Where is God in all this?
Alain Emerson is the national director of 24-7 Prayer Ireland and a lead pastor at Emmanuel Church, a thriving young church in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. Alain has a passion to see God do a "new thing" in Ireland. He is married to Rachel and they have two daughters, Annie and Erin.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Diane has been serving for over 25 years in bi-vocational church leadership, serving the disabled community. Diane’s first son was diagnosed with autism and ADHD/ADD in 2004, at age two which triggered profound personal, professional and spiritual crises. In 2008, she began serving as a special needs ministry consultant and in 2012 launched an online ministry to reach out to special needs families. Diane and her husband, Eddie, live in the heart of Silicon Valley with their two young sons, Jeremy and Justin.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.