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Living by Faith Living by Faith with Trillia Newbell

Air Time Saturday 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

June 29, 2024

Demonstrating God's Love through Adoption and Foster Care

‚ÄčAn incredible real-life tale of adoption out of East Texas. Twenty-two church-going families adopted 76 children out of foster care in the late nineties. Trillia Newbell talks with Joshua and Rebekah Weigel who are bringing their stories to the big screen. Their passion ignited a national movement for vulnerable children that continues today.



Joshua Weigel
Joshua Weigel

Joshua Weigel

Joshua Weigel is an award-winning filmmaker with a unique ability to create deeply moving stories that transform and inspire action. Joshua works closely with his wife, Rebekah, writing and producing award winning short films which he directed, culminating with what has become one of the most beloved short films of all-time, The Butterfly Circus. Together they founded PEACETREE PRODUCTIONS, a company devoted to creating life-changing, spiritually significant entertainment, highlighting critical social issues. As an adoptive parent, Joshua was powerfully impacted by the Possum Trot story, and began producing and developing the script with Rebekah over an eight year period. Joshua directed the film and the Weigel’s produced through Peacetree Productions in association with Letitia Wright’s Threesixteen Entertainment.

Rebekah Weigel
Rebekah Weigel

Rebekah Weigel

Rebekah Weigel is a dedicated foster/adoptive parent and a staunch advocate for the faith community to care for vulnerable children and families. In addition to her role as a child advocate, Rebekah is a celebrated filmmaker, writer, and producer in the entertainment industry.  Rebekah and her husband Joshua are currently at the helm of SOUND OF HOPE as the writers, lead producers and director. The production budget for SOUND OF HOPE was raised entirely through donations with a majority of profits being donated to programs and services for vulnerable children and families. 


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Trillia Newbell

Trillia Newbell is the author of several books including, A Great Cloud of Witnesses, Sacred Endurance, If God is For Us, Fear and Faith, and the children's books, Creative God, Colorful Us and God's Very Good Idea. She is the host of the podcast 52 Weeks in the Word and hosts the weekly radio program Living by Faith from Moody Radio.

When she isn’t writing, she’s encouraging and supporting other writers as the Acquisitions Director at Moody Publishers. Trillia is married to her best friend, Thern, they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN where they enjoy hiking and eating lots of bbq.

Living by Faith with Trillia Newbell

Join Moody Publishers author Trillia Newbell for a bright start to your weekend with her new program, Living by Faith. She’ll encourage you to take God at His Word and apply your faith to everyday life.

Listen as Trillia opens the Bible, engages with special guests, and inspires you with hopeful stories and truth for lasting change.