It's Shoebox time! The amazing journey of a Shoebox Gift begins with us and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication! Today Amber Best, Indiana's Operation Christmas Child Coordinator, joins Steve and Hannah live in the WGNR Studios, teaching us about the hands-on global ministry of Samaritan's Purse, and Shoebox packting dos and don'ts. Steve and Hannah volunteer to ride an Alpaca! "Alpaca Shoebox!"
"There is victory in the Blood of Christ! There is victory in the Blood of Christ!" Today Todd Nettleton shares the prayers of a pastor and his family in India as they were being attacked. The Lord interviened and proteced them from the beatings and death. There is power in the name of Jesus! Voice of the Martyrs celebrated the National Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church this past Sunday, and Todd gives reports of church participation across the globe.
We have fabulous news and sad news today from He Knows Your Name Ministries. Monday is a public burial for two Indianapolis babies, and Linda Znachko shares how the stories of these precious children is changing the government. The Indiana Safe Haven Law is allowing us to take back God's economy and stand in the light of His redemptive love! We can also praise the Lord for an abandonded baby was found alive this week in Seymor, Indiana! Safe Haven Baby Boxes signage has now been printed in Spanish!
Amber Best has been involved in Operation Christmas Child since it's early beginings in Indiana in1996. She and her husband Rich were serving on the board at Heritage Christian School (in Lawrence) as it became the first Central Drop Off Location in the state. Amber, her family, and other Hoosiers fell in love with the ministry, sharing the Gospel through a simple Shoebox. Amber held several positions in OCC as a year-round Connect Volunteer, and is currently the Area Coordinator. She is building a team of leaders to grow OCC in the Central Indiana area. Rich and Amber have 2 children, Logan (22) and Lorian (20), and are still packing Shoeboxes from thier college campuses.
Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 60+ nations where they face persecution. During 19 years serving at VOM, Todd has traveled to more than 20 nations to interview hundreds of Christians who have endured persecution.
Rooted in the conviction that every life is sacred to God, and that naming children matters deeply, Linda gives children dignity and honor in death by celebrating their LIFE. Having taught and discipled women for over twenty-five years, Linda has been a speaker for churches and retreats. She and her high school sweetheart, now husband Steve, launched a Foundation, funding ministries around the globe, and also serve as advocates for Safe Families for Children. Steve and Linda attend Anticoch Church in Indianapolis where they raised their 4 children.
Mornings with Kelli and Steve helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, fresh conversation on current topics, and Christ-centered music. Join Kelli Thompson and Steve Hocker for updates, weather, community events, interviews, and features, as well as opportunities to join the Christ-centered conversation.