Coming up Wednesday Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs will be with us to share stories from our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. Be listening for specific prayer requests as well as ways we can join VOM in responding to family needs. Todd will also point us to the Day of the Christian Martyr that is later this month, as we remember those who've paid the ultimate price because of their faith in Christ.
These past few months have put a strain on our mental health. Statistics are showing that Americans are reporting an increase in anxiety and depression. What is the pathway to becoming well in our mental health through the uncertainty of COVID-19 and concerns regarding the civil unrest in our communities? Wednesday we will highlight a new podcast that focusses on faith and mental health issues, Becoming Well. Be listening as we visit with Dr. Deb Gorton, the host of that new podcast as we explore the connection between faith and mental health.
Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs—USA 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 70+ nations where they face persecution for wearing His name. During 20+ years serving at VOM, Todd has travelled the world and conducted face-to-face interviews with hundreds of Christians who’ve endured persecution in more than 30 nations.
Dr. Deb Gorton directs the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Moody Theological Seminary, as well as the MTS Counseling Center. Author of Embracing Uncomfortable (Moody Publishers), she also serves as the Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage, Family Ministry, and Counseling of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Dr. Gorton works as a change agent for individuals, organizations, and emerging leaders, helping them refine and embrace their purpose. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.