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We want to simply tell inspiring stories of people tangibly living out James 1:27 and give people a place to learn more about caring for the vulnerable with excellence.

Simply127 Sara Beth Fentress

    • Christianity

We want to simply tell inspiring stories of people tangibly living out James 1:27 and give people a place to learn more about caring for the vulnerable with excellence.

    Episode 22 - Ashok Nachnani - Tangible ways of living out James 1:27

    Episode 22 - Ashok Nachnani - Tangible ways of living out James 1:27

    In episode 22, Sara Beth continues the discussion on how we are motivated by the gospel and how the gospel is central to the work of 127 Worldwide. The guest in this episode is Ashok Nachnani. Ashok is a husband, father, foster dad and member of the 127 Worldwide board of directors.In this episode you will hear how Ashok tangibly lives out James 1:27 by fostering and the giving of his time, talents and financial gifts. He also shares his testimony and about his life changing trip to Kenya with his teenage daughter.  Listen to his story to see how God uses the lives of ordinary people to advance his kingdom. Have any questions? Email Simply127@127worldwide.org

    • 25 min
    Episode 21 - Tony Merida - Gospel motivation when caring for the vulnerable

    Episode 21 - Tony Merida - Gospel motivation when caring for the vulnerable

    In Episode 21, Sara Beth interviews Tony Merida, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC. He is also a seminary professor and author who has taught and written a great deal on the idea of developing a theology of justice. Tony shares his story of adoption, how Christians are uniquely positioned to care for the vulnerable and biblical justice versus social justice. Sara Beth and Tony also discuss short term missions, the importance of working with organizations that partner with local leaders, and where to start on your journey to care for the orphan, widow and vulnerable.

    • 27 min
    Episode 20 - Season One Finale!

    Episode 20 - Season One Finale!

    Sara Beth wraps up season one of the podcast by sharing two of the most downloaded episodes and giving updates on 127 Worldwide and their partner ministries. 

    • 11 min
    Episode 19 - Andee Hart - Using your hobby as mission - Maximize your single life to live out James 1:27.

    Episode 19 - Andee Hart - Using your hobby as mission - Maximize your single life to live out James 1:27.

    Andee Hart founded Hart Design Co. to help fund domestic and international adoptions. Listen how God is teaching her through her community and her church to authentically live out James 1:27 through using her passions and talents.

    • 16 min
    Episode 18 - Attachment, cognitive development, & brain development and the effects on adoption and global orphan care

    Episode 18 - Attachment, cognitive development, & brain development and the effects on adoption and global orphan care

    Ann Maura Hinton joined the staff of Lifeline in August 2017. She brings with her over 25 years of teaching experience in a variety of different settings and with a variety of different disabilities. She loves to learn and is constantly looking for new ways to help build a bridge from frustration to hope alongside families in need. She is a certified Cognitive Developmental Therapist and has earned her master’s and undergraduate degree in Special Education. Ann Maura is a wife and mom of three, and she loves spending time with her family. In her free time, she loves anything outside -- running, cycling, hiking, and swimming. Listen as she and Sara Beth discuss how attachment and cognitive development impact domestic and global orphan care.

    • 18 min
    Episode 17 - Sharing hope through storytelling and the effects of childhood trauma

    Episode 17 - Sharing hope through storytelling and the effects of childhood trauma

    Sara Beth and Cindy have a candid conversation about empowering locals who are ministering to children coming from difficult situations. Learn about Rivercross, collaboration among ministry leaders, and training caretakers to deal with the effects of trauma.

    • 22 min

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