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Prayer amid Pandemic is a podcast to encourage and sharpen the church during this season of coronavirus. Twice a week we’ll give you stories of Christian individuals and communities whose lives and faith were shaped by sickness. We’ll also get an update on the latest on the COVID-19 situation and pray together, hearing from Christians around the world.

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Prayer amid Pandemic is a podcast to encourage and sharpen the church during this season of coronavirus. Twice a week we’ll give you stories of Christian individuals and communities whose lives and faith were shaped by sickness. We’ll also get an update on the latest on the COVID-19 situation and pray together, hearing from Christians around the world.

    The First Native American Saint’s Life Was Scarred by Smallpox

    The First Native American Saint’s Life Was Scarred by Smallpox

    Kateri Tekakwitha became the first Native American saint in 2012. Much of her life was marked by violence, disease, and loss brought on by French colonization and conflict with local tribes. The Mohawk woman died at the young age of 24 but her resolute faith throughout her hard life inspired many. 
    On this episode of Prayer amid Pandemic, Susangeline Patrick, assistant professor of world Christianity at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City and adjunct professor in the history of Christianity at NAIITS (formerly North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies) to discuss the smallpox outbreak that scarred her body, the faith that sustained, and what the church can learn from her brief life today.
    Tamara Mayer, a theology student in Berlin Germany, offer this episode’s prayer. 
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    Music by Urban Nerd Beats, Prod. Riddiman, and Oliver Dúvel
    Prayer amid Pandemic is produced by Morgan Lee, Mike Cosper, and Erik Petrik

    • 18 Min.
    The Christian Teens Who Took on Ebola's Spread

    The Christian Teens Who Took on Ebola's Spread

    In 2014, the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa. Over the next two years, more than 11,000 people died, the majority from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. As people struggled to adapt to the new normal brought on by the epidemic, the government and public health workers enlisted church leaders in educating their congregants about the disease.
    On this episode of Prayer amid Pandemic, John Jusu, a Sierra Leonean missionary with the Association of Evangelicals in Africa who currently serves with Overseas Council International as the Africa regional director, 
    This episode’s prayer is from Gabrijela Althaller, a youth leader at the evangelical church, New Covenant, in Zagreb, Croatia.

    • 20 Min.
    The 17th -Century Poet, Nun, and Theologian Who Died Caring for Those Sick with Cholera

    The 17th -Century Poet, Nun, and Theologian Who Died Caring for Those Sick with Cholera

    Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a renaissance woman from 17th century Mexico. Born an illegitimate daughter of a Spanish Captain and a Criolla mother, Juana went on to become a scholar, nun, theologian, and poet. At age 46 she died after tending to her sick sisters after the plague arrived in Mexico City in 1695.
    On this episode of Prayer amid Pandemic, Joel Morales Cruz, the Histories of the Latin America Church and a contributor to Christian History’s issue on Latin American Christianity, shares how the world in which Juana inhabited was deeply shaped by epidemics, what made Sor Juana’s faith so strong, and what the church can learn from her today.
    Nyei Sandu from Juba, South Sudan, offers this episode’s prayer.
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    Music by Urban Nerd Beats, Prod. Riddiman, and Oliver Dúvel
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    • 17 Min.
    Perpetua’s Brief Life Came Between Two Plagues

    Perpetua’s Brief Life Came Between Two Plagues

    Perpetua was a noblewoman from Carthage who had a guaranteed life of comfort ahead of her. Born in the late 100’s, she lived with her husband, her son, and her slave. Then she converted to Christianity, a decision that changed everything.
    On this episode of Prayer amid Pandemic, Megan DeVore, associate professor of church history and early Christian studies at Colorado Christian University, shares about how Perpetua’s brother’s death left an impression on the saint, what strengthened her faith despite intense cruelty and hardship, and what the church can learn from Perpetua today. 
    Constantin V. Lysakov, a pastor in Moscow, offers this episode’s prayer. 
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    Music by Urban Nerd Beats, Prod. Riddiman, and Oliver Dúvel
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    • 16 Min.
    Even Fellow Believers Didn’t Understand Her Love for AIDS Patients

    Even Fellow Believers Didn’t Understand Her Love for AIDS Patients

    Philomena Percival has counseled and cared for hundreds of AIDS patients in Guyana for more than 25 years. She joins Prayer amid Pandemic to discuss how an ectopic pregnancy led her to care for those afflicted by AIDS, how witnessing this suffering up close changed her faith, and why Christians should spend more time with the sick. 
    This episode’s prayer is from Miguel Castillo, the coaching coordinator for M4 Spain, who resides in Madrid.
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    Music by Urban Nerd Beats, Prod. Riddiman, and Oliver Dúvel
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    • 17 Min.
    Sickness Shaped the Faith of This Family of Fourth Century Theologians

    Sickness Shaped the Faith of This Family of Fourth Century Theologians

    The most famous siblings of the early church are likely two brothers, Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa, and their sister Macrina. “She was deeply precious to them for her love, her insight, and her wisdom; they even called her “Teacher,” wrote David Hutchings for Christianity Today last year. Macrina ultimately died after a long battle with an unknown illness. Her life and suffering inspired several works by Gregory of Nyssa, including the Life of Macrina and On the Soul and the Resurrection.
    On this episode of Prayer amid Pandemic, Amy Brown Hughes, assistant professor of theology at Gordon College and author of Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries, along with Lynn H. Cohick, discusses Basil, Macrina, and Gregory’s remarkable family, why Macrina’s death made such an impression, and what the church needs to hear from them today. 
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    Music by Urban Nerd Beats, Prod. Riddiman, and Oliver Dúvel
    Prayer amid Pandemic is produced by Morgan Lee, Mike Cosper, and Erik Petrik

    • 23 Min.

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