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From Send Relief, Stories of Hope is a podcast about people who meet needs, build relationships and change lives. Every two weeks, you will hear a story about a believer or a church who looked honestly at the world around them, discovered a need and then couldn’t sit still until they’d done what God told them to do.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

From Send Relief, Stories of Hope is a podcast about people who meet needs, build relationships and change lives. Every two weeks, you will hear a story about a believer or a church who looked honestly at the world around them, discovered a need and then couldn’t sit still until they’d done what God told them to do.

    Yvonne: Becoming Yvonne: A Modern Day Morality Play

    Yvonne: Becoming Yvonne: A Modern Day Morality Play

    Yvonne Schaad wasn’t much. That’s what most people walking through New Orleans’ French Quarter probably would’ve said—assuming they would’ve noticed her at all. Yvonne lived on the street, panhandled tourists for spare change by day and tried to sleep under freeway overpasses by night. No one, including Yvonne, ever thought she would or could amount to anything special. But then, everything in Yvonne’s world took an entirely unexpected turn. This is a story told in three acts.

    Find out how you and your church can help people like Yvonne at SendRelief.org/

    • 10 min
    The Church Girls

    The Church Girls

    Figueroa Street in South Los Angeles is famous for everything a street should not be famous for. Here, there are pimps and prostitutes. Here, human trafficking is out in the open and plain to see. And yet every Friday night, Send Relief missionary Tracy Speers and her team of volunteers are here too. Everyone calls them “the church girls.” This is a story about how girls like that ended up in a place like this.

    Find out how you and your church can fight human trafficking at SendRelief.org/

    • 10 min
    God, Groceries, Profit and Produce

    God, Groceries, Profit and Produce

    They had no money. They had no expertise. They had no experience. And yet, when pastor Chris Simmons and the congregation of Cornerstone Baptist Church learned their South Dallas neighborhood of Fair Park had been designated a “food desert,” they knew they had to do something. In this episode of Stories of Hope, learn how and why a church started what is now one of the most unique and successful grocery stores in all of Texas.

    Find out how you can help strengthen communities at SendRelief.org/

    • 9 min
    What God Did On My Summer Vacation

    What God Did On My Summer Vacation

    They called it a “mission trip”. But, as it turns out, that seemingly innocuous title doesn’t come close to describing what happened when Sam Rogers and his mission team from Silverdale Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee traveled to Send Relief’s Atlanta Ministry Center. In this episode of Stories of Hope, follow Sam and his team to Clarkston and find out how God turned a one-week mission trip into something far more permanent.

    Find out how you and your church can get expert guidance and hands-on experience meeting physical needs and sharing Christ’s love with refugees and internationals at SendRelief.org/

    • 14 min
    Plant Life

    Plant Life

    Everybody in North Phoenix said it was an eyesore. Everybody said the weed-infested dirt lot at 1827 West Grovers Avenue was good for old burger wrappers, crushed up beer cans and not much else. But then Andrew Bailey and Cross Church moved into the neighborhood and something amazing began to happen. Now five years later, what Andrew and his church have done to this onetime eyesore, and the effect that transformation has had on people’s lives in North Phoenix, has become this community’s Story of Hope.

    Find out how you can help strengthen communities at SendRelief.org/

    • 9 min
    Set Free

    Set Free

    It’s easy to walk past the man sleeping on the park bench. But It’s hard to stop. Marshall Jones and Kirk Overstreet can’t help it. They do the hard thing and stop—every time. This is the story of why these two Los Angeles area pastors can’t help but notice the people others choose to ignore.

    Go to SendRelief.org to learn how you and your church can reach out to people who lack the basics of life.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

rafiki2u ,

Listener

These stories share about small ways we can all
make a difference in the lives of others! Be inspired and be involved in the lives of others!

Britandmaura ,

Regular listener

I love hearing about the mission field of the US and how believers are engaging it! The stories are well done and very encouraging.

Jgovea ,

Inspiring Stories

These Stories of Hope are inspiring in a time when there seems to be no good news anymore. It is encouraging to hear about volunteers all over North America who sacrifice their time and talents to help others.

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