While I was traveling around Rwanda, the Stories of Sacred Endurance podcast launched into the world. Here’s a brief update on each episode that has aired so far. You can listen here: http://www.trillianewbell.com/stories-sacred-endurance-podcast/.

Episode 1 – Jon Kelly: Enduring in Chains01-Jon-Square

Pastor Jon Kelly was born in Chicago and raised in Philadelphia. Growing up, he spent most of his teens in and out of juvenile detention centers as he tried not to get killed in the streets. As a 19-year-old he found himself in prison for his role in a shooting that left a young man dead. Jon tells us how his troubled teenage years of gang affiliation brought him to meet and follow Christ in a prison cell at the age of 19, changing his life forever.

You can find Jon on Twitter at @PastorJonKelly.

Episode 2 – Michael Card: Enduring in Community

02-Card-SquareMichael Card is an American, Christian singer-songwriter, musician, author, and radio host from Franklin, Tennessee. He is best known for his contributions in contemporary Christian music, which combines folk-style melodies and instrumentation with an in-depth study of the Bible. Michael joins us to share his experience being in the Christian Music industry most of his life and the role community has played in his sacred endurance.

You can find Michael on Twitter at @Michael_Card.

03-Joni-SquareEpisode 3 – Joni Tada: Enduring in Suffering

Joni Eareckson Tada is an evangelical Christian author, radio host, and founder of Joni and Friends, an organization “accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community.” Joni joins us to share with us on how becoming a quadriplegic through a diving accident and enduring suffering in community brought her into a meaningful relationship with Christ.

You can find Joni on Twitter at @JoniandFriends.

Episode 4 – Jamie and Louis Love: Enduring in Marriage

04-Louis&Jamie-SquareLouis Love serves as the pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Waukegan, IL, which he planted in 1997, and Jamie Love leads the Women’s Ministries at New Life as well. Louie and Jamie join us and draw on their 40 years of marriage as they speak to the rewards, struggles, and hope that come from a marriage and life centered on Christ. 


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