After his mother dies, Bob’s father raises him and his older sister. Speaking Cherokee at home, he struggles in school. Tribal superstitions rule. His dad remarries, a woman who takes them to church and teaches responsibility; then she dies. His dad drinks; Bob sneaks alcohol and steals, feeling shame. Finally, he graduates, goes to vocational technical school but drops out. His father dies of a heart attack in Bob’s arms, and he rages at God. Drunk and homeless, he stays here and there. A man gives him a tract; he goes to church. The pastor leads him to Christ. He serves as youth pastor and meets Charlene. They marry & he goes to Bible college. They are still serving as missionaries on a reservation in Washington.
3047 Bob Phillips
Alcohol, Cherokee Indian, Missionary
3076 Donna Bossert
Donna’s dad suffers seizures, so her mom takes her to California, then leaves her with strangers while she works. Donna is neglected and abused in one home after another. At 15 she finally lives with her mom who drinks. Donna meets her dad who takes her to church where she is saved. She marries Allen and they have two sons. When her mother needs help after having a seizure, Donna overcomes retaliatory feelings and looks after her mother and an aunt. Both are saved before dying, and her mother witnesses in her nursing home.
3075 Christmas Special Classic
Prophecy & Scripture
We go back in time to hear prophetic scripture from the Old Testament that foretell the coming of Messiah according to God’s planning and foreknowledge. Also, the disciples and Mary quote passages from the New Testament that reveal how Jesus fulfilled those prophesies. The script ends as the announcer quotes some scriptures yet to come.
3074 Stephen McPherson Sequel – Part 2
Black Missionary in New Guinea
Stephen goes to seminary and then is called to New Guinea where he has many adventures teaching physical education to natives and missionary kids in school. Returning home his church sends him to linguistic school where he struggles. His beloved grandmother dies and his brother is hospitalized, near death. After two years his brother dies and Stephen preaches at his funeral.