Charlene’s family life is full of drunkenness and fighting. Her stepfather feuds with his family and they move constantly. Her step-grandmother and mother practice spiritualism, bringing fear. When she’s 12, her stepfather tries to molest her and continues trying until she’s 17. She begins using drugs, sniffing paint. A girl at school witnesses and takes her to church. Charlene runs away but has a bad experience and ends up in the hospital. She reads the first chapter of Proverbs and knows God is real. A pastor comes to the house and takes her to church. She prays to receive Christ, but the first half ends with learning her stepfather’s sordid past.
3045 Charlene Phillips Part 1
Cherokee Indian, Drugs, Abuse
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.