Today on the Word of Life podcast we listen to the story of Rusty Brooks. He is a veteran of Iraq and speaks briefly on his time there as part of a sniper team. This weekend we want to honor the sacrifices of those who serve in our military as well as hear how God worked in the life of Rusty. You'll hear about fire-fights he shouldn't have survived, and a car accident that took his leg. You'll also hear about how he planned to end it all as his life spun out of control after serving in the Marines. Ultimately though it was the love of God and His truth that broke through to saved Rusty's life. Today he is a motivational speaker who loves to run Spartan events and inspire people to get everything you can out of life.
Luis Ortiz grew up in the projects on the streets of New York city. Even though he ran into drugs, gangs, and felt stuck in the streets the love of God broke through. Through the godly influence of the love of the church, Luis came to know Jesus as his Savior. As he got into boxing in a competitive way and had success it was his goal to use the sport to spread the Gospel to those he fought in the ring. Today Luis is at the Word of Life Bible Institute getting a solid foundation of Biblical truth and seeking God's will for his next steps.
Don't underestimate the power of good friends to either point you towards or away from, God. In this week's episode, we hear the testimony of Jenny Freebern. She is an Admissions Counselor at the Word of Life Bible Institute and she talks about dealing with a Father overtaken by alcoholism, running from God to pursue a relationship, and how God eventually brought her back to himself.
Would you put your dream on hold if God asked you to? Brady did. On this week's episode, we interview Brady Novak who goes by Brady James as a hip-hop artist. He's a first-year student at the Word of Life Bible Institue but just a year ago he was pursuing a music career as a hip-hop artist ready to sign a deal with a record label. Through God's conviction and the counsel of parents and friends Brady decided to put his music career on hold to spend time studying God's word at the Word of Life Bible Institute. Discover why Brady decided to put his dream on hold and what studying God's word at the Bible Institute has taught him about life and music.