Open Bible is filled with fascinating people: entrepreneurs, pastors, church planters, first responders, authors, professors, parents of children with special needs, missionaries, and many others who have faced an array of challenges and victories. Be sure to watch for these podcasts. You will be treated to riveting stories of how God has led your fellow Open Bible family members and others connected to our family down some fascinating paths.
As Randall says in his podcasts, “Everyone has a story to their journey, and God loves to participate in those stories.”
Featured episodes for July:
Randall refers to Ken and Nadine Groen as poster models for retirement. For 11 years they have done retirement exceedingly well. A former pastor and regional executive director, Ken has been successful wherever he has served, and continues to succeed at retirement. Randall explores with Ken what has kept Ken and Nadine vibrant and delighting in this chapter of life.
Jolene Hodder, along with her husband, Kenneth, are commissioned with the Salvation Army. Kenneth was a successful corporate lawyer and Jolene was a successful retailer/designer. Then, God spoke to both of them about giving themselves to full time ministry. Years later, Kenneth is the commander over all of the Salvation Army and Jolene is also a national leader with the Salvation Army. How does one go from the “good life,” with money and material possessions, and change to a different life that includes missionary stints around the world, including eight in Africa, and to full time service? Randall explores Jolene’s journey, how God spoke to her, and how the Lord continues to adapt and employ all of her previous experience. This is a delightful testimony, filled with joy.