CONNECTIONS WITH RICH & BOBBI
From broadcast studios, to conference halls, to subways, streets, and park benches, Rich Homeres and Bobbi Hamlyn have traveled across our country for years, meeting and interviewing people of all walks of life! With a heart for uniting people in the joy and oneness we have in Christ, they strive to share stories far and wide – to encourage, inform, and point listeners to our Savior. They now bring their God-given talents to First Love Radio.
How many startling “coincidences” does it take to consider that something might not be an “accident,”& to decide to look deeper? -Eric Eichinger-Part 1
Pastor Eric Eichinger explains the startling parallels that drew him to explore the path across the world of the Scottish Olympian Eric Liddell, featured in the film, “Chariots of Fire!” Finding that the film only scratched the surface, he’s chronicled Liddell’s inspiring life in his book, “The Final Race.”
Curious “coincidences” leading Eric Eichinger to follow Eric Liddell beyond “Chariots of Fire!”-Pt 1
“It’s easy to do the right thing when everybody is looking. But to do that right thing when nobody is looking”- Could we make these choices?! - Eric Eichinger-Part 2
We’re hearing about the story of the famed Olympian Eric Liddell, beyond his glory shown in the “Chariots of Fire” film- brilliantly portrayed in the book “The Final Race”! Author Eric Eichinger shares some of the fascinating insights he discovered while following the footsteps of this amazing life of faith.
If Eric Liddell of “Chariots of Fire” was a hero in London after winning Olympic Gold, how did he end up in China during World
War II? - Eric Eichinger-Part 3
Although many in Scotland and the UK reverenced him as their hero and champion, Eric didn’t bask in his Olympic fame. Author and Pastor Eric Eichinger is our guest, & he continues sharing about Eric Liddell’s fascinating life journey, as brilliantly portrayed in his book, “The Final Race!”
From the heroic national cheering in England of Olympic victory at the 1924 games in Paris, to virtual obscurity in China, Eric Liddell set his eyes on his greater calling. - Eric Eichinger-Part 4
That calling was to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have not heard this life saving message in Far East. Pastor Eric Eichinger author of the book “The Final Race,” is our guest. He shares some of the interesting insights he discovered while writing this biography about Eric Liddell.
In America we have the freedom to obtain & read Bibles, & share our faith. But, how did this man in West Africa come from many generations of Muslims to Jesus?!
Our guest comes from Mali, West Africa. Mali is 90 percent Muslim, with Christians making up just 2% of the population, and is listed as 29th on Open Doors World Watch List of the top 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith.
“It took a lot to trust God. It took a lot of toil, it took a lot of pain, and suffering allowing things to happen in my life that I regret to this day.”
To many, life in the inner-city can be extremely rough. The homeless population has risen dramatically, with crime and substance abuse plaguing their community. Our guest today came out of this lifestyle and shares how the Lord gave him a new lease on life! He’s Matthew Costa.
“I’m living in hell five years, & I tried to escape from the Communists …” - Linda Eve - Part 1
In 1975, the communist Khmer Rouge regime came in to Cambodia and began to carry out a horrific genocide. Soldiers relocated most of the population to forced labor camps. Malnutrition, torture, and mass executions led to the deaths of an estimated 25% of the total population - 1 ½ to 3 million people. One person who endured these unthinkable hardships was Linda Eve!
From Cambodia’s “Killing Fields” and Buddhism to America and Christianity - “I was still confused!”- Linda Eve - Part 2
On our last podcast, Linda Eve shared her heart-wrenching story of how, in Cambodia, she went from almost becoming a medical doctor to being relocated to a forced labor camp by the Communists. She told how she escaped by walking nearly 100 miles on foot through jungles, and avoiding mine fields! She finally reached America- now what?!
Escaping from the Killing Fields of Cambodia to America–only to go back?! - Linda Eve - Part 3
On our last few podcasts Linda Eve has been our guest, sharing her story, from her 5-year captivity in a labor camp by the Communist regime in the late 1970's, to freedom in America! Now, on our concluding visit, Linda talks about why, after escaping death, she is willing to give up her life to go back!
“I was a minister for five years before I was saved...” - Pastor Arthur Mellon
Our guest on this podcast is Pastor Arthur Mellon. He serves at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Hayward, CA. Pastor Mellon talks about the interesting paths the Lord took him on before calling him to become a pastor and start this church. But most importantly, he looks at how he discovered He wasn’t saved – and the importance of examining who you’re learning from!
From chemists in Silicon Valley
to cavemen in Nepal – Answering his call! - Dr. Paul Nelson
God took him from the field of Biotechnology as a doctor in chemistry to the ministry, & has stretched his journey to the Philippines and to Nepal, changing him forever! He’s Dr. Paul Nelson, associate pastor at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Silicon Valley, in Morgan Hill, CA.
From construction of buildings to construction of souls - Meet Pastor Mike Orlicky!
Pastor Orlicky shares on our podcast how he was an ironworker in construction, and at first, had no desire to be a pastor or to marry a pastor’s daughter. Tune in & hear how God changed his heart on both accounts – and how God only has a Plan A!
“It was in every part of life.You feel ‘Big Brother’ is watching you-this was reality…” Hans Shapp-Pt 1
During the night of August 13, 1961, the East German government closed off the border from the West. Hans Shapp grew up in East Germany during this time & tells his story of suddenly being cut off from the West & living behind the wall. But did he find real truth & freedom when he reached the other side?
“It was the greatest thing that I ever have felt, and I felt so free-inwardly and outwardly-it was amazing!” Hans Shapp-Part 2
On our last podcast, Hans Shapp told of his life growing up behind the wall in East Germany during the 60's & 70's under Communist rule, & then of suddenly being deported to the West! It was like a child having free run in a candy shop - neon lights glowing in the night skies,music blaring from the discotheques,drugs & alcohol-Did these bring Hans happiness,peace, & true.
“Before the change, we smuggled Bibles and we smuggled books to secret believers and churches there...”-Hans Shapp-Part 3
We’ve been visiting with Hans Shapp, who’s been sharing with us how he came out of East Germany during a time when barriers of barbed wire and concrete walls blocked off the West, to what he thought was freedom. But it wasn’t until he was introduced to Jesus that his life really changed-including becoming a smuggler!