Filling the Gap

Filling the Gap

Welcome to Filling the Gap. Discover the gaps within through personal stories exploring topics few have courage to address. Filling the Gap tells the stories of gaps in life and seeks paths to wholeness and community. Filling the Gap is produced by the North Pacific Union of Seventh-day Adventists.

Episodes

December 31, 2019 22 min

Colby Maier is a Canada Native transplanted to Portland, OR. In a city that is predominately non-religious, Colby hopes to plant a church and spread the Gospel of love to the people that need it most. Listen to Colby share about what church planting can mean for a city with a notorious reputation for suffocating church plants.

Resources:

  • Follow Colby on Social Media at @colbymaier

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    Jen grew up facing many trials that impacted her mental health. Years of enduring through hardships, she felt as thought there was no more reason to live. Listen to Jen share about the hope she found in the midst of her depression that saved her life.

    Resources:

  • Ways to have conversations about suicide.
  • Dispelling Myths about Suicide
  • Suicide Stats
  • Suicide Trends
  • Suicide Help Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
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    December 17, 2019 18 min

    This is the second part to Alyssa Mouraske's story. Life as a new mom has had many challenges as her son is diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Alyssa shares her fears, doubts and rollercoaster faith experience in this vulnerable and beautiful story.

    Resources:

  • Madeleine L'Engle interview about doubt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI7ljXpVRuo
  • Millennial Mid-life crisis article

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    December 10, 2019 23 min

    This is the first of a two-part episode of Alyssa Mouraske's story. Alyssa grew up as a pastor's kid, attended Christian school, chose a career in ministry, and then became a mom. Life as a new mom was faced with many challenges as her son is diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Alyssa shares her fears, doubts and rollercoaster faith experience in this vulnerable and beautiful story.

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    December 3, 2019 22 min

    Shane Scalf is a member and a ministry director at Meadow Glade Adventist Church in Battle Ground, WA. His brief encounter with homelessness as a child led him to make a difference in that community. By partnering with Family Promise and twelve other churches, he and other members of the church spend a week hosting homeless families using the church facilities.

    Resources:

  • Family Promise of Clark County
  • Portland Rescue Mission
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    Thank you for listening to the stories of season two on Filling the Gap! From autism inclusion to drug rehabilitation to Native American churches, our stories have covered the gaps we see around us. Come back in fall of 2019 for more stories in season three!

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    August 6, 2019 19 min

    Tina Cooper is a mother, church member, wife, and daughter who battled an opioid addictions during the lowest points in her life. Through her story of addiction, heartache, recovery and reconciliation, we learn to empathize with one of the greatest crisis facing our nation.

    Resources:

  • Learn more about the opioid crisis at: ?https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/
  • CODA rehabilitation center in Portland, OR: https://codainc.org/
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    July 23, 2019 19 min

    Sermin "Manny" Uribe is a passionate, hard-working, God-fear man, although that wasn't always the case. His childhood was filled with gangs and drugs which eventually landed him in prison. Manny's transformational story is filled with unexpected encounters and hope. His story sheds light in a world that is stigmatized and misunderstood. Manny shares what can be done for former inmates transitioning into society.

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    July 9, 2019 19 min

    Connie is a pacific northwest native and grew up in a troubled household. Throughout it all, she has felt the presence of God in the midst of her pain and in prison. Connie's story is one of the pursuit of God, and of God pursuing us. The gaps we feel within ourselves can lead to destructive consequences, but with God, we can find wholeness.

    Resources:

  • Learn more about this ministry at: ?https://www.washingtonconference.org/mini...
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    June 25, 2019 17 min

    Monte Church is the Native Ministry Assistant of the NPUC. He grew up on the Menominee reservation in northern Wisconsin. There, Monte saw the tragedies and hardship of life on the reservation, but he also saw the beauty of the culture. In this episode, we discuss how two worlds - Native and Christian - can bring out the best in one another.

    Resources:

  • Learn more about this ministry at: ?http://www.npuc.org/departments/native_minist...
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    June 11, 2019 19 min

    Leila Silva and Lisa Vallado are a mother-daughter duo and a force to be reckoned with. Leila has made strides to have Lisa be a part of society, as an individual with autism. Leila and Lisa share their experience of inclusion and express the great lack of families with disabilities in church.

    Autism Resources:
    Disabilities Ministries at the North American Division

    Letterboard Communication https://www.halo-soma.org/
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    Summary:
    Welcome to Filling the Gap. We are back with new stories to share for the second season of the podcast! Thank you for continuing to support this project and giving people a voice to share the stories God has written.

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    Thank you for listening to season one of Filling the Gap. We are gathering more stories for the next season and will be back in summer 2019. Thank you for listening to the stories we have shared so far! Until then, please be sure to subscribe and share the podcast.

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    April 9, 2019 20 min

    Summary:
    Mark and Marella Rudebaugh are a married couple who shares their journey with dealing with sexual addiction. Addiction is a lifelong struggle, but Mark and Marella share their successes and lessons learned in their experience of fighting and healing from pornography.

    Resources mentioned:
    Porn Free Radio by Matt Dobschuetz

  • https://recoveredman.com/
  • Qustodio - internet filter

  • https://www.qustodio.com/en/

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    April 2, 2019 51 sec

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    About:
    Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or ta...

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    March 26, 2019 23 min

    Summary:
    John Lubke is a former youth pastor turned nurse from Walla Walla, WA. Through life's twists and turns, John shares the losses he faced in his life, including the loss of a faith community. John reflects on the hardships and heartache of feeling excluded by the community you were once a part of.

    Episode Host:
    • Nina Vallado

    Episode Guest:
    • John Lubke

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    March 19, 2019 54 sec

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    About:
    Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or ta...

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    March 12, 2019 18 min

    Summary:
    Alison Segura is a singer-songwriter and music producer in Portland, OR. Her musical journey started in contemporary Christian music, but her experience with burnout led her to another path. Listen as Alison shares about burnout she experienced in her artistry and with her faith.

    You can support Alison at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nosila-s-debut-ep#/
    Follow Nosila at: https://nosilamusic.com/

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    March 5, 2019 49 sec

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    About:
    Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always addre...

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    February 26, 2019 19 min

    Summary:
    Dr. Pritham Raj is a psychiatrist at Portland Medical Center and is a mental health professional. Through his own trauma and pain of divorce, he shares how faith helped with healing and maintaining mental health. Dr. Raj shares how he used the lessons he learned through his divorce to help other families going through this transition.

    For more information about Dark to Light follow the link here: https://www.darktolightkids....

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