Letters From Home

Letters From Home

Letters from Home is a faith-building podcast sharing everyday stories of faith from people of all walks of life. Life is hard, and on most days, our faith needs a boost. Letters From Home Podcast will bring a new faith story, every other week, from people who love Jesus, of all ages & demographics. You will hear in these stories, their dreams, their failures, their pain, their struggles, their life changing encounters, and their extraordinary moments. You’ll leave each episode encouraged and inspired to love God and the people around you more deeply.


June 7, 2023 58 mins
Compassion can shape lives. So many babies have been born in adversity. Their start in life is so difficult. And yet God has a plan. Adoption is so often part of that. And sometimes, the most hopeless story, can be the one God uses to display His great power, and His gentle compassion. Arie Mahler shares his inspiring testimony, from a tiny village and Sulawesi jungle birth, to his upbringing in Seattle, and his current calling to ...
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Has your spouse or roommate ever stumbled upon a private addiction and confronted you? What if you were a young and new pastor who loved working with kids? Today’s guest walks us through how his secret porn addiction was discovered, how he asked for help, how it affected his church and pastorin...
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Do you believe in Miracles? Is there anyone in your life whom every time you see them, you are reminded with a resounding swell in your heart that God is a God of miracles. Shauna’s story is this. Her story is traumatic, impactful, full of hope, full of faith, and wonder. You will see her strug...
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Newly Quadriplegic. Can you imagine at age 19, after a boating accident, waking up from surgery to the doctors telling you that you will never walk again? Despair settled in. This is the beginning of Joe Delagrave’s deep transformation. His journey to forgiveness and faith is one you will never forget. He brings us into his happy but imperfect childhood, his WSU football days, his boating accident, a life-changing prison visit, and...
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Can you imagine being falsely accused as a pastor? Then add to that, false charges filed against you where even the FBI gets involved. Markus Watson walks through what he and his family went through at their church, and though months later, exonerated by the Presbytery was voted out of his church. Incredulous. Markus has arisen from that devastating chapter with several new chapters in his life. He is currently the primary podcaste...
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January 18, 2023 79 mins
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While deployed to Kuwait, Jerry Dugan wrote to his family the “in case I die” letter. His whole hard life had led to this moment. You will see the wonderful way the Lord protected him, changed him and his family, and how he was able to come home. He is truly an honorable man, but one who wasn’t...
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Losing a loved one through medical malpractice has to be one of the most difficult experiences in life. This is Ami Shroyer’s story, and she would say she was loved for 100 years in 20 by her beloved Mike. Not everyone gets to experience a love like this. As a traveling teen musician, she met the love of her life. They start their marriage in love and soon after, they started their family. While serving the Lord as a family, prepar...
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Bible Project has been a tidal wave of blessing to this world and one of the Bible Project’s key visionaries is Michael McDonald. Sometimes it takes a rough childhood, and the longing of a young boy to find a father figure, to inform his global focus and mindset. Changed by the love of his Father, he grows up to be a world changer, albeit imperfect. Michael McDonald is currently the Bible Project Director of Global Focus and Strate...
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How many people choose adoption, while single in their twenties? I would imagine, not many. And to have the boys be age 3 and age 4. That is a true baptism into parenting. This isn’t a calling for everyone, but it was a calling for Holland Webb. You will hear how the loss of his own Father at an early age affected him, and how this whole adoption and parenting experience has affected his heart and faith.
His life mission and his roa...
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like, to move to Hollywood to pursue your dream of filmmaking? Chris Staron brings us right into his experience of dreams fulfilled and disillusionment in Hollywood.
He will take us backstage into his own personal foray into the Christian Filmmaking industry. His experience may surprise you. Through all of the ups and downs of his journey, including becoming a starving artist, you will admi...
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October 26, 2022 32 mins
What is in a name? And what could your name tell others, and how is it part of your story? We will explore these questions and more.

This episode is in part an audio letter to our children, Naomi Praise, Hannah Rose, Havilah Joy, Josiah Pilgrim, Eden Hope, Micah Zion, Jordan David and Elijah Glesener. You will hear our tribute to them, sharing the inspiration behind their names. Enjoy!

Episode Verse: Prov. 22:1-“A good name is to b...
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October 12, 2022 56 mins
Did you know that fulfilling the great commission in the scriptures can be as simple as learning to practice hospitality in our homes? Sue Donaldson had wanted to be a missionary to the world, from her youth. In her adulthood she realized that the mission field starts right at her own address, at her own table. You will see the journey she takes, one step at a time, in obedience to her Lord, to love her neighbor. She now sees he...
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September 28, 2022 71 mins
There is nothing like seeing someone in their 80’s still living life to the fullest. There can be a beautiful wisdom, patience, focus and endurance. This sentiment embodies Lois Gaydos and here is her story. She has walked with her Savior for almost 75 years. Her faith through life’s seasons will inspire you, as you see her trusting her loving God, even in this last, most difficult season, as a widow.

For I know that my Redeemer liv...
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September 14, 2022 80 mins
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In marriage, two become one, but that is definitely a process. Some would call that process "from me to we." Rhonda Hollins shares her profound “me to we” journey of love.
You will hear how a painful dating experience affected her, how a miracle shaped her and how the love for her Savior has enabled her to live, and lay her life and loved ones at the altar. Today, Rhonda and her husband Conell ar...
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August 31, 2022 70 mins
What if all you knew as a teenager was abandonment, abuse and drug dealing? How would that shape your perspective and choices? Paul Ybarra takes us right into his home and his life as a teenage drug dealer in California in the 80’s. You will hear how his life spiraled out of control, as the stakes got bigger and bigger. He also shares the beautiful way the Lord stopped him in his tracks, called him out of that life and put him on a...
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A strong-willed child. When was the last time you heard a parent say they have a strong-willed child, and were happy about it? This phrase usually has negative connotations and thoughts that fill our minds. But what if it didn’t? What if upon discovering we had a strong-willed child, we rejoiced, and knew that we had the tools to teach and guide that child well, and had great hope for the kind of force and strong-willed adult they ...
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August 3, 2022 72 mins
Have you ever had the feeling that your life, what people see, and the reality of your heart are so far apart it is like you are wearing a mask.

Chris Archuleta was faking his spirituality as a pastor, so much so, that his family didn’t even know. This went on for years, until through a series of painful events, God helped him take that mask off. He shares with us that painful, but healing process, and how His loving God captured hi...
July 20, 2022 63 mins
Can you imagine being a mother of 4 at age 21, and stuck in an abusive relationship with a man you thought was someone different? It is in that very season the Lord reached out and saved Camille Joy. Her story of escape, a fresh start, and an even more difficult season in her life, will lift your spirits and show you the power of a mom. You will also see the power of our loving God, who hears every prayer we pray for our childre...
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It is a rare person who has soul-baring vulnerability, especially as a deacon, in front of the whole congregation, spontaneously, while on a Live Stream.

Overcome by the weight of his inner struggles, and contradictions, Nii shares everything… the love and death of his mother, the abuse by a Catholic priest, the suicidal thoughts and the contradictions he was wrestling with. His wife, his children, and his church were hearing t...
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 Loved in a foster home with 35 other kids. And only having slept in a real bed for the first time at age 10. Can you imagine what life in that home might be like? Or what trauma you would go through, just to get to that point?

You will hear her extremely difficult childhood. You will also hear how the Lord saved her, and and has become the hero of her story. And now, as she is still healing, she has a worldwide ministry help...
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