GPS: God. People. Stories.

GPS: God. People. Stories.

From murderers to missionaries and actors to athletes, people from all walks of life have life-changing encounters with God. Listen to them share their stories here.

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March 30, 2022 24 min

On October 14, 2020, Tim and Tobi Flair received the worst news parents can hear. The previous night, their 17-year-old son Ashton took his own life while in Advanced Training for the U.S. Army.

The Flairs were devastated by Ashton’s death, but they didn’t lose their faith in God. Instead, they were inspired by looking back on Ashton’s own personal relationship with Jesus.

When Hurricane Ida hit the next year, Tim and Tobi Flair were...

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Tim and Tobi Flair were with their three-year-old son in Hurricane Katrina as the storm ravaged the Gulf Coast. 

Tim and Tobi’s faith had grown routine, but God would use the hurricane to prepare them for their greatest trial in life. 

As Toby explains when “something on such a large scale that devastates so many areas… you rely on God as much as you can to get you through it.”

Listen to the first part of their two-part story in our s...

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“I knew that if I opened that door, that would have been it.”

 As thick, black smoke blocked the only exit of her high-rise apartment, Rosie Ramos herded her family members—ages 2 to 81—into a small bedroom and called 911.

 While Rosie talked to dispatchers, her elderly mother was talking to God—and their family believes that made all the difference.

 This is the second and final part of the Ramos family’s gripping story of survival a...

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A fire in a Bronx high rise apartment building in January of this year claimed 17 lives. Among those who were trapped in the building were Rosie Ramos, her elderly parents and her two young granddaughters.

As their apartment began to fill with smoke, Rosie’s 81-year-old mother, Milagros, remained calm as she prayed to the God she’s trusted for more than 60 years. 

This is the next installment of the “God’s Presence in Disaster” serie...

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On Friday, December 10, 2021, a devastating series of tornadoes ripped through the Central U.S. That night, Tim Allred was in Illinois for work, and his wife, Angie, was in their new home in Benton, Kentucky. Alone. 

Taking shelter under a staircase in their home, Angie cried out to God to protect and save her as a tornado wreaked havoc all around her.

Tim said, “God protected her that night. There’s no question. No other explanation...

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Michael Austin had spent years in a Hindu meditation cult before becoming agnostic. Then, at age 59, he finally found the truth he had been searching for.

This is the second part of Michael’s amazing story.

You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

 You’re anxious or fearful and would like to pray with someone, call the Billy Graham Prayer Line at 1-888-388-2683.

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“I looked back and recognized I was in a cult for 15 years.”

Michael Austin spent most of his 20s and 30s in a Hindu meditation cult 

worshiping an Indian guru. 

He thought he found the spiritual truth he was searching for, only to 

discover it was a lie. This is the first part of his dramatic life story.

You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

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When Jeremy Inglesi embarked upon a journey to discover ultimate truth, he wanted to know if any sort of god existed. His search involved psychedelic drugs and traveling across the U.S. and into Mexico. The place where he finally found his answers might surprise you.

In the second part of this two-part episode, Jeremy shares how God finally led him home.

This latest episode in our series “In Search of Truth” features the songs, “Wake...

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Jeremy Inglesi wanted to discover truth and if there really is a god. He thought being part of a psychedelic drug-using community would start him on the right path, but he was wrong.

In part 1 of 2, listen as Jeremy tells the story of how he eventually discovered the Truth he was looking for in Jesus Christ.

This latest episode in our series “In Search of Truth” features the songs “You Get Me High” and “Save Me” from Skillet.

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Police detective J. Warner Wallace thought he had it all—a happy family life and successful career—with no need to believe in God.

“It kind of looked like science would eventually be able to answer all the 

important questions anyone could ever ask about life or the universe. So why 

would you default to God? I just wasn’t interested.”

When his wife asked him to go to church, he felt led to investigate the Bible the same way he investi...

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Lee Strobel is a skeptic by nature. With a law degree and a career in investigative journalism, he set out to disprove the merits of Christianity. All for the purpose of “rescuing” his wife from a local church. What he discovered was not what he was expecting.

On this Easter episode, Lee tells us about his investigation into the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and how those things are the source of ultimate hope. 

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Beneil Dariush has won most of the mixed martial arts fights he’s entered. Beneil didn’t think he needed God for anything—until circumstances left him with nowhere else to turn. 

When he decided to surrender his life to Jesus, Beneil wrestled with accepting that he couldn’t earn his way into heaven and that he had to rely completely on Jesus.  

Listen as he talks about moving from Iran to the U.S., his career as an MMA fighter and be...

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“When they discovered that I have cancer, the devil came attacking. I could hear his voice saying, ‘What makes you think you have eternal life?’”

Evangelist Luis Palau was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2018, and went to be with Jesus on March 11th, 2021. It was a difficult battle, both physically and spiritually, but Luis knew that he would spend eternity with Jesus Christ.

From his days as a street preacher in Argentina to ...

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“Now the decision is not, ‘Do you want to sustain his life or not?’ 

Now it is, ‘How do you want him to go out?’ That’s not a decision that any parent wants to face.”

Adam and Christina Hannan did everything they could for their baby boy, Miles. But then the time came to say goodbye.

This is the second half of their deeply moving story of life and death—and the faith that sustained them through it all.

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It was news no parent ever wants to hear.

Adam and Christina Hannan learned their 3-day-old baby, Miles, might not survive. And if he did, his life wouldn’t be anything like what they had imagined.

 When faced with the choice to provide Miles lifesaving medical services, the Hannans leaned into their faith and made a decision.

This is the first part of their deeply moving story of life and death.

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Anthony Robles credits his mom and Jesus for his determination to overcome all the obstacles that go along with having only one leg.?

Listen as Anthony talks about his journey to becoming the 2011 NCAA national wrestling champion.

If you’re anxious or fearful and would like to pray with someone, call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Prayer Line at 1-888-388-2683.

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On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s soul left this earth to be 

with Jesus. His death triggered a wave of extraordinary events seen around the 

world.

In this episode of GPS, hear the remarkable behind-the-scenes account from 

those who had a front row seat.         

If you’re anxious or fearful and would like to pray with someone, call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Prayer Line at 1-888-388-2683.

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Singer and songwriter Laura Story was a newlywed when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Laura hoped it was a short detour on the road they had mapped out for themselves—but that wasn’t the case.

Listen to what Laura has learned through this difficult, ongoing experience and how it inspired her best-known song, “Blessings.”

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When Annie F. Downs felt God calling her to leave her hometown and start a new life in a new city, she wished she had never prayed for direction. Today, she’s glad she did. 

Annie is a best-selling author, popular speaker and podcast host who encourages people to trust God and do things they enjoy.

This episode features an excerpt from Billy Graham’s message “Choices.” Listen to the full message: https://billygraham.org/audio/choices...

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From the day he turned 16, Dale Kreienkamp had always had a job. When he was unexpectedly laid off after 25 years with the same organization, he felt lost. 

“My identity was too tied up in my job,” Dale said.

His journey through unemployment taught him about his true identity in Christ. This led to an unexpected opportunity to help others struggling with job loss.

This episode features an excerpt from Billy Graham’s message “Why I Am...

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