#165: Erin’s Story

#165: Erin’s Story

#165: Erin's Story

by HopeNet Radio | Podcast

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Erin Stoffel

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Erin and Jon were married on August 2, 2002 settled down in a Midwestern Wisconsin city and began to enjoy and contribute to a community they loved. Jon loved God his family and serving others and was known as big “fellowship junkie.” Jon and Erin’s family grew as did their love for God and their involvement in their church and community.

Olivia, their oldest child demonstrated a real love for God and people and would often be found in the middle of a conversation with adult friends about God, eternity and other topics that seemed to set her apart. Those who think of her today might have both a tear in their eye and a smile on their face as they remember her loving and sincere heart. She was quiet, but silly, one who was cherished by her family and friends.

On, May 3, 2015, as they went for an early spring walk a random act of violence temporarily separated this family and left Erin fighting for her life.

The extreme pain of separation has given Erin an understanding of God, His love and His healing power. Although Erin’s story still has many chapters to complete, she candidly shares with those willing to listen where hope can be found.

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Olivia’s Story

Olivia Wilson

Olivia shares her story battling depression and even talking about her struggle with suicidal thoughts on an episode of HopeNet Radio. Because of time constraints, we were only able to share part of her story on Episode #157 of the HopeNet Radio Podcast. But the entire conversation with her was remarkable that we thought you should have the chance to hear it, too.

If you or anyone you know struggles with depression or thoughts of suicide, please reach out for help. You matter. Suicide doesn’t end the pain; it only transfers it to the ones who love you, which are many more than you might think or believe at this moment.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-TALK
CrisisTextLine – Text GO to 741741 to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor 24/7.
Crisis Chatline – Chat with a Live Coach 24/7

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#136: Hope Within Us

#136: Hope Within Us

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw


This week, Jeff and Dave invite Amanda to share her story with us about how she found hope. As she searched for relationships and fun in college, she found profound emptiness. Partying. Lust. It all left her confused.

 

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Show Notes

Hope is an anchor for our soul. See Hebrews 6.

#111: Reframing Your Life – Teen Refugee Shares His Story

#111: Reframing Your Life – Teen Refugee Shares His Story

On this episode

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason @kempster220 | Terra Kay @terrakfree


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When I think of the word, reframing, I think of a building or room that’s being restored. At one point, it was new and in great shape. After a while, especially if it’s been vacant for years, things begin to warp and sag. And sometimes, in order to get back to great physical shape, walls, doorframes, ceilings and stairs have to be stripped down and rebuilt.

I think the same is true for people, too. This week, we’re sitting down with Joshua, a 17-year-old refugee from Uganda and The Republic of Congo.

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Refugee Welcome Kit

Show Notes

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Joshua, Jeff & Terra Kay

 

 

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#075: The Value Of Good Friends

#075: The Value Of Good Friends

Whether life has been fantabulous for you lately or not, most of us would agree that a good friend helps make things a little more so. Jeff, DW and Jason are back to share some insights about making great friends. Joining them this week is Maria Hameister from Cru.

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Maria is on staff with Cru here in Northeast Wisconsin. She is involved in helping young adults find hope and build genuine relationships at various college and high school campuses. Maria joined Cru after graduating from St. Norbert College in 2013 and spends time mentoring young women and coordinating events with Cru.

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On the Show

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Fifteen Reasons we all Need Friends

[Tweet “To have good friends, we must be a good friend. #HNRTB”]

[Tweet “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future. #HNRTB”]

#072: Love is Honest

#072: Love is Honest

The Love Is series continues this week with the light topic of honesty. Honestly, it’s a huge discussion. Most of us have been disappointed by someone who has lied. Why is that? Does telling the truth trump being right? Join the TweetBack and add your voice!

SERIES EPISODES: Love is Patient | Love Is Kind | Love Is Honest | Love Is Hopeful

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Plus, we’ve got some exclusive interviews with some students who were at Winter Jam at Silver Birch Ranch. We chat about emojis, real life problems and struggles. It was a ton of fun getting to know them and we wanted to share part of the fun with you this week.

[Tweet “Love rejoices in the truth. #HNRTB”]

[Tweet “Get around people who love you and who are honest with you. #trust #HNRTB”]

Challenge

For one day, decide to not tell a lie.
Did you take the challenge last week? Share your experience!