Upcoming Guests
 
Monday, August 8th, 2022

Joy Smith
Mrs. Smith is recognized as one of Canada's leading anti-human trafficking activists. Following her election in 2004, Mrs. Smith led the discussion on human trafficking at a national level which resulted important changes in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Her continued efforts to raise the issue of human trafficking on the Status of Women Committee resulted in an intensive study of the issue by the committee and the release of highly regarded report on human trafficking in 2007 called Turning Outrage Into Action. One of her major achievements was the unanimous passing by the House of Commons in 2007 of her Private Members Motion M-153 on human trafficking which called on Parliament to condemn the trafficking of women and children across international borders for the purposes of sexual exploitation and to immediately adopt a comprehensive strategy to combat the trafficking of persons worldwide. In 2011, she founded the "Joy Smith Foundation”, where she tirelessly volunteers her time combatting human trafficking, and fighting for the rights of women in Canada and around the globe. Joy Smith was moved to action by personally meeting victims of human trafficking and coming to understand that trafficker’s prey on children from every demographic, community, and neighbourhood in Canada. Sustained by her faith, she continues to work with victims, advocates, and law enforcement through the Joy Smith Foundation by raising awareness and providing tangible support to organizations dedicated to ending human trafficking. Joy Smith is known as a leading advocate against human trafficking worldwide, and a champion of women’s rights. Over the years she has helped many young victims who have been exploited or trafficked by their abusers. "Human Traffickers are empowered by public apathy and emboldened by despair. So let us shake off the shackles of indifference and refuse to be complacent. Let us work together to bring an end to this injustice as we rescue the victims of Modern Day Slavery.” – Joy Smith http://joysmithfoundation.com


Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Travis Olafsen
Travis Olafsen tells his story publically for the first time. Travis grew up in a great home, was very outgoing with lots of dreams for his life. At 18 in his first year of university, those dreams seemed to end when one night he was abducted and sexually assaulted. Travis’s personality changed dramatically, and his life changed course.

Patrick Shea
On a summer Friday in 2012, Patrick awoke at three-thirty in the morning. Half of his body lay on the road, the other half on the curb. Flesh was torn from his elbows, forearms, knees and shins. A recent nasty divorce had caused Patrick to lose everything and sent him into a deep depression and to ease his sorrow he had ended up at a corner bar. After crawling home, Pat said to himself, “Enough is enough. Things have got to change.”. Sometime later Pat remembered he had a Bible been given at his brother’s funeral which had been sitting unused for twenty-five years. Pat started reading. After reading almost half of the Old Testament, Pat gave his life to Jesus, started attending church with a few friends, enrolled in a New Believers class and was baptized in water.


Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Elijah Stacy
Elijah Stacy suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle wasting disease. At the age of sixteen, to avoid agonizing surgery, he had to endure enough physical therapy to change the shape of his own spine. It had never been done before, but still, his doctor gave him a small "if." “In A Small If”, Elijah shares thirteen lessons he's learned throughout his life's journey of losing his ability to walk, getting bullied in school, losing his brother Max to Duchenne, and learning that his other brother has the same disease. Elijah explains how to overcome extreme suffering by developing an adapter's mindset, understanding what it means to control something rather than influencing it, and using other people's negative energy as the ultimate motivation. Today, Elijah's mission to minimize human suffering and propel human prosperity is fueling his ambition to cure his disease. He's been told he has less than ten years to live, but he's faced long odds before. Sometimes, all you need is “A Small If.”” http://elijahjstacy.com


Thursday, August 11th, 2022


Friday, August 12th, 2022

Lynda Randle
Dove Award-winning Gospel singer/songwriter Lynda Randle recently released her highly anticipated new recording, Pilgrim Journey. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, the Gaither Music Group (Capitol Christian Music Group/Universal Music) release marries Gospel, soul, blues and Americana soundscapes with Randle’s signature warm, rich vocals on new arrangements of popular Inspirational classics and spirituals, as well as original selections. Highlights of the project include an impassioned new rendition of the beloved American spiritual “Give Me Jesus,” a duet with Kimberly Schlapman of country supergroup Little Big Town; “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me,” featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Tommy Sims (Eric Clapton, Sting); the debut single “Plenty Good Room,” which has landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday Christian and Healin Blues playlists, among others; and the stirring “Motherless Child Medley,” a fan-favorite from Randle’s repertoire. Seamlessly traversing a range of genres, singer/songwriter, author, speaker and television personality Lynda Randle is one of Christian music’s most distinct voices. Garnering a Dove Award for her 2004 recording A Tribute To Mahalia Jackson, Randle has performed at a Billy Graham Crusade; was among the official entertainers for the 98th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in 2020; and she made her Grand Ole Opry debut earlier this year. Randle and her brother, GRAMMY®-winning dc Talk founding member and Newsboys frontman Michael Tait, headline the popular “Together For Christmas Tour” each year, and Randle is the creator and host of the annual “A Woman After God’s Own Heart” conference. http://lyndarandle.com