Highlights from Monday, Feb 04, 2013

Week of February 4-8, 2013

Scott and Lauren Sterling received an email message from Peru that tugged at their hearts.  It said, "We need a mommy and daddy."  Five irrestible pictures were also attached.  The message was on behalf of five Peruvian children, ages 9 to 17, who became orphans when their parents passed away from tuberculosis.  So, how did the children know about the Sterlings thousands of miles away in Blue Springs, Missouri?  Turns out a friend of the Sterlings was in Peru not long ago, met the five children and came up with a plan which was launched when the email was sent.

Lauren Sterling says that months went by, but she just couldn't get the children out of her mind.  After much thought and prayer, Lauren and her husband Scott agreed to pursue adoption and they got the complicated international legal process underway.

After we saw the story on Fox News Channel, we made contact with Lauren and Scott to schedule an interview.  Before they shared their story on The View, they were able to talk with us.

LISTEN   Interview with Lauren and Scott Sterling Part 1

LISTEN   Interview with Lauren and Scott Sterling Part 2

This week, we introduced you to Stacia Freeman, who is the Executive Director of Abolition International, based out of Nashville, Tennesee.

LISTEN  Interview with Stacia Part 1

LISTEN  Interview with Stacia Part 2

LISTEN  Interview with Stacia Part 3


We also introduced you to Mary Frances Bowley, Founder of Wellspring Living in Atlanta.  Their mission is "To confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training, and treatment programs for women and girls."

LISTEN  Interview with Mary Frances Bowley Part 1

LISTEN  Interview with Mary Frances Bowley Part 2


Carmen took time this week to unpack a Beth Moore Bible Study that she is doing called 'Believing God'




Our Atlanta Producer, Matt, had his four wisdom teeth extracted on Friday, February 1st.  Jerry & Shannon, from "Prevenings" at our sister station in Atlanta, 93.3 The JOY FM, called him shortly after his surgery to check on him.  Matt would like to thank Dr. Gordon Brady for taking good care of him.

LISTEN   Call to Matt after surgery.


Other highlights from this week:

LISTEN   During "No Net Wednesday," we received a call from a West Georgia Farmer...

LISTEN   Southeastern University Cheerleaders have a cheer and a surprise for Carmen...

LISTEN   The Morning Cruise introduces you to the Southeastern University Connect Program...