Touched by Grace - Interviews by Pastor Rick Brown
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. - Matthew 6:33

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. - 2 Corinthians 12:9

Grieving the Loss of a Child

Rick Brown Interviews Gordon and Roxanne Boyle - Touched by God’s Grace
The loss of a child is the most devastating experience a parent can face. Gordon was a rancher turned police officer. It was God's grace that brought them through the loss of their 17 year old son Jake to minister to others. Jake's life is still speaking!

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Building a Stronger Daily Experience

Rick Brown Interviews Logan and Suzanne - Touched by God’s Grace
When Logan and Suzanne were sealed in the temple, “we were looking for our families to accept us.” Yet, they remember coming out of the temple and saying, “[We] never want to go back.” From there, they were searching for God for fifteen years. Finally, “We found the Lord together,” they say.

Now their relationship with Jesus is a daily experience of love through His Spirit, the Word, and prayer.

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When Someone You Love Goes to Prison

Rick Brown Interviews JaNae - Touched by God’s Grace
As a single parent, JaNae started having difficulty with her teenage son. But she never expected to hear that he had committed a murder. Since then, JaNae has asked Jesus into her heart and shares that in Him she has found unconditional love and an anchor of God’s grace in the storms of life.

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Grieving the Lose of a Child to Suicide

Rick Brown Interviews Dan and Nancy - Touched by God’s Grace
Substance abuse, relational strife and grief plagued Dan and Nancy. After losing a son to suicide, Nancy struggled to keep the family together as Dan reached rock bottom – nearly killing himself. They opened their hearts to the Lord and they felt His abundant grace. "It was a miracle," Nancy said—their lives were completely changed. Dan and Nancy now serve in Pure Word addiction recovery and jail ministries

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Suicidal Thoughts

Rick Brown Interviews Christa - Touched by God’s Grace
Christa started doing drugs at thirteen to combat depression and loneliness. "It seemed like no one in the world loved me." She attempted suicide several times, but the Lord had a purpose for her life. Christa cried out to God: "I know You can help me.” "He is so faithful," she says, "there’s nothing better than having a relationship with your Creator."

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When God is Trying to Get Your Attention

Rick Brown Interviews Scott and Tanya - Touched by God’s Grace
Tanya was into the partying scene. "I was a lost sheep," she says. When Jesus got hold of her heart, her life was transformed and she began to pray for her husband, Scott. After attending a service where Pastor Rick inadvertently spoke to him, he realized God was trying to get his attention.

"I was thinking about myself all the time," he says, but "God's grace is perfect."

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Alcoholism, Adultery and Abuse

Rick Brown Interviews Dave and Jaime - Touched by God’s Grace
With alcoholism, adultery and abuse in Dave’s family, “it was chaos.” When Jaime’s father was paralyzed in a farming accident, she withdrew from her family and started “calling on Satan,” she says, with a tangible spiritual darkness taking over her life. Together, Dave and Jaime were changed through asking Jesus into their hearts.

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Out of Alcoholism and Saved by Jesus

Rick Brown Interviews Bob - Touched by God’s Grace
Dropping out of high school to join the Navy, Bob spent years working in a shipyard and as a submariner. But he was plagued by acute alcoholism: "I was only drunk once, [but] I was drunk for 13 years." His marriage dissolved, his relationship with his young son suffered, and finally Bob sobered up. But it wasn't until years later that he, along with his wife Sandy, surrendered to the Lord. He was given a deep sense of peace, along with a ministry at Calvary in television and radio.

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Growing Closer to God Together

Rick Brown Interviews Grant and Hillary - Touched by God’s Grace
The day Grant told Hilary he was leaving the LDS church for Christianity, “I was positive that was going to be the last day of my marriage.” They were good Mormons, but when Grant went looking for answers, Hilary thought he was destroying their family.

He prayed that Hilary would find Jesus, Hilary was praying for Grant to return to Mormonism. Ultimately, Hilary couldn’t ignore what Grant was showing her.

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Patiently Praying for Those You Love to Receive Christ

Rick Brown Interviews Val and Francine - Touched by God’s Grace
Val and Francine grew up in Mormon families who pushed them to lead strong LDS lives. They married in the temple and were very active in their ward. When Francine’s brother shared Christ with her, she was open, accepting Jesus in 1990. Val's stake president told him to divorce Francine. He was taken aback, and starting having doubts. Francine patiently prayed for him, and he received Christ in 1998.

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Moving on When a Parent Abandons You

Rick Brown Interviews Jane - Touched by God’s Grace
Jane and her siblings were abandoned by their mother, spending years in an orphanage before going to live with her mentally-ill father and prostitute stepmother. In the midst of abuse and neglect, Jane began drinking and partying. She married during high school, had an abortion, and was divorced by 20, realizing, “My life is empty.” But the Lord was working, and she found Christ through a local ministry. Now, the shame from her past “is totally gone, and I’m free to be who God created me to be.”

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Former LDS Bishop Talks About Why He Left

Rick Brown Interviews Earl and Carla Erskine - Touched by God’s Grace
Earl and Carla lived for their faith. Earl went on a mission, married Carla in the temple, and served faithfully in his ward—even as a bishop. Yet when he noticed discrepancies between his Book of Mormon and the 1830 edition, doubt began to grow. As he researched, he concluded that Mormonism couldn’t be true.

Earl shared his findings with Carla, though it took some time, she also saw the truth.

Website: www.exmormonfiles.com

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Finding a Deep Joy and Fulfillment in Jesus

Rick Brown Interviews Rachel - Touched by God’s Grace
Growing up in southeast Idaho, Rachel was raised LDS, married a returned missionary, and was sealed in the temple. She explained that there was much she didn't understand: "It was overwhelming, but I was told that it would feel overwhelming, but the more I went, the more I would understand." Yet she longed for her family to be grounded in God's Word. When she married her husband Kevin, they began searching together, and wound up finding a deep joy and fulfillment in Jesus that she had never known.

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