Stories Season 5

SEASON Five

The Missions Widows Story

Valleys can be an excruciating place to be, but for people who spend their life chasing Jesus, they’re a place where unexplainable things can happen. This season shares the story of three women — Gloria Sloan-Castellanos, Erica Patrick and Staci Powers — who have experienced just that as they lost their husbands while serving on the missions field and kept going. That’s on this season of Stories, produced by TAB Media Group.

Stories is a deep dive into people’s lives, hosted by Grace Thornton. Each week, you’ll hear the next chapter in their story, in their own words. New episodes are released on Friday mornings.

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Episode Three

Staci Powers wasn’t expecting her husband’s trip to the doctor to result in a devastating diagnosis. But in her new life as a widow, she said God has taken care of her, and she knows her story in Zambia isn’t done.

Listen to the full audio provided from Elisabeth Elliot’s “Suffering is Not for Nothing” talks HERE.

For over a hundred years, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has been preparing servants to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fulfill His mission.
New Orleans seminary and Leavell College want to help you make an impact for the kingdom.

You can study on campus in New Orleans, or stay in your ministry context. From undergrad all the way up to PhD, New Orleans seminary will prepare you to serve anywhere.
If you feel God calling you to take another step, then get started by visiting nobts.edu.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S5 E3: Marching to Zion
Stories with Grace Thornton
  • S5 E3: Marching to Zion

Episode Two

Though Erica Patrick and her husband, David, committed their lives to sharing Jesus with people in East Asia, Erica never would’ve guessed how big the sacrifices would be on that journey. She also wouldn’t have guessed how clearly she would see the hand of God at work.

For over a hundred years, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has been preparing servants to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fulfill His mission.
New Orleans seminary and Leavell College want to help you make an impact for the kingdom.

You can study on campus in New Orleans, or stay in your ministry context. From undergrad all the way up to PhD, New Orleans seminary will prepare you to serve anywhere. If you feel God calling you to take another step, then get started by visiting nobts.edu.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S5 E2: Walking Forward
Stories with Grace Thornton
  • S5 E2: Walking Forward

Episode One

A horrible tragedy at the beach creates a new reality that missionary Gloria Sloan-Castellanos could’ve never imagined, and would’ve never asked for — but now wouldn’t trade.

Visit Gloria Sloan-Castellanos’ blog at spokenquietly.com/blog. You can also find The Spoken Quitely Podcast on Spotify.

For over a hundred years, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has been preparing servants to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fulfill His mission.
New Orleans seminary and Leavell College want to help you make an impact for the kingdom.

You can study on campus in New Orleans, or stay in your ministry context. From undergrad all the way up to PhD, New Orleans seminary will prepare you to serve anywhere.
If you feel God calling you to take another step, then get started by visiting nobts.edu.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S5 E1: Ripple Effect
Stories with Grace Thornton
  • S5 E1: Ripple Effect

Introducing Season Five

Valleys can be an excruciating place to be, but for people who spend their life chasing Jesus, they’re a place where unexplainable things can happen. This season shares the story of three women — Gloria Sloan-Castellanos, Erica Patrick and Staci Powers — who have experienced just that as they lost their husbands while serving on the missions field and kept going.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

Introducing Season 5: The Missions Widows Story
Stories with Grace Thornton
  • Introducing Season 5: The Missions Widows Story

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Grace Thornton

Grace Thornton has worked in the editorial department of The Alabama Baptist in different capacities since 2003. She also served in international missions for several years. Grace earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Mississippi College and has done some graduate study at the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She’s the author of two books, “I Don’t Wait Anymore” and “Unshakable Pursuit.” Grace also co-authored “The Alabama Baptist: Celebrating 175 Years of Informing, Inspiring and Connecting Baptists.” She is a member of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham. To read more about her and the way she sees God move in daily life, visit gracefortheroad.com To contact Grace Thornton, email gthornton@thealabamabaptist.org