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Greater Purpose Podcast Series

God created each one of us for a greater purpose that fills life with deep fulfillment. Building life around this greater purpose is what makes us thrive.

In preparation for the Greater Purpose Conference we have launched a new podcast series interviewing some of the members of the World Missions Alliance family who are pursuing their greater purpose in different ways. These are real stories of real people who seek and struggle, some have found their purpose, while others are still in pursuit. You will find the episodes below.

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On this episode of the Limitless Spirit podcast, you’ll hear DeAnna Moore’s story.

In her young adulthood she struggled with mental illness, alcoholism, and the tragic consequences of the lifestyle that went along with substance abuse. Only later in life she found out that her father was not the man who raised her and that she was subject to sever abuse as an infant due to generational sins and secrets in her family.

 But it wasn’t God’s plan for DeAnna to be stuck in her misery forever. He directed her through series of encounters to get involved with AA and set her on the path to become a nurse.  More importantly, Jesus Christ began to heal DeAnna once she began a relationship with Him. Then, she found her greater purpose in life – to serve God as a medical missionary.

 3:21 – DeAnna’s childhood struggles with her family and mental health

 7:20 – Trying and “failing miserably, over and over again” to get through life on her own strength leads DeAnna to terrible addiction and patterns of abuse

 8:39 – Because of all she went through, DeAnna finds Christ but continues to battle her sinful nature

 11:02 – Getting diagnosed as an alcoholic, going to AA, beginning to turn her life around

 14:28 – DeAnna’s path to becoming a nurse, finding her biological father, facing the generational sins of her family, and marrying her “true love”

 21:29 – The origins of DeAnna’s missionary focus and stories from her journeys

 25:55 – How her life has changed and how she’s found her greater purpose

Would you like know more about how you can connect with your greater purpose? After you listen to DeAnna’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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Marijuana was his idol … Using it was his source of joy, dealing it was the source of income. He enjoyed this lifestyle until he encountered someone.

 Paul Amendola spent 25 years using and dealing marijuana. But when a “Christian junkie” friend brought him to church something changed in his heart. After accepting Jesus Paul didn’t know how to quite the lifestyle he has become so used to. He asked God for help. After his house was broken in to and his marijuana stolen twice, Paul says God caught his attention.

 After giving up a drug-centered life, Paul turned to serving God and telling others about Jesus. He has experienced a miraculous encounter in Nepal that showed Him that God had a greater purpose for him. Paul will share why dealing hope, not drugs, has become the greater purpose in his life on this episode of Limitless Spirit.

 4:36 – Paul’s childhood and growing up in a large Italian household

 7:37 – Drugs ruled Paul’s life and more about his experiences with marijuana

 10:44 – Paul meets a “Christian junkie” who brought him to church, and soon after Paul gave his life to Christ

 13:27 – Paul realizes he needs God’s help to get out of the drug dealing business and out of his addiction

 18:34 – Getting involved at church and first feeling the call to go into missions

 22:55 – Paul experiences a miracle in Nepal

 26:39 – Leading a man to Christ at the Pyramids in Egypt

 29:05 – Paul’s greater purpose in life

Would you like know more about how you can connect with your greater purpose? After you listen to Paul’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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Is it possible to love God more after He has seemingly failed to protect you?

Katrina Griffin lived through an experience that could simply be described as “every woman’s worst nightmare.” After a man sexually assaulted her in her 20s, the police falsely accused Katrina of making it all up. Those traumatic experiences made her very angry at God in the weeks, months and years that followed.
However, today Katrina says she is more in love with God and more confident in God’s goodness than before she went through all of those terrible things. She’ll tell us why on this episode of Limitless Spirit as she walks through her journey of healing, rebuilding her relationship with God, forgiving her attacker, the police and finding a greater purpose for her life.

 2:22 – Difficulties in childhood including being bullied, hating herself, struggling with her identity, and rebelling against her parents

 7:55 – How Katrina came to know Jesus and how that changed her life

 10:03 – Katrina’s difficult story of being raped just outside her apartment

 14:15 – The police’s infuriating response to Katrina reporting her rape

 17:00 – Katrina talks about her anger, hatred, and unforgiveness and how she finds a breakthrough

 19:55 – Reflections from being on the other side of this tragedy and God has healed and changed Katrina for the better

 22:34 – Katrina describes a miraculous healing during her recent medical mission trip

 25:15 – Katrina’s greater purpose is interconnected with her story

Would you like know more about how you can connect with your greater purpose? After you listen to Katrina’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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In this last episode of Season 1 the host Helen Todd looks back at the year 2020 and shares four observations that she believes equip us for a great year 2021.

Would you like know more about how you can become a sponsor of the Limitless Spirit Podcast ? After you listen to Helen’s message, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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“I can’t do this… I can’t go through with this baptism.”

 That’s what Carrie Ann Lewis told her boyfriend just days before her baptism into the Mormon church. She’d been having strange but meaningful dreams about her dad, a strong Christian who’d passed away years earlier, and that made her second guess the religious path she was on.

 From that moment on, Carrie Ann’s life was never the same. She broke up with her boyfriend and left the Mormon church. She also began a journey to find the truth about God, and share His love with the hurting people. She has a massive social media outreach where she shares daily devotionals and more recently has discovered a calling to overseas missions.

Today, she’s living out her greater purpose of loving people like Christ and following His calling to the Great Commission.  She’ll share more about it on this episode of Limitless Spirit.

 2:50 – The influence of Carrie Ann’s dad on her faith and life, and his early death from cancer

 6:02 – Carrie Ann’s experiences with Mormonism

 11:20 – Carrie Ann begins to have dreams about her dad in the days leading up to her Mormon baptism and starts to rethink if she was doing the right thing

 13:44 – The beginning of her relationship with Jesus and transformation of her life

 17:37 – How Carrie Ann began a ministry on social media during the pandemic

 21:19 –  Carrie Ann’s unusual call to missions

 27:05 – Carrie Ann’s first experience of sharing her story and witnessing miracles in Serbia

 31:20 – Why Carrie Ann believes her greater purpose in life is to love people like Jesus did

Would you like know more about how you can find your greater purpose? After you listen to CarrieAnn’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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Nate Allen grew up in a Christian home and said the sinner’s prayer when he was five years old. He went to Bible college and worked as a youth pastor. But Nate did not personally know Jesus… until he met Him in a bar.

Nate had drifted from God after his son was born stillborn, his marriage broke up, and he began living a party lifestyle. And when Nate hit rock bottom, Jesus was right there to show him a different way. After discovering the intimacy with Christ, Nate has been transformed and is now living out his greater purpose: to follow Christ and pursuing his long-lost dream. He shares his encouraging story on this episode of Limitless Spirit.

3:08 – Nate’s church background and “accidental” salvation story

7:30 – His life is torn between desire to please his family and desire to taste sin

10:30 – Nate tries to fill the void in his life with material things

12:50 – While having a beer at a bar Nate is asked a question “do you know who Jesus is?”

15:10 – Nate witnesses to a town drunk but realizes he lacks the intimate knowledge of who Christ is

17:57 – Nate’s life begins to change, and his long-lost dream is revived

22:24 – God performs a healing miracle through Nate’s prayer

24:45 – What is Nate’s greater purpose in life? And how has he changed now that he’s truly a child of God?

Would you like know more about how you can find your greater purpose? After you listen to Nate’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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Grief is a natural way of confronting loss unless a person becomes stuck in it.

 This is exactly what happened to Melinda Fazzolari when her son, Louie, died from cancer before his second birthday. For almost 25 years, Melinda’s life was deeply affected by a sorrow she could not shake. She finally settled for a life without joy or hope. But God never left Melinda and through a series of small events and encounters helped her find healing and a new purpose for her life.

 Melinda shares her beautiful story on this episode of the Limitless Spirit podcast. This is the fifth episode in our “Greater Purpose” series.

 3:05 – Melinda shares the painful story of her son Louie’s cancer and death

 6:13 – Grief entrapped Melinda because of an insensitive remark of a church member and left an impact on her family

 10:40 – Melinda’s healing journey begins, years after Louie’s death

 15:35 – Melinda thanks God for Louie’s life… and death

 16:50 – God uses Melinda’s story in her missionary travels

 19:15 – Divine encounter in Ireland

 23:06 –How to handle the holidays if you are grieving

 25:00 – Melinda talks about the importance of being honest with God, even if you feel angry or hurt

Would you like know more about how you can find your greater purpose? After you listen to Josepha’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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On the fourth episode in the “Greater Purpose” series, Sheila Ruffin shares how she began a whole new life in Christ after healing from childhood trauma.

 Even after accepting Christ as a Savior, Sheila struggled with addictions and depression for years until God led her on a journey to discover what was broken inside of her. The pain of losing her father in the Vietnam War, losing her mother to mental illness, and being molested by relatives was almost too much to bear. But when Sheila allowed Jesus to heal her, she discovered her greater purpose in life

 Sheila reveals what it took to heal the brokenness and depression. She shares how while dealing with the challenges of menopause she started a new life, and why today she feels so happy and alive on this episode of Limitless Spirit.

 3:36 – Sheila talks about her painful childhood, including her father’s death and mother’s mental illness

 7:21 – Sexual abuse and trauma caused her to run away, then she met her future husband

 9:40 – Sheila’s relationship with Jesus started at a tent revival

 12:50 – Jesus helped Sheila overcome her addiction to porn, but she still struggled with fear and depression

 17:12 – Sheila’s true healing journey begins

 19:50 – How Sheila’s “new life” of missions work first began / hearing the call to go to Iraq

 24:57 – Sheila shares why her new life brought her true happiness and how God is using her past to help others
Would you like know more about how you can find your greater purpose? After you listen to Josepha’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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Josepha Mbouma’s family came to the United States from Cameroon with God’s divine help. Though Josepha grew up in a Christian home, the most important thing in her life was always basketball. She had dreams of being a star athlete and achieved the impressive feat of being an NCAA Division 1 basketball player. But the highs and lows of being a college athlete led Josepha to question God and his plans for her life. And today she is thankful that happened because it reshaped her relationship with Christ.

 Now out of college, Josepha works for national Community Church in Washington DC and coaches a high school basketball team. She is living out her greater purpose by pouring into the lives of young women around her. Josepha’s sharing her story on this episode of Limitless Spirit. This is the third episode in our “Greater Purpose” series.

 2:44 – Coming to the USA and her love of basketball

 6:05 – How she became a player on a Division 1 basketball team at Elon University

 8:40 – Being on a college team didn’t turn out exactly how she was picturing

 11:40 – Processing her identity and greater purpose, on and off the basketball court

 13:30 – Going back to visit Cameroon and growing in her relationship with God

 15:30 – Seeing how God works and how He’s using her to help other people through missions work, mentoring, and coaching

 20:55 – Learning that life is a daily surrender of control and our will to God’s control and God’s will

 21:21 – What Josepha thinks a greater purpose in life is

 Would you like know more about how you can find your greater purpose? After you listen to Josepha’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

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God calls each of His children to be generous, good stewards of the things He’s given us.

In the second episode of “The Greater Purpose Series,” entrepreneur and businessman Barry Marks shares an amazing story of how he saw God working when he went to Lake Charles, Louisiana to give away $100,000 in cash to people who had been devastated by Hurricane Laura.

 Now, it wasn’t Barry’s money. But he was still blown away at how he was able to bless other people through a simple act of giving them a $100 bill and praying for them. Barry was also able to lead a young man named Damian to Christ. Since the trip, Barry has been processing how God is calling him to hold his money, time and talents loosely and with the heart of a steward. He also knows more about his greater purpose in life: to help others.

 Would you like know more about how you can find your greater purpose? After you listen to this episode, go to our website: www.rfwma.org

 2:55 – Barry talks about why he doesn’t want to work himself

5:30 – Why making time for others and their needs is the key to fulfillment

6:25 – The origins of the idea of giving away $100,000 to 1,000 families affected by Hurricane Laura

12:00 – The stories of blessings – Antonio and Damian

16:50 – Barry reflects on being a steward and seeing God multiply His blessing to people beyond just receiving a $100 bill

18:25 – How this experience has changed Barry’s life and his outlook on money, time, and stewardship

21:25 – The connection between missionary work overseas and at home


Would you like know more about how you can find your greater purpose? After you listen to Barry’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

Support the podcast: https://rfwma.org/give/

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God created each one of us for a greater purpose that fills life with deep fulfillment. Building life around this greater purpose is what makes us thrive.

 In this first episode of a new series on Limitless Spirit called “The Greater Purpose Series,” law enforcement officer and missionary Debra Yokley shares her story of pursuing her greater purpose after she discovered she could not have children.

 After 3 failed pregnancies in her early 30s she asked God what His plan for her life was.

 God’s guidance took her along an unexpected path on the journey of discovering her true self.

 3:30 – Debra seeks God’s purpose for her life and starts a law enforcement career

5:50 – The difficulties and rewarding moments of being in law enforcement

11:30 – How Debra felt called to go into missionary work

14:00 – Debra talks about her experiences sharing Jesus in the world’s “hot spots”

20:05 – How doing missions work has changed Debra

21:45 – How to find fulfillment in life’s different seasons

24:20 – Has Debra found her greater purpose in life?

 Would you like know more about how you can find your greater purpose? After you listen to Debra’s testimony, go to our website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. Find out more about the Greater Purpose Conference: https://rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/

Support the podcast: https://rfwma.org/give/

Email us your questions and comments at podcast@rfwma.org

 WMA is 501(c)(3), donations are tax deductible