Letters From Home
with Meg Glesener
About This Podcast
Letters from Home is based on 2 Corinthians 3:3 which says: “…You are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” (ESV)
Letters from Home is a faith-building podcast sharing everyday stories of faith from people of all walks of life. Life is hard, and on most days, our faith needs a boost. Letters From Home Podcast will bring a new faith story, every other week, from people who love Jesus, of all ages & demographics. You will hear in these stories, their dreams, their failures, their pain, their struggles, their life changing encounters, and their extraordinary moments. You’ll leave each episode encouraged and inspired to love God and the people around you more deeply.
Each episode is built like a letter as we try to showcase how each of our lives is a letter to the world for the glory of God! And there is always a P.S. at the end. I have one goal here – to bring encouragement to your doorstep!
“The day my podcast went live I remember looking up and the only cloud in the sky was a heart. God was smiling down upon me sending me encouragement to share these stories. I truly hope they bless your life.”
About Meg Glesener
Hi, I’m Meg. I live in the Seattle area and love the PNW. I am a mom of 8. Yes, 8! I am trying to live my best life even though I don’t always get it right and things don’t always go as planned. I am thankful for those I am blessed to share life with. I have loved weaving my family into my podcast. They have been a big part of this since the beginning!
To my husband, Mike, you are the wind in my sails!
To my Lord, for whom I live and breathe, and seek to honor with every fiber of my being, I am grateful.
Compassion can shape lives. So many babies have been born in adversity. Their start in life is so difficult. And yet God has a plan. Adoption is so often part of that. And sometimes, the most hopeless story, can be the one God uses to display His great power, and His gentle compassion. Arie Mahler shares his inspiring testimony, from a tiny village and Sulawesi jungle birth, to his upbringing in Seattle, and his current calling to direct the Compassion Center at Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood, Washington. Your faith will surely be buoyed as you are invited into Arie’s heart and family.
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Show Notes: https://bit.ly/42lp2g9
Born on the island of Sulawesi in a grass thatched roof hut
His mother passed away shortly after, due to complications of childbirth
He was left in the hut, and bitten by a wild animal
His uncle brought him to a missionary orphanage in Manato, a 3 days journey
Dr. Donald Gish and uncle, went and got Arie to bring him back to the orphanage
Grandpa Gish and Nana Evelyn
They didn’t think he would make it through the night
Miraculously nursed back to health
On the Cover of the Newsletter for the church in Seattle where he would be adopted
One year process for him to be adopted by his new Seattle family
His parents first meet him at Daily’s Drive In,
A godly upbringing
His Dad gets cancer when Arie was 16
A pivotal transition
Young marriage and family
The quest to find his birth father
Healing and answers
Becoming Papa and Gram
A sweet reunion at a memorial
THE P.S. Questions Answered:
As a coach and parent do you have advice on figuring out the whole sports life church home
Who is the greatest NBA player of all time? The Greatest Shooter?
What is the greatest need in the church today?
What legacy do you wan’t to leave behind?
How to get involved in The Compassion Center at Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood,
Washington and what it is all about.Guest Links:The Compassion Center Website: https: //alderwood.cc/compassion-center/
Alderwood Community Church Email: ReachUs@amcc.orgRelated Episode:
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