RESTORED: Stories of Encounter—Entire Series
Restored: Stories of Encounter is a six-part documentary series on individuals who had radical encounters with Christ and went on to make a real difference in the world. This series provides vivid and deeply human role models for all who desire life in Christ.
Every subject of this series is a moving example of Christ’s perfect love for the poor, the lost, and the weak. They can inspire anyone who wants to do something good to take the leap. All our subjects did was let their great love move them to action.
Restored - Alan Graham
After a successful real estate career, Alan Graham gave it all up to follow a call to serve the homeless of Austin, Texas. His desire to bring Christ to others led him to create the Community First Village, a 51-acre community that lifts chronically homeless men and women off the streets and enab...
Restored - Jordan & Jessie Schiele
Jordan Schiele grew up a wealthy cradle Catholic with only a vague concern for the suffering around him. When his eyes were opened to that suffering in adulthood, he founded Jerusalem Farm with his wife Jessie. The members of this Catholic community strive to serve the Lord by living intentionall...
Restored - Bob Lombardo
On December 1, 1958, a fire roared through Our Lady of the Angels School, killing 92 students and three religious sisters. The church was closed for fifteen years. Fifty years later, Our Lady of the Angels church has become a beacon of hope for the poor thanks to the work of one passionate man: F...
Restored - Pablo Perez
Growing up in Chicago, Deacon Perez was recruited into gang life at a young age. Miraculously, he survived all the drugs, alcohol, and violence, and eventually, he walked away from his powerful position as the gang’s Chief. Today, he is a prison minister bringing hope and healing to those behind ...
Restored - Sharon Mason
Sharon Mason’s son was born with a rare neurogenetic disorder. Doctors said he would never walk or speak. Angry and struggling with her faith, Sharon sought comfort in an unusual way: she bought a horse! Slowly her faith returned as she discovered the benefits of equine-assisted therapy—and withi...
Restored - Connie McEldowney
Connie was praying outside of an abortion clinic when she realized something about the women going inside. “I realized they weren’t evil. They were really scared. I felt for them.” Now Connie runs Rustic Hope, a unique pro-life effort in Dayton, Ohio that puts the most importance on caring for yo...