Grounded Podcast

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Finding Purpose in Suffering, with Katherine Wolf

What could you handle today if you knew that God was working through your suffering? Hear Katherine Wolf's poignant answer in this week's episode of Grounded. You’ll also hear how God is using women in bomb shelters to spread the gospel in Ukraine and why Jesus’ suffering for us is worth celebrating.

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Erin Davis: What could you handle with joy today, if you knew, I mean really knew that God was at work, turning your suffering into something spectacular? I'm Erin Davis, and this is Grounded.

Portia Collins: And I’m Portia Collins, and Grounded is a production of Revive Our Hearts. We are here to give you a dose of hope and perspective. As we move forward toward …

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About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: 7 Feasts, Connected, Beautiful Encounters, and the My Name Is Erin series. She serves on the ministry team of Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.

Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins is a Christian Bible teacher and writer/blogger who enjoys studying and teaching Scripture.  Portia is the founder of "She Shall Be Called" (SSBC), a women’s ministry centered on helping women understand and embrace true biblical womanhood through solid study of God's Word. To learn more about SSBC, visit  Portia and her husband, Mikhail, have a daughter and currently live in the Mississippi Delta. 

About the Guests

Katherine Wolf

Katherine Wolf

Katherine is a communicator and advocate. She married her husband Jay in 2004 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Their son, James, was born in 2007, and six months later Katherine's life nearly ended with a catastrophic stroke. Miraculously, she survived and continues her recovery to this day, including having a miracle baby, John, in 2015. She and Jay have shared their journey of steadfast hope through their books, Hope Heals and Suffer Strong, and at speaking events both live and online before millions. Together, they founded Hope Heals camp, a community for families with disabilities.

Victor Akhterov

Victor Akhterov

Dr. Victor Akhterov is leading FEBC’s ministry in Russia and Ukraine. Serving amidst increasing persecution, war, corruption, and poverty, Victor’s team is helping millions of people understand and accept the Good News. The son of a scientist who spent years in Soviet prisons for his faith, Victor is passionate about evangelism. “Our fathers paid a high price for sharing the Gospel, and today we live to inspire people to follow Jesus Christ,” said Victor, a native Russian who grew up in Eastern Ukraine. “We are innovative in our use of new media, as well as traditional FM radio, to create a dialogue with millions of listeners. And they respond by the thousands.”

A former soldier of the Soviet army, Victor studied theology, organizational leadership, and communications at Fuller Seminary and Biola University. At this crucial historical point of conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Victor is uniquely equipped to lead evangelistic teams in both countries, helping them inspire listeners to follow Jesus Christ. Victor is married to Oksana, and they have two grown children.

Leslie Bennett

Leslie Bennett

Leslie Bennett served as a Director of Women’s Ministries for a dozen years prior to joining Revive Our Hearts in Women’s Ministry Initiatives. She is the editor of two ebooks: Women’s Ministry Leader Survival Guide and 10 Truths to Set Leaders Free.

The Lord captured Leslie’s heart for biblical womanhood and revival at the national True Woman conference in 2008. Since then, she’s been spreading the message of how a woman’s femininity adorns the gospel wherever God sends her. Spend a few moments with Leslie, and you’ll catch her passion for the Word, prayer, revival and discipleship. She and her husband Mac live in the S.C. Lowcountry where she loves drinking sweet tea and encouraging women to treasure Christ above all.

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