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A high schooler’s poor report card turns detrimental. A little girl’s afternoon tea ends in tragedy. Years later, the stories of Vennila Mani and Dr. Prema Dhanraj intersect at Agni Raksha Hospital in Bangalore, India. This is the story of how one prayer changed a life, and then hundreds afterward. Featuring Dr. Brian Fikkert, co-author of When Helping Hurts, who adds a theological perspective on beauty and human flourishing.


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“I have come into confidence. I want to live beautifully and want to live with faith.”

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People Interviewed

Vennila Mani
Chitra Dhananjay
Dr. Prema Dhanraj
Dr. Brian Fikkert


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“Too Smooth” by Mattijis Mueller
“Rhythm Roulette” by Reaktor Productions
“Highly Strung” by Jack Pierce
“The Portal” by Origami Pigeon
“Travel Stories” by Immersive Music
“Santa Ana” by Big Score Audio

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Episode 1.5: An Empty Fridge

When Dr. John Njoroge grew up in the cornfields of rural Kenya, there were days when his family didn’t even have salt in the house. Today, he’s an internationally-recognized apologist and speaker running Valley Light Home, a children’s home for 31 orphans in Kenya. Valley Light is supported by the Atlanta-based nonprofit Just One Africa. We picked Dr. Njoroge’s brain on eurocentrism, apologetics, and the global body of Christ.