Amanda Jenkins is an author, speaker, mother of four and the lead creator for The Chosen’s extra content, including The Chosen devotionals, volumes I and II, The Chosen’s children’s book, The Chosen: Jesus Loves the Little Children, and the upcoming What Does It Mean to Be Chosen?: An Interactive Bible Study Guide. She has written six books, including Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist, a memoir that has inspired women’s Bible studies and conferences all over the country. She specializes in writing and teaching raw authenticity in our faith and lives just outside of Chicago with her children and husband, Dallas, creator of The Chosen. See Jesus through the eyes of those He touched. This 40-day devotional inspired by The Chosen TV series, will draw you closer to the Messiah as you walk the dusty roads of the people who encountered Him. Each of the 40 devotions contains a Scripture, a unique look into a Gospel story, suggestions for prayer, and questions that can impact you in the same way as those Jesus met when He was on earth. The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season series based on the true stories of the gospels of Jesus Christ. Watch for FREE now at https://thechosen.tv/app/ https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen/welcome/
Crystal Lavallee brings a special report about the significance of May 5th and how it relates to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls MMIWG. Pikangikum First Nation is a remote fly in community in northern, Ontario. After watching videos on Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls, Ojibway Language instructor, Danny Peters, decided to educate students in his community on the reality of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls and bring awareness to a heartbreaking topic. What he didn’t realize, was how the pictures taken and posted on social media would get so much traction! https://FirstPeoplesVoices.ca/.
Sarah and her husband Daryl have two young children, both born at home, with midwives. They were hoping for the same kind of delivery with their third child. Unfortunately, this would not be possible because Sarah experienced a very low platelet count which she did not have in her first two pregnancies, and the midwives didn’t have enough PPE that was required during COVID. This was devastating for her because she had never experienced a hospital birth and had never been in a hospital before – it was a lot to accept and especially challenging during Covid. In the days that followed, Sarah was faced regular platelet testing only to find her counts kept going down. Eventually, Sarah was brought to a place of full surrender to God as she realized she was not giving Him full control of the pregnancy. She began listening to the song “I Surrender All” on repeat, and once she surrendered it all to the Lord, her platelet count was suddenly higher than it had ever been during the pregnancy! Sarah went on quite a journey with the Lord, conquering fear and realizing that He was with her the entire time, and that He loves her, and her baby more than she could ever comprehend. She continued to listen to “I Surrender All” and baby Jonah was born, in hospital, healthy, safe and deeply loved by Mom and Dad…and his Heavenly Father.