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Julie Castro had no idea she was called into the ministry until she recounted the story about a special yellow dress she wore when she was seven years old. In that moment, God spoke to her and said, “I called you when you were seven years old.” Sharing her story with a stranger on a Sunday morning was the beginning of Julie’s ministry.
Praise and Worship
Whether in a traditional church setting or in someone’s home, praise and worship is part of most gatherings of believers. This show features the Worship Warrior Team of Greater Impact Church, Joel Green, Worship Pastor, Krystal Holland, Psalmist and Worship Leader, and Michelle Penney, who opens up her home to viewers to give a glimpse of praise and worship in a more intimate setting.
This show is all about sound, what we speak, instruments and all sounds that can be heard. Sound is very important when it comes to the Word of God. Scripture states that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. We'll look at 2 aspects of sound and how they affect our spiritual life.
Prayer is a way to communicate with the Lord God Almighty that brings results according to God’s will for each person. This episode features Tom Schermitzler and Melissa Cadena who both speak from their heart about prayer and the effect on themselves and others.
Change is a part of life and the biggest change that a person can experience is being born again. In this episode, two different ministries, share how they are instilling change in people. Jayme Parkinson, and Brian and Yolanda Ewing talk about how their respective ministries are changing the lives of others.
Set The Captives Free
The consequences of natural or man-made laws (vs spiritual or God given laws) can lead to incarceration. This show features two women who are making a difference in the lives of incarcerated men in prison.
God can use anyone or anything to share the message of His Son, Jesus to the nations. Technology is a twenty-first century vehicle for preaching (in love) the Gospel. The Lord has called many to use technology to spread the Good News.
God And Science
There are denominations that believe only God heals and won’t visit a medical doctor. Yes, God can do a miracle and heal someone, but He can also use medical technology, herbs and mushrooms for medicinal purposes.
Don't Despise Small Beginnings
It’s been a year since Thirst No More and Bear Fruit aired it’s first show on television. With no previous knowledge of television production, Julie Castro took a huge step of faith and obedience to create the program.
First, Wayne Faust talks about losing his wife to cancer. Wayne is still touched by his wife’s death and he writes about his experience of sorrow in the book he wrote, 300 Billion to One. Next, Daniel Roebuck directed, and stars, in the movie Getting Grace talks about the movie. This light-hearted conversation let’s us know that Psalm 30 is true.
Proverbs 31 Woman
In this episode of Thirst No More and Bear Fruit, Julie talks with Sara Spanjers and Jill Weyer, who are both artists and make beautiful crosses, artwork and angel crosses out of discarded materials. These women are creating art that reflect the scripture Proverbs 31:13 and going forward.
God’s Creatures talks with Gordon Wilson, host of the movie, The Riot and the Dance, about the uniqueness of each creature God made. Paula Smith about use the horses in healing people.
Christian Movies is the focus of this month’s episode of Thirst No More and Bear Fruit. While attending the National Religious Broadcaster’s convention in February, Julie Castro, the show’s host, had the opportunity to interview and preview some of the movies that have or will release in 2018.
Julie and Sue Myal talk candidly about the Fiesta Book Publishing business and how it has changed over the past twenty years. Next, Julie talks with Sarah Bolme, Executive Director of the Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) and author of Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace.
Victor shares briefly about his traumatic childhood and explains how the Lord moved upon him to start working with the orphans in Iraq. His ministry, All Things Possible has many facets and he briefly shares about the various services he and the ministry provide to Iraqi refugees.
If we know God, we know that our ways are not His way's. Julie and Michelle are friends. One day they were having a discussion on the phone about how God was moving in their respective lives, but what He was doing, wasn’t how they thought God was going to achieve His outcome.
Both Julie and Hope are in a season of waiting. Waiting means having patience and letting God do His work. As Hope points out, waiting is like GPS. You are on the road to the destination, but you hear no direction. Until a direction is given, you keep doing what you know to do.
Rebecca Walker opens her house to those who live in her apartment complex to show them the love of Christ. As she establishes a relationship with each person, and lets the Holy Spirit lead her to talk, pray and/or love the person when they come to visit.
Faith Like Abraham
Hope Benn is our guest today. Like Abraham, we need faith to keep us in and take us through the transition to the new season. Many times, we think we should be receiving instructions from the Lord as we walk out a season. But, sometimes His silence is a test for us.
Life Is An Adventure
When doors open and close, life can be an adventure. One never knows who is a connection to help further the adventure, as the adventure is a life-long process that allows us to build upon past experience and also builds our character. Julie looks at the positive and how exciting our lives can be, if we will be obedient to the Lord’s instruction.
Loss Into Gain
Turning the tragic loss of her father, Mary Meyer created Cher Dieu (Dear God), an aromatherapy candle business. She talks about the how the candle names came about based on four different Times in the scripture verses.
Losing 200 Pounds
Through her perseverance, Jean changed her eating habits and started riding a recumbent bike and lost 200 pounds. She persevered through the tough times and called on God to help her during the rough patches. She is no longer being a diabetic and rides her recumbent bike 20-25 miles two to three times a week.
Ryan and Julie share personal accounts of parenting and the importance of setting boundaries for children. Boundaries tell our children that we love them, even if they don’t see it as love. Ryan also shares a story about growing up the son of James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family.
The Shot Caller
Casey Diaz talks about his personal experience with Jesus. He is author of The Shot Caller, the book he wrote about his gang life, time in prison and his miraculous conversion to having a personal relationship with Jesus...
Meeting With Destiny
We talk with LeaAnn Pendergrass about walking into one’s Destiny. LeaAnn shares her personal experience of how she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior, left her Alabama music business behind to serve Him. After years of service in various capacities, God opened a door placing her in Hollywood, CA.
Without any formal training, Rebecca Friedlander soon discovered that she had an eye for camera work and found great enjoyment in film-making. Rebecca shares how she traveled the world filming women and asking for their thoughts about authentic beauty.
Walk On With Ron Bracy
An in depth study of Habakkuk, helped Ron Bracy understand why God answers our questions and concerns in His time, not ours. Mr. Bracy shares about his life and how God directed his path to various jobs after retiring from the military.
Dallas Jenkins talk about the streaming series The Chosen. Most television shows and movies focus on Jesus, but The Chosen looks at the lives of those who were close to Jesus.
Jeremy Lamont, founder of Godspeed Magazine talk about Jeremy’s walk of faith to create the magazine. Mr. Lamont shares how God spoke very specific instructions in order to teach him to walk in faith and not by sight.
Five years of research led to information that debunks many theories about the meaning the of the Seal. Mr. Kanis explains only a few of the symbols and their meanings that are covered in the book. He dissects the meanings and interprets what the founding fathers meant by the symbolism.
Julie shares how difficult it was for her to share her space with someone and how God over a period of time helped her to embrace having other women in her home. Sharon also shares how she has grown spiritually by having a roommate.
When Julie filmed this show, it was January 2020 and at the time, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) was not even being discussed on the national news. Little did Ms. Castro understand that Thirst No More and Bear Fruit’s transition would coincide with the transition that is taking place in the Nation and the world.