The Vision: Family Shield Ministries is an innovative-collaborative leader in family ministry and evangelism. Working in partnership with The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and other Gospel- oriented Christian organizations, it will impact the world for Christ and transform lives in time for eternity.

The Mission: To educate and equip people, through the Gospel, to know Christ and to grow in His Word; and to strengthen individuals and their families.

“Take up the shield of faith...” Ephesians 6:16

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God’s Rescue at Sea
In November of 2014 Kay Meyer, host of Family Shield, interviewed Don Wharton on God’s Rescue at Sea. Don was one of seven survivors of a small plane crash in the Bering Sea near Nome, Alaska. He and his friends were returning from a missionary trip in Russia when their plane experienced fuel problems and landed on the water. But just minutes after exiting the plane, it sunk. Not knowing if they would survive or not, the seven of them floated in the 36-degree waves by holding on to empty five-gallon gasoline cans. As they held on for life in the waves they shared Bible verses to encourage each other and remind each other of God’s love and that He walked with them through all trials of life.   

Normal survival time in water this cold is 10-15 minutes. Because of this the helicopter pilot who rescued them brought seven body bags with him. He assumed he would pull dead bodies from the water. But, one by one, seven people were lifted out of the water and miraculously rescued and then rushed to the Nome Hospital for treatment of hypothermia. All seven survived.

F.A.A. officials stated that this group was the first to survive a plane crash into the Bering Sea and also were the longest to survive in water this cold. Since then Wharton and others have shared this rescue story. Wharton states, “Dealing with life’s challenges is a matter of trusting God in all situations. Make no mistake about it. If we would have died in the crash, we would have still been rescued. Christ Jesus provided that rescue 2,000 years ago on the cross of Calvary. The Lord, in His wisdom, didn’t take us to heaven in 1993. Instead he rescued us so we can share His story and help others know the Lord who has rescued us through His death and resurrection. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. But in all your ways, acknowledge him, and He will direct your path (Proverbs 3:5-6).”
Listen to the Broadcast here.


The radio program had just ended when the engineer said, "Kay, you have a call."

"Hello, Mrs. Meyer, are we off the air?"


"Good. You talked today about prayer. I really need your prayers. Would you pray for me and my husband?"

During the next few minutes, this woman shared her story with me. Sometime before she learned that her husband had been involved in a long-term affair. She was understandably hurt, angry, and upset. "Mrs. Meyer, he was my best friend! I feel so betrayed! I don't know what to do or where to go for help. I just can't seem to get over the hurt."

As we talked I learned she and her husband had not attended church for many years. I couldn't help but ask, "If you never go to church, why are you listening to a Christian radio program?" She responded, "Because I need help and I thought you might be able to offer some answers."  >>MORE

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Write:   Family Shield Ministries, Inc.
             P. O. Box 230015,
             St. Louis, MO 63123

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