Simi John: About Purpose

  • Simi John is wife to her husband Jayson, pastor of New Life Bible Church, she is mom to two sweet kids, Physical Therapist and a woman walking in her purpose to share the gospel. 
  • On this episode, Simi shares about her family immigrating to the U.S. from India, how she came to know Jesus, and the story of her father’s radical transformation and healing from alcohol addiction. We also talk about social media, boundaries, and societal pressures to “hustle.”
  • Simi addresses the misconception that when we choose Jesus all the hard goes away. She encourages us that even though the situation may be the same, with Jesus there is HOPE. Simi reminds us that Jesus changes everything. She also reminds us that there is no past mistake or history that disqualifies us from grace and sharing the gospel, and she challenges us to be bold in sharing our faith. Simi is encouraging and her story will challenge us all to tell others about Jesus and to walk in our purpose. 

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Thanks to Simi for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Kandi Jones; About the Myth of Being Unlovable

  • Kandi Jones is a mom to two girls  and wife to Todd. Kandi also serves as the NorthKids Director at NorthChurch and leads a thriving bible study group for moms called, Where Moms Connect. 
  • On this episode, Kandi talks about growing up with challenges that started early on. Kandi talks about the realities of being born with a cleft lip and palate, seeing alcoholism up close, the loss of her brother and more. She also shares the pain of miscarriage and walking through hard changes and challenges in her life. 
  • Kandi’s honesty is refreshing as she shares the lies she believed about herself, the difficulty in dealing with complex family relationships and words left unsaid after the death of her dad. Kandi addresses the lies and speaks of the truth of Jesus. She reminds us that our identity is based on him, and not the choices of family members, physical attributes, or accomplishments. This is such an encouraging episode for any girl (or guy) who has ever believed she is unlovable. 

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  • North Church: north.church

Thanks to Kandi for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media preview: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire