Casual Fridays, January 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

Brett Parlock and Kevin Schaefer pose with their daughter.

Have you heard of the "Police Bible Ministry," the brainchild of Gus and Roberta Flores of East Chicago, where Gus served as police chief?

The couple has made hundreds of homemade nut-rolls to raise money for their beloved project, which gives custom-inscribed bibles to police officers across NWI to help protect them, guide them and comfort them.

On this week's Casual Fridays radio show, we’ll talk to the couple about their unique ministry, for God's glory, and how you can help make a difference in the lives of our region's police officers.

We’ll also talk with Brett Parlock, who figured he had his life mapped out as a single guy in the corporate world. And then he met Kevin Schaefer. They fell in love and adopted a baby girl from California, with new jobs, a new home and a new plumbing business.

And we'll revisit the once-local and now-national issue regarding the Valparaiso Family YMCA, and whether it's simply exercising its right to appease as many members as possible, or is the new Donald Trump-led America already flexing its muscles? I wrote a column about this issue last week, and it’s now being reported by national news networks, ironically enough. We’ll update Lakeshore listeners.