Women Worth Knowing Podcast
Welcome to “Women Worth Knowing,” a podcast hosted by author Cheryl Brodersen and history teacher Jasmine Alnutt!
We have always loved reading biographies about Christian women through the ages, whether they be missionaries, musicians, reformers, authors, or wives and mothers! Not only do we find their stories fascinating, but their examples have served as a constant source of inspiration to our Christian lives. So Cheryl had an idea: Why not turn these stories into a podcast so others can be as blessed by these stories as we are? And that’s what we did!
While there are certainly many familiar figures with captivating stories of God’s work in and through their lives, there are also plenty of lesser-known women whose lives were truly remarkable as well. We want you to get to know ALL of them! So join us each week for a lively conversation as we explore the lives of well-known—and not so well-known—Christian women in history. Trust us—these are definitely women worth knowing!
In 1819, twenty-four-year-old Lucy Goodale met Asa Thurston. They were married within three weeks of meeting, and set sail from Boston eleven days later to become among the first protestant missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. They served faithfully for over 50 years teaching, pastoring, translating the Bible and raising their five children in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her influence had a lasting impact.
- The Providential Life & Heritage of Henry Obookiah, Christopher L. Cook, Pa’a Studios, Kaua’i, HI, 2015
- Perpetuated in Righteousness, Daniel Kikawa, Aloha Ke Akua, Kea’au, HI 1994
- Life and Times of Mrs. Lucy G. Thurston, S.C. Andrews, HI, 1882
- Missionary Album: Portraits and Biographical Sketches of the American Protestant Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands – Sesquicentennial