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Big secrets are about to be revealed in the small town of Odyssey. As Connie continues writing her book, she and Eugene discover a hidden secret from their pasts that could change their friendship forever. And as a hidden secret threatens to destroy the Straussberg family, a mysterious girl shows up at Whit's End. Is Eugene's organization Hand-Up hiding a damaging secret that threatens its existence? Well, what is clear is that Eugene's continuing search for his father leads him through an unexpected, but enlightening path. And in the midst of these covert situations, wonderful revelations are displayed. Even though Tamika Washington is growing up, she is also growing closer to her father and family. Then to help spread the gospel to those in need, Whit and Eugene along with the help of Jason and Marvin bring to light Whit's latest invention - the Edu-Link.
#583: The Champ of the Camp
Original Airdate: January 28, 2006
Theme: Friendship
Writers: Nathan Hoobler, Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Hope, Marcy (Connie's Friend), Miss Belford, Connie Kendall (Young), Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner (Young), Eugene Meltsner, Mr. Sherman

Closer than ever to their goal, Eugene and Whit scour their clues — and multiple cities — in an effort to find any connection to Leonard Meltzner. But the most crucial piece to their puzzle lies where they least expect it.

Included in Collections: #45: Lost and Found, #45B: Odditions

#584: Dead Ends
Original Airdate: February 4, 2006
Scripture Reference: Philippians 4:19
Theme: God's provision
Categories: Eugene's Search For His Father Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Glenn Montjoy
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Martin (Around-the-World Missions Representative), Frank Burnette, Maddie Burnette, Eugene Meltsner, Leonard Meltsner (Joel), Katrina Shanks-Meltsner, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Searching for his father has Eugene traveling in circles. He visits the foster home where he grew up. Is he in search of nostalgia or another clue? Find out if the search for the Melstner patriarch will get beyond dead ends.

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#585: The Poor Rich Guy
Original Airdate: February 11, 2006
Theme: Bible study
Writers: Torry Martin, Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Wooton Z. Basset, Grady McKay, Marvin Washington, Tamika Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Grady, who has refused to go to church for a long time, finally shows up at church one Sunday because his mom wants him out of the house. Tamika and Marvin invite him to join their group in Sunday school where he gets a little confused over hearing that it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#586: A Cheater Cheated
Original Airdate: February 18, 2006
Scripture Reference: Matthew 22:39
Theme: The Golden Rule
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Sister Mary Cathleen, Bryan Dern (Cryn'), Eugene Meltsner, Bart Rathbone, Rodney P. Rathbone, Tom Riley, Mr. Tanner, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Attention Electric Palace Customers — there's a wet cleanup on Aisle 4 and in an Electric Palace that's never good. The revenge of a raging talk show host is like a wet cleanup in an electronic store! Some people like "Doing unto Others" — especially when it means revenge. There’s no fury like a radio DJ scorned!

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#587: Bringing Up Dads
Original Airdate: February 25, 2006
Scripture Reference: Exodus 20:12
Theme: Parental Respect
Categories: Washington Family Episodes
Writer: Bob Hoose
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Glenn Montjoy
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Andrews sisters, Gwen Kablonski, Harvey Kablonski, Ed Washington, Elaine Washington, Tamika Washington

With every growing stage in life comes a challenge. But maybe none as challenging as the one Tamika’s in now. What's the difference between a preteen girl and her Dad? Just about everything!

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#588: Broken-Armed and Dangerous
Original Airdate: March 4, 2006
Scripture Reference: 1 John 1:9
Theme: Guilt
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Officer Stew Burke, Connie Kendall, Alice McGibbens, Eugene Meltsner, Dr. Pittske, Edith Sutton, Marvin Washington, Tamika Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

The plaintiff: Connie Kendall. She suffered a broken arm allegedly caused by friend Eugene Meltzner's inability to hold a ladder steady. This is the defense: Eugene Meltzner. He agrees that he is guilty, and has offered to be Connie Kendall's servant for the rest of her natural life. Does the plaintiff even want this award?

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#589: The Impossible
Original Airdate: March 11, 2006
Scripture Reference: Matthew 19:26
Theme: God's control
Writer: John Fornof
Director: John Fornof
Producer: Nathan Jones
Sound Designer: Nathan Jones
Characters: Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Marvin Washington, Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Mr. Whittaker is back at work on a secret new invention — and Marvin Washington has to find out what it is. Will it cure acne? Can it stop hiccups? Or is it the next big technological break through in studying for a test?

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#590: Three O'Clock Call
Original Airdate: April 15, 2006
Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 1
Theme: God as Father
Writer: Bob Hoose
Director: Bob Hoose
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Jennifer, Guy Kauffman, Christie McKay, Grady McKay, Samantha McKay, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

At the McKay home, the phone rings at three o'clock, exactly the same time as the day before. However, when Grady answers it, there's no one there. Samantha thinks it's their dad, though Grady isn't so sure. He eventually becomes convinced and decides to ask his "dad" to meet him.

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#591: Switch
Original Airdate: April 22, 2006
Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:14-29
Theme: Stewardship
Writer: John Fornof
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Mr. Jenkins, Ed Washington, Elaine Washington, Marvin Washington, Tamika Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Marvin and Tamika Washington are convinced that their parents have it easy because they have money to get whatever they want. Their parents decide to switch places with them for a day — the kids become the parents and the parents become the kids.

Included in Collections: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities), Encore Collection

#592: Now More Than Ever
Original Airdate: April 29, 2006
Theme: Friendship
Writers: John Fornof, Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: John Fornof
Producer: Glenn Montjoy
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Liz Horton, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, Rachel Straussberg, Stephen Straussberg (Dr.), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Liz investigates Mandy’s continuing strange behavior, leading her to discover that Mandy’s father is now sleeping in the basement, the precursor to Mandy’s parents separating. Mandy rejects Liz’s efforts to help, so Liz has discovered a new way to help!

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#593: Around the Block
Original Airdate: May 6, 2006
Scripture Reference: Romans 5:3-4
Theme: Persistence
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Marvin Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Writing a book on her life isn't as easy as Connie thought. Eugene gives "Ms. Kendall" a variety of ways to overcome writer's block, with hilarious (and unproductive) results. Connie must decide if she'll follow God's leading to write.

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#594: A Time for Action (Part 1)
Original Airdate: May 13, 2006
Scripture Reference: Daniel 4:35
Theme: Taking action
Categories: Eugene's Search For His Father Episodes
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Marshal Younger
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Diane, Maddie Burnette, Connie Kendall, Christie McKay, Grady McKay, Eugene Meltsner, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

New twists emerge in Eugene's search for his father. Though he never doubts that prayer matters, Eugene is determined to act on ANY lead. A forgotten relative, a spy agency in Chicago and a tragic accident are all part of the deepening plot.

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#595: A Time for Action (Part 2)
Original Airdate: May 20, 2006
Scripture Reference: Daniel 4:35
Theme: Taking action
Categories: Eugene's Search For His Father Episodes
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Marshal Younger
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: PJ, Connie Kendall, Christie McKay, Grady McKay, Eugene Meltsner, Leonard Meltsner (Joel), John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Don Winters

Closer than ever to their goal, Eugene and Whit scour their clues — and multiple cities — in an effort to find any connection to Leonard Meltsner. But the most crucial piece to their puzzle lies where they least expect it. It’s a conclusion you’ll have to hear!

Included in Collection: #46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)

#596: Cover of Darkness
Original Airdate: September 23, 2006
Scripture Reference: Psalm 18:2
Theme: Trusting God
Categories: Eugene's Search For His Father Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Dalton Kearne's Associate, Gas Station Clerk, Gobir, Librarian, Dalton Kearne, Eugene Meltsner, Leonard Meltsner (Joel), Katrina Shanks-Meltsner, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

After much searching, Eugene has finally found his father. But their meeting isn’t anything like Eugene hoped. Secrecy still surrounds Leonard Meltsner. Who is the ruthless archeologist who shadows Leonard’s steps? And will Eugene’s faith lead to a new bond with his dad...or separate them more than ever?

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light

#597: Out of Our Hands
Original Airdate: September 30, 2006
Scripture Reference: 1 Peter 5:7
Theme: God's control
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Bob Hoose
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Cameron, Emcee (Family Night Variety Show), Kris, Dr. Hawthorne, Connie Kendall, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, Rachel Straussberg, Stephen Straussberg (Dr.)

Mandy is determined to help her separated parents come back together, while her brother David seems indifferent. David’s attitude sends him down a dark path, while Mandy schemes up a way to force her parents to see how their acting.

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light

#598: My Favorite Things
Original Airdate: October 7, 2006
Theme: Family
Categories: Washington Family Episodes
Writer: Mary Fritson
Director: Marshal Younger
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Customer with Lobster, Jack (Bathroom Attendant), Matre'd, Waiter, Bart Rathbone, Doris Rathbone, Ed Washington, Elaine Washington, Marvin Washington, Tamika Washington, Miss Watson

With a little help from their dad, Marvin and Tamika decide to take their mom out to a very fancy restaurant for her birthday. But when the Rathbones show up and hope to con their way into a five-course meal, nothing goes as planned.

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light

#599: Blood, Sweat, and Fears
Original Airdate: October 14, 2006
Scripture Reference: Psalm 56
Theme: Fear / Courage
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Bob Hoose
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Wooton Z. Basset, Trent DeWhite, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Mr. Phelps (Blood Drive Organizer), Mrs. Schmidt (Blood Donor), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Eugene’s organization is chosen to coordinate Odyssey's annual blood drive. The problem? Eugene's terrified of needles! Meanwhile, Trent assists the effort by interviewing blood donors on KYDS Radio — but he’s terrified of the microphone! Will the two conquer their fears?

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light

#600: The Nudge
Original Airdate: October 21, 2006
Scripture Reference: 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Theme: Prayer
Writer: John Fornof
Director: Bob Hoose
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Contest Announcer, Trent DeWhite, Christie McKay, Grady McKay, Samantha McKay, Marvin Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Marvin is excited when he wins the bike of his dreams. But soon he thinks that God may be telling him to do something unexpected. Meanwhile, Grady tries to understand how God can listen to him. They both learn about how prayer works and how God can use people!

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light

#601: Bernard and Jeremiah
Original Airdate: October 28, 2006
Scripture Reference: Hebrews 12
Theme: Faith / Obedience
Categories: Biblical Episodes , Imagination Station Episodes , Stories From Bernard
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Nathan Hoobler
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: John Doryk
Characters: Ebed, Guard (King of Judah), Jehudi, Jeremiah (Prophet), Pashhur (Temple Official), King Jehoiakim (Judah), Bernard Walton, Marvin Washington

Sometimes evangelism can be frustrating! Especially when no one listens — or even worse — they laugh! Marvin Washington is feeling the pain of the Great Commission when Bernard Walton steps in with a story about Jeremiah — not the bull frog — the prophet! He had the same problem. On the journey, Marvin learns what it really means to be faithful.

Included in Collections: #47: Into the Light, Bible Eyewitness: Hall of Faith

#602: Mum's the Word
Original Airdate: November 18, 2006
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 4:25
Theme: Honesty
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Nathan Hoobler
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Nathan Jones
Characters: Chuck, Trent DeWhite, Max Hampton, Liz Horton, Connie Kendall, Mandy Straussberg, Bernard Walton

It’s a classic tale of secrecy and trust is hard to find! Who knows what would be embarrassing if certain pieces of information got out? Who are these people and what are their motives? Can anyone be trusted?

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light

#603: The Family Next Door
Original Airdate: November 25, 2006
Theme: Family
Categories: Washington Family Episodes
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: GAP Digital
Characters: Pastor Brown, Mr. Green, Mandy Straussberg, Rachel Straussberg, Ed Washington, Elaine Washington, Marvin Washington, Tamika Washington

With her mom busy and her dad no longer at home, Mandy looks to the Washingtons next door as a "replacement family." But when Tamika becomes jealous of Mandy's attention, will Mandy wear out her welcome?

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light

#604: Like Father, Like Wooton
Original Airdate: December 2, 2006
Scripture Reference: James 5:16
Theme: Honesty / Confession
Categories: Wooton Episodes
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Elise, Horace (Head Clown), Wooton Z. Basset, Max Hampton, Connie Kendall, Grady McKay

Looking for material for her book, Connie goes undercover as a clown at Odyssey's carnival ... and gets in deeper than she ever imagined! Also at the carnival, Grady’s desperate to impress his friends, so he has to find a replacement father fast ... and chooses Wooton!

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light

#605: The Chosen One (Part 1)
Original Airdate: December 9, 2006
Theme: Sacrifice
Categories: Washington Family Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Christopher Diehl
Characters: Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Ed Washington, Tamika Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

A mysterious girl arrives at Whit’s End and promptly makes a big impression. She plays the piano beautifully, gives Connie help on her book and even gives Ed good parenting advice. But is there more to this young girl than meets the eye?

Included in Collections: #47: Into the Light, Encore Collection

#606: The Chosen One (Part 2)
Original Airdate: December 16, 2006
Theme: Sacrifice
Categories: Washington Family Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Christopher Diehl
Characters: Kelly, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Ed Washington, Elaine Washington, Marvin Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

The gang at Whit’s End learns the truth of Kelly’s difficult situation and feels bad that they couldn’t do more for her. When Kelly makes a special request about the Washington family, Ed wonders if God is telling him it’s time for a big decision!

Included in Collections: #47: Into the Light, Encore Collection

#607: The Undeniable Truth
Original Airdate: December 23, 2006
Theme: Making a difference as a Christian
Categories: Eugene's Search For His Father Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producers: Bob Hoose, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: GAP Digital
Characters: Ken Blanchard, Margaret Faye, Eugene Meltsner, Leonard Meltsner (Joel), Katrina Shanks-Meltsner, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Eugene’s organization Hand-Up gets in hot water when a local newspaper accuses Eugene of stealing the donation money. Eugene’s father, Leonard, continues to criticize the organization as a waste of time. Eugene hopes that this crisis will show his father the true value of spending his time putting his faith in action.

Included in Collection: #47: Into the Light