In June 2016, as Julie was talking to a friend and marveling at the doors that opened in order for articles to be published and the radio and podcast interviews on which she was a guest. She questioned a loud, “I wonder what’s next?”
In that moment, she heard TV and shared with her friend, “You aren’t going to believe what I just heard, ‘TV!’”
Testing the Spirit, Julie took a step of faith (and obedience) and contacted a friend who in turn gave her the contact information for the person in charge of Christian programing at a local TV station. Taking another step of faith, she emailed the person; resulting in an appointment. The thirty-minute courtesy conversation, turned into much more.
Having returned home from the meeting, she received a phone call from a potential cameraman/editor within minutes. That was July 2016. It was an uphill battle to get the first show produced (temporary setbacks of all kinds), but Julie persevered and overcame the obstacles.
In March 2017, the first episode of Thirst No More and Bear Fruit was sent to over 100 public access stations across the US. This was another step of faith because most public access stations require a local sponsor.
Four stations responded and currently air the program; as well as another seventeen stations that are willing to air the show, with a local sponsor. The list of the public access stations is below.
Thirst No More and Bear Fruit is a Christian program that airs monthly and features individual’s doing Kingdom work, but are not well-known names or personalities. The people are hidden and now it’s their time to be known. Currently the ministries and people featured on the program are from Phoenix, Arizona where the show films.
Produced by Julie Castro, she also serves as the show’s host. Sales from the book she wrote, On Earth as It Is in Heaven help support the production costs. The obedience to write the book was the stepping stone (of faith) that has brought her to produce the television show and the destiny only God knows. See www.fiestapublishing.com for details about the book.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
The mission of Thirst No More and Bear Fruit is to share the gospel in a non-traditional manner (no preaching, no condemnation, no judgement), but with love, in order to set people free from the religious traditions of man and live free in Christ Jesus.
Each episode focuses on a topic that has a biblical foundation. Julie interviews guests and shares scripture as appropriate to help the viewer understand the word of God and the practical application of it to their life and the show topic. The program is an example of living the word of God, not just speaking it. Through the show, it is Julie’s desire that many will turn (or return) their heart to Jesus and have a personal relationship Him, not a religious one.