Podcast #427

Hardship, Suffering and Holding onto Hope

Hardship and suffering are unavoidable in life, but how do you walk through them with faith, confidence and unwavering hope? Special guest and extraordinarily inspiring human being, Tony Nunez shares powerful insight through his experience as a young man with ALS. Husband, father of three young girls and youth pastor, Tony ‘s passion for people and his ability to see the good in life no matter what will change how you see your own hardships and suffering. 

In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we’re talking about: 

  • Hardship, and how to endure with hope when suffering seems unfair
  • ALS and praying for miracles 
  • The power of pursuing people and community, and sharing in suffering with others



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Trish I do not even know where to begin, .You are an amazing woman and I thank you for all you do for me and everyone,. You were recommended to me by a dear friend in April of 2020. I was in a very dark place due to a divorce. You saved me. You gave me the confidence and strength I needed. My ex husband is a narcissist and the emotional abuse was insane. I was so scared to leave but I did it and I’m so proud of myself Trish may God bless you and I hope to someday meet you. Do not ever stop what you do. You are truly an earth angel. 

– Charity Fellows


Thank you Tony Nunez for your light and your vulnerability.

Links Mentioned in the Conversation with Tony:


Wisdom Nuggets from Tony:

“ALS does not number my days, God numbers my days.”

“Pursue people, there is beauty in suffering when in community.”

“God is not surprised by my ALS; there is still goodness in suffering.”



I am 19 years old and I’m from small town Indiana. I started listening to your podcasts about a year ago. I was in my lowest place. My senior year had just been canceled, i was rude to my family and friends, I was gaining Weight, I could hardly even look myself in the mirror without feeling disgusted. It seemed like my whole world was falling apart, then I found you. And little by little everything started to change. It is now been two months since I’ve had a bad day (self hatred).  I feel completely transformed. I am loving the new me. 

I have some business experience from running my own nonprofit organization, DDOC (Dresses for Daughters of Christ). It’s a nonprofit that I started when I was 12 years old. DDOC provides dresses along with a relationship with Christ to little girls all around the world. In the 7 years DDOC has been a living Mission, my community and I have made and delivered nearly 6000 dresses to 13 different countries. Praise God! I have seen first hand women all across the world who need to be reminded of their worth and purpose. I know that I have so much more to give to this world. 

You are incredible. Never stop being you. 

With love,



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