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A Video: The Randomness That Is The Everyday Life Of Switchfoot!

June 4th, 2010 No comments

KRISTI LEIGH – As we get closer and closer to Creation, I get more and more excited to see Switchfoot!  Today I checked out their latest video podcast and just had to share it with you…  Enjoy!


Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ and Switchfoot Fan From the Start

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The story behind the song “How He Loves”

May 11th, 2010 No comments

ASHLEA BRENEMAN – John Mark McMillan penned the song, “How He Loves” after he lost a dear friend in a car accident. The video below is John sharing the meaning behind the song and the type of love he is talking about. It also features his beautiful wife Sarah (who is an amazing musician and songwriter too) plus their adorable son, Judah.

John Mark is on tour this spring and will be playing at both Creation Festival & Purple Door.


Ashlea Breneman, multi-tasker
ashlea@wjtl.com

Great New Music!

May 10th, 2010 No comments

ANN D’ALESSANDRO -

Two of my favorite bands are releasing new CDs!!!
If you like artists who are talented, creative and pretty much overall amazing, then check out the new CDs coming out from The Lost Dogs and The Choir! (Derri Daugherty & Steve Hindalong are in both bands.) The Lost Dogs have their new CD, “Old Angel” coming out May 11th – TOMORROW!!! “This is a one of a kind recording, a story told in each song. Your listening experience will feel like you were along for the ride. It’s the next best thing!” They will be in Camp Hill on May 18th – so you can catch a show and grab yourself a CD at the same time! We already have our tickets, so hope to see you there!!!
http://www.thelostdogs.com
You have to wait a little longer for The Choir, whose CD is coming out June 29th!!! The Choir is an amazingly talented group who has been around since 1980. “The various distinct elements; Hindalong’s unique drum perspectives and immediately evocative lyrics, Daugherty’s crystalline voice (LOVE his voice!) and echoing guitar, Chandler’s muscular, yet persistently melodic bass, Michaels’ tasteful use of sax and synth and Byrd’s excellent backing vocals, tight guitar skills and increasingly powerful songwriting talents, combine as a seamless garment of musical grace. Twenty-five years into their journey, The Choir is as amazing as ever.”
“The Choir may be one of the best, and most influential bands, you’ve never heard of.”
http://thechoir.net/

Ann D’Alessandro

ann@wjtl.com

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10 Years Brainstorm

May 7th, 2010 3 comments

STACEY GAGNE  -  This month marks my 10 year anniversary at WJTL.  Crazy!!!  I was brainstorming some of the many things I’ve experienced with the station since I’ve been full time here and thought I’d share just a few.  As involved listeners,  you’ve most likely experienced some of these things along with me.  Is there anything specific you remember experiencing in the past 10 years specifically with WJTL?

God Providing for Budget

John’s Puns

Creation Fest East and West

Hearing and Participating in Spontaneous Office singing

Sertoma Chicken Barbecues… lots of great artists and talent over the years!!!

Watching Families Grow (marriages, babies)

Purple Door

Celebrating WJTL’s 25 years

Phredd

Seeing the community rally for those in need

Prayer

Office antics

birthdays

Learning Lancaster County-isms

Meeting tons of people from the community

Phil saying “Great Radio”

New Music

Protection

Concerts

Care through personal trials

Classic Music

Parades

Great Local Music (remember Jawbone Hill, Rainchildren, Scarlet Thread, Reveal, Dressed in Rags… they were just a few of my favorites back in the day)

Lisa’s Cappucino Cheesecake

Community

9/11

Amazing Volunteers and Interns

Making Friends that will be friends for Life

-Stacey M. Gagne

WJTL Office Manager

stacey@wjtl.com

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August Burns Red Interview

April 21st, 2010 No comments

Great interview with AUGUST BURNS RED by Lancaster Newspaper writer Dave O’Connor

click here

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Singing “Taste & See” while fasting…

April 19th, 2010 No comments

Tonight I’m leading worship (along with my wonderfully musical husband Sam!)  We’ll be at the Hershey Aglow monthly meeting.  http://hersheyaglow.com/index.html Whenever I lead worship, I like to find out a little about the speaker then plan a set list that compliments what is on their heart or in their message.  In my mind, this is like setting up a spike in volleyball.  The worship opens and stirs hearts and helps to prepare everybody to receive the message.

Tonight’s speaker is Traci Alexander from Trumpet & Torch Ministries, who is speaking on prayer and fasting.  My mother is part of the Hershey Aglow leadership and asked me to do the song “Taste And See.”  I immediately commented on the irony in singing “taste and see” when the focus of the message is on fasting!  (I originally was thinking of more of a sacrifice and desperation theme.)  But after some consideration and research, I’ve realized that you can, in fact, sing “we are hungry” repeatedly and be satisfied in worship–even if you’re fasting!  (Instead of just intensifying your physical hunger pangs.)

So, tonight we’ll revisit some of the songs from my earlier days of worship leading: “Hungry (On My Knees)”, “We Are Hungry”, “All Who Are Thirsty” and “Breathe.”  And of course, I’ll sing “Taste & See”–at mom’s request.

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Lisa Landis delivering Lancaster artist Liz Hess paintings to Guinea-Bissau

April 9th, 2010 No comments
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Radio Network in Chile Updates Listeners After Quake

March 8th, 2010 No comments

Source: HCJB Global (written by Ralph Kurtenbach)

The people of Chile are putting their lives back together after an 8.8-strength earthquake struck near Concepción early Saturday, Feb. 27.

From the capital city of Santiago, Radio Armonía program host María Soledad is helping many Chileans to do so as the HCJB Global radio partner broadcasts via 35 affiliates across Chile.

Throughout the week María Soledad kept listeners up-to-date, encouraging them from the Scriptures. “In some sectors electricity is being restored—in cities like Concepción, Talcahuano, San Pedro de la Paz. Today I was asked about [the sector of] Michaigue,” she said on a program monitored in Ecuador.

A caller named Marina, her faith intact but emotions edgy, was overcome with emotion upon reaching Soledad. “How long have you been listening?” the program host asked as the two friends chatted on-air. “Just since this morning, we’ve been here without electricity, listening to the radio.”

Another caller, Pastor Alejandro Cabezas, experienced a few difficulties with highway travel to Concepción, but said the highway is generally clear and the weather is good. Moved by the enormity of the situation, his voice broke as he described the difficulties of people. “Some people are quite desperate,” he said.

Chileans continue experiencing dozens of aftershocks each day, keeping many in a state of uncertainty. Even as the tremors continue rattling people’s emotions, Radio Armonía is promoting an aid campaign launched by the Salvation Army. The “Embracing Chile” campaign solicits cash, nonperishable foods, milk and disposable diapers from the radio network’s listeners.

Since 1931, HCJB Global’s passion has been to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Using mass media, healthcare and education, and working with partners around the world, HCJB Global has ministries in more than 100 countries. Together with local partners, the ministry airs the gospel in more than 120 languages and dialects. Thousands of listeners and healthcare patients are meeting Jesus. Local believers are being trained as missionaries, pastors, broadcasters and healthcare providers.

Lisa Landis prepares to travel with EMM to West Africa-The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau April 13-20, 2010

March 3rd, 2010 No comments

I invite you to join me via the airwaves as I take the Get Up & Go Show to West Africa with Eastern Mennonite Missions April 13-20, 2010.  I’m excited to bring you pictures, interviews, & videos of the groundbreaking work EMM is doing in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

In 2005, EMM began work in West Africa, where numerous fellowship groups of believers are emerging in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. In this mission-to-world context, EMM workers are involved in evangelism, discipling, church planting, leadership development, and community development that has economic, educational, and medical aspects.

One of the EMM projects in Catel, Guinea-Bissau is construction of an elementary school building.  There are at least 300 elementary age school children in the village of Catel.  Many of them do not attend school and almost none of them are literate.  The lack of education for the children further reinforces the low self-esteem and poverty mentality of the villagers. This project is an important step in village development.

At present the school campus includes two structures.

One is made of palm fronds and needs to be rebuilt every year after the rainy season.

The other building is two rooms made of mud bricks and plastered with cement and it has a corrugated tin roof.  The villagers themselves have built this building but to this point construction has not been completed.  Part of the reason why the school functions at a very inefficient level is because of the lack of a permanent building.

WJTL & EMM will be looking for your help in raising money to erect a 4-room classroom school including a small school office room.   This is an exciting opportunity to reach out to the people of Catel, Guinea-Bissau and I can’t wait to tell you more!

While I am broadcasting from Guinea-Bissau EMM will also be unveiling the African artwork of Liz Hess.   Lancaster artist Liz Hess has created African images that tell the story of the Israelites as slaves in Egypt, on a journey, finally arriving  in the promised land.  Guinea-Bissau is a story sharing culture that will finally-thanks to EMM and Lancaster artist Liz Hess- be able to better comprehend the biblical stories by viewing pictures of people who look like them.  We will bring you coverage of the local Lancaster unveiling of Liz’s artwork as well as the unveiling in Africa.

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Harrisburg teens will fast to help Haiti

February 12th, 2010 No comments

More Than 8,030 Harrisburg Teens Go Hungry To Help Haiti Quake Survivors Through World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine

Hundreds of Thousands Participate Nationwide

30-Hour Famine Funds go to Haiti Quake Relief and Long Term Needs

WHO:         More than 350 youth groups in the Harrisburg area will participate in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine – getting a real taste of hunger to help feed and care for children living in extreme poverty around the world.  The Harrisburg groups hope to raise $529,500 and join nearly half a million teens nationwide aiming to donate $12 million to fight world hunger this year.

WHAT:        During the 30 hours, teens fast “on an empty stomach” – the theme for this year’s Famine —  by going without food (consuming only liquids) for 30 hours to experience what the poorest children and families face every day. The Harrisburg youth will also perform hands-on community service projects during the Famine weekend in order to make a difference in their own community. Teens participate in groups through churches, schools, youth groups and civic organizations.

Now in its 19th year, World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine raises awareness and money to fight hunger both overseas and in the United States. This year a portion of the proceeds will go to Haiti to help with long-term recovery needs such as food for children, mothers and  HIV+ adults, planting of fruit trees, small-scale drip irrigation, construction of  8 new clinics (serving 55,000) as well as a new pharmacy.  Additional funds go to similar projects in 9 other countries with crises that make children vulnerable.

WHEN:     Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2010

WHERE:   For group and service project information please contact Lauren Wilkie at 708-434-5006 or lauren@wilkspr.com.  Additional information about the 30 Hour Famine can be found online at www.30hourfamine.org

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YWAM Haiti Update

January 29th, 2010 No comments
16 days since the earthquake! Has it been that long? Days run together with short nights and little sleep. First there was the numbing reality of the situation, almost like a nightmarish dream you couldn’t wake up from. I think I had a bit of denial of the reality that the earthquake really happened. Yet there was no escape from the shocking reality that it was true. The destruction and death was everywhere and reported death totals were grossly under estimated. The death totals are much higher than realized. For the people who ask me how I know this, my response is simple; “Where are all the people?” There were approximately 3 million people in PAP before the earthquake, 60 to 70% were left homeless, I ask again. Where are all those people now?

By the approach of the second week I was asked to serve on a committee for the organization of the refugees that were expected to flood into the city of St. Marc. We planned, we prepared but no one came. Again, where are all the people? Refugees are reported to be in big numbers in Cap Haitien, Gonaives, but in St. Marc, which is actually located closer to Port Au Prince than either of these two cities, we’ve had no massive wave of refugees. After a week of registering victims in St. Marc that are staying in homes and churches, we have located 3000. We are still registering refugees and feel there maybe as many as 4000 to 6000 currently in the city. With over 2.5 million people left homeless, where are all the people?
We are finding in PAP groupings of people in fields, streets, and city parks. They are lost; no shelter, no supplies, still trying to figure out what to do. Thank God it is the dry season. Left out in the elements during rainy season would only have led to more deaths! These victims don’t know where to go or how to get anywhere. Many are too fearful to enter their homes to retrieve precious goods, money, or legal documents due to the continued after shocks that are still felt, yes even today.
We have been scrambling to formulate plans and preparations to receive these victims that are left in PAP but with no leadership or structure, it has been difficult to accomplish a lot quickly. Yet, help is on the way! Some would be content to let the need go unanswered, but we feel a call to proclaim that this is the hour for change and we must respond! In St. Marc, YWAM has linked with the local administration, non- governmental organizations, private foundations, churches and the UN to ready the local schools as temporary housing for those who are still sleeping in parks and streets in PAP. Currently there is a ship scheduled to arrive Monday, Feb. 1st, at the St. Marc port. This shipment brings 43,000lbs of rice, a 40′ trailer of assorted food and equipment and two 20′ trailers to assist an orphanage with food and materials to make repairs. Currently, in St. Marc, churches are being funded to feed hundreds of people daily. A once gutted and retired hospital has been re-enforced and repaired and our first medical team aided the sick just this past week.
In PAP we have located land to develop temporary communities that we will be ministering in for many days to come until the city is rebuilt and they are back on their feet. Our YWAM medical teams are treating 300 plus a day in front of the National Palace. They are also strategizing on the lay out temporary communities and ways to further assist as they transfer from a crisis team to a relief team. By this weekend we will have
130 plus volunteers working in PAP, St. Marc, and Gonaives!
Right now we are assembling tents, 16x14ft., to be shipped in. We have 200 ordered and a team of people coming to set them up. Each tent will cost approximately $300 USD which includes shipping. The first batch of tents could arrive as early as Feb. 10th. We plan to house people in schools and churches until then. The plan is to ship another order of tents directly following this first order. We need your help to get these tents here as quickly as possible. The order was placed in faith as we know they are needed and God will hold back the rains for only so long. By giving to YWAM Haiti “Relief” you will be contributing to see these tents purchased, delivered, and set up to provide temporary shelter for one to two years!
Let us know today if you can help make this possible! Below is the information on where you could send your funds to see this effort advanced.
Taking the High Places!
Terry W. Snow
National Director
YWAM Haiti
If you would like to help you could send a US Dollar contribution payable to YWAM Haiti “Relief: and mail to;
YWAM Haiti
PO Box 236
Akron, PA 17501
If you would like to send funds through the internet you may give through this link;
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