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Photos – Sadamo Guenet Church With Compassion

stacey : January 22, 2013 11:30 pm : missions, Stacey Gagne

STACEY GAGNE- I think these beautiful photos speak much louder than words.

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Compassion International Ethiopia: Hearts being Mobilized

stacey : January 22, 2013 3:20 pm : missions, Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

Stacey with Senait, her sponsored child.

Stacey with Senait, her sponsored child.

STACEY GAGNE –  Greetings from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!  Our team has had a very full and inspiring day today as we visited Ethiopia’s Compassion Office and the Sadamo Guenet Church project, also the home of Senait, the beautiful little girl that I have the pleasure of sponsoring.

We had the privilege of joining the Compassion staff with their morning devotions this morning.  Not only did we receive encouragement as we worshiped with them, but they prayed for us.  We spent time the Country Director Tsehaywota Taddesse.  He truly shared his heart with us and shared the testimony of how God moved his heart for children.  He shared how “God mobilizes the world for the heart of even just one child”.

It was eye opening to hear that there are 370 churches in partnership with Compassion in Ethiopia and many anxious to be added to that list!  I love that Compassion has a heart to see local church bodies grow by way of families who become involved in the program and in turn become involved with the church body and learning about the love of Jesus.

This afternoon we headed out to Sedamo Guenet Church where we were greeted by the church staff, compassion site directors and families involved with the program.  We were treated to a coffee ceremony, helped feed children their lunch and heard the testimony of several mothers who are a part of the Child Survival Program and have received Jesus as their Lord as a result of how they have been impacted.  The CSP program is fairly new for this project, having been established in 2002.  There are 36 children and 35 mothers currently involved.    183 children are registered to the Child Sponsorship program.

Our time with all of the children was very sweet; of course mine was focused on Senait and her mother Aberush.   Oh how she has grown and looks so much healthier than she did in 2010!   We played together, talked, sang,  I had the opportunity to visit her home and present them with gifts.   Mom, Aberush pulled out a special chest she had tucked away for her most special things and in it were the letters that I have sent to Senait.  Wow.  That brought me to tears.  When it was time to say goodbye, there were many hugs and kisses as we walked out to our van.  We were almost all loaded into the van and ready to close the door and Senait’s mom Aberush rushed back over to the van in tears and gave me one final long hug.    Aberush and Senait live with the grandmother who pulled me aside earlier in the day to share how much her family has been impacted since Senait’s sponsorship.   Though she is extremely young and shy,  Aberush’s actions spoke that to me in volumes.

Child sponsorship matters.  It impacts children, families and in turn communities and beyond.  I welcome you to begin praying now about being involved in a families life and participating in WJTL’s 26 hours of Compassion February 20 -21.      I also invite those of you who are current sponsors or even potential sponsors to pray about the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia in August with us to meet your child and get involved with a service project at the church where they receive their care.  Our visits are a HUGE encouragement to them.

I hope that you are staying tuned to the live reports.  You can also go back to listen to them at our wjtl casts page.   More photos are coming soon and video will be edited and posted in the near future.

Serving with joy and delight here in Ethiopia!

Stacey Gagne

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Lesson Of Faith – Remembering God’s Love

john : January 21, 2013 2:29 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Ephesians 3:17 and 18-And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

His love is wide. Psalm 103:12 says, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

His love is long. Isaiah 59:1 says, “Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save.” Jesus came the distance from heaven to earth to rescue us from the eternal consequences of our sin.

His love is high. Psalm 103:11 says, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.”

His love is deep. Micah 7:19 says, “You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

Each dimension of God’s love is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist (Jan.20)

kristi : January 20, 2013 6:07 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — Good morning!  It’s beautiful to know that so many of you are singing songs of praise to God throughout our region this morning!  The playlist is below.  Please let me know if you have song questions or if you’d like me to add you to the Playlist Email Group.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com

6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Come & Worship” Theme from 6:00-7:30
“Come Worship The King” by Michael W. Smith, Shane & Shane from “Glory Revealed”
“Come On My Soul” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”
“Come To The Cross” by An Epic, No Less from “Echo Of Love”
“Come Ye Sinners” by Robbie Seay Band from “Better Days”
“Come Everyone” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”
“Come Alive” by Sean Feucht from “Rebirth and Reclamation”
“Come, Now Is The Time To Worship” by Brian Doerksen, Wendy Whitehead from “Winds Of Worship 12”
“Come Close (Psalm 69)” by Building 429 from “The Message: Psalms”
“Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus)” by Chris Rice from “Run The Earth…Watch The Sky”
“Come Home Running” by Chris Tomlin from “Not To Us”
“Come Bless The Lord” by Cole Young from “Spring Hill Worship: Songs From The Bennett House”
“Come Alive” by Deluge from “Unshakeable”
“O Come And Mourn With Me Awhile” by Jars Of Clay from “Redemption Songs”
“We Come To Your Throne With Weeping” by Jeff Deyo, Mac Powell from “Light”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Come Away” by Jesus Culture, Chris Quilala from “Come Alive”
“O Come Let Us Adore Him” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Sacred Revolution”
“Come And Let Your Presence” by The Merchant Band from “The World Can Wait”
“Come One, Come All” by Mercy Me from “Spoken For”
“We’ve Come To Declare” by Shane & Shane from “Psalms”
“I Come By The Blood” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Songs For The Cross-Centered Life”
“Joyful, Joyful” by Casting Crowns from “Until The Whole World Hears”
“Holy Roar” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: The Road To One Day”
“There Is Nothing Like” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”
“All My Fountains” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For You”
“Joy” by Phil Wickham from “Response”
“King Of Wonders” by CompassionArt from “CompassionArt”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Mercy” by Parachute Band from “Roadmaps and Revelations”
“Praise The Lord” by Kristene Mueller from “Those Who Dream”
“Holy” by Matt Gilman from “Holy”
“Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)” by Hillsong Live from “Cornerstone EP”
“Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture from “Your Love Never Fails”
“Isaiah 53” by Sovereign Grace Music from “The Gathering”
“Not Ashamed” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: White Flag (Deluxe Edition)”
“Word Of God Speak” by Mercy Me from “Spoken For”
“Here Is love” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”
“My Soul Sings” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”
“Everything” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”
“Who You Are” by Desperation Band from “Who You Are”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Before The Throne Of God Above” by Shane & Shane from “Pages”
“Stronger” by Hillsong from “This Is Our God”
“Wonderful Merciful Savior” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Let My Words Be Few”
“Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe, Gateway Church from “Cover The Earth”
“What Joy Is Found” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”
“Cloud By Day” by The Embers from “The Embers”
“Great I Am” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”
“Beautiful” by Phil Wickham from “Cannons”
“With Everything” by Hillsong United from “Passion: Awakening”
“Give Us Your Courage” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”
“Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Everything Glorious”
“We Have Been Forgiven” by Seven Places from “Glowing”
“Bless The Lord” by New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”
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CMI Productions Is Now On Facebook!

Admin : January 18, 2013 3:03 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

ANN D’ALESSANDRO –

CMI Productions now has a Facebook page and we would Love it if you would Like us!!!
You can see information on upcoming concerts, watch videos, enter Facebook contests and all kinds of fun stuff to help you stay up to date on upcoming shows!  (And we have a lot of them this Spring!)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/CMI-Productions/314429142008579?fref=ts

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : January 18, 2013 8:57 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – January 18, 19 and 20, 2013.

5) Showing of the movie “Last Ounce of Courage” at the Living Waters Theater; tomorrow and Sunday (Jan 19 & 20)7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Freewill offering, no reservations needed.  More Info: (717) 687-4263

4) FREE showing of the movie October Baby tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 19th) at 6:30pm at Manheim Brethren in Christ Church. Before and after the movie meet local ministries involved in promoting the value of human life. More info: 717-538-4889

3) October Baby, a feature length film will be shown at Jerusalem Church 1620 Newport Rd Manheim at 6:30pm Sunday (January 20th).  Following the movie, Lisa Hosler of Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services will share. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.  The movie is rated PG-13 and deals with the serious emotions of abortion.  Parents should use discretion in bringing children.  More info:  717 665-6565

2) A string quartet of present and past members of the Philadelphia Orchestra will be in concert Sunday (Jan. 20th) at 6:30pm at Calvary Monument Bible Church in Paradise.    More info: calvarymonument.org

1) Coffeehouse and Open Mic night with Unusual Suspects
Tonight (Friday, Jan 18) 7-9p at the Community Room on Prince in downtown Lancaster.  The event is free, there will be an opportunity to donate to support the music of Unusual Suspects.

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Back To Ethiopia: Stacey Reports Live with Compassion International

stacey : January 17, 2013 4:26 pm : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE –  I am thrilled to invite you to tune in next week to follow along as I report live for WJTL from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Compassion International.  I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with you!

Many listeners will remember that I took a trip to Africa on behalf of the station in the fall of 2010.  The trip was life changing for me and also for the children and sponsors who were connected as a result of the trip and WJTL’s 26 Hours of Compassion Event we held upon my return.    On this trip, we’ll be following up with the Faith Bible International Church Compassion project and also visiting the homes of some of  the children being sponsored locally!   I’ll also be visiting Senait, the beautiful little girl that I sponsor, and had the privilege of meeting on our last trip.  Needless to say, I’m excited to bring some goodies to share with her and the kids at the projects that we visit.

Our team will also visit  Ethiopia’s Compassion Office, meet some students in the Leadership Development program,  and spend time at several other projects where I’ll get updates on Compasssion’s work there, where the needs are, and find out how WJTL listeners can get involved during our next 26 Hours of Compassion event February 20-21.

Join WJTL  January 21 – 25 as I get a second chance at a once in a lifetime experience.  I anticipate sharing many stories with you through live reports, blogs, videos and photos and more.

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Lesson Of Faith – Lot

john : January 15, 2013 5:39 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – WJTL, remembers what the Bible says about Lot.

He lived in a civilization with much moral decay. Sodom and Gomorrah was about to be destroyed. Lot’s family was perhaps the only God-fearing family left. Second Peter 2:7 calls him a righteous man who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men.

Just before the destruction of these cities, Lot tried to appeal to the residents to stop with their evil intentions, but they would not listen to him. They said, “Get out of our way. This fellow came here as an alien and now he wants to play the judge!” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.

Sometimes, when we stand for what is right, the world will apply pressure for us to retreat. We might be falsely accused or belittled for what we believe to be true. In the face of mounting pressure, that is the time for our faith to shine brightly and stand firm in our witness for Christ.  In climates of corruption, the world needs courageous voices who are willing to speak up for what is right in the eyes of the Lord, not with a spirit of condemnation, but with a heart of conviction.

Lot’s appeal for righteousness is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Cardboard Derby at Ski Roundtop!

Admin : January 14, 2013 4:26 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

Ann D’Alessandro –

The Cardboard Derby at Ski Roundtop is always a Winter highlight around here and it is coming up in less than two weeks!  We will be there all day and hope to see you!  You still have time to get a team together and make a wonderful cardboard vessel that will hopefully slide you down the snowtubing hill to victory!  This year’s theme is “Barnyard Bonanza” so we can’t wait to see your creativity at work!  You still have time to register for the Early Bird Special – just get your registration to Ski Roundtop by this Saturday!  (You can also register the day of the event.)

Barnyard Bonanza – Cardboard Derby on Sun. Jan. 27th at Ski Roundtop
– Check In at 3PM.    Find all the details at http://www.skiroundtop.com/events

Here is a picture from last year’s Cardboard Derby – Theme “50 Years In The Future”

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Ann D’Alessandro – Bundle Up & Remember To Wear Your Helmet!

ann@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist Jan.13

kristi : January 13, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH –  This morning’s Praise & Worship Show theme is Collaborations!  We’ve got duets, trios, group efforts and more!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

 

6:00 a.m. 2011
Faithful (feat. David Crowder) Rend Collective Experiment Organic Family Hymnal 2010
Sometimes By Step (feat. Rich Mullins) Bebo Norman WOW Worship Aqua 2006
Glorious (feat. Christy Nockels) Chris Tomlin Passion: Everything Glorious 2006
Your Name (feat. Paul Baloche) Phil Wickham Your Name 2008
King Of Wonders (feat. Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston of Hillsong) CompassionArt CompassionArt 2009
I See Love (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman, Mercy Me) Third Day The Passion Of The Christ – Songs 2004
Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe) Deluge Unshakeable 2010
Holy (Wedding Day) (feat. JJ Heller) The City Harmonic I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home) 2012
Eyes for You (Psalm 141) (feat. Phil Wickham) Sarah Mcintosh The Message – Psalms 2005
Jesus Went To The Garden (feat. Paul Colman, Dan Haseltine, Sara Groves, GlassByrd) Derri Daugherty The Christ-His Passion 2004
Almighty God (feat. Jeff Deyo) Dennis Jernigan Hands Lifted High 2004
Light the Fire (feat. Rebecca St. James) Fusebox Lost in Worship
Those Who Trust (feat. Waterdeep) 100 Portraits Enter The Worship Circle 1999
Nothing But The Blood (feat. The Blind Boys Of Alabama) Jars Of Clay Redemption Songs 2005
7:00 a.m. 2011
Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
Shekinah (feat. Jaye Thomas) Cory Asbury Joy (LIVE)
Rain Down (feat. Hillsong) Delirious Unified Praise 2004
My Jesus I Love Thee / Tis So Sweet (feat. Derek Webb) Bart Millard Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace 2007
Clinging To The Cross (feat. Brooke Fraser) Tim Hughes Holding Nothing Back 2007
You Have Been So Good (feat. Sara Groves) Paul Baloche A Greater Song 2006
You Are My King (Amazing Love) (feat. Charlie Hall) Christy Nockels Passion-Better Is One Day 2000
Holy is Your Name (feat. Cliff and Danielle Young of Caedmons Call) Bebo Norman City On A Hill – Sing Alleluia 2002
All Creatures Of Our God And King (feat. Shawn McDonald) Bethany Dillon WOW Hymns 2007
My Glorious-Sing To The King (feat. Laura Story) Eoghan Heaslip Worship Project H2.14 2005
Amazed (feat. Christy Nockels) Eoghan Heaslip 51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits 2007
Set Free (feat. Matt Redman) Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
8:00 a.m. 2011
Youre Worthy Of My Praise (feat. Barlow Girl) Big Daddy Weave Absolute Modern Worship 2005
I See The Cross (feat. Daphne Rademaker) Brian Doerksen Believe 2000
Glory (feat. Jared Anderson) Lincoln Brewster Worship Project H2.14 2005
Communion (feat. Phil Keaggy) Caedmons Call The Christ-His Passion 2004
The Gathering (feat. Dan Haseltine of Jars Of Clay, Charlie Lowell, Bebo Norman, Sara Groves) Caedmons Call City On A Hill – The Gathering 2003
Mystery (feat. Passion) Charlie Hall Passion: White Flag 2012
Follow Jesus (Landa Yesu) (feat. Nicole C. Mullen) Selah Bless The Broken Road 2006
Love (feat. Watoto Childrens Choir) Chris Tomlin Hello Love 2008
Blessed Be Your Name (feat. Rebecca St. James) Newsboys Devotion 2004
Be The Center (feat. Kathryn Scott) Michael Frye WOW Worship Red 2005
Lord Have Mercy (feat. Amy Grant) Michael W. Smith Worship Again 2002
9:00 a.m. 2011
God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call) Mac Powell City on a Hill 2000
The Heart Of Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious) Matt Redman I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever 1999
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Bless The Lord (feat. Rita Springer) Jeff Deyo Light 2003
Emmanuel (feat. Rick Elias, Nicole C. Mullen) Gabriels Harp One 2000
Amazing Grace (feat. Ginny Owens) Jim Brickman Grace
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (feat. Brenda Janz and the Mennonite Jazz Committee) Brian Doerksen Today 2004
How Great Is The Love (feat. Paul Baloche) Meredith Andrews As Long As It Takes 2010
When I Speak Your Name (feat. Kari Jobe) Klaus Glory 2008
Love Song (feat. Abbey Merkel) Lamont Hiebert Worship Project P40.3 2004
With Every Breath (feat. Dan Haseltine of Jars Of Clay) Leigh Nash City On A Hill 2001
Lord (feat. Mark Stuart, Vicky Beeching) Ian Eskelin Your Name 2008
We Fall Down (feat. Chris Tomlin) Steven Curtis Chapman WOW Worship Red 2005
Dry Bones (feat. Jon Egan, Mia Fields) New Life Worship You Hold It All
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