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God Given Hope and Opportunity

February 25th, 2013

STACEY GAGNE –   It’s been encouraging to hear the response from listeners who were challenged, reminded and inspired to impact the life of a child during our 26 Hours of Compassion last week.  I’ve also gotten to catch up with some adult students  that I befriended during my trip.

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to chat with a couple of the college students in Compassion International’s Leadership Development Program who came up through the Child Sponsorship Program.   They were involved in some service projects this past week that included prison ministry, serving at Compassion projects in the local church,  serving by painting in the homes of some of the sponsored families,  helping to train parents and volunteers and just loving the children.  How inspiring to know that these young adults are already having such an impact!    This is the kind of God given hope and opportunity that our sponsorship provides!

We have heard from several listeners about ways that God has already reaffirmed things that He was speaking to their heart about missions, child sponsorship and our responsibility during the 26 Hours of Compassion.  I (literally) ran into someone in the mall who flagged me down to introduce their family to me and thank WJTL for this opportunity!

We discovered that there are still a handful of students at WJTL’s project that are still waiting to “get into the classroom”.   I’m highlighting their photo’s below.  Please consider the impact that you can make on a life or share the opportunity and this link with a friend.


  1. Stephanie Wenrich
    February 26th, 2013 at 21:17 | #1

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to sponsor a child in this project. I have been hearing God speak to me and tell me to share the blessings that I have with a child that is much less fortunate. My son and I picked a young man to sponsor and I pray we can make a difference in his life. I love listening to WJTL. I have been a listener for almost 30 years now. You are a blessing in my life because God uses music and songs to speak to me the most. God bless you all.

  2. stacey
    February 26th, 2013 at 23:11 | #2

    Yay Stephanie! God is so good and so faithful to us! He pours into our lives and gives us more than enough so that we can pour into others. What a great lesson to teach to your son. Bless you and thanks for listening and responding

  3. March 4th, 2013 at 23:03 | #3

    Great work on your ministry!!

  4. Heather Griest
    March 5th, 2013 at 19:43 | #4

    It is always great to hear about people serving others! Thank you so much for sharing through your blog!

  5. Jesslyn Bitler
    March 6th, 2013 at 16:14 | #5

    Thats so awesome and very encouraging! I feel that people go on a missions trips to serve other people and teach them but sometimes it’s the other way around. It was to snow today and so they closed school and when i heard they were giving away Britt Nicole’s new CD “Gold” i quickly grabbed the phone number and the phone and have been listening to the radio since 9am this morning. I called around lunch but I was caller number one instead of caller number three. I love the song “gold” by Britt Nicole because the lyrics just really encourage you and tell you that no matter how you feel your worth more than gold. And thats important to know! I always enjoying singing along to it when you play it on the radio its like that one song that never gets out of my head but thats probably a good thing.

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