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KJOL E-Newsletter Vol. 160 – July 2018

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."

- Philippians 1:21(NIV)

 

-- Inside This Edition –

What's Happening- Temple Veil Concert & Summer Camps
From The Manager’s Desk-To live is Christ, to die is gain
Kurt’s ♫Music Notes♫-Mark Shultz returns with a new album
Listener Comments- New & Faithful Friends Respond

What's Happening- Temple Veil in Concert!

Temple Veil Concert

Redlands Community Church will be hosting a night of worship for youth with Christian band, Temple Veil, on Tuesday, July 3rd from 7-9pm. This is for middle-school and high-school aged youth...and it's free! For more, call the church at (970) 245-9020, or click here!

 

Summer Camp

Several awesome Christian Summer Camps are underway this month! Western Colorado is an amazing place to have a truly "mountain top" experience with God; and this is an opportunity your child won't want to miss! There are several reputable camps in our area that are about to get started, such as Twin Peaks Bible Camp near Colbran, or Tepee Bible Camp near Rifle.

 

Night Vision 2018

Nightvision 2018 –July 13-14 in Olathe

Praise Him Ministries is back again with the annual Nightvision Christian Music Festival at the Olathe Sweetcorn Festival Park, July 13 and 14th! Artists Coming to Olathe this year include: Big Daddy Weave, Tenth Avenue North, Meredith Andrews, Building 429, Plumb, Salvador, and Christian funnyman, Ken Davis (We don't think he'll be singing). Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the gate. For more, check out Nightvision 2018!

 

From The Manager’s Desk-To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain

David AndrewsThe new Apostle Paul movie has recently released onto DVD, and I am looking forward to seeing it.  That man was no spiritual lightweight.  And our new speaker on Back To The Bible, David Platte, challenged me with a few of Paul's words in a message a couple of months ago.   
 
“To live is Christ, to die is gain.”

Somehow, it has all stuck with me months later.  Perhaps it is because as I come to grips with what that really means, it is hard…and I realize how my mind has been mapped to think differently.  This is especially true in our lavish culture.  “To live is Christ, to die is gain,” means we no longer live for ourselves, and that the attachments of this world do not hold sway to our attachment to Christ.  Sounds easy saying that…but to live it is counter-cultural and counter-intuitive.  A truly Radical concept if you will!

Do I really believe that being with Christ is better than anything or anyone in this world??  That when we die in Christ….that that is a very very good thing for us? That HE is better than what this life offers? 

“But Lord, my ministry at church needs me!”

“But Lord, work would fall apart without me!”

“But Lord, I haven’t left my legacy yet!”

“But Lord, there is still so much left on my bucket list!”

“But Lord, it was my dream to have a wife and children! You gave me those!”

I gulp at that last one.  I think we all could fill in the blank with those attachments that keep our hearts here and not with Christ.  But in order to “live is Christ,” we must also come to grips with “die is gain.” It’s a process in which we start living for Someone other than ourselves.  We strive for Him, and take every precious breath giving our all for Him, knowing that in the end, it pleases the One we love the most, and that we will be rewarded for our faithfulness to Him in the life to come.  And ultimately HE is our greatest reward.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we sell all our possessions, leave our families, take nothing but our Bibles, and live in a cave for the rest of our life, praying that the Lord take us to Heaven asap.  He still has a job for us in our very own home, our neighborhood, our workplace, our church, our finances, and in our family.  He has placed us right where we are suppose to be as His children, where our gifts are suppose to take place… and that is the very place that He can give life and life abundant.  We can have joy in “to live is Christ,” knowing that the end result coming is even better!  

-Dave Andrews
KJOL Station Manager

Ken AndrewsWill Summer be a Hummer or a Bummer?

 
That may be the cheesiest lead-in I’ve ever written…and I have written quite a few!
 
However, with Summer here and the weather heating up, we need to see our income heat up too. Our first quarter of 2018 was a bit better that usual, but the second quarter was much weaker than expected. We are in a new season at KJOL, as we no longer depend on the old “Sharathon cycle” to impact our income, and we need to see a more consistent month to month pattern. We are now behind our year to date projection as we look at these traditionally slow Summer months. (AKA, the “Summer Bummer”)
 
In addition, we were compelled to “pull the trigger” on the system upgrade package a bit sooner than we expected. Our old system dated back to 2001 and was showing signs that, well, “concerned” us. Seriously concerned us. We had acquired significant funding via grants and additionally were blessed by generous listeners but the project did cost more than we anticipated. As a result, there is still a funding shortfall to make up. Thankfully, the new system is very robust and we hope it lasts as long as the old one!
 
SO, cheesy or not, I’m sure you know where I am going with this! Your prayerful generosity right now is needed to see us through these Summer months. The first half of 2018 has been a very costly time; June in particular took its toll. Please be assured we do our very best to be good stewards of the resources you and the LORD entrust to us. We are humbled and grateful to those who have been so generous and take very seriously the privilege and responsibility to serve you through local Christian radio.
 
We recently sent a letter out to those on our mailing list. If you received it, you can prayerfully respond with the enclosed return envelope. You can donate via credit or debit card at www.KJOL.org or through Facebook at Facebook.com/kjolradio. Just look for the blue “Donate” button.
 
Thank you for your loyalty, prayers and investment in local Christian radio. The LORD is doing great things because of your generosity. Let’s see this Summer be a Hummer! (Sorry about that…I couldn’t resist.)
 
Blessings,
 
Ken Andrews, Vice President
United Ministries/KJOL


KurtKurt’s ♫Music Notes♫- Mark SHultz returns with a new album

For the first time since 2012, Mark Schultz has released a major new album.  “Follow” is the name of the album and the first single:
 
“I was reading a story about a young girl who had realized, at a very young age and through difficult circumstances, that the only thing she could truly put her trust in was the Lord. I wrote this one as an encouragement to a girl I have never met. I hope she will hear it on the radio one day.
 
“Now I think about ‘Follow’ in my own life – who am I following? Am I following God and His call, or am I more interested in following someone's Instagram? This song has been really important to me over the past year as I grow to understand my calling as an artist, but even more importantly as a husband and father.”  (Mark Schultz press release)
 
There's gotta be a reason for the pain I'm facing
There's gotta be some meaning in this heart that's breaking
And I don't know how it ends
All I need to know is this...

I'm gonna follow my God
I hear Him saying "fear not."
Through storms that rage
My God will make a way
 
Bethany Worship carries on family tradition

For 15 years, Jonathan Stockstill led worship at Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The church was started by his grandfather in 1963, and has since grown into one of the largest in the nation.  In 2013, Jonathan took over the lead pastor role from his father, Larry Stockstill.  His worship band, Deluge, was renamed Bethany Worship, but Jonathan continues to sing and write songs.
 
Bethany Worship’s latest single is “Speak” featuring Casey Paulin on vocals and James Stockstill (Jonathan’s younger brother) on piano and harmony.  Casey is an administrative assistant at Bethany who is also studying for her law degree.
 
Speak to me. Let my heart
Be awakened by the whispering of love
Pull me close to your heart
Let the silence now be filled with your voice
 
Ayiesha Woods finds a wild, crazy, beautiful thing

It’s pretty certain that Ayiesha Woods is the only artist in our library who has won a “Marlin.”  That’s the Caribbean equivalent of a Dove Award.  Woods spent much of her youth growing up in Bermuda.  In 2006, Gotee Records manager TobyMac was in Jamaica when he heard her music on the local radio station.  A few weeks later, he signed her to his record label.  She was soon nominated as “New Artist of the Year” during the 2007 Dove Awards.
 
KJOL listeners have enjoyed her previous song “Jesus Lovin’ People.”  Her latest single is “Wild Crazy Beautiful.”
 
You're the song in my heart that makes me dance and sing
It's a Wild Crazy Beautiful thing

Listener Comments- Faithful Friends Respond

"I pray for your ministry. Thank you for being there."
-Jewel, Grand Junction
 
"We really appreciate Money Wise, Insight for Living, Adventures in Odyssey, Moody Church Hour, Focus on the Family, FOTF Radio Theater, Chris Fabry Live and others."
-Karen, Grand Junction

"Praying for KJOL to keep bringing the Good News to the Western Slope and the world!"
-Debbie, Palisade
 
"God bless you all." -Ruth, Cedaredge
 
Thank you making such a difference in our lives and in the community." 
-June, Grand Junction
 
"Blessings to you all, thank you for your service."
-Jill, Grand Junction
 
"I have supported KJOL with a monthly donation for many years now and have done so gladly and with full confidence that you use your finances for God's purposes and very responsibly....I am confident you are all good servants of God and that He looks favorably on you. I am inspired by the great faith in God that I hear from the staff as I listen to KJOL. Keep doing the good work God bless you all and thank  you."
-Allen, Fruita
 
"Thank you for being such wonderful encouragers! Good-bye Rhonda."

-Richard, Palisade



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