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KJOL E-Newsletter Vol. 177- December 2019

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace among those with whom He is pleased."

- Luke 2:14

-- Inside This Edition –

What's Happening- Home for the Holidays, Giving Tuesday, Angel Tree, and an Android Update
From The Manager’s Desk- Giving Tuesday

Kurt's Music News- Christmas music from Keith & Kristyn Getty, Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster and more!
Listener Comments- New & Faithful Friends Respond

 

What's Happening- Home for the Holidays

homeKJOL is now in full "Christmas Mode."  Catch the best real Christmas music and Christmas specials, as we lead you "Home" For The Holidays through Christmas Day.  And when Christ is your home, you can't go wrong! 
 

Click here to download our Christmas Specials Calendar. 

 

 

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Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday; and it's a great day to support this work of Christ on the Western Slope and beyond! Would you consider make a gift to KJOL right now?  Bless others through your generosity.
 

 

Angel Tree

Angel Tree

Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program us underway at Local Christian Radio.  Stop by our studiosduring business hours, and pick up an "angel" off our tree in the lobby.  Sign-in, and purchase a gift for a child of an incarcerated parent.  Wrap the gift, and have it back to KJOL by December 11th...and thanks so much for spreading the Light to our community!

 

App stores

If you listen to the KJOL App on an Android device, be sure to download our latest App update.  It fixes a crash that was occuring at lock screen.  It's super easy...just visit Google Play, search for KJOL, and click on "update."  And don't forget to share our App with a friend!

 

 

 

From The Manager’s Desk

David Andrews It’s hard to believe it has been nearly two years since the role of station manager was transitioned to yours truly. And 2 years later, there is a lot of water under the bridge already.  I speculate that the time has gone by so quick because “keeping busy makes the time go by faster.”  And as I reflect on all the big projects that have happened behind the scenes in that time, I am so appreciative to the staff here at KJOL.  A lot has been put on their shoulders, and they have risen to the task.   

We are seeing their efforts pay off.  I don’t mean necessarily dollars-wise…I mean where it counts…in ministry.  Throughout the year, we have heard from a number of new listeners and also longtime listeners finding the richness of His presence through the programming (and staff) at KJOL.  I have been really blown away with some of the exciting testimonies we have received this year, which leave no doubt that this ministry is being used by the Most High!

This year, I think about the Jewish man who recently found Christ and uses KJOL to grow in Him.  I think about the woman who called the station after asking God for someone to pray for her desperate situation, while at the same time searching her radio tuner and all of the sudden hearing a KJOL staff member asking for prayer requests for Prayertime.  I think of the elderly woman in Montrose who is home-bound and calls KJOL “her lifeline.”  I think of the father and son who listen to this ministry together, one here in the Western Slope, and the other serving afar on a nuclear submarine in the US Navy.  I think of the prisoner at Delta Correctional who spends most of his day listening to KJOL and growing in the Word.  I think of the pastor who moved out of state, and said “they need KJOL here.” 

Just a few days ago, another pastor in the Grand Junction area encouraged me, saying he prays for us, because he knows that KJOL brings God’s Word to people that won’t set foot in a church, but would listen to the radio.  It’s true. We reach into prisons, into cars, into homes, into phones and computers, and basically anywhere our signal can be heard or an app downloaded. What a great potential for the Kingdom of God!

Someone from an area ministry recently asked me, with all this exciting stuff going on, are you seeing any more donations come in?  And I related that we hope soon, and while we are living in exciting days for ministry, still have concerns about where we are at financially.  And indeed all that we do does come at a real life financial cost. 

KJOL has been operating at a budgetary deficit pretty much all year long; and I would like to take a minute to personally ask you to bless this ministry with a special gift today…Giving Tuesday.  You can do that right now…right here

Thanks for your consideration, and being there for us, as we seek to be there for you, and the community around us.  God bless you.
 

God bless and Merry Christmas!

Dave Andrews
KJOL Station Manager

dave@kjol.org


Kurt's Music NewsA listing of new Christmas albums for 2019

KurtKeith & Kristyn Getty
Sing! An Irish Christmas Live at Grand Ole Opry House
a live concert at Grand Ole Opry House, featuring a collection of carols, ancient and modern, performed by top Irish and American musicians, including guest appearances from Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, Ellie Holcomb, and Phil Keaggy playing “Silent Night” on guitar
NOTE: hear this album on KJOL December 20 at 7:00 pm
 
Chris Tomlin
Christmas Day: Christmas Songs of Worship
a four-song release including “Christmas Day” with We The Kingdom
 
Lincoln Brewster
A Mostly Acoustic Christmas
recorded at his home “with family and friends and the help of his two dogs” including some instrumentals featuring his considerable guitar talents
 
Sara Groves
Joy of Every Longing Heart
her first Christmas offering in 10 years, with classic and original piano-driven ballads
 
Various Integrity Music artists
Majesty in a Manger
including the title cut by Greg Sykes, Darlene Zschech, All Sons & Daughters, Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster, Michael Farren
 
Danny Gokey
Christmas Is Here
former American Idol finalist, with his country/pop renditions of Christmas classics and more
 
Phil Wickham
Christmas
featuring classics and original compositions
 
Amy Grant
Christmas
a limited edition vinyl box set of all three of Grant’s Christmas albums, plus a bonus disc with two rare tracks

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Listener Comments- Faithful Friends Respond

""Thank you for serving God in this way. May God continue to bless you." -Bettie, Fruita
 
"We enjoy the programming; especially Break Point and Focus on the Family. Thank you for all you contribute to our community...with prayers for abundance." -Lavonne, Fruita
 
"Thanks for all your hard work in Jesus' name." -Gwen, Delta
 
"I am a regular listener and often find myself being encouraged by those ministering in song and Word. I especially enjoy David Jeremiah, Chuck Swindoll and the Chris Fabry. Your Sunday morning music from 5-9 is much appreciated." -Sherill, Grand Junction
 
"At almost 89 and too disabled to go to church, KJOL is my church. KJOL means so much to me. Thank you."
-Marilyn, Montrose

"Loving your Christmas music, it is so Divine."
-Sue, Grand Junction

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