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KJOL E-Newsletter- Vol. 125 – July 2015

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”
- Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)

 -- Inside This Edition --

Post Sharathon 2015-The Goal Has Been Met!
Program Changes- Retro Hour on Saturdays @ 7 AM & Jungle Jam & Friends!
NightVision 2015-Coming Back to Olathe, July 10-11!
FREE Summer Activity Calendar-Available Now From Thriving Family Magazine
From The Manager’s Desk-Moving On!
Kurt’s ♫Music Notes♫-Things You Didn’t Know About NightVision Artists
Listener’s Corner-Responses Since Meeting Our Sharathon Goal & More!


Post-Sharathon 2015- The Goal Has Been Met!

In case you missed it…  Friday, June 19, thanks to the faithful support of over 440 of you in our KJOL family, we surpassed our broadcast operations need of $176,500 post-Sharathon!  Please rejoice with us as we celebrate over 28 new donors supporting us in 2015 as well!  While we’re praising the Lord along with you, we are also grateful for your continued faithfulness over the summer months!  Your gifts and prayers are making it possible for others to hear the light and truth of Jesus Christ each and every day all over Western Colorado and the world via online listening!   While we have met our need, you may still make your commitment to support KJOL online today by clicking here! Or, simply send in your Sharathon response to 1354 East Sherwood Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81501.  Every gift continues to help us push back the darkness by letting our light shine as the Lord directs!

Programming Notes- Retro Hour on Saturdays @ 7 AM & Jungle Jam & Friends!
Retro Hour
It’s the Retro Hour on Saturdays at 7 AM for the summer months as we bring you classic Ranger Bill episodes at 7 AM and retro shows from our friends at Keys for Kids Ministries at 7:30 AM.  The Red Rock Mysteries will return with new episodes at a later date, but for now we’re introducing you to programs your grandparents may have enjoyed courtesy of our friends at Keys for Kids Ministries.  Let us know what you think and remember to stay tuned for the Retro Hour all summer long on KJOL Saturdays at 7 AM.
Jungle Jam
Jungle Jam & Friends the Radio Show – Saturday @ 9 AM & Sunday @ 5:30 PM
Join us for “Summer Jam” as we bring you Jungle Jam & Friends the Radio Show for the summer months on KJOL!  Enjoy more adventures with Gruffy, Millard, Jean Claude and the rest of the jungle crew as we discover truths from God’s Word along with quite a few laughs along the way.

NightVision 2015- Coming Back to Olathe, July 10-11!
NightVision 2015

Praise Him Ministries presents a fun, family friendly, festival featuring top Christian bands, artist and speakers including Pastor Greg Laurie of “A New Beginning.” One Day Passes are $20/person now and at the door.  Two Day Passes are $40/person now and at the door.  Tickets do not include parking, online ticket fees, carnival or concessions. Click here for more things you should know before heading to the festival.  Kids 5 and under get in FREE.  Click here to purchase tickets today.

Here’s the complete schedule for the activities at NightVision 2015! 
Daylight Stage Schedule
Main Stage Schedule


FREE Summer Activity Calendar- Available Now From Thriving Family Magazine

Are you looking for fun-filled activities designed to help you explore God’s Word with your kids/grandkids this summer?  Thriving Family’s 2015 Summer Activity Calendar is available for FREE right now by clicking the image above.  Discover God’s Word together as a family this summer from the comforts of your own home (or even outside).

From The Manager’s Desk- Moving On!

Ken AndrewsSummer is here, and finally – yes, finally - we can say that our full need in Sharathon 2015 has been met! We are SO grateful to each of you who prayerfully invested in local Christian radio for another year. God's faithfulness, through you, is such an encouragement to me personally as we endeavor to proclaim the Good News of Christ in these challenging times. Thank you! (And, you can still make a commitment or add-on by clicking here if you sense the LORD is leading you in that direction.)

While we are rejoicing in the Sharathon need being met, I do have a few concerns that I would ask to you to pray about. First, while the Sharathon commitment level is fulfilled, we had fewer than usual new donors (those who have never before made a faith promise commitment.) It is very important that new "investors" come on board to replace those who move away, can no longer afford to donate or "graduate" into eternity. Secondly, while the commitment level needed has been reached, our cash flow is surprisingly slow for the first half of the year. These Summer months tend to slow down financially, and costs tend to increase with repairs, maintenance, etc. Your faithfulness during this time is greatly appreciated.

Summer also means new projects and vacation time for staff. Again, your prayers for us are appreciated as we patch together coverage with our small staff to keep everything humming along!


Ken Andrews, Manager
United Ministries

Kurt’s ♫Music Notes♫-Things You Didn’t Know About NightVision Artists

With Nightvision’s return to Olathe this month, here’s a few details about some of the headline performers that you may not know.

Mercy Me
Mercy Me
Mercy Me’s newest album Welcome To The New contains the song “Flawless.”  Here’s what Bart Millard says about this song:
   “I grew up with a legalistic background, and even though it was all about grace, there were always three more things you could do to make life better. But of course, I’d do ten: I was an overachiever. That’s why I started a band; if we weren’t giving God our best, he wasn’t happy with us.
   “That relentless drive almost finished the band as well. Burned out from giving so much of his life and energy to MercyMe, and feeling as though he fell short somehow, Millard was ready to turn in his resignation.
   “That’s when an old friend – a youth pastor from the first church camp MercyMe played 20 years ago – popped back into his life with a most unexpected message. “He said, ’There is nothing in our life to make Christ love us any more than he does.’
   “And I thought that was a novel concept, but I didn’t buy it: I have a wretched heart, and I’m nothing without God. But then he said, ‘Because of the cross you are a brand new creation. You can’t worry about the heart that can’t be trusted. You have a brand new heart and mind in Christ. And I thought, ‘Wow, that’s something I never heard growing up. There’s no way I can sabotage this.’”

David Crowder
David Crowder
With his long, bushy beard and black retro eyeglasses, David Crowder is hard to miss in a lineup of contemporary Christian worship leaders (or any other lineup, for that matter!).  He started the David Crowder Band 20 years ago while leading worship at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. 
   In 2012, they disbanded.  The band now records under the name “The Digital Age” while David has gathered a group of new musicians together who perform simply as “Crowder.”

For King And Country
For King & Country
This band was formerly known as “Joel & Luke” as in Joel and Luke Smallbone.  Not ringing any bells?  You might recognize their famous sister, Rebecca Smallbone.  No?  How about her stage name: Rebecca St. James!  The two Smallbone brothers moved to Nashville with Rebecca’s family way back in 1991. 
   After signing a record deal in 2009, they chose the name “For King & Country” which is the battle cry of English soldiers willing to lay down their lives for their king and their country.  Luke adds, “Now it has become our mission to lay down our lives for our King and our country.”  (We’re not quite sure which country he refers to: America, England, or Australia?  Guess it doesn’t matter as long as you know who your King is!)
   By the way, the photo shows Joel and his wife, singer Moriah Peters, with Luke and his wife Courtney.

Fancesca Battistelli
Francesca Battistelli
Francesca Battistelli’s parents met while on the national tour of the musical “The King and I.”  Her father was the assistant conductor and her mother played Anna, the female lead opposite Yul Brynner’s King of Siam.  This helps explain why Francesca’s early ambition was to be a Broadway performer. 
   But at a youth camp, the seed of Christian music was planted.  She released her debut album in 2008, and married Matthew Godwin of the group Newsong in 2009. 
   She could have changed her Italian last name to something easier to spell (like “Goodwin”) but didn’t.  As she sings in “You Know My Name”:
   I don't need my name in lights
   I'm famous in my Father's eyes
   Make no mistake
   He knows my name

Greg Laurie
Greg Laurie
No, he won’t be singing (I don’t think!).  But Pastor Greg Laurie will preach on Friday night, July 10, just before Mercy Me takes the stage at Nightvision.  If you listen to A New Beginning (6:30 pm, Mon-Fri on KJOL), you may already know a lot about Greg’s personal story.  For example:

  --Greg became a Christian through the preaching of self-styled “hippie preacher” Lonnie Frisbee, who was a key figure in the development of Chuck Smith’s Calvary Chapel ministry.
  --Greg was born out of wedlock in 1952 to a Marilyn Monroe look-alike mother who was an alcoholic, married seven times.  He led her to the Lord one month before she died.
  --His 33-year-old son Christopher was killed in a car accident in 2008.  Chris was a prodigal son who had “come back,” said Greg.  “He really committed his life to Christ in the last two years of his life.  He was using his gifts for God's glory."

Listener’s Corner- Responses Since Meeting Our Sharathon Goal & More!

Praise God; He is Good!!!
- Nancy, Whitewater

Yippee! Thank you Lord, our Provider.
-Sharon, Grand Junction

Yay!  Praise the Lord!!!  God is Good all the Time!!!  So glad need has been met!!
- Crystal, Grand Junction

I am both grateful to the Lord for HIs goodness and proud of you for your faithfulness!!
- Dick, Allentown

I have listened the KJOL radio this night. I am blessed. God bless you all.
- Bhupathy Rao, Fort Wayne, IN

We are so blessed with your wonderful programming. Thank you.
- Joan, Grand Junction

Thank you for serving our community with God's love.
- John, Palisade





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