Listener Stories Encourage others by sharing your story here. Opening of My Eyes Thomas Most of my 50 years have been spent living for myself--lies, partying, drinking, drugs, you name it! I pretty much did whatever I wanted, but an emptiness was growing inside me. Then in September, the father of one of my best friends passed away. Sitting at the memorial service, I actually listened to the minister and reflected on my own life. Though I thought of checking out this church, I didn't actually do it. Then on December 5, my uncle--a great man and devoted Christian--died. As I listened at his memorial service of all the lives he'd touched, I realized I needed to find Jesus. I've recently asked Jesus into my heart and have started attending church. I also recently discovered your radio station while driving. At first, it was just another station playing Christmas carols, but it was playing some that I liked. The more I listened, the more I found myself drawn to listen--not just to the music, but also the messages it was broadcasting. I now have WBCL programmed on the radio in my truck and the live stream on my computer at work. I'm still a lost sheep trying to find my way home but your station helps point the way. Thank you and God Bless.Sometimes... Amy My young family moved to Indiana from Florida in 1988. I had listened to a great Chistian station there, and that made it difficult to leave. I wasn't sure what I'd find here. I didn't know anyone in the area, and my husband and I had two preschoolers. I soon found that I had a friend in WBCL. Your station took me through the growing-up years of my children, an unwanted divorce, and the loss of a job because of the arson of our building. God has been with me through it all, and I hear His voice through WBCL. Sometimes it's a comforting voice, and sometimes it's reproving. But it's always loving. Thank you for being the conduit for God's message to so many listeners. We love you!Thankful for WBCL Kathy My husband and I moved to the Fort Wayne area in February 1979. I was not a believer but because we needed extra money, I took a job as a church secretary. The previous secretary was listening to WBCL and so I felt like I HAD to listen to it as well even though I did not want to. I didn't want anything to do with Christians. But God had a different plan. After listening to Char Binkley and Jeff Carlson's stories about their ups and downs, good times and not so good times, I started thinking more about what made them so joyful and why they were so loving and kind. God spoke to me through these radio station personalities and songs that were played. It also seemed everywhere I turned, people in my life loved God and weren't ashamed of it. As hard as I tried, I couldn't escape His love. Finally, on June 15, 1979, I asked Jesus to forgive me and to be my Savior. My husband and I raised our five children on WBCL and we continue to listen to it - in our office, in our home and in our vehicles. We find great comfort through the words, programming and songs to this day. Thank you, WBCL. You were a key part of my coming to know and love Jesus!I love listening to WBCL Sandy I have always loved listening to WBCL -for many years now. The stories and music have always touched my heart and moved me at times to stop and pray for something in my life or someone on the air. WBCL keeps my attention on God Amber I have always been a Christian woman; I accepted Christ as my personal savior when I was 8 years old. When I was 18 years old, I was told that I had a chronic illness (Crohn's Disease). I had a few problems then but my disease showed its ugly face in 2012, I was just 25 years old and I was literally in the hospital dying. I had just given birth to my second daughter seven months before. I had ambulance rides, a life flight, a rare tumor on my spine that had to be removed, and before I knew it, I had 15 surgeries in just 4 years. This also brought a divorce for me and my husband at that time. I began to turn my back against God and wondered why I was going through all of these things. I had lost all of the strength I once had, and my days got dark. Then one night, I cried out to God asking him to forgive me. I didn't want to live that way anymore, and I wanted more and more of him in my life everyday. The next day I got in my car with my two girls and I turned on WBCL. I loved the music I was hearing and so did my daughters. For the last year and a half I have not listened to any other station. I am so grateful that God brought this to my attention; a lot of the music speaks to me and my daughters love the Newsboys, WBCL keeps my attention on God throughout the day. This station is a great influence for anyone with any problem great or small. Thank you WBCL.