Listener Stories


Organ Donation

by Tammy
My husband is waiting for a lung transplant and has had to stop working. There is not a lot we can do because of his condition. But the one thing we completely enjoy is Christian Radio! It has become one of our greatest joys! You bring so much happiness to an otherwise stressful life! I listen every morning on my way to work and the encouragement I receive is such a blessing! My husband—who is only 50—has been told that it will probably take 2-3 years to get a set of lungs. He is doing everything he can to stay as healthy as he can. Even though we’ve gone through difficult times with transportation, his pulmonary rehab, etc., because of our faith we have the courage to continue on. God is so good! We encourage organ donation—so important! We are also so thankful for WBCL!

My Niece and Jesus

by Larry
My little niece "Hopey M" went to be with Jesus in January of 2008. I found myself in great pain, missing her; and my pain brought me to salvation on July 4 of that year. I knew she was no longer suffering, but the hurt was great. It wasn't until sometime later that I learned how much WBCL's staff had done for Hopey during her struggles . . . and I feel my life with Christ was a direct result of God using her to get me to turn my life to Jesus. I have grown so much, and my desire is to learn all I can about God and his attributes. I still miss little Hopey, but I know she now walks with Jesus all the time and is out of pain. I can hardly wait to see her in heaven someday! Words can't express my thanks to WBCL for the ways you were there for Hopey in her pain through her 14 years. THANK YOU and God bless you all!

Only One Channel

by Dan
I have listened to WBCL for about 9 years, having moved from the Detroit area to marry the love of my life. At first, I lived in Hillsdale County and worked in Wixom, MI, rising each day at 3 am to get to work by 6 am. I would listen until I lost the signal, then wait until I could get it again on my way home. Next I worked in Marshall, MI, and again, I would listen as long as possible while traveling to and from work, switching back and forth between 89.5 and 90.3 fm. Now I am happy to report that I get to hear WBCL loud and clear! I listen to WBCL, because it gets me ready to deal with the world and all its troubles; and I know, no matter what, that GOD is there to guide me. WBCL helps keep me grounded in him.

Cancer Story

by Shellie
I just heard the broadcast with Pastor Tom Robbins, and I had to share my story. Everything he talked about is so true. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. I didn't go into it with an open mind or an outstretched arm to God....I went kicking and screaming and asking, Why me? The really important things in life had been reaffirmed when I was diagnosed; and now I was fighting to be able to live. My condition got worse -- and when a moment came when I felt things might be coming to a close, I started to search for help. No doctor or nurse could give me the peace of mind and reassurance I begged for. I wanted to live. I was worried about my children--and in that moment I was in need! I began to talk to God, to explain what I now know He already knew. I gave everything to him in an ICU room. As I sat there talking, praying, I felt God pull me close to Him. I had peace, hope, and a feeling of being loved that I had never experienced before. From that point on, I fought hard to live.  Many things have happened since, but I have never been alone. My cancer brought me to the Savior and it brought me to the church I now belong to. I have so much now because of a moment. I tell everyone that I hate what I went through--it was hard and painful--but I wouldn't change it. The love God gives me, and what I can give others, is worth it all.

The Feelings of Friendship

by Becca
As a college student that spent three years driving back and forth, an hour each way, to school, Phil, Jim, and Larry became my morning companions. When I turned on my radio one morning and Larry wasn't there and someone else was filling in my thought was "Where has my friend gone?" I was actually quite annoyed because I was not okay with him being gone! :) I realized that these three Christian men encouraged me on my way to a secular campus and I always found reasons to smile from these three men. I now live in Fort Wayne and still listen to WBCL any time I have to drive somewhere. I am so grateful that God has put WBCL in my life as an amazing encouragement!