Listener Stories Encourage others by sharing your story here. I Will Rise Trudy Thank you for letting the Lord direct what songs to air. On June 3rd, my family gathered in my 50 yr. old brother Mike's hospital room as life support was removed. He had fallen from a ladder and suffered severe head trauma. At around 10:30, his nurse came in and asked if we'd like the Christian radio station (WBCL) turned on. Then as the song "I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin began playing, Mike drew his final breath and his heart rate dropped steadily all through the song. As we stood watching the monitor, we realized the words from the song: "I will rise when He calls my name; No more sorrow, no more pain." The presence of God was felt more in that room that night than I have ever witnessed. Over 600 people gathered for his memorial/celebration of life service. We never realized how many lives he had touched with the love of Jesus. We look forward to the day we will join Mike before the throne. God is so good.My soul will sing Your praise unending Vince I was in a lull in my spiritual walk and had started attending a new church. The worship leader caught wind that I played, and he and the pastor asked me to play. Chris, the leader, told me the worship team plays a lot of songs I really wasn't familiar with and he told me a lot of them are on WBCL. I started listening to WBCL and started playing at church. Chris and I became very good friends. Through his prompting me to use my gift for God and listening to Christian radio, my whole Christian walk improved 100-fold! On a Sunday in late January three years ago, Chris met with the team as we always did before church to discuss songs, etc. He wasn't feeling well but wanted to sing anyways. We closed out the service with Matt Redman’s "10,000 Reasons" and the final verse seemed so strong from Chris. "And on that day when my strength is failing, The end draws near and my time has come, Still, my soul will sing Your praise unending, Ten thousand years and then forevermore. Forevermore." On Tuesday at around 2:30 am, his wife calls me and said Chris is really sick and she has taken him to ER. I thought "well ok he'll be fine." I went out to be with them. He was looking bad and in a lot of pain. We were having a bad snowstorm and they couldn't life-flight him to Fort Wayne so they drove him and I followed with his wife. A couple days later, Chris was gone at 52 years old! Without his prompting I would have never started my constant listening to WBCL. Driving and Alexa, WBCL is on.Scars in Heaven Angela I’ve been a WBCL listener for many years. I remember listening to Lynne and Jeff Carlson in the morning. WBCL is my companion at home and in the car. The hardest thing in my life happened in May of 2021. Our 6.5 week old grandson suddenly died. We were broken-hearted both for ourselves and for his mom, our daughter. The song “Scars in Heaven” had just come out and as I listened to it, I felt God reminding me that our grandson is safe in His arms. That Kai’s sin was covered by the blood of Jesus and that we will see him again. “Scars in Heaven” has been renamed in my mind and is “Kai’s Song” now.LIfts my Spirit Kelli I found WBCL in 1982. Since then I have had 3 children and 6 grandbabies. I have never stopped listening to WBCL. WBCL gave me and my family programming to lift our spirits, draw us closer to Christ and helped us raise our children. The benefits of listening to this station are absolutely priceless. I have heard many changes in staff and such but the message has never changed. Praise the Lord! God bless you all! I love and appreciate you, WBCL, more than you could ever know.