Benefit Concert for The Barbers

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Friday night, Nov. 15, Daniel Doss and Jennie Wellsand are in concert at Calvary Church, Valparaiso. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The concert is a benefit for Angie and Brian Barber as they move to the Dominican Republic to serve and spread the message of God’s love!

Great Concert! Greater Cause!!

 

Call Out to Help Other’s Callings

It was great to catch up with Jennie Wellsand on Friday morning and we debuted a brand new single “Hope is Rising”!Click to get the flyer

Jennie is planning a return trip to Africa as part of the Field of Dreams Uganda ministry she is serving. You can help make it happen and enjoy some good eats Monday night at Chik-Fil-A. Come out for dinner between 5pm-7pm and a portion of your bill will be donated to Jennies 2014 trip. Jennie will be playing an acoustic set starting at 6pm. Get the flyer to show at the counter of Chik-Fil-A on her Facebook page.

 

Saturday (Nov. 9), 500 Turkeys has a benefit concert (see info below), but they the project also needs some people to step up and help with collecting food to help round out the meals for the community in need. It sounds like more than 700 families are in line to receive a meal this year, but there are some items needed to complete each. In addition, they need volunteers to help box then help to hand out boxes to the families. Visit www.500Turkeys.com for information.

Help Feed Families in Northwest Indiana This Thanksgiving – 500 Turkeys

Here are a few ways for you, your family, co-workers and friends can join the effort to feed 700 families with a complete meal for Thanksgiving this year.

The Gobble Rock concert is happening November 9 at the Memorial Opera House starting at 6pm.

Featured musicians include:

There are items being collected right now to help round out the meal including

  • Aluminum foil pans big enough for a turkey
  • Gravy packets
  • Brownie Mix (for 9″x13″ pan)
  • Canned yams
  • Salt and pepper (not Salt-n-Pepa, but if you know them, maybe you could ask them to swing by for Gobble Rock)
  • Toliet paper

To see what else and where things are being collected visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.516668225091113.1073741829.168063213284951&type=1

Redefined by Grace Women’s Conference

3rd Annual Women's event this year with the theme "Healed to Serve"

3rd Annual Women’s event this year with the theme “Healed to Serve”

 

Tuesday morning (Sept. 10 – with a replay in the evening and probably on Thursday morning, too) one of WITW’s founders, Donna Rice, visited to share information about the 3rd Annual Redefined by Grace conference.  Part of the exciting news about the conference for this year is the fact that Altitude Church in Wanatah will be hosting!

Altitude is one of WITW’s supporters and another calling on Cliff and Donna Rice’s hearts as they have lead the effort to bring back to life a church which has more than 120 years of history in the building.  The traditional old, white country church is anything but old and traditional on Sunday mornings and in its ministry outreach.

Hosting the Redefined by Grace conference joins Altitude’s hosting of the Kairos Prison Ministry and support for GenderSave, a ministry to help save the lives of young and unborn girls in India.

The conference is open to all women interested in being renewed and recharge to serve in God’s Kingdom plans.

Contact Donna for more information – 219.983-2326.

Bring the Prayz

PrayzDayzPrayz Dayz makes it triumphant return to the stage for Popcorn Fest.  Stop by and enjoy an awesome afternoon of music, praise and a family-friendly/encouraging event.

The concert is FREEEEEE and will take place at Smith Field (thanks Smith Ready Mix) on Indiana, just east of the Franklin House.  Bring a blanket, lawn chair and heart to be filled!

Some great local artists including Spoken For, David Thornberry Band, Jordan-Morgan Landowne, Into the Light, Jennie Wellsand, James Veach, Frank Guzzo and one of our favorite national touring acts – Heath McNease.  More acts are being added, so visit the Prayz Dayz Facebook page for the latest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/369252263200715/

See you there!

 

 

No Fooling – April 1st was technical mess

April 1, 2013 was a benchmark date for WITW’s programming. Our Moody Bible Satellite service went dark (or was supposed to) as they completed the move to their new distribution system.

What does this mean for WITW listeners?

Our SRN News feed is gone for awhile. The cost of acquiring the new satellite receiver/decoder (just the little box not the giant dish on the roof) is $2,500+. In addition we have the ongoing montly maintenance of $100. At this time, we just don’t have the resources to cover the expense. 2012 was a very expensive year for WITW, the little station that could, which doesn’t rely on outside support. We try to be prudent with our expenses and this is just not the right amount or time.

So, we will not have news at the top of each hour, but the good news (well the Good News is Christ is Risen and is our salvation, but) is our programming will be updated to eliminate the need to cut off songs at the top of every hour to hit top of the hour news. It means our ID at the “top of the hour” may not be exactly at the top of the hour, so you’ll have to find another source to set your watches.

To add to the Apri Fool’s fun, our Internet streaming server was moved to a new server by our hosting provider. They gave me some heads up, but losing last week to illness left me short of getting all the links pointing in the right direction. Our website is updated, but it will take a day or so for TuneIn to update it’s database.

We are very appreciative of our listeners and want to be consistent. I apologize for the distruption in service to our streaming followers.

Testimony Tuesday Archive

The finishing touches are being put on a new archive site for our Testimony Tuesday recordings. We hear from listeners regularly requesting the capacity to listen back to our guests. With our limited resources and staffing, it has taken a bit to put together. A separate site has been created and the Testimony Tuesday’s we have are being uploaded.

We have saved many of them in .MP3 format. We have a few on video. We will post the new site as soon as we get a few of the shows of for you.

Listen Live On The Go – Streaming to iPhone iO/S Android

There’s a new app option for listening on either iO/S systems or Android systems.

Tunein App to stream WITW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The app is called Tunein Radio. I have tested the iPhone free version. There is an iPhone paid app (assume it drops the little banner ad at the bottom) for $.99. I don’t see a charge for the Android version. It seems to rate well on the Android side.

It loads quick for me on the iPhone and has the capacity to support linked images/per song. The iPhone app allows for rewind and pause features and says that you can record as well. I haven’t tried that yet.

Give them a try and let us know what you think. Now, more of you can take us outside of Valpo on the road.

If you are at a computer, you can listen to our stream right from the website. Click on the “Listen Live” tab above. You might right click on the tab and open in a new window so you can keep it on the page while doing other surfing. We are still testing some things with the player. One thing we seem to be bumping into is random timing out for people using Chrome. IE doesn’t seem to have the same problem. So you might try it first.

We’d love to have your feedback so we can continue to make improvements and increase stability before we begin to more broadly market the online listening as an option for people.

Links to the App:
– Android

– iPhone

Building 429 Christian Concert Review – LaPorte County Fair

Building 429 with Samestate in concert at the LaPorte, IN. County Fair, July, 12, 2012.

We had a blast!!!!

Samestate Christian Concert LaPorte County Fair July 12 2012

Samestate at the LaPorte County Fair

Samestate opened the show with some rockin’ jams and worship tunes. From Kansas, Samestate is a group of five guys with a heart for Jesus, and a desire to proclaim his name to young people. The band’s roster is chocked full of great musicians such as Dalton Diehl on lead vocals, guitars, and keys; Darren Harms on guitar; Ryan Little on bass; Ray Wyatt on guitar and synth; Blake Leoni on drums. Starting things off with their unique blend of rock and alternative, with a twist of country, Samestate had no problem getting the crowd moving and raising up a joyous noise. They ended their set with their current single ‘Hurricane’. You can find out more about them at their website:  http://www.samestatemusic.com/  Definitely a band to watch out for!  
Building 429 Christian Concert at the LaPorte County Fair July 12

Building 429 at the LaPorte County Fair

Building 429 is a group of anointed brothers from small towns around the country. They released their first album ‘Space in between us’ in 2004, which included their breakout hit ‘Glory Defined’. They have been rocking the christian world ever since, touring with bands like Casting Crowns and tobymac. Jason Roy brought awesome lead vocals, Jesse Garcia shredded the guitar, Aaron Branch grooved on the bass, and Michael Anderson brought it all together with a powerful presence on drums. At last night’s show, they played current faves ‘Where i belong’ and ‘Listen to the sound’, as well as some classics like ‘One foot’, and traditional worship songs like ‘I am free’ and ‘Revelation’. They also hooked us up with a new song from their upcoming album which is due to be released in May of 2013. Jason shared his testimony with the crowd. It was an encouraging message of the trials and tribulations that one can experience in the world, and the one and only way through the storm, the love of God through Jesus Christ. The energy was amazing, as they brought the crowd to their feet, to the stage, and kept them jumping for the entirety of their rockin set! Find out more about Building 429 at their website:  http://building429.com/
Building 429 Christian Concert at the LaPorte County Fair July12

Building 429 at the LaPorte County Fair

Amazing how God works! I won the tickets in a contest hosted by WITW 93.5, Valparaiso, Indiana’s Christian radio station. I took my wife. During the show, we discovered why God had chosen us to go. Earlier in the afternoon, my wife saw a young boy, about 9 or 10 years old. He was wandering by himself, looking around and crying. My wife has a fantastic heart for children. She was immediately moved to help the boy. When she asked him what was wrong, he replied that he had lost his grandmother. We suggested going to the fair office to have a message broadcast over the loudspeakers. We stayed with him, walking toward the office. On the way, we found his grandmother. Smiling, we walked away, thanking God for reuniting them. Sitting at the concert later that evening, we looked down the row. Only a few seats down was the boy and his grandmother! We realized that winning the tickets for the show was God’s way of getting my wife to the fair to be the Light for a small moment in the boy’s life. Praise God!!!
Justin Lund
(Winner of tickets from WITW 93.5 and the LaPorte County Fair – thanks Justin and Gene at LaPorte County Fair)