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March is Letter Month

Have you ever been in a room where the person taking roll-call thinks someone is missing? A person's name gets called several times before that man or woman finally says..."I'm here!"

That's how it can be for us at WIHS!

As we continue to broadcast the Good News of Jesus Christ around the clock, sometimes we wonder who is listening. Whether you are a new listener or a longtime listener to WIHS...if you've never contacted us before, we'd love for you to send us a quick note this month which says, "I'm here!"

March is letter month at WIHS. We're getting many letters from listeners who have reached out to us in the past. In addition to those encouraging notes, we'd like you to write to us, especially if you never have before!

Contact us by email at wihs@snet.net or send your note or card to: WIHS Radio, 1933 South Main Street, Middletown CT 06457.

We are looking forward to receiving your card or email during March which says, 'I'm here!"

Missionaries from Brazil visit WIHS

Julio and Susy Esquivel served with Word of Life Argentina from 2006-2013, and now are missionaries with Word of Life, Caldas Novas Brazil. Hear about their work for the Lord in an upcoming WIHS Journal with Anissa Porticelli in early April.

Pictured (L-R) Journal Host, Anissa Porticelli; Station Manager, Mark Channon; Elaine Channon; Susy & Julio Esquivel.

Meet New Board Member Albert Innarelli

Albert Innarelli

I was born on January 28th, 1958 in Springfield, Mass. to God-fearing parents. They taught my younger brother and me right from wrong. But knowing the difference between right and wrong, and being able to resist the temptation to do wrong, are two different things. And it's the latter that resulted in my doing five years of a six year federal prison sentence.

I was bitter about my prison sentence because I knew it was longer than I deserved. Because I was a professional, the judge wanted to make an example out of me, so he sentenced me to a term that was longer than the sentencing guidelines dictated. But instead of letting it get me down, I set out to use the time there to make myself a better person.

Being brought up Catholic, I believed that Jesus had died on the cross for my sins. But, I also believed, wrongly, that I had to be a good person and do good deeds in order to personally win His favor. It wasn't until I got involved in bible study at the prison and began fellowshipping with other Christians, that I learned that the Lord wanted to have a personal relationship with me. It was in prison that I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior.

Through daily bible reading, especially the story of Joseph, I learned that what the judge and prosecutor in my case intended for evil, God intended for good. The growth that I experienced in my spiritual life would never have come about, had I not been incarcerated. There is a line from Pastor Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven Life", that resonates with me every day – "You never know that God is all you need, until God is all you've got". Jesus carried me then and he continues to carry me.

From my incarceration experience, I have learned that the struggle between choosing to do good or evil, yielding to my will or God's will, God's way or my way, cannot be won by human strength or will-power alone. Our enemy, the devil, conspires with the "world" and our "flesh", to draw us away from the peace, joy, and security which God provides for those who put their trust in him.

Resurrection Season Special Programming

WIHS will broadcast special programming during the Resurrection season. The programs will air April 6th - April 19th to recount the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and His victory over sin and death. Check back for more details about each program and the times they will air.

WIHS Spring 2017 Special Book Offer

Slandering Jesus
Six Lies People Tell About The Man Who Said He Was God
by Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Both skeptics and believers want the truth about the man who claimed to be God. Renowned scholar Dr. Erwin Lutzer provides the ultimate answers. Drawing on decades of rigorous Bible study and teaching experience, he examines six widely-held beliefs about Jesus Christ--untruths that have even infiltrated even the church – and counters them with facts. The fabrications include:

• Jesus' family tomb has been discovered
• Jesus was not crucified
• Judas did Jesus a favor
• Jesus was only a man
• Jesus had a dark secret
• Jesus is one way among many

Using clear logic and historical evidence, Dr. Lutzer explains how these lies sprouted and grew, gives readers deeper insight into the true character and qualities of Jesus, and equips readers to identify and expose lies that demean him.

You can receive a copy of this book by making a donation of any amount to WIHS. Offer valid thru May 31, 2017 or while supplies last. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Click here to make a donation for the book.

Meet WIHS Board Member Jim Whiting

Jim Whiting

Jim Whiting is a new member of the WIHS Board of Directors. His testimony is as follows...

I was born into a church going home in Bronxville, NY and through my growing years we belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church, where my father taught Sunday School, and I sang in the choir.

I do not remember a time when I ever doubted the existence of God or that Jesus was His Son come to the world to save sinners. But as many growing up in the late 60s and early 70s, I found myself more interested in other pursuits, namely, the sport of Tennis. Around the age of 12, I told my dad that while in church I was only thinking of being on the Tennis court and asked if I could play Tennis on Sunday instead. Interestingly, he gave permission, and the Tennis court became my sanctuary.

It was in my mid twenties however, that the truth claims I heard as a boy were beginning to press on me, and I wrestled with the fact that I was outside the will of the Lord, and that my life was a poor reflection of what I knew and believed to be true. There began a lifetime of daily Bible reading, which continues to this day. (My wife Karen and I read the scriptures through to each other every day – a blessing incalculable!)

My faith can be simply stated as the following: I trust wholly in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for my standing before a just and Holy God, and endeavor to flesh that out in every day life.

Karen and I worship as members of the Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian church in Hamden, CT, and I am employed as (you guessed it) a Tennis Coach in Simsbury, CT, where I direct Tennis for the Hop Meadow Country Club during the summers and teach indoors at the Simsmore Tennis Club in the fall, winter and spring.

"Proclaim 17" – National Religious Broadcasters' Convention

The National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention's theme this year was Proclaim 17. The four-day event took place in Orlando, Florida February 27th - March 2nd and featured 80 speakers and hundreds of exhibits. Thousands of Christian media and ministry came together to listen, learn, share ideas, break bread together and celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

WIHS Station Manager Mark Channon (left) attended Proclaim 17 and connected with several of the station's ministry partners along the way, including Dr. Michael Rydelnik (center), Professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Dr. Erwin Lutzer (right), Pastor Emeritus Moody Church.
Mark Channon spent time visiting with the Speaker and President of Haven Ministries, Charles Morris. Listen to Charles on WIHS with Haven Today (weekdays at 4:30am & 7:30pm) and Haven Now (weekdays at 10:09am).
Mark Channon with Bob LePine, the Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of FamilyLife and Co-Host of FamilyLife Today® which airs on WIHS weeknights at 7pm.

2017 Daily Bible Reading Guide

Each month during 2017, The Daily Bible Reading Guide from The Connecticut Bible Society has a unique topic related to the faithfulness of God's word. The theme for March is God's Faithful Word of Prayer.

The guide comes in English and Spanish, and folds up easily to keep in your Bible, purse or briefcase WIHS is pleased to partner with the Connecticut Bible Society to make the guide available to you at no cost.

If you would like a copy for yourself, or several copies for your church or Bible study group please, contact WIHS radio any of these ways:

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