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At the beginning of the year, we challenged you to only listen to Christian music for 30 days, and see how God works in your life. Your stories were incredible, and we thank you for participating!
In conjunction with Building 429's Listen To The Sound Tour, we want to challenge you again! Over the next 30 days, only listen to the sound of Christian music, and let us know how God works in your life. Fill out the form on the right to share your story!
Please be aware that K-LOVE reserves the right to use all or part of your testimony. K-LOVE may choose to broadcast your story and/or photo on the radio, use it in print publication, and/or publish it on the website. Please do not use copy written photos. Thank you for sharing and encouraging others!
Melissa from Cincinnati, OH:Christian music has helped me do a complete 180 with my life. I had been raised a Catholic, I went to church every Sunday, but it had no meaning for me. I decided to become an atheist as a rebellion against my parents, which led me into the darkest part of my life by far. I spent 5 years in that darkness, depressed and suicidal and hopeless. In the summer of 2010, I began to try to look at my life in a different light. Maybe I could give Jesus another try. A few months after I began going to youth group at my parish, I discovered K-LOVE. Hearing the words of You Are More drove me to tears. It was then that I really decided that I was going to live my life for God, because he truly loved me. I don't know where I would be without positive, encouraging K-LOVE. I am proud to say that I have been a constant K-LOVE listener for the last 3 months, and I will continue to be for the rest of my life. Thank you and God bless you all.
Jennifer from Fort Scott, KS:In 2005, I filed for separation & divorce from my husband of 10 years. We were apart for approximately 3 years total. During that time, he turned to Christ & I ran from God. I knew the divorce was not right, but I wanted to believe it was ok. I knew that wasn't the plan God had for me. However, I was selfish. Kevin started listening to a lot of christian music & going to church while we were apart. I could see his life going well & mine falling apart. I wanted what he had, which was inner peace. There were times when my kids asked to listen to the music "dad listened to" but I played my choice of music instead. As my life continued to fall apart, there were times that I turned on my radio and I literally could not get reception on any regular radio stations. I would hit search and it would go to two stations only, both were Christian radio stations. This was not normal, as we have many radio stations in this area. When this would happen, the story being told or the songs being played were always applicable to exactly what was going on in my life at the time, whether it be about relationships at work, children, divorce, etc. I had no doubt in my mind that this was God speaking to me. The words being spoken & sung were touching my heart and making it soft again. Kevin would put CD's in my cd player with specific songs for when I would turn on the car, and they would speak to me. The music made me realize that God still loved me & wanted the best for me. In November of 2007 I became very ill with Lupus & thought I was going to die. One day I cried & cried and begged God to forgive me for being selfish & prayed He would take me back. At that point, I decided I needed to reconcile my relationship with my husband and get my family back together. We got back together, joined a new church, and were remarried in August of 2008. We listen to Christian music all the time at home and in our cars. Our kids love it and it has truly changed our lives,.It makes us look at all things more positively, keeps our thoughts purer, and reminds us of the great love God has for us! It God is good... all the time!!
Caleb from Muncie, IN:I love music especially this station. When I haven't had the best day or week I turn on my radio and listen to Christian music. It always picks me up when I have fallen down. Christian music inspires me to live more for god and it reminds me what my purpose on this earth and what I was created and called to do which is ultimately serve God. Christian music has changed my life so much; it has really got me back on track where I'm supposed to be with God.
Jennifer from Seneca, MO:Listening to Christian Music has helped me to stay focused on the most important thing-GOD!!! With my busy schedule listening to Christian music allows me to worship God throughout the day (at work, in the car or at home) instead of just when I sit down to read my bible or pray. Christian songs like "Forgiven" and "What Faith Can Do" have gotten me through my divorce and other rough times in my life. Without Christian music to keep me focused on God I would not have had the faith to get through these rough times.
Jan from Baton Rouge, LA:I began listening to Christian music in 1986. I was a stay at home mom with a home day care. I constantly tuned to local radio stations to hear "adult" voices to help keep my sanity. I was not a very happy person at the time and was always trying to "fix" my own life and my own problems. One day (by accident? NO!) I tuned to the local Christian station ,KGBI, in Omaha, NE. All of the music, preaching and teaching pointed me to Christ. I was amazed at how music and Scripture had an answer for each of my sorrows. I listened for weeks to the music and my heart was moved by various biblical teachers and counselors. They all gave godly answers for my problems. I surrendered my life to Christ after hearing an invitation on the station. My husband, a musician, rededicated his life to Christ after we attended a Christian concert announced on the station. He had put his guitar aside for years, but picked it up and began using it for the Lord. Today he is the worship pastor at our church. I now live in Baton Rouge, LA, but visited children and grandchildren in Omaha over the Christmas holiday. My heart smiled when we were running errands with one of our grandsons. We were listening the radio (Christian music, of course) and my grandson said, Hey, Grandma, that's what my mom listens to!" Music touches souls. What better way to fill your heart than to listen to Christian music filled with God's love and his Word!
Tabitha from Randleman, NC:Listening to Christian music has definitely changed my heart. I can feel the anger slipping away and renewed hope taking its place. But most importantly, through Christian music, I can feel God's love. He loves us so much, it's so strong, it's hard to imagine how deep that love for us is. I know, that even though my hope had disappeared, God's love for me has always been unwavering.
Maureen from Wilmington, NC:Last year, for my New Year's Resolution, I decided I wanted to build a stronger relationship with God and one way that I could foster that was to listen exclusively Christian music while driving around town. I had never listened to Christian music before and really didn't know what to expect. I really thought I was going to hear the hymns I have always sung in Catholic Church growing up. Wow, was I in for big surprise! The music is great! It is modern with really talented artists and singers and very creative. I found that over the past year K Love has encouraged me to pray for members of my family that were struggling with one thing or another and God has come through it many different ways. I feel that through listening to Christian music on my way to work very early in the morning, I come to work with a positive attitude and feel more motivated than ever to help the people I work with (I am a nurse). It has now been a year and K Love has not changed from the radio station in my car, but it has also moved to the radio station in my house and at work! My 8 year old son even asks me to "turn it up!" when his favorites come on. There is nothing more sweet than to hear your child singing praise to our God! Christian music on K Love has changed my life in many ways, but mostly by giving me encouragement and hope in God's word and being able to share it with my son in fun and beautiful songs!
Melissa from Cincinnati, OH:Christian music has helped me do a complete 180 with my life. I had been raised a Catholic, I went to church every Sunday, but it had no meaning for me. I decided to become an atheist as a rebellion against my parents, which led me into the darkest part of my life by far. I spent 5 years in that darkness, depressed and suicidal and hopeless. In the summer of 2010, I began to try to look at my life in a different light. Maybe I could give Jesus another try. A few months after I began going to youth group at my parish, I discovered K-LOVE. Hearing the words of "You Are More" drove me to tears. It was then that I really decided that I was going to live my life for God, because he truly loved me. I don't know where I would be without positive, encouraging K-LOVE. I am proud to say that I have been a constant K-LOVE listener for the last 3 months, and I will continue to be for the rest of my life. Thank you and God bless you all.
Christie from Shreveport, LA:I am submitting this story on behalf of my husband, Eugene. My husband was traveling alone from Moscow to Siberia on a Missions trip a few years ago. It was late at night and he was listening to "God of Wonders" through his earphones. He was sitting next to a Russian young lady who did not speak English. I guess she could overhear his music and asked to listen. Although she did not speak his language, God's love is a universal language! She began weeping as the song played over and over. Eugene knew she was being drawn to the Lord. He tried to lead her to Christ right there on the plane but could not make her understand the salvation message. He even drew pictures of Jesus dying on a cross for her! When he landed, the men that were meeting him there were able to translate Christ's undying love for her. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior standing outside in several feet of snow in subzero weather. Needless to say, he let her keep the CD. The message on that song changed her life that night as well as my husband's and mine when he told me of this miraculous divine appointment halfway around the world!
Jennifer from New Carlisle, OH:March 3rd 2010, was such a wonderful day. I spent the day celebrating with my daughter her second birthday. After a birthday dinner with our family, I found out that my husband had been having a relationship with someone I knew. I kicked my husband out of our home and spoke to lawyers the following Monday to start a divorce. Every day on my way to work I cried and listened to K-LOVE. Every single time I turned on the radio a song about forgivness would be on. EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! For two weeks I hated the sight of my husband and we would fight bitterly. But every day I still listened to K-LOVE. And everyday there were still songs of forgivness EVERY TIME I TURNED THE RADIO ON. One day I pulled of the highway and cried and prayed and just screamed and begged God for help to get me through my feelings, to over come the hatered towards my husband that I was feeling, and to relay to me what he was wanting me to know. I was sick of hearing the forgivness songs! But that is what God wanted me to hear. Because truth be told, I had failed as well. I called off work that day and sat on the side of the road listening to K-LOVE for an hour. And really every single song was a song about forgivness and healing! I went to my husband and we dedicated ourselves to making our marriage work. We cried and cried. We listened to Klove and heard songs about love. God was speaking to me through all those songs on my 25 minute ride to work every day. I needed to forgive my husband and save our marriage. Ten months later we are still together. We are not perfect, but we are trying. We pray together every night. We talk openly about our thoughts and feelings about the hurt we have caused each other and we are now one again. God used Klove to soften my heart, to open it upto forgive my husband and work on saving what we have. And what we have is a beautiful family! Thank you Klove for all you do!
Anna from Salt Lake City, UTMusic really speaks to my heart not only for myself but for others, I as most people struggle with insecurity, one is my weight the enemy often tells me I am not worthy I am not good enough etc I have heard all the lies, I often wish I could see myself as others,(kind hearted lover of people etc etc)Like a lot of people, I am my worst critic. One particular day I was really down on myself I had been praying that God let me see myself through his eyes, when I heard the song "Beautiful" by Mercy Me(at that moment I knew it was my answer with tears rolling down my cheeks, the realization of how beautiful I am to God and how much he loves me, and really his opinion is all that matters. I get it! God is just and true and meets us where we are He loves us for who we are no matter what, even in all the muck. No matter how many times I fall down he will always be here to pick me up. He is my Father & He loves ME! No One can take that away. God's Love me for me, I am treasured, I am Sacred and I am His! I am truly blessed.
Ashley from Paducah, KYMy husband and I had our first baby boy in February of last year. When November rolled around, he was still waking up every 3 hours overnight, every night. I was so exhausted, I was having a hard time staying focused on God and the blessings in my life. Thanksgiving day, I knew something had to change... I decided I would try giving him some noise in his room at night so it wasn't so quiet. So that night, I turned his radio to Christian music and put him to bed. He slept for SEVEN hours straight!! That may not seem like a big deal to most people, but to a woman who has spent over 9 months sleeping in 3 hour intervals, it's an amazing blessing! After that, we started listening to Christian music all the time. The Christian music not only lifts my spirits, but it helps remind me to be thankful for my many blessings, and keeps me centered on God, even when I'm exhausted. The music still helps my son sleep at night, and that alone is life changing to a sleep-deprived, new mom!
Ryan from Raytown, MOAfter spending the last five years avoiding church at all costs, Christian music helped me turn my life around. Several of my coworkers have been listening to K-Love at work. over the past few months I began to enjoy and even look forward to the positive music and DJs. I even began to set the radio to K-Love when I was alone and that is when God really started to work in my life. Every time I turned on the radio, I heard songs about coming closer to Jesus. It did not take long after that to know what I had to do. I am now, thanks to your ministry, back in church. For the first time in a very long time, I am thinking about other people and how I can help them instead of what's in it for me. Christian music has restored my faith in Jesus.
Leslie from Medford, OROne day on the way to my daughters Christian preschool we were listening to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar, my daughter was singing along to lyrics that were not appropriate. I thought omgosh, what am I teaching her? We are sending her to a school where the world isn't taught and this is exactly what I was teaching her. I turned off the radio, made the excuse of a headache, and since that day on we've only listened to Christian music. On days when I'm feeling sorry for myself, It's such an inspiration, and on the great days it 's the cherry on top. Each song is uplifting and seems to be sung just for me. There is NO trash, just honesty love and faith. And knowing God's always got my back no matter what a bone head I can be sometimes, is such an awe inspiring feeling no one can take away. Plus, I envisioned getting the call from the teacher that my daughter was singing "I love this bar" in school. YIKES what an eye opener.
Matt from Elwood, INChristian music is that support you have when no one else is physically around. It lifts your spirit and allows God to touch you where you hurt the most. When you work through the hurt and renew yourself in His spirit, it then becomes a joyous time to give Him praise and thanks for the wonders that he has done. My kids enjoy listening everyday and it always starts the day on an awesome note.
Monica from Holden, LAI truly believe that it is solely by the working of God through this winter jam resolution challenge that I am sitting here alive today able to share my story. I got saved in august 2010 . Right after this past Christmas I sank into a period of deep depression because I had just lost my job and it felt like my life had no purpose. It got so bad that I actually contemplated suicide, but by the healing grace of God that desire and attack from the devil was defeated . While getting ready for church on Sunday I heard about the winter jam resolution and decided to participate . It has only been a couple of days but God is already working in me, restoring joy and peace to my soul and reminding me that no matter what the world may say I do have a purpose , and that is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever
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