The Sound of the Broken
Jeremy Horn found his calling on his fifteenth birthday, when his older brother gave him a guitar. That, plus a humble heart and a prayer that God would allow him to record songs at a studio, has led him into an extraordinary ministry. He recently chatted with Chaplain Terry Johnsson on Breakaway about his ministry, music, and upcoming event at WGTS Gateway, Saturday April 30th.
Carrie Underwood sings How Great Thou Art
There is a ton going on right now but this video is so powerful I wanted to share it with those who haven’t had a chance to see it. This is from Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country. Carrie Underwood has had phenomenal success across many styles of music including Christian. What an inspiration to see a superstar of pop and country go on TV in front of millions of people and sing such a powerful hymn! What a great moment for God!
The Cause Within You
How can you use your gifts and abilities to leave your mark on the world? Author Matthew Barnett joins Chaplain Terry Johnsson to discuss how to use those God-given abilities to change the lives of those around you on Breakaway. You can listen to and download the interview at the bottom of the page.
You can also read his new book The Cause Within You.
“Whether we realize it or not, each of us was created for a great cause—and we will never be truly fulfilled until we find and pursue it. Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his great cause when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his father’s and began listening for God’s dream for his life. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness.
If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life—The Cause Within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime.”
You can find out more about Matthew Barnett and his work with the Dream Center at his website.
You Can be Free!
There are some things that we all can question when it comes to holidays, Santa, Easter Bunnies, even leprechauns. But this weekend is different, because you and I know for sure that this was the actual weekend Jesus died and rose, because of the celebration of the Jewish Passover. We will be celebrating Easter, the resurrection of our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Two thousand years ago, Jesus overcame sin and death, so that you could have abundant life and be free! This single act is the culmination of his love for you, being so selfless as to give his life so that you can have life eternal. Because of Jesus, you have victory over anything that would try to hold you back! So No matter what has held you captive in the past, this weekend, you can be free!
I want to meet you in person this weekend and pray with you. We will be having a powerful pre Easter sing a-long with the music of Michael W. Smith. This service could change your life! Please come out and join the WGTS Gateway Family, this Saturday evening at 6:00PM as we celebrate.
Aim High! Always!
Chaplain Terry Johnsson
P.S. WGTS Gateway Fellowship invites you out for a time of worship with new artist Jeremy Horn, Saturday, April 30th at 6pm in Takoma Park, Maryland. To read Jeremy’s story, find out more about the concert or let us know you’re coming, please go to our website: www.mygatewayfellowship.com
Share Your Story of Hope
We believe that we can know true hope and love by knowing God.
The Center for Inquiry claimed in a recent ad campaign that “You don’t need God—to hope, to care, to love, to live.”
But in these hard times, we need the hope and encouragement that God gives us.
That’s why you’ve seen our recent ad campaign in the Washington Examiner.
This Easter you can join the movement to spread the message of hope and encouragement found in Jesus. You can do that in two ways.
- You can share your story of hope below and encourage others!
- Donate to our ad campaign so more people can see why we believe in God.
Click here if you’re new to WGTS and would like a free book!
Family Safety Tip: Lock Your Meds
Lock Your Meds™ is a new national campaign from the National Family Partnership to inform families that they are frequently the “unintentional suppliers” of prescription medications being abused by young people.
The CDC lists prescription drug abuse as the fastest-growing drug problem among 12-17 year olds.One in five high school students in the U.S. admits to having taken a prescription drug without a prescription.The number of teens going into treatment for addiction to prescription drugs has increased by more than 300%.
Emergency room visits for prescription drug abuse have more than doubled since 2004, and 48% of all ER hospital visits for prescription drug abuse are by young people ages 12-20.
Prescription drugs are now involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine, combined.The National Family Partnership is the largest and oldest drug-prevention group in the United States, and in 1988 developed “Red Ribbon Week” into the annual campaign that now reaches more than 80 million people each year, mobilizing parents, schools and communities. As the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention group, the National Family Partnership is committed to keeping families informed.
It’s a good idea to put away your prescription drug medication and make sure your children’s Grandparents do as well.
For more information go to: http://www.lockyourmeds.org/
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Ben Johnson the director of the Washington Adventist University Acro-Airs visits with Chaplain Terry Johnsson to talk about the Acro-Airs drug and alcohol-free lifestyle and message to youth. You can listen to the interview below.
The Acro-Airs are a gymnastics performance group that travels the nation (and occasionally goes on mission trips outside of the U.S.) spreading their message of a healthier lifestyle to youths. The Acro-Airs have even performed for various NBA halftime shows including for the Washington Wizards. You can see the Acro-Airs this Sunday at the Washington Adventist University Family Fun Festival. Click here for more details.
You can also help the Acro-Airs by particpating in a 5k Walk/Run this Sunday at 11 AM. You can register online to guarantee a spot or at the table Sunday morning. Click here for more information.
Chaplain Terry got a chance to chat on the phone with Jason Castro about his background, American Idol experience and what he’s doing now. You can listen to the interview below.
You can also see Jason Castro live at the Washington Adventist University Family Fun Festival this Sunday. Click here to find out more.
Jason also got a chance to swing by and hang out with our Music Director Ben last year. Click here to read more about what Ben had to say about Jason and to see his “I Am Second” video.