Save Pastor Saeed
Jerry & Blanca recently sat down to talk to Nagmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been in an Iranian prison the last two years for sharing his faith. They talk to Nagmeh about her journey, and how she remains strong in the face of opposition, and just trying to get her voice heard in order to convince those in power to release him. Listen back to the full interview and learn how you can be involved in helping to free him.
Pastor Saeed is a former Muslim who converted to Christianity in 2000. Muslim converts to Christianity suffer discrimination at the hands of Iranian authorities. In July 2012, he and his family made their ninth trip to Iran since 2009 to build an orphanage in the city of Rasht. While there, his passports were confiscated and placed him under house arrest. He was later trasferred to Evin Prison, where he has been since. Last year, a judge sentenced him to eight years. The U.S. State Department has condemned the sentence, and have been working on his release. [from Wikipedia]
Tell Your Story to Matthew West
The story of how God made a difference in your life just might inspire Matthew West’s next big hit. In fact, most of the songs he writes are inspired by true stories people have shared with him. The song “Hello, My Name Is” was written because a young man named Jordan who shared his story with Matthew about overcoming drug addiction. And that was how he always introduced himself…”Hello, my name is Jordan, and I’m a drug addict.” He says he forgot who he was until he went to church one day and was reminded that he was a child of the One true King. So now he always introduces himself that way…”Hello, my name is Jordan, a child of the One true King.”
And for a short time, Matthew West is hanging out in a cabin the woods, reading over more stories that may inspire a song like that. He joined Jerry & Blanca to talk about this new project.
Hope In Front of Me
Danny Gokey knows a thing or two about needing hope. Just four weeks before he auditioned for American Idol in 2008, his high school sweetheart and wife of 4 years, Sophia, died of complications from what was supposed to be a routine surgery for congenital heart disease. Sophia had encouraged Danny to audition, but following her death, he almost couldn’t bring himself to doing it. But with the encouragement of his pastor, he went forward. The rest is history–he came in third place that season, and signed a record deal with 19 Entertainment following the show. With his new platform, he created Sophia’s Heart Foundation in his late wife’s honor.
Hope has played a huge role in Danny’s life, and it’s what has helped him move forward. He is now remarried and has a child, and one almost here! And maybe you’ve heard his latest hit “Hope In Front of Me.” This video was put together from people who have struggled with their own feelings of doubt, and how God gives them hope to overcome. We hope you enjoy it!
Blanca’s Birthday Surprise
Blanca got an unexpected phone call on her birthday while hosting the morning show on her own today. It made her, understandably a little upset, but she handled it with such stride. But you’ll have to listen to what happens next!
Michael W. Smith
Becky gets to sit down with Smitty to talk about life and his show this weekend!
Adam LaRoche on Faith Day
Adam LaRoche is the star first-baseman of the Washington National’s and he’s not afraid to share his faith. Becky from Middays got a chance to sit down and talk with him to talk about how baseball has given him a unique platform, and how he’s excited about Faith Day, an event he and teammates Ian Desmond, Dennard Span, and Anthony Rendon are hosting at Nat’s Park this Saturday. Christian artist Lincoln Brewster (Everlasting God) will be providing music for the event!
About Faith Day at Nat’s Park
Celebrate your faith this Saturday, September 6 at National’s Park following the game. National’s teammates will share their testimonies and a FREE postgame concert with Christian musician Lincoln Brewster.
The event will start approximately 15 minutes after the game. Fans who wish to attend the free concert must have a valid ticket for that day’s game. Learn more
For King & Country
Luke joined Jerry & Blanca to talk about how being a part of one of Christian music’s fastest up-and-coming bands, and a musical family has meant to them. And with two boys, traveling, and some very personal life experiences over the last two years, there’s been plenty of material for inspiration for many of the songs on their upcoming album, which comes out September 16th.
Jerry & Blanca’s Ice Bucket Challenge
They thought they might be able to get out of doing it, but it’s come around to WGTS 91.9′s morning team. Overnight host & Digital Content Coordinator, Rob Conway, had challenged Jerry Woods last week. So today, he convinced Blanca Vega to join him in getting doused in support of some good causes. See what happened here:
I Used To Be So Organized!
Something happens when you become a parent. Things that once took you two seconds now take 20 minutes! And a new school year routine also adds to the stress this time of year.
Glynnis Whitwer can sympathize–she’s a mom of 5 kids, plus her other full-time job is the Executive Director of Communications at Proverbs 31 Ministries. But she also has learned how to not let balancing all of this overwhelm her.
Becky Alignay from Middays got to sit down with her and talk about her new book “I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Restoring Order and Peace.”
Watch Colton Dixon Live In Studio
Colton Dixon joined Jerry & Blanca live in studio on Thursday, August 21st to talk about and share tunes from his new album Anchor that just hit stores this past week. If you missed any of it or want to go back and watch, we’ve got the entire video here for your viewing pleasure.