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Jason

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I grew up as a Lancaster County boy loving the beauty of the countryside. Now that I’m a little older – although still a kid at heart – I’ve come to enjoy God’s creation through hiking and backpacking.

I’m extremely grateful to my parents who raised me knowing who Jesus is and what he did for me. I can think back to early conversations with my parents sharing with me the importance of accepting Jesus into my heart asking me if I had made Jesus my savior. “Yes,” I told them “I’ve done that.”

I continued with my faith journey into college where I attended Edinboro University. I couldn’t have gone any further away from home and still been in Pennsylvania!

I can confidently say that if God had not pursued me in college I wouldn’t be where I am today. God really called me to himself and I had the chance to make my relationship with him a very personal one.

My renewed relationship with God wasn’t the only life changing event that happened at college. Besides earning a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Edinboro is also where I met my wonderful and beautiful wife, Rachael. We married on a small South Carolina island in May of 2016 with our feet in the sand.

At this point I was two years into a career in Country Music in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. We liked the area and loved the people, but two years later God brought that chapter of my life to an end. God spent the next year telling me to trust in Him because he had great things planned.

As he always does, God fulfilled that promise when I landed here at Way Truth Life Radio. I know God has more great things planned through this ministry, but I wouldn’t dare try to guess all the things He has planned. I’ll just look forward to hearing His voice and going as called.

If you run into me outside of work I’m either with my wife, my dog (Zion) or watching the Green Bay Packers. If I’m doing anything else, please help me because I’m clearly lost.

 

 

Maritza

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I started in radio at WTLR in August of 2010. Prior to radio, I had the opportunity to work as the registrar at Camp Kanesatake for three summers.

I was born in Bogota, Colombia, went to boarding school in South America, and grew up in Central Florida. For 20+ years I worked for Mickey Mouse.

My first job for the Mouse was selling ice-cream in Fantasyland on the weekends, then on to being a monorail pilot for a few years, leading into working for guest relations, which ultimately led to international marketing. I traveled to foreign lands to spread the news about the happiest place on earth both for Walt Disney World and Disneyland. I can remember the first time I saw Cinderella’s Castle in Disneyland; I was overwhelmed with how small it was, then I was overwhelmed to know that I was standing where the history of the Mouse began.

I lived a life where work was my God; I was consumed with the pursuit of corporate endeavors. Finally in 2006, I visited my family in Pennsylvania to recover from depression and anxiety.

Within weeks of coming to Pennsylvania and with the help of a loving church, I came to accepting and understanding a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. It was His unfailing love that healed me. I was fortunate to take a sabbatical of a few years to learn all I could about our great Savior. My thirst for His word taught me many lessons and opened my heart for unreached people groups, people who have never heard of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I have taken a few short term missions trips, most recently going to Egypt.

There are so many scriptures that are life changing for me, but one that I hold dear is Matthew 24:15: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” I pray for workers to be raised up to go into the harvest, to areas that have never heard of God, their Creator and Savior, and then the end will come.

 

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