Join Maritza Van Allen every Sunday morning for lots of encouragement and worship! Sunday mornings on Way Truth Life Radio is dedicated to worship and encouragement.
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, and I have since rejoined the staff at Camp K.
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.