Here are a few of the stories we have received:
I am a grandparent raising my grandchild with A.D.H.D. by myself for 11 years without any family support. It is extremely difficult and trying at times to do alone. Without my faith and belief I wouldn't be able to continue. God has blessed me with to be here for him. It is so uplifting to have Q 99.7 to tune into when I need extra encouragement and support.
When I was a child God was a big part of our everyday lives. As I got older it was more difficult to find God as the world started putting him away. As we tried to raise our family in believing in God the world was telling them different. We have had many struggles but everyday believing in God has carried us. Two years ago after 40 years of working and supporting our family my husbands job changed and we went from bring home pay being $648.00 a week to $336.00 a week, at a time in our lives when we thought would be our time getting ready to retire. We were getting ready to lose our home and trying to figure out how to survive. Our faith in God never weakened because these years have shown us that God is alive in the world and he is not leaving. We never stopped supporting The Q 99.7 these pass two years and will continue as long as we can. Because even though the world is broken, God knows what he's doing. With tears in my eyes and a happy heart today we will bring our mortgage to date and continue with our struggles in life because we know God is with us. Never give up because when we are broken God is with us. Every time I hear the song Broken Hallelujah by the Afters I cry a happy cry and my heart jumps for joy because I know he is with me. Let music make your heart dance and always praise God.
The Q 99.7 keeps me encouraged every day! I share words of encouragement, prayers, and phrases of songs with others to help encourage them as well. It seems like whenever I need something to get me through, I can turn on the Q and the perfect song is on! So thank you!!!
when I have been away at school in Longmeadow a few of my friends had their radio set to the Q, and one day I saw the number on the dial and reset my own dial on my radio. each day no matter what I am doing if its homework or reading this station just helps to keep a message of peace in my mind when things are spinning out of control. whenever I leave to go to class or work I still have a song playing in my head reminding me of the blessing and plans that God has in store for me as I walk along this path with Him and head to the Ministry.
I was diagnosed with advanced stage IV lung cancer four years ago. My illness is getting pretty tough and quality of life is not very good these days. When I have days that I'm really struggling I listen and try to remember it's in God's hands now and I see so many more people have worse problems than I. It helps me to remember that every day is a gift and be thankful for every moment and need shed tears over the things I cannot control. It's very difficult as time goes on but listening to your station gives me the courage and strength I need to get out of bed every morning.
I thought that you should know that your station has touched my heart and brought me back to God. One day I was driving on the Mass Pike on the way to a doctor's visit. I have a long commute, from Westborough to Enfield. I was channel surfing and wondering why God has put such hardships in my life. Finances are difficult, I'm losing my condo, and many more things had driven me down. I had stopped going to church, even though I was a regular choir member. And as I was asking this question, I found your station. And you were playing 'Blessings' by Laura Story. Fortunately, I was coming upon a rest stop, because that song answered the question I had just asked. I pulled in and listened to the whole song with tears streaming down my face. And I felt something change in me. That night I posted a video of that song on my facebook page. And I started going to church again. A few weeks later it happened again. I had started listening to your station and 'East to West' by Casting Crowns came on. I had to slow down quite a bit because I was so moved. When I got home I stayed in the car until it was over. Again, there were tears. Thank you for all that you do. I'm praying for you, and praying that at least one other person who is where I was can find you and be brought home. You've drawn in at least one prodigal so far.
A few months ago I was going thru a hard time. My daughter was born two months early and had to stay in the hospital. One day, I got in my car to drive to the hospital to visit my daughter. I was having a hard day and ended up calling a local church for prayer and support. The woman who spoke with me suggested listening to Christian music to help encourage me during this time. I hung up the phone after talking with her. I turned on my car, and on the Q was a song playing called "Thy Will". As I listened to the song for the first time I cried all the way to the hospital. It was not my will for my daughter to stay so long in the hospital, but God's. That song helped me stay strong while my daughter was in the hospital.
The ?Q 99.7? is all I listen to when I am at work. The music you play is amazing! The part I like the most is when you do a prayer. I love just taking a few seconds to reset myself and close my eyes and pray. It gives a relief that I am not the only one going through something, and we are all in this together. This radio station touches so many lives in so many way
I have been having a rough few months financially which affects me emotionally. This station keeps me going. The songs reminds me that I'm not alone and God has a better plan for me and my life.
Just a word of praise to the Lord for all the music that brought a dying sibling peace and joy in his last moments. You are such a blessing to the community.
God bless the Q 99.7
How has The Q 99.7 helped you? Take a moment to share your story. It could very well encourage someone else too!