Wednesday Word

Tales from the Gazebo


If you haven’t heard, there is a fair happening in Winston-Salem.

And WBFJ is once again broadcasting LVE from the Gazebo at the Carolina Classic Fair.

Something we have done since 2000.


You never know who will stop by the Gazebo – from the familiar long-time listener to the curious stranger – all with a story to share.

On Sunday, while I was manning the broadcast chair at the Gazebo, a gentleman and his family stopped by. The wife and kids rushed to play Plinko and the dad sat down.  He had a service dog. And a story.

‘Phil’ recently rededicated his life to Christ.  Being a veteran, he suffers from PTSD and his service dog  (Ezekiel, ‘Zeek’ for short) has been a tremendous help in having a more ‘normal’ life. And the family LOVES the music and ministry of WBFJ which plays a part in their daily walk with Christ.

God uses all things to bring about His glory and healing – from the natural to the supernatural – to accomplish His will in our lives (Romans 8:28).


Note: The group that connected Zeek and his new Veteran partner is Saving Grace K-9s based in Lexington.

Their program is 100% free to combat Veterans living in North Carolina.


How We Help Combat Veterans | Saving Grace K9s North Carolina

We facilitate service dog training between combat veterans with PTSD in North Carolina and Local Rescue Dogs. If you are a combat Veteran living in North Carolina and can COMMIT to a 6-8 month training in our Lexington, NC, facility, please apply now.

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