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Written by Kirste.

Jacob and Heidi are a lovely couple who contacted us recently to offer the Brekky team some of Jacob’s homemade smoked cheeses and honey!

While chatting, Jacob shared a bit of their story with me. Several years back they went through extremely dark times and found themselves in the grip of addiction. Heading into a drug rehabilitation program through Shalom House they listened to us in the house, in the cars, even while they worked. Jacob felt when they were in a really bad place 98five was sometimes the only thing that kept them going. The announcer’s words, the songs, the conversations and the positive message of encouragement and hope.
He shared some photos of Heidi and himself renewing their wedding vows at a ceremony that took place one year free from a life of addition. They are now five years clean and doing really well. He tears up thinking about their journey knowing its more God’s story than theirs.
Jacob and Heidi renewing their wedding vows at a ceremony that took place one year free from a life of addition.

Jacob and Heidi renewing their wedding vows at a ceremony that took place one year free from a life of addition.

To know that we here at 98five are able to be a part of Jacob and Heidi’s story and part of God’s plan for them feels so humbling. I don’t come into the studio early in the morning thinking about the impact just our small part can play in someone else’s difficult times, I’m usually thinking how can I be a positive encouraging voice to bring some joy first thing in the morning. But I love how God uses all of us to connect and create community if we just step forward and serve each other with whatever we have in our hands. As Jacob said it’s His Story. I thank God for them and that they are part of the 9sfive family through good times and bad, It reminds me that Hope is so powerful as we journey through this life together.
Psalm 33:20-22 We put our Hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield.
If you have a story like Jacob and Heidi’s, we would love to listen to you share it and celebrate alongside you. Email us, call us, text us or send us a DM on socials!
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