He’s Back

JJ has had an incredible recovery from a very serious accident.  God has provided wonderful healing and allowed JJ to return to AFR and now he’s ready to hit the road again.  We want to thank all of you for your prayers and kind words during the past several months.

JJ is anxious to get back on location again so he can spend quality time with you, his faithful fans that love to laugh.  His new presentations are sure to “split your side” with tales of a ranch hand being over powered by a angry wide and untamed horse.  You may even get the inside scoop on his recovery in the hospital and all the humorous events that took place.  One thing is sure, you will hear how God did an amazing work within JJ and others through this whole event.

Don’t wait to book your event!  Popular dates will fill fast.  Just send us an email and request your date today.


The Rest of the Story

Hi family, friends and AFR “family.” Here’s an update on our situation, I’m at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. It’s hard to believe that a spill from a horse could be such a life changing event resulting in so much injury. I guess if I had yelled, “whoaa,” louder or held on longer, I wouldn’t be here in the first place!

In case you haven’t heard what happened, on Labor Day afternoon I saddled up one of our horses to take a ride around our farm. Cheyenne, our mare, started to buck and go crazy. After the brief rodeo on one of the bucks the horn of the saddle drove my groin through my pelvis breaking it open. After several more bucks of blinding pain I dove off. When I hit the ground I broke five ribs, a shoulder blade, my tail bone and bruised a lung.

After surgery to repair the pelvis there was much concern about severe bladder damage, infection, swelling, etc. We were in the ICU for seven days but have stabilized. Through it all God has been faithful! We have seen his hand and felt his presence. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers,cards and e-mails. It has been humbling and amazing to experience so much love and to see the body of Christ in action. How do people go through set backs without family, friends or church family?

* Some immediate blessings we experienced:
Some precious friends provided temporary housing that is five minutes from the hospital and next door to our children’s school.

* Melanie’s mom, Kandi, moved in for two weeks to take care of our
four children and allow Mel to rarely leave my side.

* Bro. Don and and AFA/AFR staff have been here from the first critical hours of ICU and continue to rally around our family with incredible support.

* The care we are receiving from the NMMC doctors, nurses and medical staff has been second to none. Very professional and lots of TLC.

* Cards, e-mails, visits and expressions of love from around the country have offered much needed hope.

Doctors indicate approximately 30 more days of hospital stay, including intense rehab. My personal goal is to get out in time for sharathon. I feel like I’m letting the team down and would love to be there right now
everyday to be a cheerleader reminding folks of the importance of Christian radio. Please pray for our upcoming sharathon and please continue to pray for me and my family. We know that prayer is the difference maker. We love you and God bless you.

JJ Jasper

P. S. We have a Quarter horse for sale. 🙂

URGENT Prayer Request: JJ Jasper Hospitalized

UPDATED 9/2/08 6:30AM Central: AFR’s JJ Jasper suffered a fall from a horse on the family farm and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit.  Apparently the horse bucked JJ off, causing him to suffer a broken pelvis, ribs and shoulder blade, bruised lung and a nasty bump on the forehead.  He is in a considerable amount of pain and we covet your prayers for JJ and his family.

Doctors are performing surgery on his pelvis soon.  Please pray for wisdom and that the Lord will guide their hands.

Notes of encouragement can be sent to Eric’s email here and then He will pass them on to JJ.  You can also sends cards and letters to:

JJ Jasper
C/O American Family Radio
PO Box 3206
Tupelo, MS 38803

Join Us at Freedom Fest 08!!!

Join JJ, Rush of Fools, Big Daddy Weave, Barlow Girl and more for this FREE ministry Event in Warner-Robbins Georgia!  It’s gonna be a blast!  If you are anywhere close, be sure and join us!

Have a great summer!

Summer is the perfect time to get outside, camp, grill, or just enjoy a nice day with with friends. There is nothing like a great summer day to show the beauty of creation and the glory of our Creator! So quit reading this and get out there and enjoy it!

Oh.. and in case it rains, it might be a good idea to have a good DVD to watch. Need a suggestion?

JJ on the set of the movie Fireproof

What a blast it was hanging out with Kirk Cameron and everyone on the set of the upcoming movie FIREPROOF. Click on the images below to larger photos.

The AFR website has more photos and there’s more info on the movie at the Official Fireproof Movie Website.