Throughout the Asia pacific region

The Most Important Thing

‘There is only one thing worth being concerned about.’ Luke 10:42 NLT

Here are two enemies that threaten your spiritual life:

(1) Boredom. Missionary and educator Frank Laubach said, ‘If you’re weary of some sleepy form of devotion, probably God is as weary of it as you are.’ Walking with God is the most rewarding life possible. ‘In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.’ (Psalm 16:11 NKJV)

(2) Busyness. Jesus told Martha, ‘You are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it.’ (Luke 10:41–42 NLT) And what was Mary doing? Sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to Him! Martha loved Jesus and she couldn’t do enough for Him. But she was so busy serving Him that she didn’t know how to relax and enjoy being with Him.

Maybe like Martha, you think that unless you do the job yourself, it won’t get done properly. And you may be right. But God will never ask you to do anything that takes His place in your life. He wants to be your top priority. Sometimes we approach God with a list of requests the length of our arm because we’re more interested in His presents than His presence. David said, ‘The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in His Temple.’ (Psalm 27:4 NLT)

Can you imagine having ‘one thing’ at the top of your agenda at all times: needing and desiring to spend time with God? Think how that could revolutionise your life.

SoulFood: Dan 11–12, Mark 3:7–19, Ps 16, Pr 10:15

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©

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Divine Wisdom and Provision

Firstly, I personally would like to thank my heavenly Father for His divine wisdom and provision to use this media in order to multiply or extended the Kingdom of God through His precious Word and devotional message. I so blessed to have it and hear it daily. Personally it helped me a lot to draw close to Lord and build up my spiritual growth and relationship with Him. His Word empowers and energies me and give me a new insight and hope everyday. MOH Nepal has developed my daily devotional plan and helped me a lot to be near with the Lord. Thanks to entire team of MOH Nepal keep going, keep multiplying for Glory of GOD. Thank you ! Roshan

This is a miracle baby

Seven years ago Elisa was a die-hard listener for Laif FM. She called me telling me she needs prayer cause her husband is threatening to get another wife because she can't bear him a child. "Wow" I told her all things are possible to God in Mark 10:27. So, I invited her to my home. We agreed in prayer trusting God for a miracle baby boy. We prayed, "God we know Your Word tells us,You will make the impossible to become possible. Now God both of us are standing on Your Word, and Your Word must not return void, but it must accomplish its purposes. God the husband must know You are the impossible God." This was the agreement prayer with Elisa seven years ago. Now!!! It was a tears of Joy, to meet them both. The miracle baby boy & mom hugged me saying thank you. She has also been a The Word for Today reader since the day we prayed together. Julie

Spreading through Social Media

On Thursday we (Radio Voz in Timor-Leste) started live streaming the Bible Study Program hosted by Ps. Elienae. G'Rallya is a listener who really likes this program and always listens, she told us that she is blessed with radio programs and she has tagged several people on Facebook to hear the program.

Sharing The Word for Today with friends

Greetings!! It's me Anish Magar all the away from Dolakha, Nepal. I used to go and do fellowship in Ashim Church, Bhaktapur. First of all, I would like to give thanks to my friend Dirgha to share about this devotional book. After that time, I'm reading The Word for Today since 2 years and it taught me so many spiritual lessons. When I went to do house fellowship in my village, I use to share preaching from this devotional book. Personally, I'm blessed to have this The Word for Today in my life. Sometimes, it's hard to read Bible because of our busy schedule but we can hear The Word for Today from YouTube which is provided by Message of Hope Nepal team. Thank you MOHN team for giving us such a wonderful gift.

Dipendra is blessed

Hi! I am so blessed with this Word of God which you are sharing with me. I am listening to it from Dubai. Though it is about 2 or 3 minutes short it gives me strength everyday. Last few days I was feeling very low but The Word for Today gave me courage, strength, hope and peace. When I have to work long hours, I am not able to study Bible but when I get free time I am used to hearing this message and pray. Thank you so much! Please remember me in your prayers. Hope to see your whole team in coming future. Praise the Lord! (From Message of Hope Nepal)

Suva Church and Taxis, and The Word for Today

In Suva, a Methodist church minister distributed 2 cartons of The Word for Today to his congregation. Before being given out, the books were prayed over and delivered under the guidance of our team. He also distributed some to taxi drivers servicing the greater Suva area, pictured here.

A blessing in Vanuatu

Good afternoon I have started to read The Word for Today since 2020 and it helps me a lot in my daily life maintain and it supports my well being. God bless Joyce

Laef FM is changing lives in Taro

Mike* is a married person from another Island province. He resides with his wife in Honiara but as time goes, they started to have quarrels. It was not long before Mike resorted to drugs and locally brewed alcohol. His life was in a mess. He had other plans-to sell drugs, in particular the cannabis illegally to vulnerable people. He travelled to Choiseul on a passenger/cargo boat and ended up at Taro. While in Taro, he stayed with an elderly person who encouraged him to listen to Laef FM. As he continued to listen to the messages (preaching & teachings)  from the radio, day by day and week by week, the Holy Spirit began to change his heart and mind. He began to attend Church services and activities. Not only that but when he eventually returned to Honiara, he reconciled and reunited with his family as a changed person. Laef FM broadcasts on 93.5 on the island of Taro, Solomon Islands   name changed for privacy

New Hope and Meaning

I am a regular reader of The Word for Today. Reading this book became one of the favorite things to do in the morning. This gives me new hope and meaning in my life. I am very much blessed by this program. Thank you Message of Hope Nepal for this opportunity. Shushila - Nepal

On the run from the police

Pictured is one of Laif FM listener's from Kubalia in the East Sepik Province of PNG. He shared his testimony on how he got saved through listening to 98.3, Laif FM. He was in prison in 2000 for rascal activities and being involved in some hold ups. He was on the run from the law enforcement for many years and was even on the shoot-to-kill list. Then, he landed up with Pastor Abraham Kumbia & his wife Anna. Pastor Abraham took him to Mr Kasieang the PSE at that time. The PSE was very angry but Pastor Kumbia & wife Anna covered told the PSE, "You didn't find him, we found him and brought him to you... he will be under our custody". Now... what happened next? He got changed, accepted the Pastor's advise but didn't attend a church. He was tuning his radio one day and suddenly, heard Gospel music, and later, heard a voice on the radio. Then he heard the Word of God, "wow" he said.... I think this is my "Church" coz this Christian radio is talking to me, encouraging me with the Word of God. Inspirational programs all throughout the day, with the Word of God. This is my FM station cause I got saved and love all the programs. I am a die hard fan for this Christian radio 98.3...

About Us

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The Word for Today

Hi there, We are

United Christian Broadcasters Asia Pacific

But you can call us UCB. We’re part of the global family of United Christian Broadcasters International Ltd. that traces its roots back to the 60’s and one bloke in New Zealand with a crazy idea.

Then in 1988 another bloke with an equally crazy idea started UCB Australia…

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Licence Granted for Vanuatu

It was with great excitement that we received notification from the TRBR in Vanuatu that our application for a nationwide radio licence was successful! Praise the Lord! This is a huge step forward for our fledgling ministry. It is our hope that we can quickly...

A Blessing for Christmas

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Reaching people in Pukapuka

The Island of Pukapuka is part of the Cook Islands and 1700km north of the main island of Rarotonga. Here they are receiving copies of The Word for Today for the very first time. (the 2021 edition) They were very excited to read and appreciated God words. Thanks to...

Prime Minister – Manasseh Sogavare

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What we do

Radio

Helping local Christian people harness the incredible power of radio to have a positive impact in their communites is the mainstay of our ministry.

Radio gets behind closed doors to bring the light, hope and encouragement of the Gospel message to people right where they are.

 We broadcast our youth focussed Life fm, (Laif FM, Laef FM) in Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and soon Fiji and Nauru. You can hear what that station sounds like with this link or by using the “Listen Now” button at the top of our website.

The Word for Today

It was new for 2020, and through the support of our donors, a special 200 page, 12 month edition was available for the first time in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Timor-Leste. Now the 2021 edition is also available and we’ve printed even more copies to meet the growing demand!

Contact your local UCB team – you’ll find their contact details when you choose them from the Projects in the menu above.

A quarterly edition is also available in Nepal as well as Australia and NZ.

The Word for Today is loved all around the world for its simple Biblical truths and relevant teaching.

We are thrilled to be able to introduce this powerful printed devotional throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Online & Social

Nearly everyone has a mobile phone or tablet, regardless of where they live. And they use social media. While their village might not have running water or elecricity they do have Facebook!

So if we are to reach them with ‘Christian media’, guess where we have to be.

Thanks to the support of people like you we are able to help by building websites and helping our local team develop Social Media strategies so they can effectively interact with their community.

Stations on air

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Current Projects

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Latest News

The Old Becomes New

Repurposed for YWAM's Training and a Community Radio Station in PNG   Aerial view of the campus - originally built as a water sports complex for the South Pacific Games in 2015. A generator that once served our partner, Vision Christian Media’s studios in...

Licence Granted for Vanuatu

Licence Granted for Vanuatu

It was with great excitement that we received notification from the TRBR in Vanuatu that our application for a nationwide radio licence was successful! Praise the Lord! This is a huge step forward for our fledgling ministry. It is our hope that we can quickly...

A Blessing for Christmas

2020 has been a year like no other and one that some people want to forget and many others want to quickly move on from. However even in the middle of all the disruption God has been working powerfully in the lives of people. This song has perhaps, been an anthem for...

Changing Lives For Good

You are enabling God to do great things in the lives of people all across the Asia Pacific region.
Here are just three examples of the impact you are having:

James

I am from Eastern Part of Nepal called Khotang. Currently I am doing ministry at Kathmandu. I am very much thankful to Message of Hope for providing The Word for Today. I got to know about this from one of my Facebook friends. Since that day I am a regular listener of daily devotion of “The Word for Today“. I am very much blessed by this post, which is very short and sweet to understand and share to others friends. From this devotion post, I learned so many new things, which became very useful for my ministry. Similarly, the weekly quiz has developed my reading habit of Bible. I am very much thankful to Message of Hope Nepal.

The Word for Today reader

Nepal

Mrs A

…you have no idea, how much impact God has wrought in my life through those anointed messages.

Those messages are sent straight from the throne room of the Almighty down to his chosen. I truly owe it to you all and I believe nothing in this physical world could match the wealth of heaven that is distributed every day through the programs that are aired.

I count myself most privileged person to reap its benefits just by tuning every morning. My daily routine was dependant on those power packed messages.

Laif FM listener & The Word for Today reader

Papua New Guinea

Debby

Over Christmas, we had a big Franklin Graham event and 50,000 attended. At this event they showed our video which we made in three days about former addicts who had been set free by Jesus. Many were touched and encouraged by it.

When we put our same video online, it got 700,000 views. I learned that you don’t have to be a specialist. You can be a mom and learn how to use these tools and you can make media and send messages out to share the Gospel with people all over the world. We post one new little video each day. On my website, most of our videos get 200,000 views.

Medialight course graduate

Thailand

Our Team

Ian Worby

Ian Worby

CEO

The big cheese or ‘sir’! He’s the ideas man, dreaming big, coming up with “what if we…” and gathering the right people around him to make it happen.

Grant Kennedy

Grant Kennedy

Projects Manager

Actually he’s more like: photographer, designer, administrator, builder, plumber, maker of things unheard of and fixer of things broken.

Steve Monro

Steve Monro

Broadcast Development Manager

Fancy title, but really he’s a top bloke and tech whizz/geek who knows how to make the radio, studio, computers and stuff work really well.

Rudy Oei

Rudy Oei

Liaison Officer

Part technician, part Mr Fixit, but
all nice guy. And it really helps he’s fluent in Indonesian when it comes to communicating with our Timor-Leste team

If I had to sum up everything we do in a few words I would say…

We preach the Word and make disciples.

How? We use media.

Ian Worby
CEO